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Boards! Is there a way to create multiple boards associated with a single next-gen project?

Has anyone found a good work-around for if you want to use a Next-Gen project, but have multiple boards associated with it?

I love the roadmap feature of next-gen but need to have boards/backlogs for different scrum teams.

Alternatively, can anyone recommend an add-on to Class Scrum/Kanban projects that is like the "Roadmap" feature of next-gens?

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Kevin Bui Atlassian Team Feb 27, 2019

Hi @Jenna Goodward - There is currently no way to have multiple boards associated with a next-gen project. This probably isn't very helpful, but the moment if you want to stick to next-gen you'll have to create a different project for each scrum team.

I don't know much about third-party add-ons, but I do know that for classic Scrum/Kanban projects we have Portfolio for Jira which will give you a Roadmap-like feature, though it is more complex.

Hope that helps!

Thanks @Kevin Bui

Helpful to have that clarity. Do you know if the roadmap feature of Next gen boards is on the Atlassian product roadmap for Classic projects? Or, if multiple boards is on the roadmap for next gen projects? :)

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Kevin Bui Atlassian Team Mar 03, 2019

Hi @Jenna Goodward - I can confirm that Roadmaps is a next-gen only feature, and won't be coming to classic projects.

I can also confirm that the ability to have multiple boards for a next-gen project will happen some time in the future, but can't confirm any timeframes.

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Thanks @Kevin Bui

I would be really happy about multiple boards in next-gen projects.

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@Kevin Bui Would like to mirror previous comments on a need for multiple boards within a project.

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Agreed. It is essentially impossible to run a dual-track agile setup with next-gen given the multiple boards limitation.

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I would like to echo this. We have multiple processes that occur with stories throughout its lifecycle. Discovery, pre wip tasks i.e. analysis, technical analysis and sizing. Multiple boards is a fundamental need for our team. 

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Same - would really love to have multiple board capability. This is currently the only blocker to adopting next-gen for us

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1000% please give us the ability to have multiple boards. We went with the a classic setup for our project because we fundamentally need at least two boards (one for development, the other for discovery, as we do dual-track agile), and it's an impossibility to do product development off of one board for us.

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Yes, we can't execute a dual track methodology with a single board. It's a shame as I'm really interested in the new reporting offered with next-gen projects.

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+1 for this!

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It's been over a year since this feature has been requested by customers.


@Kevin Bui  Any sort of update on a timeframe for this? 

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+1 one and where are you on this task? 

Echo!!! Multiple boards

@Kevin Bui any updates? This is a key feature.

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This is a HUGE gap in the Next-Gen Jira. I've been "selling" my internal teams on separate Projects as being viable, but the truth is it's not a good solution at all. Multiple Boards is the best way. If this ever comes out I wont even care about my time to migrate my stuff.....I just just need it supported.

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Really would love an update on this feature. We're at a stage where being able to integrate Kanban projects with several statuses for enforcing WIP limits on various teams working alongside our Software development teams in SCRUM boards feeding status and volume of completed tasks back to the roadmap would be incredibly valuable.


@Kevin Bui do you have any updates for us?

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Seriously Atlassian this feature is so critical, please implement it!


Currently I'm about to switch away from next-gen because we crucially need the ability to create multiple boards

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Same as @Nathan Worsley here. It's becoming critical to have this feature. Moving away from next-gen until then...

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+1 for multiple boards in next gen projects

+1 for multiple boards

+1 for multiple boards!

One workaround for multiple boards is create "Quick Filters". 

I mean - You can create one board under the project. Then go to the Board Settings (Configure) and Add quick filters each having an underlying JQL. 

I created around 3-4 custom quick filters and it works fine. Not sure if there is a threshold to the number of Quick filters you can create on a board. 

Yeah that doesn't help much if you're managing Scrum/Kanban tasks in the same project unfortunately though. For instance, SW combined with Hardware, or procurement associated with SW etc.


Good solution if you're doing pure Scrum or pure Kanban for sure though.

ananthakrishnan_subramanian Is there a way to create Quick Filters for a Next Gen Board? Or are you referring to Jira Classic?

paru_madhavan - Yes, i have started to like classic JIRA offlate! (more than next-gen) And the quick filters i created is on the classic JIRA project. Will check if there is a way to create those on next-gen project. Haven't tried it in the past. Will post my comments soon. thanks. 

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Hi folks, it's been more than 1 year since the original request... do you already have an ETA for multiple boards on next-gen projects?

We'd like to be able to have Upstream (Backlog Refinement, UX, Tech Refining) and Downstream  (Dev, QA Work) boards.

BTW, should this question be marked as "Solved"? The solution isn't available yet, besides the workaround of switching to classic projects.

Agree, I hope Atlassian releases this before fall.. Next gen is slick, no doubt, and this would get the Classic-enthusiasts over the line at my firm

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Atlassian- this is a huge limitation and probably should be flagged when folks migrate to Next Gen... 

We hope you take customers' feedback and address this issue soon! 

+1 for multiple boards

+1 for multiple boards


Btw, the comment from atlassian: Roadmaps won’t be coming to classic, multiple board will come to nextgen seems not to be true. The roadmap feature is already there for classic.

Since there are new features released for classic and not so for nextgen, can nextgen be called dead?

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I wish Atlassian do not ship products without fixing major gaps! I was also trying to sell new-gen projects to teams who live in spreadsheets for planning as they can create fields  as they wish (the feature new-gen offers) but reversing the decision because new-gen does not support more than one board (how cruel is this to the jira users!)

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