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Projects

Use Projects for features or large units of work.

Projects view in Linear

Overview

Projects are a units of work that have a clear outcome or planned completion date, such as a new feature's launch and are comprised of issues and optional documents. They can be shared across multiple teams and come with their own unique features, graph, and notification options.

Shift P to add issue to project

O then P to open project

G then P to go to your team projects view

Cmd/Ctrl I to open or close the project details sidebar

G then R to view all projects on the company roadmap

Cmd/Ctrl B to switch between list, board and timeline view

Basics

View projects

Each team has a projects view that displays a list, board or timeline of all the team's projects. It has similar functionality to the Roadmap but is limited to only your team's projects.

Click into a project to see all the issues associated with it. Find the total estimated effort or total issue count in the top bar (hover over the estimate to see an issue count). Use View options to customize the sorting, ordering, and grouping or apply filters with the shortcut F.

Create projects

Create projects from the Roadmap or your team's project view. Press the Create project button, which will prompt you to add specific fields. You're only required to include a project name but we recommend setting a project lead and milestone as well as updating the icon. You can always right-click on a project in the roadmap to edit these properties.

Add issues

Add existing issues to projects or move issues between projects by selecting the issues and using the shortcut Shift P. To create new issues in a project, use C from the project view or add the project property manually if creating the issue from another page.

How we work: The project lead is in charge of writing the spec and general execution. Other team members collaborate on the brief, split up areas of work, and then write their own issues.

Project details sidebar

Press the sidebar icon or use Cmd/Ctrl I to toggle the project details sidebar on or off. You'll be able to update any properties from here as well as add resources such as external files, create project documents, and view the project graph.

Multi-team projects

Projects can be shared across multiple teams. Add more teams when creating a project or from the project details page by clicking on the team name, then marking off more teams in the dropdown. Once you add more than one team, the project view will create tabs so you can toggle between seeing all issues or issues on specific teams.

Adding team to a project in Linear

Timeframes

Rarely will a project's precise end date be known in its early stages. Select start and target dates that match your level of certainty. Options are available to choose a year, half-year, quarter, month or precise day. Choose start and target dates using these timeframes by selecting the appropriate fields in the project's right sidebar.

You can also use these timeframes in project views in roadmaps when grouping by start or target date, or in start/target date filters as well as created at under the "custom date or timeframe…" option.

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