How to track progress for an Epic in different projects?


We have two projects that have thier own Version and Epics. But for the Epics that are common in both Projects, the naming is similar. Stories under each project differ as 2 teams have to work on their component. How can a view be generated for such Epics to see the combined progress?

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You could probably create a JQL saved filter that includes both projects, such as:

project in (ABC, XYZ)

You could then create a new Board and base that board off this saved JQL filter.   That board would show you all the issues in both projects.   As long as the epics for each exist in either of those projects, then you would also be able to see both epics in this single board view.   This could be helpful if you want to see the status of issues/epics in a single view.  However this won't help you in regards to reports in JIRA as each project has it's own reporting for issues that exist only in that project.

If you don't want to see all the issues of those projects you could adjust the filter to only include the issues from said epics:

project in (ABC, XYZ) AND "Epic Link" in (epic1, epic2)

You would just need to make sure that your JQL query includes the epics themselves, or else they won't appear on that board.

THanks Andy. This helped. I created a BOard with Epics as Swimlanes. This gives a good view to know the progress of stories across projects.




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