Cannot create stories inside epics

In Agile Development it is usually the case that for epics we should be able to create stories, which then contain tasks, currently this does not seem possible using Greenhopper.

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Hi,

you're right. In JIRA you just have the logical hierarchy of an issue and a subtask (e.g. story (issue/task) and technical task (subtask). Grouping stories relating to an epic you can use the "Epic" field which basically acts like a tag.

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/GH/Working+with+Epics

To create an epic,

  1. Login to JIRA.
  2. Click the 'Agile' link's down-arrow in the top navigation bar and select 'Planning Board' from the resulting dropdown menu. The 'Planning Board' will be displayed.
  3. Select your project from the project dropdown in the top left of the Planning Board, if it is not already selected. The Planning Board will refresh with information for your project.
  4. Click the 'New Card' button (at the right of the screen). Create a new card with the appropriate issue type, i.e. 'Epic', if your project administrator has set it up. See Creating an Issue in GreenHopper for details.
  5. Save the new card. If your project is using the 'Scrum' template, the new card's issue key will automatically appear in its 'Epic' field. If not, edit the new card and type its issue key into the 'Epic' field.

To associate an issue with an epic,

  1. Login to JIRA.
  2. Click the 'Agile' link's down-arrow in the top navigation bar and select 'Planning Board' from the resulting dropdown menu. The 'Planning Board' will be displayed.
  3. Select your project from the project dropdown in the top left of the Planning Board, if it is not already selected. The Planning Board will refresh with information for your project.
  4. Locate the card you want to associate with your epic, and click the icon to the right of the 'Epic' field to edit it. (This icon will appear when your mouse pointer hovers over the Epic field).
  5. Enter the issue key for your epic in the 'Epic' field and click the 'tick' icon to save this change. Your issue will be associated with the epic.

To view all issues associated with an epic,

  1. Login to JIRA.
  2. Click the 'Agile' link's down-arrow in the top navigation bar and select 'Planning Board' from the resulting dropdown menu. The 'Planning Board' will be displayed.
  3. Select your project from the project dropdown in the top left of the Planning Board, if it is not already selected. The Planning Board will refresh with information for your project.
  4. You now have two options:
    • On an epic card, click the epic's key at the bottom right of the card to see all the associated cards.
      (Info) The words 'Show all linked issues' will appear when you hover over the epic's key.
    • On a non-epic card, click the associated epic key in the 'Epic/Theme' field of the card.
  5. The GreenHopper 'Epic/Theme' popup window will display, showing all cards associated with the epic. The card for the epic and statistics for all issues associated with the epic will be displayed on the right of the popup window.

I agree with you that at least for agile dev. it would be nice if you had a third hierarchy level.

Cheers Christian

Hi,

you can do following

1. create a new issue with type story

2. in field Epic/Theme give id of your Epic under which you want to create this story

this will link your newly created story under defined epic.

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