I'm looking for recommendations on how to easily build up Releases inside our JIRA Cloud instance.
I want to be able to drag and drop a Story or an Epic into a Release bucket in order to plan the next several releases.
I tried out the Aha! product and I like the drag-and-drop Release builder (attached) but the product is overkill for our startup phase and it does not put Epics (their 'Initiative') on in the Features area where I can build a Release from them.
I've also used Portfolio before but, again, the feature set is way deeper than what I want. I have only one team and one product for the near future.
I like the simplicity of Trello, but I can't tell if that integration supports updating Release versions through a Trello column change.
But I will have quite a few releases over the next couple of years and I don't want to manage those in Confluence or by assigning fixVersion manually -- that's not a good way to visualize and discuss Release scope with management.
We have both Epics and Stories (features) within a release because the work of breaking up an Epic into stories should be postponed until that is actually needed.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Have you considered using a Jira scrum board? In the backlog board you will be presented with two collapsable sidebars: Epic and Versions. You can expand Versions and simply drag issue directly into any defined unreleased version. see example below.
Thanks, Jack. I appreciate the screen shot. I've created one of these just now and that will due in a pinch.
I'm still hoping to find a tool or view that allows me to see the contents of multiple releases in as clean a way as Aha does. That view facilitates discussion of priorities without so much clicking back and forth.
Update: I want to be able to add an Epic to a Release. This doesn't appear to be possible in the Scrum board (or in Aha). It's a core agile principle to postpone work until needed... and breaking down epics into stories just to fit into a tool runs cross-grain to that idea.
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