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JIRA Agile Essentials by Patrick Li

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Working with columns

Columns represent the statuses an issue can be in. On a simple board, as shown in the following screenshot, we have three columns, and they are each mapped to an issue status:

  • To Do: Issues that are waiting in queue to be worked on are mapped to the To Do workflow status
  • In Progress: Issues that are currently being worked on are mapped to the In Progress workflow status
  • Done: Issues that are completed are mapped to the Done workflow status:
    Working with columns

This is a very simple setup where issues only have three steps from start to finish. Often, you will have an existing workflow that is more complex than this.

JIRA Agile and workflows

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