Managing multiple project epics from another project/board


I'm having a bit of a nightmare with our current jira instance, let me give you a little background.

  • Each of our Depts (IT, Marketing, Dev, Product) have their own Projects with epics and sprints.
  • On top of that, each week we have a management scrum where the lead for each dept gets together and we discuss priorities for the business as a whole.

We currently use a different project for this, called Business Priorities for this, separate to each departmental project and each task created in here is duplicated and linked to the relating task in each departmental project for their sprints.

As you can imagine this is becoming very messy, In the ideal world I would create epics in the Business Priorities project and have the tasks for these epics in each project but I'l having trouble tracking the epics on a board and showing their progress, I would also like to estimate and track time spent so we can better prioritise these.

How would you guys achieve this in the most efficient way?


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Hi Dom,

just a quick reply - you might want to look into the JIRA-add-on JQL tricks for better jql functions with epics and issues in epics. So maybe you could work with the issue links in a better way using this add-on:



Thanks for this, very much worth a look however it would be worth me saying that we're using Jira Cloud - is this available?

You're welcome Dom - sorry to say but it seems not to be available yet... Have a look at - the first one seems worth a try or look in the documentation. You can look at links hierarchy too which might be a different approach... 



P. S. Have you had a look at -this could be another approach with the business Epics as themes - and the addon vendor is very nice :) 

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