I really love the new roadmap feature. Unfortunately, many of the boards we use contain issues across multiple projects. Is there any way to adjust the filter of issues in next gen projects to show issues across multiple projects?
It seems to work fine for me if I create a new Scrum board using a filter. For example, I have two different Next Gen projects with project keys: PFW, PPIW
If I create a filter using this query: project in (pfw, ppiw)
This returns all of the tickets in those projects. Then I can create a new Scrum Board based on this filter, and those tickets are coming in as expected.
What's a little goofy is that the Columns settings in this newly created board has all of the different column labels/names for each board in the filter even though they are the same. So it looks like this:
It does seem to be working as expected, though.
What you are describing works, however I believe the original poster was wanting to use the roadmap feature and I don't believe what you are describing will help them with that.
The reason your columns have duplicate statuses is because this allows you to map the same status in different projects to different columns in your new board. I've never needed to do this but I can imagine a scenario where it might be quite useful.
I'm using the roadmaps at the individual project level, and then I have a board that includes all projects. Yes, I would love to see a way to have a roadmap that covers all projects. I thought this was talking more about boards (which is how I found this thread in the first place.)
That's nice that you could map the same status in different projects to different columns, however, you can't tell which ones belong to which project in this view. They all the same the same thing, and they don't show any project key or anything that tells you which one is which.
I tried also your approach with a separate scrum board over all projects. Currently I'm facing up a problem with the subtasks. Normally if a task contains subtasks, it is shown a separate group in the board (if configured of course).
Did you have the same problem and a solution?
@Andrew Angell I tried to follow your instructions but was unsuccessful. How did you "create a new Scrum Board based on this filter"
I was able to create a filter and then add it to my Quick filters section under Board Settings (classic project, Kanban template) but it returns nothing once back on my board. (the filter itself returned the issues as expected whilst on the search screen)
The classic Scrum board does the same.
If I use any of the next gen projects, I can't even access the board settings. The only option I have is to add board rules.
Are you able to give me any more information on how to "create a new Scrum Board based on this filter" please?
It sounds like you're doing it correctly, but maybe you forgot to adjust the columns in the board settings..??
For example, when I go to Settings -> Columns, this is what I see: https://snipboard.io/bxsZ4f.jpg
All of my Next Gen projects were under "Unmapped Statuses" and I had to move them over to the correct column for every single project.
It's a bit annoying because I use the same structure for all my Next Gen projects (ie. Open, In Progress, QA, DevOps, Done) but I have to set that up in every Next Gen project separately.
Then, all of those separate statuses show up in here with the same name, but you can't tell which project they belong to. So then I end up with a bunch of the same thing under each column, and I have no idea what's what.
Every time I create a new next gen project, I have to remember to configure the workflow for that project, and then come back to my Big Board column settings and drag the statuses for that new project into the Board column it belongs to.
If you don't add the status from every project to your board columns, they won't show up on the board.
Thank you for your reply @Andrew Angell
I have added all the available statuses in the "add status" dropdown on the column management section of the settings screen snipboard.io/uQIvNX.jpg.
Here you can see the search function working as well as the statuses of those stories (which have been mapped to my columns) snipboard.io/nsNv41.jpg
But still, when looking at my board, the only tickets that are displaying are the test tickets I created inside the board snipboard.io/oA5vU0.jpg
Do you see anything wrong with what I have done here?
@Andrew Angell - I looked at the screen shots I sent you and I don't see it. Or am I misunderstanding?
If it is there, it may have been added as a plugin by someone before I started working here, not sure. But I have just created a new project again, see step by step, see images. Please let me know if you can see anywhere that I have gone wrong or should add something.
Step 1: click on create project button under Projects in the sidebar
Step 2: select project type - select classic
Step 3: Select template - selected Kanban
Step 4: Enter Project Name - Nikki Test Filter
Project is now created
Step 5: Select Board Settings - Columns. No statuses in unmapped
Step 6: copy the all dev work filter (created as an example) which is already returning issues as expected
Step 7: paste the filter into the board settings filter tab
Step 8: go back to board - board is still empty
Step 9: create a test story just to test board is working as expected otherwise, and it does
This is not ideal, but for the time being I have created a separate project called Roadmap. On this project I'm using the Roadmap to build out my Epics on the timeline so I can see everything together on a single Roadmap.
From here I can bulk move the Epics into their individual projects when I'm ready to start building out Sprints.
It helps, but it is frustrating I can't easily see a single Roadmap that includes all projects.
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