Next-gen compatibility: Configuration B - I want to schedule epics from a dedicated agile board onto my Program Roadmap
By selecting this option, Easy Agile Programs will use the Epic link to link stories to the Epics on the Roadmap. Limited functionality exists for Programs where epic linking is used:
Create or edit a Program
Next-gen boards can be added to a new or existing program - this includes next-gen boards set up as scrum or kanban
A next-gen board can’t be used as the Roadmap board. This is because Jira doesn't classify classic and next-gen epics in the same way so epic linking is not possible between a next-gen epic and a classic issue
Create an Increment
A next-gen board can’t be used for global/shared sprints.
Reason - Completing a sprint that contains both classic and next-gen issues on a next-gen board will not roll classic issues into the next sprint.
When creating a new increment, you won’t be able to select a next-gen board for shared sprints. This is because completing a sprint that contains both classic and next-gen issues on a next-gen board will not roll classic issues into the next sprint.
Please be aware that shared sprints (from a classic board) will not appear on the next-gen board. Any issues allocated to a shared classic sprint will appear in the next-gen backlog.
Next-gen kanban boards are not compatible with shared sprints. Currently, we’re unable to support next-gen kanban boards when using global sprints as this is not supported by Jira.
Classic epics (features) can be scheduled into the next-gen and shared team swimlanes
Next-gen epics won’t be shown in the roadmap backlog as they can’t be scheduled on the roadmap
Reason - Jira doesn't classify classic and next-gen epics in the same way and epic linking is not possible between a next-gen epic and a classic issue
Team Planning Board
Classic epics (features) scheduled into the next-gen and shared team swimlanes will be shown on the next-gen team planning board
Next-gen issues will be shown on the backlog and can be scheduled into the increment sprints
Dependencies can be created and viewed between next-gen and classic issues
You won’t be able to filter issues by clicking on a feature
You won’t be able to click on classic epic to create new issues linked to that epic. This is because epic linking is not possible between a classic epic and a next-gen issue.