When using Jira, you will surely encounter lots of new keywords that are used contextually and their meaning might not be clear right away.

This article is written exactly for that reason and I’ll explain the difference between a project and a board.


To find out the difference between the two, we must first define them:

Project: is a collection of issues (source)

Board: is a part of a project and displays issues from one or more projects (source)


From the above definitions it can be derived, that a project is some kind of a “folder” or a “group” that issues belong to, whereas a board is a display type, or in other words a place, where the issues can be displayed.


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