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Refine the dependencies report in Advanced Roadmaps

This page refers to Advanced Roadmaps, which is a cross-project planning tool only available as part of Jira Software Cloud Premium and Enterprise.

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

 

The Dependencies report gives you three different ways to narrow down which dependencies show in your report: Roll up to, Group by, and Filter by issue.

Roll-up to

This feature allows you to choose at which hierarchy level you would like to view your dependencies. In the image below, the story-level task IOS-13 belongs to the epic IOS-6 and is blocking ADR-14, another story-level task, which belongs to the epic ADR-5. Here we see that relationship without roll-up settings applied:

Before applying the roll-up function to the dependency report in Advanced Roadmaps for Jira Software cloud

When rolled up to the epic level, Advanced Roadmaps will show a dotted line to indicate that the dependency being referenced is not of the same hierarchy level as your current view. This is because while they have stories that are dependent, the epics are not dependent on each other. The dotted line will turn red if your dependency structure has warnings which require your attention.

After applying the roll-up function to the dependency report in Advanced Roadmaps for Jira Software cloud

When rolled up to the epic level, you can still view which issues are linked with dependencies by selecting the x links text above the dotted arrow to show the specific issues represented.

The flyout window as part of the roll-up function in dependency report in Advanced Roadmaps for Jira Software cloud

Group by

You can also view dependencies based on the team to which they’re assigned by selecting Team from the Group by dropdown. This will group your dependencies based on their assigned team.

The Group By setting in the dependency report of Advanced Roadmaps for Jira Software cloud

In the example above, IOS-13 and IOS-19 are assigned to the IOS board team while ADR-14 is unassigned.

Filter by issue

Lastly, you can Filter by issue to highlight a single issue and see a visual layout of its dependencies. In the example below, IOS-13 blocks both IOS-19 and ADR-14:

Before filtering by issues in the dependency report in Advanced Roadmaps for Jira Software Cloud

The Filter by issue function lets you focus on one specific issue and dependencies related to it, and can be accessed in two ways. The first is by using the Filter by issue dropdown at the top of the map. Alternatively, you can select Filter by this issue from the  menu.

The example below shows what happens when the function is applied to only show the issues related to IOS-19:

After filtering by issues in the dependency report in Advanced Roadmaps for Jira Software Cloud

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