How To Delete A Kanban Board In Jira

Atlassian’s JIRA is one of the most popular project management tools used by Agile teams. It provides a variety of pluggable project management boards like Scrum and Kanban, allowing teams to visualize their work and workflows. However, there may be times when you need to delete a Kanban board, and doing so is not immediately obvious. This blog post will guide you through the steps to deleting a Kanban board in JIRA.

Step-by-step Guide to Delete a Kanban Board

Note: You can only delete a board that you created. If the board was created by someone else, you’ll need the ‘Administer Boards’ permission in order to delete it.

  1. Log in to your JIRA account.
  2. Click on ‘Projects’ from the main menu at the top of your screen, and select the project for which you want to delete the Kanban board.
  3. Once on the project page, click on ‘Boards’ in the upper-right corner of the page.

This will display a list of all the boards associated with your chosen project.

  1. Find the board you want to delete and click on it.
  2. Once you are on the board, click on ‘Board’ from the menu at the top of the page, and then click on ‘Configure’ from the dropdown menu.

This will take you to the configuration page for that board.

  1. On the configuration page, click on the ‘…’ (more) button located at the top-right corner of the page, beside the board’s name.
  2. Click ‘Delete’ from the dropdown menu.
  3. You will receive a confirmation message to delete the board. Click on ‘Delete’.

Your Kanban board should now be successfully deleted.


Deleting a Kanban board from JIRA is straightforward once you know where to find the delete option. Remember, only the creator of the board or someone with ‘Administer Boards’ permissions can delete a board. After confirming the deletion, the board will be permanently removed from your project. If you’re not sure, always double-check before deleting any project assets.