I wanted to setup a "personal" board in our JIRA Software Cloud instance for a colleague but I could not find the option or even the menu. Neither for her nor in my own account, where I set up a personal board some time ago.
What I mean is not a board that you create in the regular project overview and then set on private or so but a board that could be created clicking your profile picture and then some option like "my board"/"your boards"/"personal board" or so - that board could be set up by the user without the need to involve a admin but it had some features of a classic board (like using a filter over serveral projects). The way to find/activate this option changed once when the navigation bar was replaced and it was quite difficult to find but now it completely gone.
Does somebody know whether the option still exists or how to get there
It is still possible to create such a board, but you're right - you gotta know where to find the option.
If you just navigate to any Jira project with an existing board in it, click the board title in the top left of the screen. A list of boards will appear, with at the bottom the Create Board option:
As from there, a wizard will take you through the steps.
I doubt they will go away any time soon - at least I have not seen any announcement and/or rumours on that topic.
As to the question why it has changed I'd say the UI/UX changed over the last years steadily to provide users a good experience. Especially in the cloud products one button or the other is sometimes moved to another place - as far as I know based on feedback of the users and analytics/statistics.
Overall nothing I would worry about too much :)
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