To see what's the real power of the Workflow PowerBox Templates, you have to understand what is a workflow itself. Simply told, it is a set of statuses and transitions progressing issues from one status to another.

While creating a workflow, you can design its transitions taking into account post functions and constraints such as validators and conditions. The possibilities are almost endless. But what should be done in a situation when you have to manage multiple complex workflows that are associated with different projects?

Adding all conditions, validators, and post functions manually is a very complex and time-consuming work. Every single transition has to be updated with conditions, validators and post functions manually. It's particularly hard when you often use similar sets of transition elements.

This is when workflow templates come in handy.

What are the pros of using Templates?

Templates allow you to:

(tick) create a fully editable and reusable set of conditions, validators and post functions,

(tick) group and nest not only conditions but also validators,

(tick) invert conditions and validators,

(tick) disable templates which are temporarily out of use (e.g. for test purposes),

(tick) export and import templates in the XML format easily,

(tick) run conditions, validators and post functions diagnostics,

(tick) track templates usage across all Jira workflows.

Now you are able to create a whole package of transition elements, bundle them with a template and then add them easily and quickly to your workflow transitions. You can create your own condition templates, validator templates and post function templates. Each of them can be created and edited independently giving you a lot of options so that you can manage your workflow transitions effectively.

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