Jira Plan (Advanced Roadmap) parent child relationship

Dillon Weyer March 28, 2023

Hi All,

New to Jira Plan (Advanced Roadmap) and have realised that you have to use the parent link field to link items so that they display in the plan. Realised today that you are restricted by the hierarchy, For reference, our hierarchy is:
The restriction is that I am only able to link using the parent link to the issue type directly above the current issue type e.g. Epic can only add an initiative to the parent link. I am not able to add an OKR as a parent of an Epic. I know I could change the hierarchy and remove initiative, but the point is, sometimes an epic or even in extreme cases, a story could be all that's needed to deliver an OKR.

Is there something I am missing or a change I can make? Could I use the linked issues type rather e.g. delivers??

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Walter Buggenhout
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March 28, 2023

Hi @Dillon Weyer,

No, you are not missing anything. Your observation is correct: the hierarchy is strict and you cannot skip any levels there.

Hope this clarifies! 

Dillon Weyer March 29, 2023

it does and feel disappointed that once again, Jira limiting how we work due to technical constraints.


Thanks for your response


In Structure the addon, you can use links to build your hierarchy and is therefore flexible, Will plans only work with the parent-child relationship?

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May 8, 2024

I was able to get around this by adding the other issue types into the hierarchy.  



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