I was excited when I saw that JIRA has Versions, as I thought they were one step higher in the hierarchy after Epics. I thought the relationship would be that Stories are assigned to Epics, and Epics are assigned to Versions. It seemed a good way to keep track without just throwing a ton of Stories into a Version.
However... I don't see a way to associate Epics with Versions. They just stay in their column. I can drag and drop Stories onto Versions... but not Epics.
How does that make sense? What good is the Epic if you can't use it to organize Stories in the Agile Board view?
To associate an Epic with a version, it's true that you can't drag and drop it in the Version tab, but that's just one of the ways of assigning a version. If you make sure that in the Screen Scheme used by Epics, the Affects Version field is present for the Edit operation, you can just edit the Epic and select a value from the available versions.
Ideally, to do this in as few steps as possible, you should select a version at the creation of the Epic, again, provided your Screen Scheme displays this field on Create.
You can also do a Bulk Change if you're in the Issues view to quickly set several Epics to a given version.
As you see, you have several options to assign a version to an Epic.
Hope this helps!
This still doesn't cause associated epics to be "not-opaque" when you have the associated release highlighted...which is counter intuitive. It would be really nice to be able to filter/sort epics with versions in the same way that you can filter/sort issues with epics. Maybe I'm still missing something though. I have the epic set in Affected Version(s) and Fix Version and it still does not sort my epics based on my version selected on the left column of the plan view.
...It's true that there are projects in Jira; but they are merely a way to cut off issues, to tell them apart from other sections of work and to apply rules that are specific to that team (the schemes)....
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