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Best practices for managing workflows in Jira

Three interlocked rings

Simplicity is key. Jira has the flexibility to help you build a workflow that mirrors your team’s unique way of working, but having too many statuses and transitions can create unnecessary complexity, making your workflow harder to manage and use. Additionally, collaboration can be challenging if many teams start using wildly different workflows. Aim for simple and scalable workflows.

Simple workflow diagram

Review and improve workflows often. Workflows should be representative of your team’s processes. Any major changes in your team’s working style should be reflected in your Jira workflow so teams can move work forward seamlessly.

Illustration of a blueprint being worked on

Document your workflow. Help your team understand how they should be leveraging Jira to track and manage their work by documenting your workflow.

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