Using the Hive Agile Workflow, team members will have greater visibility into their sprints.

  • Epics are large bodies of work that can be broken down into a number of smaller tasks known as Stories.

  • Initiatives or Projects are collections of epics that drive toward a common goal.

  • An organization may also have themes which are large focus areas that span the organization.

Typically, a team will commit to finishing a story within a one- or two-week sprint. Epics, generally, are fewer in number and take longer to complete. Completing epics is usually worked towards per quarter, where a team may aim to complete two or three.

Let's take the below example of an agile working structure including epics and look at how this can be represented in Hive.


  • Nest your Epic projects under the Initiative projects to ensure your project navigator is well organized.

  • Themes can be presented with Phases or Labels in the projects. This will support filtering and sorting in reports in Summary View.

  • Leverage Action Custom Fields, which include an available date field option, to capture release information. These can also be sorted and filtered for reporting in Summary View.

  • Customize the project Statuses to reflect the different stages of your workflow, including a Backlog status for example.

  • Add a story point to each action, this will carry over into agile reports and help with velocity calculations.

  • Use sprints to pull actions together across multiple projects and quickly see progress.

  • Create Hive Teams for each agile team to enable team reporting and grouping.

  • Create different report layouts (see below).

Epics View Example (Portfolio View):

Create an overview of your Epics to manage Initiatives and underlying projects.

Hive Pages App Example (Pages App):

Leverage the Hive Pages app for a custom dashboard of project visuals and reports.

Initiative View Example (Parent Project / Summary View):

View your Initiative in a visual roadmap using Gantt View.

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