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Is there a way to create an "Epic" equivalent with my own name?

I am unable to create an "Epic" hierarchy level equivalent called "Areas". 

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@Sean F_ 

Using Advanced Roadmap for Jira, you cannot create an EPIC equivalent level issue type.  One can create new issue type(s) to serve as parent of EPIC. NOTE - One can even create multiple issue types and assign them to be a parent of EPIC or any level above EPIC.

What Atlassian Team mention is a upcoming function to allow us to rename EPIC to something else.  However, it is not replacing the level where EPIC is being used as - It is simply a renaming functionality.

Hope this helps.

Best, Joseph Chung Yin

Jira/JSM Functional Lead, Global Infrastructure Applications Team

Viasat Inc.

Thank you, Joseph. Yes it does.

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Pramodh M Community Leader Feb 15, 2022

Hi @Sean F_

You only have two types of issue types in Jira

  • Standard issue type
  • Sub-task issue type

Creating another entity similar to an Epic is not possible by default.

If you are working in Cloud and working with Advanced Roadmaps, you have an option of creating a parent issue type to Epic or hierarchy similar to Epic with Parent link option

Let me if it is cloud or server


Ok. Thanks very much.

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Rohan Swami Atlassian Team Feb 15, 2022

hi @Sean F_ we will be introducing a new feature soon that may address your use case:

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