Use master features across releases and products

Master features are used to group features that often share a common business objective. You might also call them epics, or if you are not a product manager, you might call them master activities. Within this feature, we will use product management terminology, where features are the fundamental unit of work, and releases are containers for that work.

Although master features reside within the product and release where they will be completed, you can assign a master feature to child features from multiple products and releases. 

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Use master features with multiple releases

To use a master feature to track a group of features that span multiple releases, here are a few options:

  • If the delivery of your master feature aligns with an existing release, place the master feature in the release where you think it will be completed. Then, assign features to the master feature. If the work is taking longer than expected, you can move the master feature to the next release. 
  • If the delivery of your master feature does not align with an existing release (or if you don't know when the master feature will ship), create a new release that is dedicated to the master feature. You can use the new master feature to manage features that have been assigned to multiple releases.

Tip: To increase the visibility of master features, you can customize your feature card and enable the Show master features setting to display master features and features together on the same board. If you prefer to manage releases using the Releases > Gantt chart, check out the Introduction to releases support article which explains how to show master features on the Gantt chart. 


Use master features with multiple products

A master feature can only live in one product where it will be owned and tracked. However, you can link features from as many other products and releases as you wish.




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