I have 9issues attached to a epic, and I have logged the work for each issue and I see that it didn't automatically sum up to the epic. Can you please help me understand how exactly does the logging time work for an epic.
I see that in the backlog I can't estimate time for an epic , I want to see in total how much time did I spend on one epic in total which has multiple issues linked to it.
Well I am using tempo here to log work
If you are using Tempo, you could use the Timesheet Report. Build a JQL filter to fetch all the issues related to your epic ("Epic Link" = [key of your Epic]). Save the filter and use it as the source for your Timesheet Report.
This approach might be slightly unpractical, as it will require you to leave the context of your Epic. Other add-ons like Epic Sum Up and Structure can help you visualise this information much more easily and in the context of you issue itself.
are your issues = Story ? or issues = Tasks? The structure of Epic is following
Once you create Epic, then click Create Issue in Epic link and create Story, then beneath create Task etc. You can log the time using standard Log Time functionality for Story, Task and as long as the structure is ok you will start seeing the overal time estimates/time logged.
You can estimate time for Epic but not directly. In Scrum Epic is umbrella, big placeholder for bigger piece of functionality, in order to deliver Epic you need to deliver Stories/Task and these are the one to estimate
See here my epics are not estimated - it is Stories and Tasks which are estimated and then JIRA summarized them and displayed what is overal time estimates given to deliver Epic.
Tempo or standard JIRA Log time functionality is ok, but you need to get the Scrum structure right firstly.
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