Can I modify the skills needed for an individual Jira issue?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Learn stages and skills

JIRA Portfolio Cloud seems to apply the same stages/skills to all JIRA issue within a plan.  Is there any way to modify the stages or skills on a per issue basis?  For example, I might want to add the skills Javascript Development and Database Development to the Implementation stage.  While those are both common skills, not every issue requires both.  If I have an issue that does not involve Javascript is there some way to remove it from that ticket so scheduling is not dependent on a team member with Javascript skills?

I should mention this question is for a Kanban project not a Scrum project.

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Hi Doug, 

You can manage the skills necessary for each issue by changing the estimate for that skill on said issue.

  • Set up your common stages and skills with their default estimates
  • Navigate to the scope view
  • Expand the estimate column to display all the stages and skills (ensure the estimate column is visible by clicking on the scope table config cog)
  • Override any default skill estimate with your preferred estimate, e.g. you can set it to '0' if the skill is not required. 



Thanks for your help!  I was looking for the stages and skills on the JIRA issue itself and didn't even think to expand the Estimate column on the Scope view within portfolio.  That works!


@Doug Couvillion, glad I could help you.
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