I want to track dependencies for my release in JIRA,
1. I would like to know how to do this
2. I would like to know how to get a holistic view of all added dependencies
using the above you can then create reports (filters) and add to dashboard to show "blocked" issues.
Certainly a reasonable approach. I really haven’t used flagging much. The last time I looked I recall liking it but just haven’t fit it into my processes formally. The one caveat I would make here is if you have one issue blocking another I would certainly use the blocks link method. Note if you wanted to use a Kansan or scrum board the advantage of a status is you could have an “On Hold” column and map the status there making it very apparent.
@Charlotte Watson, i'm not sure i'm following you here. If this is a new question you might want to treat it as such, creating a new question. If this is offering an alternative answer to the original question you might want to use the "Answer" button and add more details.