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Is there way to configure Swimlane Based On Initiative?



As we can configure horizontal swimlane based on epics (to display stories) or stories (to display sub-task), can I configure them based on Initiatives(to display all epics under initiative)?

FYI, Initiatives are not listed in 'Swim Lane Based On' dropdown.

a) So is it possible to achieve this using query?


b) Is there a way to add Initiative to list in 'Swim Lane Based On' dropdown


Would be more interested in answer to a.

This I want to achieve on Kanban Board. 



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a)  query - issue in childIssuesOf("ABC-1234")

My colleague suggested this and it works for me :). But yes, it is to be manually maintained.

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b) is not possible.

a) possible but awkward. You would need to write as many JQL queries as the number of initiatives. It makes this solution too hard to maintain.

This answer is old. Is someone have found a way to do option A without having to do a JQL queries for each initiatives? 

I would love to be able to do B. Is it feasible, after creating new Hierarchy would like to use it to drive Swimlanes in Kanban Board

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Yes me too, would love to do b. I have a board for run/sprint with stories organized in swimlanes by epic, and a roadmap board with epics and initiatives mixed with confusion where I'd prefer to have epics organized in swimlanes by initiative for clarity/readability. This would be more intuitive as all these levels of tickets are hierarchically related.

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I would also want to do this for my sprint board.  We use initiatives for a lot of our planning. 

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Did one of you find a solution? I would like to do the same on my scrum board without having to do it manually every time there's a new initiative.

Thanks if someone have the answer :)

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+1 this as a feature request. swimlanes based on initiatives would be great

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