Show Story Points Indicator on Backlog

Hi! I want to show the story points for a story on the backlog. I have found how I can add a field, but this also adds an entire row making the backlog less comprehensible. I remember in the past there would be a grey circle with the amount of story points written in it at the end of each row of the backlog. How can I set that up?

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The same problem - I changed Estimation on Srory Points - but this don't work for me. Are there any other settings I have to change?

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I am experiencing the same issue. Is there another setting perhaps? 

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Had exactly the same issue. The fix I used was:

  • In the backlog, select the '...' button and go to 'Board settings'.
  • In the 'Board settings' menu, select 'Card layout'
  • In the drop-down menu, select 'Story points' from the list then select 'Add'. 

This doesn't add them the way it used to (next to epics, in a grey circle), but it does make them visible in the backlog or board (you can choose to add them to each). 

This doesn't fix the issue at all. It adds it as a new line which is exactly what no one wants. Read the question again.

Well, it solved the problem for me. Thanks so much for your polite response though :) 

You'll see, if you read my post clearly, that I highlight that it doesn't fully solve the problem in the way that it used to work. However, it at least makes the story points visible, which was the problem that brought me to this thread. 

For those that have a similar issue, and think that having the story points visible is more important than an extra line for each backlog item, then that fix will work. 

Best of luck finding the ideal fix you want. 

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I was able to fix this on my instance. There were two fields available called "Story Points" and we had the wrong one on the screen. Not sure why there were two fields called the same thing but might be something to investigate. 

Try having a look at the field configurations and ensure that you don't have a duplicate :)

How did you fix @Matt ?

@Jack Hiddes: For some reason in my JIRA instance we have two fields called "Story Points". When I changed the field on the Story screen to the other "Story Points" field, the numbers appeared.

This is not typical and may not apply to your instance. My guess is someone created a duplicate "Story Points" field.

Have a look at your list of fields and see if you have duplicates.

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Story points are automatically shown in the backlog as soon as you set a value in the story being shown:


That's what I thought! But exactly the grey circle with the estimation you show in your printscreen does not show up in my backlog, also after I estimated it. Looking for the setting that removed it / to add it back in the list.

In my case it shows the priority by the way, a red, orange etc. arrow.

Maybe it is one of those new kanban boards, with backlog as a new feature, instead of a scrum board?

I think you can fix it by following these steps:

  1. Go to Board > Configure > Estimation
  2. Change Estimation from Issue Count to Story Points

No. Not working at all. even on scrum board.

I was able to add the story points by going to Jira Settings > Issues > Custom Fields then search for 'Story Points' and add your project by clicking on the '...' more menu and select 'Configure'. Then, under 'Default Configuration Scheme for Story Points' simply select 'Edit Configuration' and select the project(s) :)

Hope this help!


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