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Why are epics separate in timeline view of jira work management

To get a good overview of a schedule you would expect issues to fall directly under the related epics. I wonder why this is not the case in Jira Work Management? Or am I overlooking some configuration option(s)?

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John Funk Community Leader Nov 16, 2021

Hi Melle,

I think this will eventually be coming, but just realize that JWM is still a work in progress and under development to an extent. 

Hi @John M Funk


We have 6 projects setup through work management and want to have a clear overview of these projects via Gantt-chart. Because the timeline in JWM is not fullfilling this requirement, we need to consider other options.

As someone else mentioned somewhere in the community: "The "Timeline" feature, does not appear as robust as the Roadmap feature, especially in that I cannot re-order the issues on the list or show their connection to their related Epics."

As far as I know, we could use an add-in (e.g. structure.Gantt) or use roadmaps in JSW. In case of roadmaps in JSW, we would have to purchase JSW,and create and set up all these projects again, right?

What would you advise to do? 

Kind regards,
Melle van Keulen

John Funk Community Leader Nov 16, 2021

You would have to create new projects in JSW, yes. But then you could bulk move/migrate the issues in your JWM projects to the new JSW projects. Then you could use the Roadmap feature. 

You would need a premium subscription if you wanted to do Advanced Roadmaps and have all of the Epics across all of the projects appear in a single plan. (or use an add-on). 

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Great, thank you for the clarification @John M Funk !

I read it's not standard to have a multi-project roadmap, so what does "plan" mean?

John Funk Community Leader Nov 17, 2021

The "plan" is what a roadmap is called in the Advanced Roadmaps which can include multiple projects. But again, you have to have a Premium Subscription to do that. 

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