JIRA Workflow for software development and quality analyst (QA) teams

JIRA Workflow for software development and quality analyst (QA) teams

Jira is a proprietary issue tracking product, developed by Atlassian. It provides bug tracking, issue tracking, and project management functions. It is used by over 25,000 customers in 122 countries around the globe. JIRA Workflow is one of the administrative utility for JIRA administrators for managing their task hierarchy.

This blog is to specifically help JIRA based organizations to manage their workflow mechanism to achieve a matured and structured project tracking and management system.

 NOTE: If you are reading this blog, then it is assumed that you have knowledge about what JIRA does and why it is used. The context is to help the software development and quality analyst (QA) teams to start functioning on the core system rather than drawingย their workflow which is sought of standardized across the companies. 

JIRA workflow legend

The above workflow is simplified yet a fully managed for every simple software development and quality analyst (QA) team.

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From Transition   To
Complete Requirements โ†’ Close Issue โ†’ Start Progress โ†’ Missing Tech Requirements โ†’ Close Issue โ†’ Development is Complete โ†’ Task Completed โ†’ Freeze Issue โ†’ Code Review is In Progress โ†’ For Testing โ†’ In Testing โ†’ Disabled Feature โ†’ Encountered Bugs / Errors โ†’ No Bugs / Errors โ†’ Start Progress โ†’ Deployed to Production โ†’ Verified to Production โ†’ Reopen Issue โ†’ Reopen Issue โ†’ Close Issue โ†’ Reopen Issue โ†’ Close Issue โ†’ Start Progress โ†’  
Completed Tech Requirements โ†’ Unfreeze Issue โ†’ Importing workflow into JIRA
  1. Click on the Workflows section in the left-hand panel.
  2. Select Import > Import Workflow.
  3. Select a workflow from your computer to upload, and then click Next.
  4. JIRA automatically generates a workflow name, but you can change this if you like. Click Next.
  5. Next, you are presented with a screen that details your workflow statuses, as shown below. You can map the steps of the workflow to your existing workflow statuses or create new statuses at this point. When you are finished, click Next to continue.
  6. You will be presented with a screen that presents a summary of the workflow changes, as shown below. Click Import at the bottom of this screen to accept these changes and import the workflow.
  7. Your workflow is imported and you are presented with a screen with additional configuration details. Click Done to exit this process.


An industry acceptable JIRA workflow is ready for your team to work with a standard process.

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