Can I Display Epics on the Scrum Board in place of Stories?

Hey!

I hope this makes sense, but my team is in a transitional phase to scrum within a large organization that is extremely waterfall.

Because of that, our "product" as a team are out user stories, that will get handed off to Developers, after the Sprint has finished.

SO, we need a Scrum board that shows Epics within the Active Sprint, Sprint Backlog and Backlog - and not user stories.

Essentially, my question is:

  • Can you create a Scrum board that displays Epics within the Active Sprint, Sprint Backlog and Backlog - and not user stories?

The team still wants to create user stories for each of those Epics, of course - during the sprint. It's just, we prioritize and assign work based on Epic - not on user story.

Thanks so much for you help!

Let me know!

John

 

1 answer

Hello, Yep, you can.

You just need to create a new board and edit Board Setting, as the image below:

Epic 01.png

After that, you need to edit your JQL, as the images below,

for example: [issuetype = Epic]

image01:

Epic 03.png

image02:Epic 04.png

So, your board will show your Epics, or whatever you want, as the image below:

Epic 01.png

Regards!

Hey David!

 

Thanks so much for your reply!

 

Is it possible to have the same view on the Scrum board?

I already have this view for our team on our Kanban board, using your same steps.

The steps you've detailed are GREAT for Kanban!! However, can I do the same with a Scrum board?

 

Thanks David!

 

John

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