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Is it possible to configure advanced roadmap issue hierarchy to allow an epic to have a choice of two parents issue types?
I want to be able to create plans for strategic cross team initiatives (where we have a issue type of 'initiative' as well as plan for tribes, where we are reporting on delivery of OKRs.
So Ideally I would want an epic to be able to have a parent of an initiatives or as an objective, depending on the plan/report I am building.
Yes, above Epic, you can map multiple issuetypes in same level of hierarchy. Then you can choose whether the epic to be a child of issuetype A or B. You can set it in Portfolio Issue hierarchy .
You can only have one parent connection per issue though. You need to decide if it should be connected to an Initiative or an Objective.
Hi @Zara Hughes
as already mentioned, you can always only have one parent in Advanced Roadmaps - you can, however, have as many issue links as you want, e.g. using an is parent of / is child of issue link type.
As an issue link can represent any connection between two issues, Jira won't understand such links as a parent/child relationship. There are, however, a number of hierarchy-focused apps on the Atlassian Marketplace that can do so. I can only speak for the app that my team is working on - JXL for Jira - but here, your use case would be trivial to implement. Pay attention to epic WORK-142:
Depending on your configuration, it's either a child of OKR-1, or a child of Initiative WORK-161. Our epic is connected to both of them via issue links.
For some more context, JXL is a full-fledged spreadsheet/table view that allows viewing, inline-editing, sorting, and filtering by all your issue fields, much like you’d do in e.g. Excel or Google Sheets. It also comes with a number of advanced features, including the support for configurable issue hierarchies, sum-ups, or conditional formatting.
As mentioned above, there may be other apps that can help with that, too. You may already know that you can trial any app for free for 1 month, and depending on the size of your size, it may be free forever. So if an app is an option for your, perhaps try a few and see which works best for you.
Hope this helps,