Map Themes, Features and Epics in Jira - how?


In Scrum i have

Themes, Features and Epics, Stories  & Tasks

In JIRA I have  Epics, Stories & Tasks


How do i show Themes and Features in Jira, including where a feature may contain several epics?


At the moment i have Themes done with the components field. I'm considering Features with the labels field or another custom field.


What would you recommend?


Many thanks


1 answer

Hi Stuart,

Where in JIRA would you like to see your Themes and Features?

You can group Epics in any number of higher levels with our Structure Plugin (here's a blog post about doing just that: Managing JIRA Agile Projects in Structure).

This lets you visualise and manage the Theme-Feature-Epic-Story-Task relationship along with aggregation of times, estimates, progress, etc.

If you need to filter issues by Themes and Features, this can be done using an S-JQL query on a structure containing issues arranged in the TFEST hierarchy (example in the second half of this post).

In JIRA Agile, you'll be able to see the Themes and Features that a story belongs to in the Structure widget in the issue details panel, but there won't be any identifying labels (like the Epic label) on the issues in the boards.



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