Get Started

Hello, and welcome to Hierarchy for Jira Cloud, the app that allows you to visualize, track, and communicate the progress of your Jira projects, releases, and filters better than ever before!

Familiarize yourself with all the parts of the screen. Further down the page, you'll learn how to access the app from within Jira, plus we've provided a video walkthrough to help you visualize the basics!

App demo

See for yourself—Hierarchy for Jira in action!

Accessing the app

There are two ways to open the Hierarchy for Jira Cloud all from your Jira instance:

  • Option 1: From the Jira dashboard
    Open a Hierarchy for Jira tree view by clicking Apps > Hierarchy - Tree View on the main Jira dashboard.

    Access Hierarchy via App menu

  • Option 2: From the left-side menu
    Alternatively, you can access Hierarchy for Jira Cloud from the left-side menu while you're within a project.
    Just expand the menu, then click Hierarchy - Tree View.

    Access Hierarchy via the left hand menu

Roll-up versus Sum-up: Two ways to view your data

Hierarchy for Jira offers you two ways to view the estimation details for your project: the Roll-up view and the Sum-up view

To illustrate the differences between these two options, see the following examples:

  • Roll-up values
    If a parent issue has no story-point value assigned, Hierarchy for Jira totals the story points from all of the child issues directly below it and adds that total number of story points to the parent issue. If a parent issue has an assigned story-point value, Hierarchy for Jira takes no action.



  • Sum-up values
    The story-point sum for parent and child issues, which appears on the parent issue.

The impact of filters

Roll-up and Sum-up values, for both story-point and time estimates, are calculated based on view parameters. If a filter is applied to hide issues, those filtered/hidden issues are not included in Roll- or Sum-up values.

Make your preferences

You can select your data-viewing preferences via the Settings modal.

The options for aggregate and estimate types appear on the Settings modal. Simply select your preferences, then close the modal.