In my understanding there are two kinds of bugs:

  1. Bugs that are identified before an acceptance by the client
  2. Bugs that are identified afterwards

In JIRA I think it is necessary to associate bug type 1 with an Epic as they are a condition for completing the Epic.

But how do you treat bug type 2? As far as I understand it the epic should already be closed (see my related question). Do you associate no epic at all? Do you use a "bugs" epic? Anything else?

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This kind of traceability can become difficult and problematic as one backlog item or even epics modify the behavior of a previous one, but if you do want to link them, you can still use JIRA's "relates to" functionality even if an issue is closed.


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