Speed, agility, and seamlessness are among the pillars of modern-day project and workflow management for Jira users. To consistently deliver value to Jira users and drive productivity across teams, you need tools with capabilities that can help you work quickly, easily, and flexibly.
At the rapid pace at which project managers need to work to update and hit project timelines and deadlines, they need a tool that gives them the power to bulk edit and update multiple project issues in Jira fast!
And not just fast, but lightning fast.
The Epic Sum Up (ESU) App will give you just that – fast and efficient bulk editing capabilities for all your Jira issues.
While Jira’s own bulk change feature has its benefits, it does have limitations. These limitations include being cumbersome and time-consuming which prevents project managers from focusing on more important project tasks.
So, how can you use the Epic Sum Up to improve the bulk edit operations, boost your speed, agility, and seamlessness effectively on Jira?
Look no further, we have all the answers for you in this article.
Why Project Managers Need to Mass Edit in Jira
Bulk editing is a great option for users who are in super user roles (project managers, scrum masters, product owners/managers, etc.), who find themselves having to change more than one ticket at a time due to changing timelines, status updates, etc.
There are many reasons why a project lead may need to create a Jira bulk change issue:
- Change assignee of multiple issues (people changing role, leaving company, etc.)
- Move issues from one Epic to another
- Changing project timelines
- Project has been completed and needs to be archived
Jira Bulk Editing 101
The bulk change (editing) feature on Jira lets you make changes across multiple projects or edit multiple at once.
This functionality lets you edit, delete, move, transition, watch, or stop watching issues all at the same time.
Jira Process for Performing Bulk Edits
Currently there are four (or more) steps of Jira’s bulk change operation: choose issue, choose operation, operation details, and confirmation. And within these steps are additional settings that need to be specified as well. Only after you’ve finished these steps can you move on to make your changes.
While it’s helpful that Jira offers this feature, these limitations can cause frustration for Jira users because it lowers productivity by preventing users from performing bulk edit operations efficiently. For Project Managers dealing with thousands of issues at once who don’t have a lot of time to spare, the process of using Jira’s bulk change feature can be clumsy and lacking in efficiency.
Limitations of Jira's Bulk Change Feature
Limit On Number of Issues That Can Be Edited
Only 1000 issues can be bulk edited at one time. Although, this limit can be reconfigured in Jira it is not advisable because it can cause server overload.
Some Fields Can’t Be Edited
System fields such as issue type, fix versions components, parent, and linked issues can’t be changed in bulk change operations.
Multiple Steps for Editing Process
To perform just one bulk change operation, you must go through at least four screens. It’s not only time consuming; but it also decreases flexibility and weakens the fast-paced dynamics of agile teams.
So, what can Project Managers do to overcome these limitations?
The Answer: Start using Epic Sum Up today!
How Can Epic Sum Up Speed Up Bulk Editing in Jira?
If you are a proficient user of Jira, you may already be familiar with the Epic Sum Up App which is available on the Atlassian Marketplace.
Epic Sum Up is designed to support Lean Project Management in Jira by providing Project Managers an easy way to organise issues and monitor progress of epics and issues at a single glance with customisable progress bars referred to as “visualisations”. Visual Project Management is the newest way to manage your Jira epics.
AND the bulk editing features of ESU are a game-changer. ESU is all you need for fast and efficient bulk editing in Jira.
It gives project managers exactly what they want – a fast, efficient, and easy to use tool for Jira that has the capabilities to…..
- Quickly bulk edit up to 10,000 issues at once
- Run on your server at a lightning-fast rate,
- Close projects quickly and still be easy to use
Based on our use cases, ESU can proudly boast being the fastest
Jira Bulk Editing tool on the market!
The New & Improved Way to Bulk Edit on Jira with Epic Sum Up
Here is some great news…
Epic Sum Up provides the fastest bulk editing capability for bulk editing in Jira. As discussed above, one of the biggest pitfalls of the Jira bulk change feature is its entry point to start making changes, too time consuming.
With just one click on any ESU progress bar, you can bulk edit all the summarised issues you want. With our excel like editing format, it’s easy and fast.
Benefits of ESU Bulk Editing tool:
- Fast entry point
- Edit more than 1,000 issues at once
- Use our excel like format to easily to copy and paste more than one value at once
- Quickly close out finished projects
Experience the power of Epic Sum Up yourself. Give it a try today and download from the Atlassian Marketplace. With the upgrade from the free version to the pro (paid) version, you can unleash the powerful bulk edit ESU feature on our app. It is not available on the free version.
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