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Copilot Lvl 2
Message 11 of 20

Re: New Issues Not Being Auto-Added to Project Board

I'd like to see especially those things:
- add issues/PRs automatically to a project

- move issue automatically to 'In Progress' once a user is assigned

- Have a QA step for functional review (when PR is reviewed, move issue to functional review instead of closing it or so, dunno)

Community Manager
Message 12 of 20

Re: New Issues Not Being Auto-Added to Project Board

Hi @larsboehnke,

 

Thanks for the additional thoughts! Super helpful! As mentioned above we can't promise any timeframes, however, the appropriate teams have been updated. 


Cheers!

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Copilot Lvl 2
Message 13 of 20

Re: New Issues Not Being Auto-Added to Project Board

It's a bummer an issue can't be auto added to a specific, or the only existing project, by default and the same problem with pull requests. But, more importantly, is there seriously no way to add/move more than 1 issue at a time to a project? 

 

For example, say you use a project board to vizualize the status of issues in a current sprint (milestone). I can easily use filtering on the issues tab to see all the issues I want for a sprint, and even select all those issues using the single checkbox, and then assign ALL issues to a new milestone (sprint), this is good.

 

However, from what I can tell (I really hope I'm wrong) I either have to then manually open every single issue and assign it to a project, OR, use the "add card" function on the project board itself for EACH issue. I understand maybe the project board isn't meant for visualizing sprints, but we really need the basic functionality of BULK moving issues to projects just like you can already with milestones, labels, assignments, etc. Am I wrong?

 

 

 

OR, really all a project needs is the SAME FILTERING OPTIONS available to you on the project page just like on the issues page. This way with a single click or two you can transform your project board into a global backlog, sprint backlog, sprint, etc and not have to move an issue INTO a project at all. This is where we are going to have to end up paying for a utlity like ZenHub which offers this exact functionality already.

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Moderator
Message 14 of 20

Re: New Issues Not Being Auto-Added to Project Board

Hi @efcarey

 

I totally understand why the ability to bulk add issues to a Project would be beneficial. This detailed feedback and ideas for solutions is really helpful, and I'm going to share it with the team in the existing issue for our internal feature request list. I still can't make any promises, but I will be making sure the right people see this. Thanks!

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Copilot Lvl 2
Message 15 of 20

Re: New Issues Not Being Auto-Added to Project Board

Thanks for replying @nadiajoyce, I know github isn't a PM tool but bulk moving of issues would solve literally all of my current road blocks. Bonus would be also to have the 'project' selection available in issue templates and PR templates so we can "auto-add to project" ourselves from issue creation by choosing the appropriate template.

 

Also, I thought for a second I could just use the filtering for the project board to handle my milestones, but it looks like milestones aren't availble to be used as filters on the project board so that was a dead-end as well.

 

If there is a better place to submit this idea or are you aware of an issue already posted I can add my support to, please let me know, thanks!

Moderator
Message 16 of 20

Re: New Issues Not Being Auto-Added to Project Board

@efcarey Posting in the Community Forum with your ideas is a-okay! We do usually recommend people write into private support with feature requests, but we do see lots of people posting here in the forum as well. We always take any feature reqeusts and feedback we see here and share it internally, so your ideas will get seen!

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Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 17 of 20

Re: New Issues Not Being Auto-Added to Project Board

Just gonna add myself to the list of people who think it's really important to be able to do something like this.

 

My situation: My team is dabbling with using GH for project management.  My developers all want to use Issues and PRs, because they want to be able to specify details, and they want to work at a per-repo level.  My boss likes Kanban boards, both because he likes the visual layout, and because he has more things he needs to juggle so he wants less detail.  The existence of organization-level Projects seemed like a two-birds-with-one-stone solution, because my boss conceptually groups multiple microservices as part of a single conceptual "chunk" of his architecture diagram (and he's right).  And I don't want to have to manually synchronize with Trello every day, and I'm too lazy to go look at Atlassian products.

 

Currently, every day I have to open every Issue and PR that might not have been added to the Project, and make sure it's in the Project.  I can't even see which ones need fixing without opening them individually!  This is currently a pain point that makes me wonder if I should look at some other tooling.

 

Potential solutions:

 

Ideally, I could automate this at a Repo level.  Ideally I could specify, per-repo, one or more Projects that Issues would be auto-added to, and the same thing for PRs.

 

 

Also ideally, in the list of Issues (ditto for PRs), there'd be a way to show what Projects an Issue has been assigned to.  Maybe a column where if there's no Project it's blank, and if there is a Project then you can hover to see a list, or something?  Heck, even just a number that counts how many Projects the Issue has been added to?

 

And then bulk Project-assignment (for both Issues and PRs) is another option, that could be an alternative to the auto-assignment feature I described above.  I imagine something like the way labels work in gmail?

 

 

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 18 of 20

Re: New Issues Not Being Auto-Added to Project Board

would really love to have this too. or at least as @jholman suggests, an ability to view, filter and/or bulk update from the issues list. my current workaround is to filter by no:project to see new issues that were added, but i do need to keep an eye out for new issues that happened to be added to a different project than the one i want everything in.

Ground Controller Lvl 2
Message 19 of 20

Re: New Issues Not Being Auto-Added to Project Board

Chiming in to say no auto-adding issues/PRs is my biggest blocker to wanting to use GH Projects as our team's primary PM tool. We've been using Waffle.io but they've announced shutdown, so we're looking at alternatives.

Echoing what @deepakmahakale said, one relatively simple implementation would be to allow issue/PR templates to set the project -- you can already set other metadata this way, so this seems like a natural thing to allow. Beyond implementing the auto-add-to-project feature everyone here is asking for, setting the project in a template seems like an obvious thing template users would want more generally.

 

Cheers,

Chris

Ground Controller Lvl 2
Message 20 of 20

Re: New Issues Not Being Auto-Added to Project Board

Any updates on auto-addding new issues/PRs to projects, is this actively being worked on? I was initially really confused that the option to "Move all newly added issues and pull request here" does not actually do what it says.

 

The naming "project" for a "board" is also a bit confusing, since a lot people refer to a "repository" on GH as a "GitHub project" (and that aids in misunderstand what is meant by "when an issue is added to a project").