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Scriptrunner for Jira - Don't update/rollup Story Points on Epics

You will often get request from user to roll up the story points from stories to epics. Although it can be done but is it a good idea?

#ScriptRunner #StoryPoints

- Jira Software is not configured out of the box to show you roll up of Story Points.
- People however add Story Points field at the Epic and they want to know the total.
- Advanced Roadmaps can show this rolled up number but not everyone uses it.
- Total Story Points for an Epics or multiple Epics is often used for capacity management and also to create budget for hiring resources.
- Using ScriptRunner for any other automation it is possible to roll up Story Points at the Epics.
- My personal recommendation is to rely on a report instead like eazyBI.
- If user insist then create a separate Total Story Points field and add it on an Epic.
- Rolling up number to Epic will require a listener that will look for updates to any of the stories in an epic or even when new stories with estimate are added.
- Rolled up Story Points on the Epics will not appear in any native reports.
- If Listener is used then you will have to also make the Story Points a read-only field using Behaviours, that means more scripts.


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