with Jira Agile I am forced to move from task-subtask concept to epis-issue concept(I am really not very happy with that).
But real blocker problem for me is that I can not sum logged hours of work on issues to epic.
I am missing something or it is really not possible?
I know this is an old thread but I thought I would add my experience. We also suffered from the lack of summing of stories etc under Epics. It is unbelievable that this has not yet been added to the product by Atlassian and it smacks of Agile as an afterthought to JIRA.
My solution was to create groovy scripts and use scripted custom fields (available via the ScriptRunner addon). I have a number of scripts that are used to calculate:
I have created two versions of these fields. One type return the "raw" value (in seconds) for export of a list of Epics to excel. The other type are html versions, output in hours and colour coded depending upon how they compare against the Epics own estimates and summations.
The only problem is that if you display a filtered list of issues with the calculated fields displayed then the display will take longer to render as the values are calculated each time they are displayed. This means that they are always up to date but can take longer to display.
I know it's not the true field you are looking for but did you spot that there is something similar to what you describe on the Agile Board - Plan Mode? Open the Epic panel on the left and expand an epic. It shows number of stories, number done and sum of estimates for the epic.
I second the need for rolled up estimates and logged hours. I currently have an Epic with 6 Stories. Each Story has sub-tasks with estimated hours. I can view the rolled up estimates at the story level, but I cannot easily find an onscreen location where the rolled up story level estimates are further rolled up into the epic. My Scrum board shows the Estimate as 0 under the epic where I would expect it to show 18d.
We have recently developed plugin to solve issue tracking in JIRA. It's called Epic Report, you can check it here: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/biz.epicreport.epicreports/cloud/overview
Or jump right into the demo:
If you do any questions about the plugin, please don't hesitate to ask.
That's why we have created Epic Report: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/biz.epicreport.epicreports/cloud/overview
It has other functions as well, but providing totals for time estimates and story points for any issue or JQL is core feature
Thanks, but I honestly don't want any plugin involved unless the older Agile plugin that introduced epics as I want to use this in any place where I currently use issue fields. Even if I wasn't using JIRA server, I certainly don't want to pay $250 / month for missing core functionality.
I'm confused about what you are saying, in JIRA Agile you can still use Tasks and sub-tasks just like in JIRA. An Epic is a collection of Tasks (or Stories) which is at a higher level.
You could take a look at the Epic reports underneath the report mode of JIRA Agile to see if that report gives you the information you need.
Thanks for answer. Task/subtask concept not work in Jira Agile the way which I expect(I can not plan subtasks in agile rapid board - but this is not big problem to switch to epic/task concept).
I looked at report which you suggested - it is usefull but not for this concrete task. I need the fast way to know how many hours we spended at particular epic - this is sum of logged hours at issues under the epic(when I have tasks as epics and subtasks as stories I have sum of logged work available on task all the time - it is very comfortable).
JIRA Agile considers sub-tasks to be a integral part of a Story, so it wouldn't make sense to schedule some sub-tasks of a story behind sub-tasks of other stories. If you did it like that your stories wouldn't be finished.
If you use sub tasks in Stories you'll still get the nice Time Tracking (including sub tasks) that you used to have.
Check out the Intelligent Reports plugin. We just released support for JIRA Agile, including a sprint timesheet which show the total hours worked for each epic.
If you need slightly different data it is very easy to get - simply design your report in Microsoft Word and fill in the data using simple point and click rules. No scripting or API to learn.
Yep, my issue is that for exec dashboarding, getting into this page is not efficient. I would rather have a field I can use in the JIRA issue list macro on a Confluence page which is why I am suing this.
From my research, the solution si to use structure and cross fingers that its sync feature works as well as advertised with Jira Agile.
This is so pathetic that Atlassian still dont show basic report at epic and version level.
Most of people would want to see:
1) Efforts reports (Estimated, Logged & Remaining ) at Epic Level
2) Efforts reports (Estimated, Logged & Remaining ) at Version Level
3) Effort roll up from Sub-task to story to Epic
>> Should also have option to add a custom field of type Epic, which can be between Epic and Story, lets say theme.
I know that this is an old thread but I have just seen the requests for my original scripts. If anybody is still interested...
We have JIRA 6.3.7 with the Script Runner 3.0.6 add-on.
I created several custom scripted fields. In the corresponding “Script Runner -> Script Fields” configuration:
The groovy scripts (see link - need to have .txt extension removed) are located on our JIRA server at the above specified locations. Note that there are a couple that are imported by the others.
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