Jira Task Orchestration - The Power of Swimlanes

Jira Task Orchestration - The Power of Swimlanes

Does your team sometimes play ping pong with its tasks? Swimlanes keep your tasks on track

Jira Task Orchestration: The Power of Swimlanes

Does your team sometimes play ping pong with its tasks? Swim lanes keep your tasks on track.

Apart from a project default assignee, each Jira task must be individually assigned to a user. Group assignments are also not possible. Mapping between work and users is sometimes not a simple matter. BPMN Swimlanes provide a remedy!

They are modelled directly in BPMN and unfold their power when the process is executed.

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Swimlanes cannot be assigned directly. But as soon as the first task in a lane has been assigned a user, all subsequent tasks automatically receive the same user. If the user changes for a task, the entire swimlane assignment also changes.

Making Jira Task Assignment Smooth and Simple

Flower Form Context in a Jira Issue screen

Create a Jira Swimlane Board

If you click on a swimlane in the image above, you will be taken to the corresponding Jira filter, which displays all current tasks on the swimlane. You can use the following JQL expression to create this filter yourself.

flowerLane in ("Your-BPMN-Lane-Name")

Based on the Swimlane filter, a Jira board can then be easily created from which the team can pick out the tasks.

Learn more

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