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The Easiest Way to Create a Placeholder for the Jira Task

If you have a Jira issue ticket, but you are not ready to schedule it or assign it to a proper team member who’s actually going to do the work, it is possible to create a Placeholder for the Jira task. There is also a possibility to create a placeholder for a task to block the time which you later can convert into a real Jira task.

How to use a Placeholder for Jira task?

  • schedule upcoming task or even project
  • allocate time for meeting with coworkers
  • allocate an employee or project to calculate an expenses
  • book a room for meeting
  • or any other future activities

How to create a Placeholder for Jira task?

There are two ways to add a task to a timeline as a Placeholder:

1. Click on a cell on the Main Dashboard and select Placeholder

2. Create a new placeholder for the specific project and choose estimate, or use a quick issue search to choose the existing Jira issue.

The system will not schedule this task. The task will be still assigned to the previous assignee. However, the Placeholder that indicates that probably there will be potential work for the particular user will appear on the Timeline. If users need, they can create Jira Issue for this placeholder on the main dashboard :

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