How to do it...

The first step is to create a new skeleton workflow in Jira:

  1. Log into Jira with a user that has a Jira Administrator's permission.
  2. Navigate to Administration > Issues > Workflows.
  3. Click on the Add workflow button, and name the workflow Simple Workflow.
  4. 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:

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