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Create groups from Epics

A lot of backlogs and work is already grouped in Jira through the use of epics. It would be great to automatically create and manage groups based on epics in the scope.

  • Ingi Brown
  • Oct 31 2019
  • Planned
Tempo Platform Cloud
Tempo Products Cost Tracker for Tempo Timesheets
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  • Luke Bowler commented
    22 Oct 11:23pm

    I agree with this and would also like the option to group by Component. By way of example, in an agency context, I have many group marketing clients who have a single BAU retainer to service the needs of multiple business units. Not wanting to bastardise Epics, we’ll use Components to enable us to report back on how the budget is being apportioned by business area.

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    Christopher Castine commented
    2 Sep 12:12am

    Hi Andrew, Hope you are doing well. Please see my answers below. Nothing planned for the immediate, as there is some key functionality that is taking precedence. We can revisit these late 2020 / early 2021.

    a) This is something I would like to see improved in the product as well. However, there are some technical challenges around this and the implementation is not that straight forward. We have no immediate plan now but it is something that we will consider in the future.

    b) Something we could consider in the future but further technical assessment will be required.

    Best Regards,

    Christopher Castine

  • Andrew Stewart commented
    13 Aug 05:11am

    Thank for you the update Christopher, though can I clarify:

    a) I don't see Epic as a Column, it does appear next to the Issue Reference but isn't showing as a column. Are there any plans to make this a field we can sort on?

    b) We make quite extensive use of sub-tasks - given these Issues do not have an Epic Link of their own it is not possible to easily identify which group these should be dragged under. Your proposed workaround doesn't seem to help for these.

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    Christopher Castine commented
    10 Aug 07:27pm

    The scope tab now supports the Epic column. We also support a right click with a multi select with move-to or create group, that should greatly speed up this process. Based on this, a fully automated approach is deferred for now.


    Christopher Castine

    Cost Tracker Product Manager

  • Andrew Stewart commented
    12 Jun 05:41am

    Since the Roadmaps feature in Jira, which will be available to all users shortly, encourages users to use EPICS to represent main activities there are going to be an influx of people wanting to run cost reports by Epic.

    The current design that requires us to manually create groups, and then manually assign tickets, only works for projects with a very very small number of tickets. We have projects with several dozen tickets, sometimes hundreds, which means that manual grouping is not feasible.

  • Guillaume Schermesser commented
    14 Feb 01:27pm

    This feature seems to be absolutely necessary !

    Can't wait to test it !

  • Malvina Garnier commented
    12 Feb 05:17pm

    This would be awesome !!!

  • Mike Kondrashin commented
    18 Dec, 2019 03:33pm

    This would be a massive improvement!

  • Jesse Hormachea commented
    3 Dec, 2019 11:46pm

    This would save us soooo much time. Total time spent across tasks in an epic is an oddly difficult number to pull out of Jira. I'm currently mirroring my groupings with epics but this is a lot of manual time and prone to errors if someone moves something out of an epic. This would improve the usage significantly.


    Automatic groupings by epic would help our org out a lot but I could see auto-groupings by many other types like story/sub-task, component, version, labels.

  • Nate Dame commented
    20 Nov, 2019 05:55pm

    Epics to issues and also to sub-tasks would be perfect

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