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What level of detail should I include in epics?

I am writing user stories for a new project. One of my epics is: As a company owner I want a graphical profile so I can build my visual identity. And then there are multiple user stories linked to ...
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Scrum - splitting test from a user story to next sprint

I am wondering how to manage this sort of issue in the best, Agile way. Let's take our current situation as an example: we have two stories that are technically "complex" (simply put, big), that will ...
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What Jira role is required so as to have access to Jira import

I am a novice Jira user, part of a pilot project where none of us have notable experience. We are using hosted Jira. The site administrator has made me administrator of a couple of projects. Now I'd ...
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Optimum usage of JIRA and Confluence [closed]

I'm working on recommendations for how to use JIRA and Confluence together for an Agile project. Based on experience teams use Confluence for requirements, linking to JIRA for the user stories ...
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Subscription to the JIRA filter for the reporter and team leader

I need to set up a filter subscription for sending a list of issues that are not in (Resolved, Closed) AND assignee is EMPTY to reporters and to their team leaders. So I need to find any issues for ...
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What to do when running into a potential rabbit hole in a story?

Say I have a team member who is working on a story. While working on that story, s/he runs into an issue that could or could not be crucial to the completion of that original story. Should the team ...
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How can I force an epic to have a limited/finite scope?

Background I'm working for a web development agency. I take responsibility for managing the work that the developers in our company do for our client. We're using JIRA for task management. Epics ...
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Jira and Flagged Issues

Is there a way in Jira to track how long a item was flagged for( the work couldnt continue as it was blocked ) ? I am able to quickly see all the blocked items by using Flagged = Impediment but I need ...
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How do I show all tasks assigned to a user on one Jira board?

The current issue we're having is we have several Jira boards/projects for different parts of our company. One of our users is in one board that is a Scrum board and one board that is Kanban. I tried ...
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How to best manage multiple projects in JIRA for a non-development team?

I am looking to find some resources or best practices on how to use JIRA to manage the Business As Usual (BAU) and other projects for my team. We have several major projects we are working on, and ...
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In Jira, how do I roll up Story Points or Time expended to Initiative?

In my JIRA project, we have the following issue hierarchy: Sub-tasks > Stories > Epics > Initiatives Most of our estimates and tracking happen at the Story level: Story Points are recorded on ...
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How can I always see the last 30 days in Timesheets?

We use Tempo timesheets to efficiently log work and see logged work. I like the "last 30 days" view, as I can use it to easily log work on tasks I worked on before. The problem is, this only sets a ...
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The difference of Jira Epics and Components

I read on Jira documentation and do some research. However, i'm still a bit confused about Components and Epics. In a sample website like Facebook, it has features like Login, Register, Write A Post ...
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Tracking tasks across all Jira projects

I have many projects that are in progress in JIRA with Scrum teams from User Experience (UX) and Development (dev). Is there a way to see all dev or UX tasks across all projects? I'm currently having ...
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What is the best workflow between Jira and Confluence?

I'm struggling with Jira and Confluence. My Team and I are developing an application and we are not sure how to structure our JIRA environment perfectly. For our development process we use Kanban. ...
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How to know when the project started in JIRA?

I am an admin for JIRA project following SCRUM approach. I am trying to report to my direct manager when the project was started. I went to Settingsand Timesheets.. and many places. And I cannot ...
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In Jira, how do you capitalizing the dev time for each story?

Right now we use Git Hub Issues for each project an individual engineer is working on. We're are making a transition to broader stories handled in Jira. We mark each task either Cap or Exp for ...
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JIRA - How to add flag to epic task

How do you add flag to an epic task in JIRA? On a normal task, you just right click it and "Add flag", but when it becomes an epic you dont get that option.
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How to generate a lead time report in JIRA without a plugin?

Has anyone compiled a lead time report (in any format) from JIRA without the use of a plug-in? If so, how did you do it? The native Control Chart tracks cycle time but not individual times for ...
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Jira Sprint Structure for Software Team

As I see it, we have three levels: Epic - Broad view of what would be nice to do. (Usually more then a Sprint) Let pay for our service with credit cards Story - More defined and structured view. (...
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Estimate Item Delivery from Throughput plus blockers

We are combining all of our projects into one Kanban board. Since we are only ever one team, it seems to make the most sense to combine everything to one board and prioritize as we can all only work ...
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How can I improve this Jira process? [closed]

At the moment in Jira each developer has the following columns in its dashboard: (developer dashboard) TO DO IN PROGRESS IMPEDED QA REVIEW DONE Story 101 ------------------------...
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Jira: Best way to setup issue for having info about responsible users (analyst, developer, qa)

I'm looking for best way to have possibility to find out from jira issue -who was responsible for certain stages of its lifecycle. Our work process on issue starts from analysis then going ...
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From Microsoft Project to JIRA

I know that this is a topic that has been talked about a lot but I need to export a project from MS Project to JIRA. I know that there are a few JIRA addons to make this job but they are paid and my ...
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Handling New Issues in the backlog

We are a small team mostly focused on medium to large scale websites. I am going to merge all issues for all of our projects into one backlog using Kanban with JIRA. The idea being that no one gets ...
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How can I get an export of stories/bugs in all releases for a date range?

I'm looking to get the following data for a given date range: Release Date Release Version Number of Stories Number of Bugs I understand that it's easy to get this information one release at a time ...
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Merging multiple backlogs into a Visionary/Master backlog on JIRA?

Context An enterprise AWS project with multiple Scrum teams building features. Three additional stakeholder teams (Dev Ops, Operations, CISO) who send support and consultancy requests into the AWS ...
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Difference between JIRA's internal “Needs Review” and “Review Needed” issues statuses?

What are the differences (if any, but I assume some shall be) between the "Needs Review" and "Review Needed" issues statuses internally managed by JIRA? It increases difficulty when moving an issue ...
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Method for scoring backlog items in Jira based on impact to company goals versus level of effort

My development team uses Jira Cloud, and I'm looking for some way within Jira to prioritize the backlog items (mainly "new features" and "stories"). I'd like to do this by manually assigning scores to ...
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On JIRA, how can I restrict a specific status of my workflow to hold only one issue per time?

On JIRA, how can I restrict a specific status of my workflow to hold only one issue per time? Because we're automating all our workflow, I want to have a specific status (ACCEPTANCE) that only ...
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Setting default issue type in JIRA

I have a Kanban board in the cloud-based version of JIRA that uses the JIRA Software Simplified Workflow. When I create a new issue, it automatically assigns a "Backlog" status. I would like the ...
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How to differentiate old bugs from new bugs during a sprint?

In a sprint where we fix old bugs as well build new features, we will encounter 3 types of "bugs" in in a scrum board: Bugs introduced by current stories Bugs newly discovered during sprint but are ...
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Is there a way to “tag” portions of Sprint item descriptions and build documentation from it? [closed]

So, in the sprint item's Description, is there a way to enclose portions with some tags, like this: $region 1.0 Name of Chapter 1 (Description goes here.) $endregion And then later be able to ...
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Show Epic label in backlog without adding Epics to board filter in Jira?

There doesn't appear to be any medium here but I have a Kanban board in Jira and all issues are assigned to an Epic. The filter specifically does not include Epics because in Kanban if Epics are ...
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JIRA: how to have many Kanban boards for one project

Here is the situation: I have one project with several issues relating to tasks our team has to complete. We (currently) have two "categories" of tasks to complete. Let's call them: "Environment Setup"...
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JIRA: How to show Epics with the status “In Progress” in the Kanban board?

When using the KANBAN board on JIRA, and I change the status of an EPIC to IN PROGRESS (either changing the status through the status field or moving the card to the "IN PROGRESS" column), the ...
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On JIRA, can I have a column in my agile board based on a filter and not (only) on a status?

I want to create a board with different columns, but all of them have the same status, but belong to different "teams". So I'd like to have a column for each team. Is it possible to create a column ...
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How can I stop my remaining estimate to be adjusted?

In JIRA, we have a task for standups and meetings, obviously this task does not need an estimate, but it is useful to have time tracking on it. However, when I log time on this issue, the remaining ...
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How do I incorporate product managers with Backlog control into JIRA?

My company has several product offerings, each with a dedicated development team, plus a number of people on the business side that control the product's direction. We currently use a homegrown ...
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Calculating project forecasts in Jira

As a Scrum Master, I want to help my Product Owner to make an educated guess of when features in a project will be implemented, in order to communicate with stakeholders so that they can manage Scope. ...
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Separating tracking and estimation with Agile Scrum and workflow

I'm trying to figure out how JIRA can help track an Agile Scrum project we are running, in particular I want to be able to create burn down charts. I created a few stories and tasks, and noticed that ...
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Epics vs Projects vs something else

We have just started using JIRA and I'm setting it up now. We have a huge product and an external team which develops and supports the product. Our product involves a lot of projects. The ...
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How can I import JIRA issues into Redmine?

I need to import JIRA issues into Redmine without Redmine then updating JIRA. Is there a way to do this?
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Is there a JIRA mechanism that will notify users in-browser when a ticket changes?

People often open a JIRA issue by URL, and then start working on it. They have to manually refresh (usually after seeing an email notification) to see any changes to the ticket like edits to the ...
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Technical user stories or development related tasks

I have some task in my Jira backlog that I don't know if them should be inside a user story. There are tasks related with development, server, configuration, etc. User didn't ask to have those task/...
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How should I structure requirements in Confluence?

I've just started in a new company that has decided to become more agile. They have decided to create the requirement specification in Jira. As an ux/ interaction designer, I find it difficult to see ...
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Action when realising that the user story cannot be completed by the end of the sprint

In Scrum with JIRA, what does Atlassian recommend us to do on the User Story when we realize mid-sprint that it cannot be completed within that sprint? What I am doing now: In my current practice, ...
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Inside Jira how do I see boards from multiple projects in a single drop down?

We have 2 projects with the proper boards displaying their workflows accurately. Project A has one board. Project B has three boards. When i'm inside Project A i cannot see the boards from Project B ...
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Epics and stories prioritization in JIRA

In this answer, an epic-story structure is suggested. I like this approach and I'm trying to utilize it. But, the problems how to handle priorities. More specifically, assume I have two epics (e1 and ...
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Is a ticket management system necessary for our org?

Our team looks like this 4 developers 2 testers 1 Boss (Product owner, CEO etc.) A designer We have tried 4 different boards till now. Assembla, Youtrack, JIRA as scrum and JIRA as Kanban. Every ...