Create a theme in Agile Development 2.0

A scrum theme is the highest level of the story hierarchy. It describes a view of a tangible product or an abstract goal (such as performance tuning). A product owner further breaks down a theme into one or more epics.

Before you begin

Role required: scrum_product_owner, scrum_release_planner, scrum_admin


  1. Create a theme using one of these methods:
    From Agile Board
    1. Navigate to Agile Development > Agile Board.
    2. Click the Backlog Planning or Sprint Planning tab.
    3. Click Create Theme.
    From the themes list
    1. Navigate to Agile Development > Themes.
    2. Click New in the record list.
    From a product record Select the Themes related list and click New.
  2. Fill in the fields, as appropriate.
    Table 1. Theme form
    Field Description
    Number A system generated number for the theme.
    Name Name for the theme that states the high-level business case.
    Product Product with which this theme is associated.

    A theme cannot be associated with more than one product at a time.

    Short Description A brief description of the theme.
    Description A detailed description about the theme.
  3. Click Submit.


Theme is created and the form reopens with related lists.

What to do next

Add epics, and stories to the theme using the following related lists.