To prioritize work for your teams, you can move an issue to a higher or lower row in the scope section. This moves the position of the issue in both the scope and timeline sections.
For instance, in the sample plan below, the issue PM-5 is being moved from row #6 to row #5.
Prioritizing issues in the improved interface
- In the scope section, when you move an issue that has child issues, the child issues will move with the parent issue. However, moving an individual child issue will only move that child issue.
- The ranking of child issues is independent of the ranking of their parent issues. If you rank a parent epic higher, the ranking of its child issues in Jira will stay as is. This is helpful, especially if your teams have ranked their issues in their Jira boards — the child issues will retain their ranking as is.
When auto-scheduling a plan, how you rank parent issues will not have any effect on the ranking order of the corresponding child issues.
It's important to note that the change in ranking behavior can produce different scheduling results between live plans (any version from 2.0 to 2.27) and plans with the improved interface (version 3.0 and later). For example, even if issues are placed in the same order across both types of plans, the resulting scheduling results between these types of plans will be different.