What is the best practice to place user story in JIRA

Last post 12:46 am February 20, 2019
by Jalal Adeli
4 replies
04:28 pm February 13, 2019



I just wanted to know what is the best practice to write user story in JIRA. Should it go in the summery /title or description. Your input is greatly appreciated.



08:18 pm February 13, 2019

Hi Jajal,

you should decide with your team together. 

Mike Cohn is talking in his video [1] about the 3 Cs: Card, Conversation, Confirmation. So you should find a way to document your results in Jira as a team.

I, personally, would put the story in the description.


[1] https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/presentations/introduction-to-user…


08:21 pm February 13, 2019

@Nils is correct with his statement of ask your team.  There is no correct way to do it.  Do what works best for your team regardless of what you read on the internet. 

12:00 am February 14, 2019

What I typically see is a brief description in the Summary field, and more details in the Description field, with the ubiquitous user story format in the Description Field because there is more space.

But as others stated, there's no best way and it's worth a conversation with your Scrum Team.

10:05 pm February 15, 2019

Thank you all for your input. It is appreciated.