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Create a business project

Jira projects represent shared spaces for you and your team’s work. When creating a new project in Jira, you can select from a variety of pre-configured project templates designed to accommodate different ways of working. For example, if you’re coordinating a go-to-market launch for your product or business, select the Go-to-Market template to create a project with a pre-configured workflow that follows this process. Learn more about the project templates available when creating a new project in Jira.

Jira admins can create any kind of project using any template. By default, any user with access to the site can create a project using a team-managed template. This setting can be changed in Jira’s global permissions.

To create a new project:

  1. Select Projects > Create project in the top navigation bar.

  2. Browse the project templates available by category or product. Select a template to view more information, including the template’s default issue types and workflow.

  3. Once you’ve chosen a template, select Use template.

After selecting a template, you’ll need to choose either a team-managed or company-managed project. Learn more about the differences between each of these project types.

4. Give your project a name and review the details of your project. Depending on the template and project type selected, you may also be asked to set additional settings, such as the access level of your project. You can change these details later in your Project settings.

5. Select Create.

A project key will automatically be created. Now that your project has been created, you can configure its settings and begin adding your team. A project key will automatically be created.

Project names are unique in Jira. They are always visible to Jira administrators and anyone with the Administer Jira global permission. Avoid using confidential or sensitive terms in your project's name. If you need to label a project with confidential or sensitive information, we recommend using a codename, instead.

Create a company-managed project that shares its settings with another project

Only Jira admins can create company-managed projects (projects with shared settings).

When creating a new project in Jira, you can choose to share its settings with another existing project. This means that if a change is made to one project, it will be reflected in all projects that share this setting.

These settings that can be shared across projects include:

  • Issue types

  • Workflows

  • Screens

  • Fields

  • Permissions

  • Notifications

To share a new project’s settings with an existing project, follow the steps above to choose a template and fill in the details of your project. On the Create project screen:

  1. Select the Share settings with an existing project checkbox. The Choose project dropdown will appear.

  2. Choose the project that you want to share your new project’s configuration with.

  3. Select Create.

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