Epic burndown charts

I've got a number of JIRA projects (one per platform) and have work (Epics) that span multiple platforms. That is, Epics that have stories in different projects.

I want a burndown chart for an Epic, seems simple enough, but Epic burndown charts seem tied to a Scrum board (seems an artificial constraint)

How can I track progress of the Epic?

Is there a plug-in? do I need to write my own? The data is available (Epics have child stories, stories are in various states of done) - all of this information ought to be independent of a board.

any help would be appreciated.


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Going to answer my own here... I've found some information here about getting Epic burndown information from the REST API:


You could create a superboard that would include all of your Epics. You don't need to use its Work mode, but go straight to Reports whenever you need to check the Epics burndown.

With this approach, I see the sprints rolled up (which is fine) but its listed as <Team> - Sprint # instead of just Sprint #. Is there a way to have it listed as sprint #?

Hi, I also want to summarize alot of epics on one dashboard, the epics are driven by alot of different Product owners. How would one go about creating onw superboard with different epicburndowns?

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