Syncronize Sprints between Story and linked Epic

Theresa Gerhäuser March 27, 2024

Hello all,
I am trying create Jira Automation which helps me to synchronize the Sprints between stories and related Epics.


What I want to achieve: 

Whenever a sprint is added/removes to/from an issue the same sprint should be added/removed to/from the linked Epic.

Why is thit important for us:
With this information we would be able to see the journey of the Epic through the different sprints (as we are aware that epics takes longer than on sprint)

in addition we see that teams often forget to map the Epic to the sprint even when it gets completed. That means we do not see in any reports that an epic gets finished in a specific sprint.


Thanks already for your support

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Stephen Wright _Elabor8_
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March 31, 2024

Hi @Theresa Gerhäuser 

You can do this...

  • Trigger: Field value changed
    • Field to monitor = Sprint
  • Condition: Issue fields condition
    • Field = Issue Type
    • Condition = is not one of
    • Value = Epic, Sub-task
  • Branch: Related issues
    • Type = Parent
      • Branch-Action: Edit Issue
        • Field = Sprint
          • Value = Copy Sprint from Trigger Issue

Note: Copy is available via the breacrumbs (...)


However, is the best solution? You're going to end up with Epics in Sprints as part of the Sprint Report, Velocity Chart, etc.

I think alternative solutions would be better - for example for the last sprint...

  • If an issue is transitioned to Done
  • And that issue has an Epic as a parent
  • And no other issues in the Epic are open
  • Close the Epic
  • And print the last Sprint from the trigger issue into a comment / custom field


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