To generate an Issue Dependency Report using VisualScript, you'll need VisualScript installed on your Jira instance.
Once VisualScript is added to your instance, you can add a VisualScript gadget to your dashboard.
When the VisualScript gadget is added to a dashboard, you'll see a list of available reports to run.
The built-in reports will be in a folder called "Built-In Reports".
Choose "Jira Issue Dependency" to add to your dashboard.
You'll be asked to provide an issue key and a link name. By default, "blocks" will be selected.
The report will show which Epic the issue belongs to and show all the issues blocked by the selected issue and all the issues blocking the selected issue.
You'll notice there are colored dots in the lower left corner of each issue to represent their status: to do is blue, in progress is yellow, and done is green.
You can also click through to the specific issues in Jira.
The issue dependency report makes a good complimentary report to PI planning and other reports to provide much needed detail.
You can easily customize it further to meet your organization's specific needs.