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How much does one epic in Jira cost

In Jira, everyone thinks and calculates costs differently: sprints, versions, projects, epics, and one single task. In our previous articles, we told you how to calculate the cost of each element (we'll leave you links to them at the end of the article). We want to show you how to determine how much epic costs using the Cost Tracker for Jira Cloud app. Plus, we will share with you a useful JQL query.

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JQL for displaying all tasks in an epic

So, for many people, it is a challenge to formulate a correct JQL query to display all the tasks that belong to a particular epic. Note that this includes not only tasks but also subtasks. Here is the correct JQL that will help you with this:

 issuetype = sub-task OR "parentEpic" IN (Epic Key) AND project = "Project name"

How to calculate the cost of one epic in Cost Tracker

Here's a quick and easy step-by-step guide: 

1. Enter the correct JQL, save and get a sample of all tasks and sub-tasks in the epic.

epic1.png2. Go to the Cost Tracker app in the Cost Reports tab, and click the button Generate report. Enter the name of the report, select the newly created filter, set the default hourly rate (it will be applied if one of the team members does not have a pre-entered hourly rate), the required period, and the Planned budget parameter - the total planned cost allocated to a specific epic. You can leave the Planned budget blank - it is not required.


3. Next, you get an informative Cost Report, where you can see the cost of each task and the epic as a whole. The report also includes the expenses that accompanied the team's work on the epic. If you filled in the Planned Budget field, you can see whether you exceeded the limit.



Bonus! Time report for epic

Using the JQL filter created for the epic, you can generate a Time Report using the same algorithm in the Cost Tracker app. You will receive a time report with a breakdown by tasks, teammates, and total workflow values.

You can also enter the Planned time parameter here. You can also see whether your planned time is approximately the same as the real worklogs.



We hope you found this helpful article. Here's a 30-day trial to see if Cost Tracker for Jira Cloud meets your needs. Also, we remind you that the app is free for teams of up to 10 users. We are waiting for you on our team!

P.S. We invite you to read other articles and use cases from our team: 



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