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Make the Most of Jira Next-gen With QTM4J

Brijesh Patel
April 23, 2020

If you use Jira for project management and/or test management (like many of our clients) then you are probably aware that Jira has two different Scrum and Kanban templates. Classic and next-gen so-called for their design and user experience are created for two different types of teams.

What’s new in the next-gen template?

The next-gen template is agile and is intended to offer the all the power of Jira with the simplicity that agile teams need. Your teams can work with a clean, simple, uncluttered way of working and then add more structure as and when desired.

If you’re a Jira admin, you may have noticed that we have two different Scrum and Kanban templates in Jira Software – next-gen templates and classic templates. We’ve written this article to explain the difference, to help you make the right choice for your team.

At the same time, next-gen projects ultimately provide all the requirements that classic template offers.

A quick breakdown of the key differences:

Classic projects provide advanced configuration, full control over workflows issue types, custom fields, permissions and all the features you can think of.

Next-gen projects offer a lightweight configuration and simple set up for issue types, custom fields, permission and status transition rules.

With a classic project, the management is controlled centrally by Jira admins whereas with next-gen the control is decentralized and project members manage it independently without bothering a Jira admin or messing up the central configuration.

The classic project has detailed and granular project permissions and you can get very specific with who can do what in the project. On the other hand, next-gen has simplified permissions. One can choose if the project can be accessed by the full team or everyone on the Jira site.

For more details on the differences, please use this link.

Now, many users of QMetry Test Management for Jira or other test management apps inside Jira might be wondering how it will impact their test management if they switch from the classic to next-gen template?

Here’s the good news. QMetry Test Management for Jira or QTM4J is fully compatible with next-gen. You can use the following steps to continue using QTM4J inside Jira next-gen:

Here’s how you can enable QMetry for Next-gen projects –

Step 1) Select your Next-gen Project in Jira and go to “Project Settings”

Step 2) Go to “Apps” and select “QMetry Project Settings” from the left side menu

Step 3) Enable “QMetry for Jira”. Here, select “Story Issue Types” and “Bug Issue Types”

Step 4) You can also setup “QMetry Permissions” and set the granular permissions

To experience seamless test management inside Jira, start your free trial.

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