I understand that this plugin is to replace the need for sub-tasks. However I have some sub-tasks that I would like to essentially add another level to and this checklist plugin would be ideal.
Hi Chris: There is an add-on that cost $75 – I have never used it but it is available to you. Hope this is helpful.
Checklist allows you to simplify your workflow via the creations of To Do lists directly in a JIRA issue. With its built-in statuses, Checklist saves you from the complexity of using sub-tasks to track what is important to you and your business.
Checklists are not there to "replace subtasks" - a checklist is a list of things to tick off. A sub-task is a piece of work that helps you break down an issue so that it can be assigned to different people and/or represented as a discrete chunk of effort. There are cases where people use subtasks as though they are a checklist of course.
Think of a holiday - contents of your suitcase would be best handled with a checklist, but they're useless for the book taxi, flights, hotel etc, when those are to be done by different people - that's clearly subtasks.
Anyway, the checklist fields are just fields, like any other custom field in JIRA - you can therefore use them on any issue type, and you do it the same way - add the fields, put them on screens.
To go back to the holiday analogy - you might have a subtask for each person going of "pack". And each of those includes a checklist of things to remind them to include.
I have multiple projects that use variations of the same base workflow. The variations depend on the requirements of the project or issue type. The variations mostly come in the form of new statuses ...
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