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In Jira Software Server, is it possible to use Epics without Agile?

We don't use Agile features in our JIRA Software Server instance. However, I want to use Epics, if possible, to group development issues within a Project, and to link with Confluence's Product Specifications template. Is this possible? If not, any suggestions of other ways to do it?

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You can use Epics, but they will be no different to any other issue types. They really will be "just an issue"

You will not get the functionality of Epic-linking or grouping.  You'll need to manually link every single story to its Epic using a standard link, not just type in the epic-link field or do the drag and drop, and you won't get any of the more clever reporting Jira Software does.

Thanks Nic. I have come to a compromise solution by creating Epics in Kanban boards. I get to group issues related to major features, I get a Trello-like board to show stakeholders, and it links back natively to Product Requirements in Confluence. But my Senior Developer never has to see the words 'Scrum' or 'Sprint'!

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