Project Admin vs Jira Admin

I'm looking for a comprehensive listing of tasks that project admins can perform on their own projects vs a list of what only JIRA Admins can do.  Can you tell me where to find such a beast?  This would be on JIRA and JIRA Agile.

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Project admins can maintain the list of versions, components and users in roles in their projects.  With JIRA Agile, they also get the ability to start and end sprints, and maintain boards. That's all they get over a "normal" user.

So really, in the Project Admin Summary view, Project Admins can maintain almost anything in the right-hand column but nothing in the left side?  What about notifications?

Correct. All the stuff that is handled by "schemes" is a Jira Admin job - permissions, notifications, issue types, screens, fields, and so-on - all Jira admin stuff. I did forget one though - if a Jira admin selects "simplified workflow" for a project, then the project admins may also add/remove status from the workflow (An Agile function, can't do it in plain JIRA)

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There are a some add-ons on the Atlassian Marketplace that will allow you to expand the functionality of the Project Administrator. Deiser's Profields is one (allows you to maintain fields in the project). We have 2: Delegated Administration for JIRA (allows selection of schemes by project administrators and maintenance of permissions and notification schemes) and Project Creator for JIRA (allows you to delegate the creation of projects to non-admin).

There are more so if you're looking at expanding capabilities of the project admins, you might want to look around (some are more enterprise friendly than others). If you're just wanting a list of what can be done right now - I would take  look to through your add ons list as well.

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Paulo Hennig Atlassian Team Aug 03, 2015

Hello Kimm,

In additional to the others responses, I'd also suggest you to check this other answer  as well.

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