How can a epic span more than one project

The Agile JIRA docs state:

"An epic can span more than one project, if multiple projects are included in the board to which the epic belongs."

I see that when we create an Epic that we choose from single Project. I have more than one Project in the related Board and can not see how to associated more than one Project to an Epic.

Can you please help explain?

Thx

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Daryl Chuah Atlassian Team Nov 13, 2013

Hi Sven

An epic can span more than one project, if multiple projects are included in the board to which the epic belongs.

The above statement basically explain when you create a rapid board where you can select multiple project, from there you will see multiple issue span from different project(which you configure earlier) in the backlog section.

After that, you can create an Epic in the left view on the board and then drag the issues that span from different project on the backlog section to Epic so that it will associate with the Epic.

OK got it now. Thx for your support!

Daryl Chuah Atlassian Team Nov 13, 2013
Cool then please accept my answer so that it can help others as well ;)

Hi Daryl, 

I still have a follow up. Currently how our organization is setting up JIRA is still not clear for us. we have individual project spaces for e.g P1 and P2. From our specific area, we give user stories/epics to both projects. We also have our own specific project space only for OUR team/Area - SPE1. Now our leadership has access to SPE1 and wants to track all projects together where we work and also consolidate all EPICS under P1 and P2 given by our team to be reflected under SPE1 as well. is there a way we can do that without having to maintain them separately under each space. 

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