While workflows define and model business processes, there still needs to be a way to tell JIRA what situations to apply the to workflows. As with other configurations in JIRA, this is achieved through the use of schemes. As we have seen in previous chapters, schemes act as self-contained, reusable configuration units that associate specific configuration options with projects and optional issue types.
A workflow scheme establishes the association between workflows and issue types. The scheme can then be applied to multiple projects. Once applied, the workflows within the scheme become active.
To view and manage workflow schemes: