If you use Jira Software Cloud, check out this article to learn about creating a next-gen Scrum or Kanban project. Next-gen projects contain all the agile essentials and are built to adapt to your way of working.
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Click the Jira home icon in the top left corner (or).
In the top-right corner, select Create project > Try a next-gen project.
Either Scrum or Kanban will already be selected. If you want, select Change template to see the full list of next-gen project templates.
On the next-gen templates screen, select either Scrum or Kanban. Don’t worry, you won’t be locked into your choice because you can easily customize your project later.
Add people: Add team members to your project at the click of a button, so you can quickly start collaborating.
Add columns: Configure your board by creating and rearranging columns with just a few clicks.
Create issues: Add issues to any column without ever leaving your board.
Project settings: Configure issue types, fields, and enable and disable features.
The best part about next-gen Jira Software projects is the ability to enable and disable features, allowing you to scale your project as your team grows, and tailor your project to your team’s changing needs. For example, if you’re a small team that only needs a board, you can turn off Sprints and Backlog. Or if you’re a growing team that needs more power, you can turn on Estimations and Reports.
To enable and disable features:
Navigate to your next-gen project.
Select Project settings in the project menu on the left.
We’ll be adding more features in the future, so keep an eye out!
Like what you see? Dive into more advanced features available in next-gen projects:
Need to track different types of work? Learn more about setting up custom issue types and custom fields at Managing next-gen projects.
Want to add some guardrails for the team? Learn about setting up lightweight workflow rules for your board at Add rules to your next-gen board.
Thinking about epics? Learn more about Roadmaps, a brand new feature built into next-gen projects at Working with epics in next-gen projects.
Wondering about the differences between classic and next-gen projects? See Everything you want to know about next-gen projects in Jira to learn more.
And for everything else, check out our documentation.
Jason WongAtlassian Team
I’m a designer on the Jira team. For a long time, I’ve fielded questions from other designers about how they should be using Jira Software with their design team. I’ve also heard feedback from other ...
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