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What is issue ranking in your plan?

This page refers to the advanced planning features that are only available as part of Jira Software Cloud Premium and Enterprise.

We have a separate section for documentation about the project timeline that’s included in Jira Software. Go to the documentation for project-level roadmaps in Jira.


Along with functions like dependencies, ranking issues tells your plan in which order your work is to be completed. All issues are ranked relative to those with the same hierarchy level, meaning the ranking of an epic won’t impact the ranking of a story. Limit the hierarchy range visible on your timeline to see how the child issues are ranked relative to other child issues.

your plan displays an issue’s ranking in the Scope column under # of the highest hierarchy level displayed in your plan.

To change the ranking of one issue in your plan, drag and drop an issue to a new row in the Scope section. Its child issues will move with it to the new row on your plan, but their ranking won’t be changed. In order to rerank issues on your timeline, you need to sort issues by Rank. Learn more about sorting issues

See the Edit multiple issues in bulk on your timeline to learn how to re-rank multiple issues at once.


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