Next-gen - Epic vs Add to parent Issue

Sam Dayani June 11, 2019

Why would you guys change "Epic" to to "Add to parent issue"? it is something that everyone has been used to and plus when you click on this it still shows epic on the page ... 


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Atlassian Team
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June 11, 2019

Hi Sam. Thanks for the feedback. There are two main reasons we have done this...

1. We are looking to be more generic as we add additional levels of work hierarchy. Currently we have 3 levels and we will look to increase this further in the future.

2. Each level of hierarchy may have more than one issue type. This is currently only possible at the base level.

The caveat here is we will look to introduce hierarchy level names (and likely the ability to edit these names) in the future. At this point we may revert this action to use the hierarchy level name rather than using the parent term.

Going forward, we will focus a bit more on our "change boarding" experience as we introduce further changes to next-gen. We want to avoid surprises like this where possible. Again thanks for the feedback.


Eoin (Product Manager)

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