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Access Hierarchy for Jira Cloud

Open a Hierarchy for Jira tree view by clicking Apps on the main Jira dashboard, which allows you to visualize your complete issue hierarchy in a tree, with rolled-up estimate progress reports.

Access Hierarchy via App menu

Or you can access the app from the left-side menu while you're in a project:

Access Hierarchy via the left hand menu

Story point and time-tracking estimates 

Hierarchy for Jira estimates story points and time estimates for parent issues. Both estimates work in the exact same way, so let's discuss only one example, story points, to better understand how the app works in general.

How it works

If a parent issue has no story-point estimate, Hierarchy for Jira rolls up (or sums) the story points of each child issue and adds that total to the parent issue as an estimate.

For example, if an epic has no story-point estimate and has two child issues each with a story-point value of 5, Hierarchy for Jira assigns the epic a story-point value of 10. However, if the epic already has a story-point estimate of 8, Hierarchy for Jira ignores the child stories points and leaves the epic with 8 story points.

Easy, right? Now apply that same logic to time-tracking, which works the same way—estimates on child issues are summed and appear on the parent.

Putting the app to use

To allow Hierarchy for Jira to estimate story points or time-tracking values for you on parent issues, ensure that story-point and/or time-tracking estimates on Jira parent issues are blank. The app will do the rest!

Video Walkthrough

Watch the following video to see Hierarchy for Jira in action!