Story points in JIRA Agile

I'm looking at JIRA Agile (AKA Greenhopper) and struggling a bit with the planning board and Story points. I'm more familiar with the classic board than the new rapid boards so maybe I'm missing something simple.

What I'd like to do is do rough estimates/planning with story points and then sprint execution with actual hourly estimates on Stories or on sub tasks of stories. This is obviously possible but I can't find a way to easily enter story points from the rapid board itself. Editing the issue in JIRA (as opposed to JIRA Agile) allows me to enter values for story points and the planning board does a nice job of displaying story points in the rapid board once I've entered values but entering the values themselves seems cumbersome (edit the issue itself in full screen mode).

I also tried adding Story Points to the issue detail view on the rapid board but the field doesn't appear in the list.

Am I missing something simple?

1 answer

Figured it out. Issues in a running sprint cannot have their story points set so the Estimate field in the issue detail view was not editable for the issues I was lookign at.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Jan 08, 2019 in Jira

How to Jira for designers

I’m a designer on the Jira team. For a long time, I’ve fielded questions from other designers about how they should be using Jira Software with their design team. I’ve also heard feedback from other ...

1,070 views 4 9
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