Hi @Rhita Chatila,
I assume with "the new JIRA version" you mean the new UI Experience on Cloud? If not, what version are you on?
In Cloud, go to the Backlog view of the board that has you Epics. On the left hand side, expand the Epic panel. Next to each Epic in the list you will see a small coloured triangle. When you click that, you will be able to change Epic colour:
Yes, Scrum is key. For some reasons Atlassian doesn't want to mix Scrum "features" (Epics, Story Points, etc.) into Kanban boards, even though it's imho very real-life to have projects that don't advance in a Scrum matter, but still have features (->epics) or duration estimates (->Story Points).
Setting the colors can - to my knowledge - only be done via a scrum board, create a scrumboard for all the projects combined (if you have overarching Epics, that is the easiest) and set the epic colors per epic in the scrum board - backlog view. From that moment on the epic colors are reflected in the related kanban boards as well.
So a small work around, but it worked well (and efficiently) for me.
Hi! Thank you for your advice. I tried as you mentioned, created a new Scrum project but I had no success changing epic's colors.
I started with a next-gen Kanban project and my team and I put some work on with stories and epics. Those epics are the ones we want to change color for better visual feedback.
I tried you strategy to create a new (next-gen) Scrum project but the interface is very similar, only almost all features turned on. I created example epics in the Roadmap section and then moved back to backlog. I couldn't see the Epics sidebar so I'm still stuck with the same problem.
I think you're strategy only works on classic Jira projects.
Hi Joshua, you can create an additional Scrum board in Kanban projects as well. Just create a board not a new project. I just redid my above instruction for a project in which my epics didn't have colors yet, and it worked.
Please use the pics to see if we are talking about the same thing.
I hope it helps.
There is a setting you need to change for the board in order to see the epics in the side view on the kanban board. If you (may need to be an admin?) go to Board Settings > Columns > Epics panel, there is a toggle to display epics next to the backlog instead of as tickets within the backlog. This works on Kanban boards too!
If you flip that setting to true, you'll see the list of epics on the left as mentioned by several people in this thread, and from there you can change the color with the drop down arrow.
Kanban board. None of the above solutions helped me, however, I found an alternative solution which actually works.
It is working in Kanban Project in Back lock section as well in Server version.
Steps to edit the Epic Color:
1. Go to the project and open the Respective board.
2. Click on Backlog at left side.
3. Click EPICS on the left side of the board (aligned vertically) to open it.
4.Click the arrow next to the epic's name, then choose the color from the menu.
Please find the Screen shots for your kind reference.
Hi there, just found the way to do it,
If you go to your Roadmap, and you click in one of your Epics, it opens on the right hand side. Next to our epic's name, you will have a small box with the colour (mine purple by default) if you click this box, the colour selection comes up.
I hope this helps
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