Why can't I add issues to versions directly from the project backlog?

At least, I can't find a way to do it. This is anti-Agile.  

We follow Agile methodology from the very start of a project meaning:

  • We collect user stories in the project backlog
  • We groom stories
  • We scope stories using story points
  • We prioritize the backlog by individual story from top to bottom (the backlog is a stack)
  • We do release planning

At that point we have a release timeline we expose to upper management for executive signoff.

Only then to we start Sprint Planning.  In Sprint Planning we start popping stories of backlog stack until the story points == team burn down.

We resist the urge to re-prioritize during Sprint Planning meetings. That way lies chaos.

If I'm wrong about the inability to drag issues directly from a project  backlog into one of multiple versions (releases), then I'm kvetching for no reason. IIn that case, if someone can describe how to do this I will be ecstatic. If that person gives me their paypal account info I might offer a small reward. :-)

We're on the latest version of JIRA.

1 answer

0 votes

As long as you have edit permission in the project that the issue belongs to you should be able to just use drag and drop in the backlog view to move an issue to a version.

Agile Board.png

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Sarah Schuster
Posted Jan 29, 2018 in Jira

What are common themes you've seen across successful & failed Jira Software implementations?

Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Schuster, and I'm a Customer Success Manager in Atlassian specializing in Jira Software Cloud. Over the next few weeks I will be posting discussion topics (8 total) to ...

3,026 views 12 18
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot