Epic is a significant body of work that is too large to be completed in a single iteration, often spanning multiple sprints or releases. It serves as a high-level planning and tracking unit, which is later broken down into smaller stories for implementation.

The Epics menu will become available once the Epic feature is enabled.

Create Epic

At the bottom of the "Epics" page, enter a title into the textbox to create your new epic.

Epic Details Pane

Click the epic title to open its details.

  • Epic Title: The epic title provides an overview of what the epic represents.

  • Date range: The period during which an epic is expected to begin and end.

  • Owner: The person responsible for overseeing and managing an epic. There can only be one owner per epic.

  • Followers: Members who choose to receive updates on the epic but may not have direct responsibility over its completion. An epic can have multiple followers.

  • Status: An overview of where the epic stands in terms of its progress.

  • Tags: Labels associated with epics, they are used to categorize, and search for epics.

  • Description: A detailed explanation of the epic. Markdown syntax is supported.

  • Child work items: Subcomponents of the epic, they are used to break down the larger, more complex epic into smaller, manageable components.

  • Comments: Comments associated with a specific epic, allow team members to engage in discussions, provide updates, and share information.

Add Child work item to Epic

To create work as part of an epic:

  1. Write a title and select a work type to create a work item belonging to the epic.

Remove Child work item from Epic

Add milestones to the Epic Gantt Chart

To add milestones:

  1. On the right side of the Epics page, you'll find a calendar view with options for Week, Month, and Quarter views. Hover your cursor below the view options to display the dates, then click on the date where you want to set the milestone.

  2. Enter the name of your milestone.

  3. Press enter to save.

Adjust Date Range

You can Modify the Gantt bar's length and position on the timeline to adjust the time range for a work item or epic.

Search, Filter and Sorting

Use the search bar or add filters to find specific epics or work items.

You can sort the epics by title, priority, created time, start time and due time.

Epic Progress

Hover over the progress bar to view more details on the progress of your epic.

The calculation of epic progress involves assessing the status of all child work items.

For example, if an epic has three child work items:

  • Child work item 1: 5 points, completed.

  • Child work item 2: 3 points, in progress.

  • Child work item 3: 2 points, not started.

The epic progress will be calculated as 5/(5+3+2) = 50% completed. A detailed breakdown will show 50% completed, 30% in progress, and 20% not started.

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