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When I work natively in my Jira backlog, I associate Initiatives to Epics using an implements or is implemented by relationship. In fact, there isn't an option to use a parent-child relationship in the view. This is unfortunate and means that for every Initiative-Epic pairing I make in my Jira Plan, I need to also add an implements or is implemented by relationship in order to see the item in the Links section of my issue.
Is there a way to change the relationship between Initiatives and Epics in the Jira Plan to use an implements/implemented by relationship OR change my jira backlog to have a parent/child relationship?
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Ultimately you want (and can have) The Initiatives as a level above your Epics. Here is how: Configure custom hierarchy levels in Advanced Roadmaps | Jira Software Cloud | Atlassian Support
Hi Curt, thank you for the response. I understand that I can have a hierarchy but I want the relationship to be the same as what appears in my Jira backlog. The backlog doesn't have a parent-child relationship. As an example:
OK, so what you need to do is enable the "Parent link" field in your Jira instance. As that is the field used to achieve what you want from within your Jira Epics. It works just like the Epic Link field does but it sits on your Epics and can be used to link to the Initiatives.
I would recommend enabling the Team field while you are at it.
How to here: Enable custom fields used in Advanced Roadmaps in Jira | Jira Software Cloud | Atlassian Support