Hierarchy sub-levels with Jira Premium

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September 25, 2023

Dear all,

I'm testing the Jira Premium and the hierarchy side.

I could create additional levels on top of the hierarchy, but I wasn't able to add an additional sub-level, i.e. level -2.
Do you know if there is a way to do it ?

I wanted to keep Epic at level 1 and story at level 0, and define tasks with level -1 and sub-tasks with level -2

Thank you for your help

Nancy

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Hannes Obweger - JXL for Jira
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September 25, 2023

Hi @Test Test

welcome to the community.

Jira only allows adding additional hierarchy levels on top of epics, but not below. To the best of my knowledge, there are no plans to lift this limitation.

Two ways forward: 

a.) You could consider "lifting" your entire model up by one level, so that what you currently envision to be "-2" becomes "-1" (i.e., sub-tasks), and so on. Just keep in mind that Jira has opinions on the standard hierarchy levels (-1, 0, 1), e.g. in terms of what can be added to a sprint, etc. etc., and while you can e.g. "re-imagine" a sub-task to now be a story, you can't change these limitations.

b.) You may already know that you can use issue links to establish any relationship between any pair of issues, and nothing stops you from establishing a "is parent of/is child of" relationship between a sub-task and a "sub-sub-task". Here, keep in mind that Jira won't "understand" this issue link as a parent/child relationship. There are, however, a number of hierarchy-related apps in the Atlassian Marketplace that can do so. I myself happen to work on such an app; I'll provide more details below.

Hope this helps,

Best,

Hannes

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Thanks Hannes for the explanation and the ways to consider, very helpful.

Hannes Obweger - JXL for Jira
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September 25, 2023

Very welcome @Test Test!

Just to expand on the last point, here's how this would look in the app that my team and I are working on, JXL for Jira - note how WORK-363 is a "sub-sub-task" below WORK-364:

sub-sub-tasks.gif

JXL is a full-fledged spreadsheet/table view for your issues that allows viewing, inline-editing, sorting, and filtering by all your issue fields, much like you’d do in e.g. Excel or Google Sheets. It also comes with a number of advanced features, including support for (configurable) issue hierarchies. These issue hierarchies can be based on Jira's built-in parent/child relationships (like epic/story, or story/sub-task), as well as issue links. Above, I'm using issue links of type is parent of/is child of to model an additional hierarchy level below sub-tasks.

Any further questions just let me know,

Best,

Hannes

Grant Olson May 6, 2024

@Hannes Obweger - JXL for Jira my company and I are currently using JXL with Jira Cloud Standard (we are really enjoying using JXL by the way). I ran across this post and your reply here. I was trying to recreate what you demonstrated/explained in your comment but was unable to do so. Can you please provide more explanation of how to create this "hierarchy" effect with JXL? Thank you!

Hannes Obweger - JXL for Jira
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May 6, 2024

Hi @Grant Olson,

thank you for your kind words; great to hear that you like JXL!

The easiest way to view your issues in hierarchy in JXL is to enable Jira's default issue hierarchy - i.e., epic/base task/sub-task - which is really just one click. For more advanced use cases - like the one I'm showing above - you need to use JXL's custom issue structure feature, where you can combine any number of hierarchy levels (either based on Jira's built-in parent/child relationships, or based on issue links), with any number of grouping levels, or sum-up levels. 

I'd definitely recommend having a look at the linked documentation pages, but a good starting point may be to view our quick demo video, where we walk through all of the above in just 10 minutes or so.

If something's still unclear, please feel free to reach out to us at https://jxl.app/support anytime and we have a look at it together!

Best,

Hannes

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September 25, 2023

Hi @Test Test

JIRA does not have a changeable hierarchy.

For mor information please refer another question raised in community Click Here

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May 7, 2024

Hi @Test Test 

 

You can use Issue Links to create your own hierarchy above and below Epics.

If you would be interested in an add-on for this need, you can try out our plugin.

Issue Hierarchy 

The app shows your issue hierarchy in a tree view created through Issue Links.

The app has multiple other features which are very useful in project tracking and management.

(Disclaimer: I work on RVS, the vendor for this app)

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