Understanding workflows

A workflow is what Jira uses to model business processes. It is a flow of statuses (steps) that issues go through one by one, with paths between the statuses (transitions). All issues in Jira have a workflow applied, based on their issue type and project. Issues move through workflows from one status (for example, OPEN) to another (for example, CLOSED). Jira allows you to visualize and design workflows as a diagram, as shown in the following diagram:

The preceding diagram shows a simple workflow in Jira. The rectangles represent the statuses, and the arrow lines represent transitions that link statuses together. As ...

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