With our hierarchical view you can look at all your Epics, Stories and sub-tasks of the selected JIRA Agile Board on the same page, in an Excel-like format - something that is just not possible in JIRA Agile.
The issues displayed in this view adhere to the settings of your JIRA Board (query filter).
You can find two different Epic display modes in Plangle, that correspond the 2 common Epic handling approaches in practice.
You can always switch between the two modes on the Configuration screen of Plangle.
Epics displayed/handled as Big Stories
In this mode we keep the order of the Epics, the Stories within Epics and the sub-tasks within Stories (we use the same Rank field as JIRA Agile).
You can not break an Epic to multiple parts in this mode, since we designed it for those who treat their Epics as Big Stories. Therefore we assume that you complete your Epics one after another.
Epics displayed/handled as Story groups (JIRA Agile style)
In this mode we keep the order of the Stories and the sub-tasks within Stories (we use the same Rank field as JIRA Agile), and display Epic as labels, just like JIRA Agile does.
Sprints, other filters
Would you like to filter for Sprints or for "Done" issues or just use a text filter?
Plangle is designed mainly for the initial planning process when you want to see all your Stories, and for later occasions when you want to have a birds-eye-view on your project but yes, not a bad idea...
How to create/edit/delete Epics/Stories/sub-tasks?
To create these types of issues just create a new line anywhere you want and insert the Summary of the Epic/Story/Subtask into the corresponding column.
If you want to create an issue with type other than the default "Story" please use the selector.
As soon as you leave the cell we'll create the issue for you in JIRA.
To delete an Epic/Story/Story just delete the corresponding line
Your user must have the "Delete Issues" JIRA permission (by default only JIRA Administrators have it, ask your JIRA Administrator to allow you to delete issues)
or just press "Delete"
To edit an Epic/Story/Story just edit the given cell, we'll save any changes as soon as you leave the cell.
How to create/edit/delete Quick sub-tasks?
Quick sub-tasks is our marvelous invention to create sub-tasks for Stories only specifying the estimations for them, their name will be derived from the Story's name and a configurable prefix. Their type can also be pre-configured.