JIRA Fundamentals: JIRA Filters are the New To-Do Lists

This post was originally published on the ServiceRocket blog. Included here is the lead and a link to full post.

One reason I love using Atlassian JIRA is that I can create my tasks as issues and work collaboratively with many others. The best part is that my tasks now rarely fall through the cracks. “How is this possible?” you ask?


Once I learned how to effectively set up and use Filters in JIRA, keeping track of my work has become so much easier. In fact, JIRA Filters is changing the way I work entirely. For example, when I get an idea or think of something I want to start working on, I enter it in JIRA. Even if I just think I want to do it, I put it in JIRA. OK, not always. But the point is, I have a long list of tasks in JIRA that never go away.

This is a good thing and a bad thing, of course.

The good thing is that I can create a complete collection of ideas and tasks that I can always find easily. The bad thing is that the list can grow fast and get so long that it can become overwhelming. You know the problem, your “To Do” list grows faster than your ability to check things off of the list.