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Create multiple Next-Gen boards

We have created a new project using the new Jira and it comes ready with a next-gen board. In our project, we were hoping to manage 5 different types/modules of activities. We were hoping to utilize 5 different boards to track each of these types/modules. While this was possible on the old JIRA with traditional Scrum/Kanban boards, I am unable to create an additional Next-Gen board.

I checked my access and I seem to have the access to create a board and am able to do with all projects in the older version of Jira. Could you please advise

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david Solutions Partner Oct 29, 2018

Hi @Abhijith Jayakumar the next-gen projects are standalone board based. They are designed to be like that

Thanks @david for the quick response. Considering this behavior, what would you recommend utilizing to manage/represent different modules, streams within a project.

david Solutions Partner Oct 29, 2018

I would recommend to separate them into different Issue Types so you can filter easily by them in case that they behave differently.

You can also use custom fields that will apply to issues and allow you to set specific information for them.

Another workaround would be to just create 5 next-gen projects. This won't take more time than creating 5 boards based on different filters in classic projects.

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Hi everyone! Like Abhijith, I wanted to use a next-gen project (because I really like the roadmap feature) but I need boards for multiple teams (Discovery, Delivery, Services, etc.) with their own workflow. I would like to roll all their tickets up into a central set of Epics. Two questions:

1) Any suggestions about how best to accomplish this?

2) Does anyone know if JIRA will add the "Roadmap" feature to their classic Scrum and Kanban projects soon? 

Thanks!

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I'd really like multiple boards on the next-gen projects. My use case is that I would like one Kanban board for triaging and a Scrum board for development.

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I'd also like multiple boards for next-gen projects, not sure why you removed this feature

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workarounds are great for quick and dirty solutions but I'd love to see multiple next-gen boards soon

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We have multiple projects for either different systems or teams and previously we could run a single sprint from a single board, but now from what I can tell there is no way for a single project board to filter other projects into its scope. So the "work around" is to run multiple sprints across all of the projects?! :/

I'm not sure I really consider that a workaround. The other alternative I see presented here is to scope each systems stories and all teams involved into a single project and try to separate their concerns via custom issue types/fields? Yikes!

Sounds like the short answer is there is no answer.

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My team needed to use roadmaps, and they were only available in the next-gen template, but I also wanted to use multiple boards for my team. This created quite a dilemma for us. I ended up creating a separate project instead of a board, but it would've been ideal to create additional boards. Oh well.

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Please give the next gen JIRA projects the ability to support more than one board.  Also, I would love to have the ability to view Epics on the board, as well, which is a very helpful feature the classic boards possess.

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I concur, I am not sure why a next-gen project cant have multiple boards. It seems silly they removed that feature. Then they try to figure why we stopped using next-gen.

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Just chiming in to say I'd like multiple boards in a JIRA next-gen project too.

Getting real tiresome waiting for JIRA next-gen to catch up to the same features as before. The mentality of take everything away and see what the community wants to put back in is kinda annoying.

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Multiple boards please in next gen please! :)

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Next gen. is quite useless for mid+ teams without custom boards. Please return it back.

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Workaround:
Create a jira classic project. Create as many boards as you want even if only using them for next-gen projects.

I agree with other posters here that there is no good reason to avoid offering multiple boards in next-gen projects. I assume it is only because they have not gotten around to implementing this yet. Until then, I'm using this workaround.

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This is a deal-breaker! Looking at using VS.net to manage boards now. I can't believe they didn't consider multiple boards MVP level feature of this next gen.

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1. Have an existing SRE team using backlog made up of tickets from different projects

2. Want to use roadmap to bring structure to our kanbans so make Next Gen project

3. Can't work out how to get backlog to show existing issues for team

4. Discover its not possible and Atlassian don't appear to give anything more than 'Nope, not supported yet'

5. Dump next-gen and make classic project to incorporate team members

6. Discover that 'next gen' uses its own status values so our boards will become outdated when people on other teams change their status codes

 

I remember when Jira actually worked.

👋 I'll chime in as well. We would also love to use multiple boards.

 

  • One board for active design + development.
  • One board for ideation + requests + parking lot.
  • These boards are too different to rely on filtering issues. You're forcing people to add 10+ columns on one board.
  • Multiple projects isn't ideal because we want a shared roadmap.
  • Currently, we're using the Backlog as our ideas + requests and the Board as the design + development section. This isn't necessarily how it should work, and doesn't allow us to utilize the Sprint feature.

 

Thanks for listening.

I'd also like to delete a post after I accidentally post an answer instead of comment, haha

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Please add the ability to have multiple boards for a project.  I thought when I moved over to NextGen I would finally be able to track work by creating tasks on a board rather than having to remember to label everything carefully to ensure the boards only displayed what we needed in JIRA classic - now I have no additional boards and still have to carefully label to get tasks to display together.  I want to get away from labeling dependency to categorize work.  It creates an opportunity for mistakes.  

Hi, we are also very unhappy with the fact, that we are not able to create a scrum and a kanban board within one project. Any updates from atlassian on that? 

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PLEASE allow JIRA next gen to have multiple boards for one project, ideally with the workflow:
1) board for PRODUCT manager to work on ideas, refine them, move further
2) board for DESIGN, ideally would be triggered by a workflow: once task has "ready for design" status, it would jump into "todo" on designer's board
3) board for each platform - to see clearly the progress on tasks
4) board for QA team: once dev sets status "ready for QA" it will automatically fall into "todo" on QA board
5) if QA verification fails, task should be back to developer in REDO status with a higher than "todo" priority

simplified flow you could see here, i visualized on the diagram (of course, there are open question to answer and there are many things to refine with multiple environments, but you get the basic idea)
multiple boards example.jpg

Nice diagram! If someone suggest a tool where I can implement this flow and has the simplicity of JIRA next gen I would switch immediately :)

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Nice diagram.

In order for this to scale well, I think what is requested for here is for an overarching Next-Gen Roadmap that can link across multiple project stories which the separate devs teams can chunk to their respective tasks and subtasks rather than a single project without overwhelming the Product Manager with too much detail.

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Hello, I'm wondering why no official response has been given despite the very obvious need for this feature from customers/users?

The roadmap feature is awesome, but only make sense with multiple boards, it is counterproductive and not very user friendly if we need to create multiple projects that will never interact with each other unless we bulk edit to migrate tickets between them

The same problem here!!! Also looking forward to seeing the official response to this. Already ~1year ago in Confluence conference I talked to Jira representative and didn't get any good suggestion on how to manage interactions in JIRA among ios,android,backend,qa,po etc teams. I was left with the impression that they feel that is some kind of an edge case, not a normal mobile development team setup. (Like - really?) But now with the next gen project there is even no possibility to do multiple boards. Wtf seriously? In which ideal world it will be enough to use just one project with one board? If it is meant for small teams, then those small teams most probably will stick to Trello, not going to Jira at all. 

I just don't want to deal with extra work by making lots of different projects or making fake tags or custom fields. I want JIRA to work for me, not that I am working for JIRA. 

+1. Multiple project boards would make the experience better for both developers and management.

The way we doing this is by creating different labels and then filtering our board by them.  This should enable you to have things like a UX label, a Development label, or a module label like "Account Management"

Props for finding a workaround that you like. Hopefully this lack of multiple boards problem will be fixed so we can avoid workarounds.

Looking forward for the official answer!

We also like this feature

why remove such a great feature of multiple boards- disappointed with the lack of response or reaction from Atlassian

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+1, just testing this out to have the Roadmap feature but this is useless without multiple boards

Yes! +1 here :)

We too would love to have the ability to combine several Next Gen projects into one board. We have a small team of developers that work across various projects.  Using a combined board, we'd like to see if we are overloading our developers.

We solved this problem, by creating multiple columns. We created a column waiting tasks, so we can move them there. 

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Hi, Any idea when they are going to implement this multiple boards creation for Next-Gen projects?

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We desperately need multiple boards.

If desperate, try one of the workarounds described above

The only solution is using the old version :P

we need multiple boards for next gen - or at least custom filters on next gen - this is a deal breaker!

We definitely need multiple boards, and we can't use next gen projects without it. I also haven't found any workaround to allow the previous functionality where a single board could include issues from multiple projects.

I wholeheartedly agree with the need for multiple boards in Next Gen projects. While imperfect, did you try any of the workarounds mentioned above such as creating multiple boards in a Jira classic project if only to use them in Next Gen projects?

Hi @Joe Sandmeyer 

I am new and missing the point on how the classic boards are working in the next gen projects - the next gen PBL does not show in the classic boards... 

Would you mind please elaborating on how this workaround works?

 

Thanks very much

Hi @Jackie,

To demonstrate, start by creating a search that includes all open tickets for two different projects. One project can be classic and the other next-gen. You can try saving this as a filter. If you get this far you are halfway there.

Next create a new board in a classic project and go into the board settings. Set a main filter for this board that is like the filter you created in the previous step. This will prove that you can create boards in a classic project that include tickets from other projects including next gen.

Go on to set up columns and swim lanes as you would in any board.

I hope this helps.

-- Joe

Genius!  Thanks so much @Joe Sandmeyer 

Thanks @Joe Sandmeyer! Maybe to make explicit: you need to map the status options for each next-gen project to the appropriate column before next-gen tickets show there.

Hi @Joe Sandmeyer 

Sorry to bug you again.  I have been testing this with dummy data in dummy projects

1.  The statuses are mapped for each column and there are no unmapped statuses in the classic project

2.  The query in the search shows all the issues I expect

search working.png

However, when I apply the query in the Classic project board filter, the issues as per above are not showing.

Is there anything else obvious that I am missing please? 

Thanks very much :)

Hi Jackie,

I have a question about what distinguishes the issues that show up and those that don't. You can contact me at joe@castle.io to continue this thread. It will be easier for me to be responsive there.

-- Joe

+1 for Multiple boards on Next Gen.

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+ 1 for multiple boards!

+1 for Multiple boards on Next Gen.

Multiple boards please in next gen please! :)

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