Epic Dependency Reports to Help Prioritize and Plan Feature Development

What is an Epic Dependency Report?

An epic dependency report shows the relationships and dependencies among all issues for a single Epic.

Epic dependency report

The Problem

Teams need to understand dependencies in order to prioritize and plan feature development. You'll need to see what issues will block others especially if stories in an Epic are being worked on by more than one team.

Jira does not provide reporting out of the box that shows dependencies. As organizations scale to multiple teams, you'll need a report that shows cross-team dependencies for a single Epic.

How it Works

VisualScript can create a report that shows dependencies for all issues for any selected Epic even if that Epic spans multiple teams.

The report displays the selected Epic as the anchor issue. The center row includes all issues linked to the Epic. The bottom row shows the issues that are blocking the issues in the center row. The top row shows the issues the issues in the center row are blocking.

This report can answer:

  • What are the issues within an Epic?
  • What are the statuses of all the issues within an Epic?
  • What are the dependencies (even across different projects) of the issues within an Epic?
VisualScript epic dependency

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