Epics & GitHub issues


A newbie into the ‘full-features’ of GitHub. All these years I have been use GitHub as an archive to my silly work. But now I am trying get a bit more serious and want to invite collaborators and an agile form of development for newer features & enhancements.

On that front, I understand there is no concept of ‘epics’ in GitHub. But is there any possible work-arounds? 

Currently, I am tending towards using milestones for the same but that is so hacky. Another option is to create a Wiki page for each of the Epics and follow it up there but this is even worse, as I cannot track my progress.

Of course, I have checked ZenHub but I don’t want to move away from GitHub for my pet-but-serious projects. 

Any suggestions? Any hacks? Any options?



Hi @meetrp,

Welcome! We are so happy you are here. It might not be exactly what you are looking for, but you might find it useful, one of our awesome support humans wrote an excellent article about using project boards for task management.

I hope this helps! In the meantime, we’re looking forward to seeing you around!


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Hey, I’ve created something that mimicks epics: you can use automatically updated task list in the epic issue. Feel free to try: Epic issues for GitHub.

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