How do I remove the priority field from issues on an Agile project?

I don't want to see priorities on the issue list view at all. It seems that you can't just remove all the priorities-- the system requires that you have at least one priority. I just want to get rid of the notion of priority entirely and just use Ranking instead.

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Just to provide an answer to the original question: No, there's not a good way to do this in Atlassian Jira. Consider using Pivotal Tracker instead.

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Why don't you just make the field unrequired and hide it in the field configuration scheme and also remove it from the screen?

I already made the field optional, I hid in in the field configuration scheme, but I can't seem to remove it from the left side of each issue in the issue list on the "Plan" view. Any ideas on how to do that?

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I tried a test removing the priority field completely from the associated screens and workflow. Everything still defaults to low priority for the purposes of the backlog/plan view.

Digging around the site, it looks like customization of this view is not currently possible.

https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/88136/is-it-possible-to-customize-the-display-of-issues-backlog-items-in-the-plan-view-of-greenhopper

Oh OK. I see what you mean

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Thanks Dotun and Jason for your answers. Good to know I'm not missing anything.

My very hacky solution was to do the following:

- rename the last remaining Priority as "Default"

- specify "/" as the image URL (which results in a blank box for display)

For those who are interested, I see Priority as a distraction in the Agile process. Issues should be tackled in order of Rank, and Sprints and the Backlog should just be "prioritized" in Rank order. So much more useful and realistic than having 100 "top priority" issues that will never be included in a sprint.

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Thanks Dotun and Jason for your answers. Good to know I'm not missing anything.

My very hacky solution was to do the following:

- rename the last remaining Priority as "Default"

- specify "/" as the image URL (which results in a blank box for display)

For those who are interested, I see Priority as a distraction in the Agile process. Issues should be tackled in order of Rank, and Sprints and the Backlog should just be "prioritized" in Rank order. So much more useful and realistic than having 100 "top priority" issues that will never be included in a sprint.

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Definitely agree on the Priority field being a distraction comment, an old remnant of JIRA just being a bug tracker I guess.

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