Documentation for GreenHopper 6.1.x. Documentation for other versions of JIRA Agile is available too.
GreenHopper is now called JIRA Agile. Learn more.


In GreenHopper, you can choose to perform estimation for each board based on either Story Points, hours, or any other numeric field of your choice — see Configuring Estimation and Tracking.

(info) In GreenHopper, story points are implemented via a custom field called "Story Points". Please note:

  • By default, the Story Points field is only available to issues of type 'Story' or 'Epic' (not 'Bugs' etc) — you can change this by 
    • Associating new issue types for story points (see the JIRA custom field documentation).
    • Specifying which screens it will be displayed in (see the JIRA documentation on Defining a Screen).
  • On the Classic Planning Board, this custom field is used in the Scrum template, or any template you configure, and can be displayed on the 'Card', 'Summary' and 'List' view; to ensure it is available when creating cards, it must be present in the Card Style.