Using Theme as an issue type

Hi,

JIRA v6.4.1

We want to use "Theme" as an issue type and then link Stories to that Theme.  Sometimes it also happens that a Epic is part of that Theme and we want to be able to link the Epic to the Theme.  Is this even possible?

Al I see in the issue types available is Theme - Sub Task.  How does this work and for what? Why is this not a Standard Issue Type? Currently I am finding this very confusing.

We used to use Epics to group certain functionality (As a Theme), but it has come to a stage where we have Epics in the Epic, which should actually be an Epic inside a Theme.  It is becoming really difficult to manage all of this.

 

Any ideas?

 

Regards,

Juan

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You could add Theme as an issue type, but it won't directly contain Epics or other issues at the same level - you would need to come up with a way of consistently telling JIRA that "this thing is part of that thing" and adjust your usage to take account of it. 

The "theme - sub-task" is not something I recognise, so it's something your admins have added (possibly by installing an add-on?)

The Structure add-on can go a long way to doing that handling a more layered approach for you, if you want to give that a try.

Another option might be to use Portfolio.  Although it's aimed at programme management, it gives you "initiatives" which can contain Epics pretty much as you describe.

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