BigPicture relation cadence<->sprint

What is the suggested relation between a cadence and a sprint? Since it is impossible to let an issue (e.g. epic) span multiple cadences but an epic can of course span multiple sprints.

So how to use cadences properly? 

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Hi,

Cadences are based on the SAFe methodology ideas: http://www.scaledagileframework.com/

In small team mode, a Cadence equals to a Sprint. In Large team mode, a Cadence aggregates multiple Sprints.

An Epic should be assigned to the Cadence that it ends in, because Cadences in general refer to the end dates of tasks. Granted, the idea to have them span multiple Cadences at the same time is a very good one, I have added it to our backlog: https://softwareplant.com/jira/browse/BIGPICTURE-1523

Hi Matthew,

your answer is exactly what many BigPicture users need to know. My additional question:  when I open a Story I see to which Epic it belongs. Can I see the cadence in the Epic itself (JIRA issue view)?

Thx a lot!

Radim

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