Learn how to set up Jira Software Cloud and integrate it with other products and applications.
Learn how to configure your Jira Software Cloud company-managed projects to suit your agile development processes.
Learn how to create, search, and work with issues in software projects, manage your profile, and more.
Learn how to get started, enable features, and manage and administer team-managed projects.
Search for issues, navigate to your work, use advanced search, and work with your search results.
Plan and view work across multiple teams, projects, and releases with Advanced Roadmaps.
This page refers to the timeline view in Jira Software and not Advanced Roadmaps, the cross-project planning tool only available as part of Jira Software Cloud Premium and Enterprise.
Unless otherwise noted, the timeline view in Jira Software is the same for both company-managed and team-managed projects.
The timeline view uses your project’s board as its issue source. As you create issues in your project, they're automatically added to your timeline. You can also make new issues directly on your timeline view.
Create a parent issue
Select Create Epic at the bottom of the issues column to create a new parent-level issue.
The default parent issue type in Jira Software is Epic, which is what we use in this documentation. However, this is a dynamic value based on how your administrator configures the parent issue type. For example, if your project uses feature as the parent issue type, you’ll see Create Feature.
Create a child issue
Hover over the parent-level issue and select + to create child issues:
Insert an issue on the timeline
If you want to place an issue directly between two existing issues on your timeline, hover on the line between them and select the blue + that appears:
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