The first step is to create a new skeleton workflow in Jira:
- Log into Jira with a user that has a Jira Administrator's permission.
- Navigate to Administration > Issues > Workflows.
- Click on the Add workflow button, and name the workflow Simple Workflow.
- Click on the Diagram button to use the workflow designer or diagram mode.
The following screenshot explains some of the key elements of the workflow designer:
Now we have created a new, inactive workflow. The next step is to add various statuses for the issues to go through. Jira comes with a number of existing statuses, such as In Progress and Resolved, for us to use: