Portfolio: how to use story pointing at the epic and initiative level

Being able to story point at the epic and initiative level is useful when you don't have all the tickets created yet.  So i'm confused at how the roll up happens when you do add stories w points to the epic.

Example:

i have an epic w high level estimate of 20pts. 

i add a story that's 10pts <= the epic story pts changes to 10.

i change the epic story pts back to 20 by entering 10

i add another story that's 5pts <= the epic story pts changes to 25.

 

so it seems like, if there are any stories in the epic, it will sum the pts for all the stories.  and if you enter an additive amt, that will be added on top. 

this sounds logical mathematically.    but it's not helping me w a real life example of: this epic is initially estimated 20 and should be 20 until 1) there's > 20 pts worth of stories in the epc, or 2) i change the epic estimate.

hopefully that makes sense.  this is also the case w initiatives.  help?

1 answer

0 vote
Cristiano Oliveira Community Champion Nov 22, 2017

Hi Thuy! How are you doing?

When I first saw these fields in Portfolio I also thought it would "replace" the Epic estimate with the sum of my Stories. But in the end I found out it "sums" the Stories estimate with the Epic estimate.

I did not find anyway to change this behavior.

Hope this helps!

Cristiano

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Published Thursday in Jira Service Desk

How the Telegram Integration for Jira helps Sergey's team take their support efficiency to the bank

...+ reading Fantasy). The same is true for him at the bank he works for: Efficiency is key when time literally equals money. Read on to learn how Sergey makes most of the time he has by...

352 views 2 4
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you