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How to create 'Feature' issue type in between Epic and User Story


In my organization the issue type hierarchy is Epic->Feature->User Story/task. In jira we only have an Epic link to a user story/task. How to create the hierarchical link between the issues and display it. Thanks

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Robert Wen Community Leader May 20, 2022

Hello, @Minakshi Sharma ! Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

Your situation is identical to those organizations that are practicing SAFe, which has that issue type hierarchy.  What those organizations do is one of the following.

  • Use Advanced Roadmaps (bundled with Jira Software Premium) to set up an issue type above Epic and "remap" the Epic issue type to Features (currently on cloud this is mentally mapping it.  There's a feature coming "real soon now" from Atlassian that will allow you to rename Epics to Features)
  • Use a Marketplace app such as Structure for Jira to set up the desired hierarchy.

Hope this helps!

Hi, @Minakshi Sharma. To add to what @Robert Wen said, this article, by @Philip Heijkoop _ALM Works_,  may be worth a read, too.

Phil is a SAFe SPC.

Epic-Feature-Story vs. Initiative-Epic-Story: Which SAFe Hierarchy Should You Choose?




Thanks Robert Wen and Dave Rosenlund for your answers. It helped!




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