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Log work option

JIRA Agility look & feel, and responsiveness simply amazing. Only thing blocking us is, it is lagging "Log work" button. Engineers need to put timelog on every task they are working.


Can you please enable this option?

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Eoin Atlassian Team Feb 25, 2021

It's possible to

  • Add the "Time tracking" field to an Issue Type in next-gen Project settings.
  • Log time and Time remaining from the Issue View
  • Have logged time show up in the Worklogs

We have not yet built the time tracking report although it will be something we make available in the future - most likely 1+ year time frame.



Hello there,


It would be awesome if you could add the "log work" option in the time soon, we definitely love the next gen projects style, but we need to track time with that option (not using add-ons).



Hi @Bharath Mohan,

thanks a lot for the feedback! This is definitely something that is on our list of things to do.

We will keep adding to and improving the Agility boards so keep checking in. However, if you need to be able to use the "log work" right now, the classic kanban and/or scrum template might be a better fit for you.


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Eoin Atlassian Team Oct 29, 2018

@Alejandro_Gómez_Montoya we've taken on sub-tasks and workflows as the next big items. Time tracking is likely next on our list after that. I hope this helps as an update.

@Eoin Thanks! I will wait the new features :) 

Is the log work feature available on Next Generation Project? We also want to migrate to these type of project, however the log time against each issue it seems not possible.

Ideally down the road, we'd like reporting capabilities with regards to time like this:

Per user: 

  1. Time estimated/spent on all tickets in custom period of time
  2. Time estimated/spent on tickets per project in custom period of time
  3. Time estimated/spent on tickets per epic on a project in custom period of time

Per project: 

  1. Time estimated/spent on all tickets in custom period of time
  2. Time estimated/spent on tickets per epic on a project in custom period of time

Is this something that will be available soon?



What sort of project management software does not allow for tracking time? It's basically useless until you add this feature. I have no way to measure my team's performance...

Thanks for your reply.  How did you migrate from Next Gen to the classic version?  Were you able to keep the data?

you might be having a 3rd party tool that provides this.

Time tracking does not seem to be on a short-term roadmap for Next-Gen projects as of today:

So, it is worth to go and vote the corresponding request:

Also, third-party apps can still add time tracking to Next-Gen projects.

Clockwork Automated Timesheet provides standard features like Log Time, Edit/Delete worklog entry (respecting to permissions) in Next-Gen. It is a free app.

I hope this helps.

Hello, for "log work" you need to assign permissions in the Permissions Scheme for your project.

@Jordi BeltranI have requested for new agility board project. This project does not have such options in the settings page.



@Julien Femia anything new about this? 

@Eoin we're starting to invest heavily on Jira and need to decide which kind of projects to start. Logging work, workflows and subtasks are very important to us so depending on the timeframe for their rollout we might choose to start with the next-gen and wait let's say until beginning of january 2019, or stick with the classic. What would you suggest us to use?

It seems like from the mobile application (Android) it's possible to log work using next gen projects. @Eoin Will the data recorded there stay and be available via browser also one day? Or are we going to lose this?


Jira Android log work on next-gen project.jpg

I wish I could have read this before I created a nextgen project. I opened our latest project as next generation project and we cant log work easily which is a must for us! I am looking for a way to convert it to classic project and I couldnt find it yet. I will appreciate if you let me know how to convert our project because I dont want to lose the history of the project. Thanks in advance!

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Sorry for the delay @Luca Sorgiacomo. As part of next-gen we have been rebuilding many of the features from scratch to free us from some complexities that were built into Jira over the past 16 years. 

Ideally if we do completely rebuild time logging in the backend as well as the frontend, we would look to ensure users don't lose any data. Although I can't offer a guarantee as we haven't started looking into the solution time logging in detail yet.

I have however started doing some research and I would love to learn more about your particular needs. If you had time free and you have overlap with Sydney we could set up a VC to chat. You can see free time slots using


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Hi @Elif Kiy. You can move your issues to a next-gen project using this step by step guide.

I have started doing some research on time tracking and I would love to learn more about your particular needs. If you had time free and you have overlap with Sydney we could set up a VC to chat. You can see free time slots using


Any workaround for the "log work" option in the next gen version? How can I track time in next gen?

We are using timesheet add-on and we were able to log work on the dashboard. However, I just moved my tasks to under a classic project and deleted the new generation project. It doesnt make sense to use it without logwork functionality. 

Hi Jermando,

It is possible to move issues to another project in standard way and keep all data on the issue. 

To move an issue:

  1. View the issue that you wish to move.
  2. Select More > Move.
  3. The first page of the Move Issue wizard is displayed. Complete the steps required.
  4. The confirmation page will display with all of your changes. ...
  5. Your issue will be moved to the target project and displayed on screen.

I hope it helps.  

So you need to move each issue, one by one, to the classic project? Is there a "batch" way?

I had a few issues so I moved one by one but it looks like there is a way to move in bulk. 

You can see details in following link  :

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