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Capabilities are similar to features, but they describe higher-level solution behaviors than the features do. Capabilities fit within a single program increment to assure that incremental and measurable value is continuously delivered. They are also used by large organizations that break down epics to a more granular level.

To build the proper hierarchy, add a capability to an epic. However, capabilities can only be added to an epic that does not have a feature associated with it.

Create capabilities from any page with the Create button in the top navigation bar. Alternatively, use the epics page to create capabilities:

If you’re using the new navigation:

  1. Select Portfolios in the top navigation bar and select the portfolio containing the program you want to create capabilities for.
  2. On the sidebar, select Epics in the list of page options; the epics page displays.


  1. Select Solutions or Programs in the top navigation bar and select the entity you want to create capabilities for.
  2. On the sidebar, select More items in the list of page options.
  3. Select Epics; the epics page displays.


If you’re using the old navigation:

  1. Select Portfolio from the left Nav menu.
  2. Under the Manage section, select Epics; the epics page displays.

To create a capability:

  1. On the epics page, select the necessary epic.
  2. On the Epic slide-out panel, under Capabilities, add the capability’s name, type the estimate for the capability, select its state, and then click Add.
  3. Close the slide-out panel.

Note: Add at least two capabilities to each epic to create a proper hierarchy.

See also

Manage capabilities

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