Components or Epics?

At my company we use Epics to categorise what I see as components of the system - various apps or islands of functionality. 

IMHO Epic defines an effort that have a clear start and an end. To develop a web app is an Epic but to maintain it is a task on a given component.

I would like to propose to start using components but obviously there will be a resistance to change in the name of "we always did it this way". Are there any advantages of categorising things correctly? Is there something I can not do with epics that I could do with components? Maybe it's not worth the effort at all. 

 

 

1 answer

well with components you can have a lead and if a specific ticket has that component that lead can be assigned that ticket automatically. This helps triage tickets better. I dont know if that would be helpful to you. We use epics in a non agile way and just use them to keep track of certain projects with and without an end date. It just makes it easier to show management.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Community Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Atlassian Community!

This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.

Read more
Community showcase
Julia Dillon
Posted Tuesday in Jira

Tell us how your team runs on Jira!

Hey Atlassian Community! Today we are launching a bunch of customer stories about the amazing work teams, like Dropbox and Twilio, are doing with Jira. You can check out the stories here. The thi...

241 views 1 18
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you