What should a Jira epic contain?

What information should be included in an epic?

In the introduction, you should include about ‘why’ and ‘what’ about the epic.


  • summary of what the features you’re building are for and why you’re building them.
  • what metrics you are trying to improve.
  • links to specific documentation.
  • marketing plans, legal requirements (if any)
  • early wireframes.

How do I make a good epic in Jira?

Step 1: Click on the “Backlog” tab on the Jira dashboard. Step 2: Click on the “EPICS” link on the epics panel. Step 3: Click on “Create Epic” button by providing the epic name, epic summary and epic type. Then we click on “Create” button.

Does an epic have acceptance criteria?

Acceptance Criteria are a set of statements, each with a clear pass/fail result, that specify both functional and non-functional requirements, and are applicable at the Epic, Feature, and Story Level. Acceptance criteria constitute our “Definition of Done”, and by done I mean well done.

What are Jira components?

JIRA components are sub-sections of a project. They are used to group issues within a project into smaller parts. I would take a look at Managing components and Defining a Component for more information.

What is epic burndown in Jira?

A burndown chart shows the amount of work that has been completed in an epic or sprint, and the total work remaining. Burndown charts are used to predict your team’s likelihood of completing their work in the time available. They’re also great for keeping the team aware of any scope creep that occurs.

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What is epic story and task in Jira?

Stories, bugs, and tasks describe a single piece of work, while epics are used to describe a group of issues that all relate to the same, larger body of work. Epics are typically completed over several sprints, or a longer time frame if you don’t use sprints.

Are features and epics the same?

Epics contain features that span multiple releases and help deliver on the initiatives. And features are specific capabilities or functionality that you deliver to end-users — problems you solve that add value for customers and for the business.