Recently while visiting a customer, we were presented with an interesting use case from some of their internal teams using JIRA for software development.
In an attempt to better handle the work that is coming through their pipeline, they wanted an easy way to show the sum of the Original Estimates of JIRA issues in each column (for instance “To Do”, “In Progress”, etc.). The teams wanted to see this information on their planning boards, so that while they are moving issues around they could easily see how this affected the overall scope of work in each stage of their development lifecycle.
In the image below you can see the total estimate is in parentheses to the right of the column name.
Unfortunately, JIRA Software only allows two options here - the "issue count" and "issue count excluding subtasks". Nor is there any plugin point that would allow us to do this.
We used ScriptRunner to quickly prototype the backend, which is simple enough. Given a board and a sprint ID, run JQL queries for that board with the statuses for each column, and sum up the results.
While this might be a bit more advanced than your average ScriptRunner script, it’s well within reach for even the novice to ScriptRunner.
If you don't fancy plugging that in to ScriptRunner yourself, you can drop in a pre-built plugin which you can download and install via the plugin manager.
You can find the full source code here.
I hope this helps you get started!
Jamie Echlin [Adaptavist]
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