This section describes how to search JIRA for issues, as well as how to take ownership of them.


The JIRA for the project is at

Directly Searching for an Issue

If the issue's identifier is known, it can be entered in the search field found in the upper righthand corner of the page. If the issue is found, its detailed view will be displayed:

Searching by Epics and Labels

The ONOS Scrum Board

The Scrum board is the primary way to glean the state of the issues. The ONOS Scrum board is found by going to Agile > ONOS Scrum Board. The board has several views:

All three views are accessible from the buttons in the top righthand corner of any Scrum board page. This section focuses on the first two views.

Finding Issues by Epic

The available epic names can be found by going to the Scrum board Plan view (labeled 1 below) and clicking the Epic sidebar to the left (2 in same figure). It should display a list of Epics (categories), as shown in the right figure below.


Selecting an epic from this sidebar will filter the Plan view to display just the issues of that epic.

Advanced Searching

More sophisticated searches may be done by going to Issues > Search for Issues.

This brings up the Search page:

Here, JIRA Query Language (JQL) may be used to filter for particular issues by any identifying fields. The query is entered at the field with the green check mark. For example:

"Epic Name" = UI AND status = OPEN

Returns all issues of the UI epic that are still open. More information about using JQL can be found here.

Claiming an Issue

To claim an issue from its detailed view, select 'Assign to me' under the People field in the right column of the view.

Alternatively, an issue may be displayed as a side-panel in the Scrum board by clicking on it. To claim an issue from the side panel, select Assign from its dropdown (left), and select 'Assign to me' in the popup window (right): 




One may verify that they are the owner of the issue by checking that their name is next to the Assignee: field of any view of the issue. Issues that are part of the on-going sprint will also appear in the swim lane view of the Scrum board, under the assignee's name, under the leftmost To Do column.

To make an issue appear in the swim lane view, it must be moved from the backlog to the current sprint. This may be done from the plan view by searching for the issue, and when found, selecting and dragging the issue from under the backlog section to the current sprint:

Confirm when the Move Issue dialog box appears, and check the Work view again. 

Working on an Issue

Issue Lifecycle

Each issue is also associated with a status. The lifecycle of an issue is a series of changes to its Status field, as follows:

For example, the sample workflow for a bug is: 

Using the Scrum Board Swim Lanes

The swim lane view provides a convenient way to quickly inspect the status of an issue based on which column they are in:

The status of an issue may be changed by dragging and dropping it between the three columns. There are a few points to be aware of when moving issues:

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