At the beginning of a project, we use EPIC prioritization before the EPICs are broken into stories to direct the design teams to the highest priority work in a project. Even as the project gets underway, we would like to use EPICs rather than stories further down in the backlog to prioritize work. However, the current method of changing the rank on an EPIC by drag and drop in filter panel of the scrum board is very cumbersome, once you have more than 10 or 15 EPICs.
The shortcuts for changing rank on other issues don't seem to work on the EPICs in the filter pane.
I am not so worried about ordering the stories based on the EPIC ordering, although this might be nice at the start of a project. I am happy to order the stories independently of the EPICs.
I really just want and easier way to order the EPICs in the filter pane, other than drag and drop. If we could have the shortcuts (send to top and send to bottom), plus the ability to multi-select for operations on the EPICs in the filter pane, it would be great.
However from your reply, I guess there is no way to order EPICs other than drag and drop in the filter pane or your suggestion 1 above?
There are a couple of ways you can move closer to achieving the prioritisation by Epic.
Sorry there is not a quick way of reordering the stories based upon your Epics ordering.
Not only is it annoying, but the priority is not sticky at all. As a product manager, I need the ability to prioritize Epics and stories with in each Epic and I need the priority to persist. Outside of this I still need the ability to prioritize the backlog as separate entity and have that persist in the backlog view as well as the kanban view. The Epic priorities serve as a pre planning area to help POs and BAs to really granularity set priority. The backlog could have stories from many epics being done at any given time and should be able to be managed almost as super Epic. The biggest deficiency I see in the Jira product based on other Agile tools is the lack of the Feature level, so having these priorities work appropriately is even that much more important.
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