Has anyone created an Epic Burndown/Burnup in Jira

srmrunner March 18, 2024

Jira has a built in Feature and Sprint burndowns and burnups, but having created a new Epic issue type, these reports don't work for Epic issue type.  Has anyone found a way to build out such reports?  If so, how did you do that, export to Excel and try to build out manually or found a plugin to purchase?   

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Walter Buggenhout
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March 18, 2024

Hi @srmrunner,

The feature burnup actually is Jira's epic burnup. But you probably renamed your epic issue type to change the custom hierarchy to reflect your SAFe implementation.

Most likely you are on a premium plan - I don't know how you would have done this otherwise. And - if so, you can use Advanced Roadmaps plans' feature to roll up values all the way up to the highest parent issue in the tree. The only downside is that this is a planning tool and that completed issues after some time disappear from the plan. So it does not really qualify as a burnup tool; it does quite well in terms of burndown though (if you are happy with the tool telling you how much work still remains.

If you are looking for a reporting tool that could help you build reports for this, I would say EazyBI could be a good option, although for this particular use case not necessarily easy to configure the report.

Hope this helps! 

srmrunner March 19, 2024

Thanks Walter!  Yes, I did rename Epic in Jira to Feature and added a new issue type of Epic to reflect SAFe terminology.  The advanced roadmap lets me see the hierarchy, but not really show a burn up or burn down.  Thanks for the heads up on a possible tool.

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Danut M _StonikByte_
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March 18, 2024

Hi @srmrunner,

You can easily create an epic burndown/burnup chart by using the Release Burndown Burnup Chart gadget offered by our Great Gadgets app. No manual work in Excel is necessary, you will have the chart displayed with a few clicks!

All you have to do is to configure the gadget to use a filter or JQL that returns the issues from your epic and to set the timeline (start-date and the end-date).

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And you will have the chart displayed:

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See examples of this gadget here: https://community.atlassian.com/t5/App-Central/8-gadgets-for-a-powerful-Scrum-dashboard-in-Jira/ba-p/1683063 

This app has a free trial of 1-month. If you need any assistance with the gadget configuration please contact us at support@stonikbyte.com.

Danut.

srmrunner March 19, 2024

Thanks for the info on this gadget...I'll take a look at this.  Do you know if this gadget will work for a new Issue Type that I created?  The native Jira reports don't recognize my new Epic issue type, they only recognize the native Epic Jira issue type, which I have now renamed as Feature.

Danut M _StonikByte_
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March 19, 2024

Hi @srmrunner,

If you manage to create a filter / JQL that returns the issues from your Feature and then you configure the gadget to use the filter / JQL, it should work. 

Try a JQL like this...

parentEpic IN (FEATURE-1) 

... where FEATURE-1 is the ID of the Feature that you want to track.

Danut.

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