Bugs by nature don't come with well defined path to resolution. Normally bug fixes are varying complexity and no single resource knows at the time of bug creation, how long it takes and what solution options are acceptable. This same context is true for stories too but stories are predictable and have time to plan where bug fixes don't have time to go through normal sprint grooming or planning process.
Assuming bugs need immediate fixes, estimation of effort is a post resolution insight but not before hand. This might be the reason to not expect anyone estimate the effort and assign points to bugs by default.
That said, can they be estimated and included in the intake and planning process? It depends on the urgency and nature of the bug, right?
I went ahead and enabled story points for Bugs. But they are not being showed on sprint backlog items, nor are they being counted towards total number of points in sprint. Looks like Jira cloud only counts story points for total. What changes should I make so that estimates entered for bugs get included in total?
Story Point is considered a custom field. To make it show on issue type 'Bug' you need to:
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