Can the Agile Scrum planning board panel show Features in addition to Epics and Versions?

Our issue hierarchy uses Epics, Features, User Stories, & Test Cases. The current Agile add-on seems to forego Features and instead focuses on Epics and User Stories. It would be a tremendous benefit to us if we could add a Features panel and have the cards include the Feature Name (much like the current Epic Name field).

3 answers

1 accepted

0 votes
Accepted answer

Looks like the Scaled Agile Framework differs enough in that Features aren't as much as part of JIRA Agile than we'd like. We're currently developing a plug-in that will accomplish what we're looking to do.

What does your filter look like for the board? So long as it isn't a sub-task, it should appear in Plan Mode. Otherwise, the sub-tasks will appear in the Work Mode.

We're closely following the Scaled Agile Framework model so there is a distinct different between Epics, Features, User Stories, etc. I'm uploading a screenshot of our planning board. You'll see the Versions and Epics panels on the left and the cards on the right. Notice the cards have labels for both the Version and the Epic associated with each issue. We'd like to expand this capability to include Features as well as Versions and Epics (and we'd like a Features panel on the left).

Ahhh, that's a cool setup. I'm not 100% certain on that part, I haven't tried to configure that differently before, but I'll do some snooping in my spare time today and see if I can tweak anything.

Hi @Charles Hibbard I'm Marco and We are experiencing the same need that you explained here very well (Feature Panel). Did you resolved it? Did you find any plug-in, documentation,... that could help us? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Hi Marco,

We did resolve this issue however it was done by customizing the jira-agile (greenhopper) add-on, which I do not recommend as a long-term strategy.  I’m hoping Atlassian comes up with a solution because we cannot sustain the custom solution we implemented past the product lifecycle for the agile version we used.

Good luck.

How are features defined for you? Is it a separate issue type? are epics & stories linked to features?

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Wednesday in Jira

Make your Atlassian Cloud products more secure: our NEW admin security guide

Hey admins! I’m Dave, Principal Product Manager here at Atlassian working on our cloud platform and security products. Cloud security is a moving target. As you adopt more products, employees consta...

114 views 0 5
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you