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Subtasks in Next-Gen project?

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can someone from AtlaSSian (jira)  employees check on the Trello app they are using the road map for this featuer , i am sure now that you are not using jira for development .???!!!  because no answers ??!!!

If someone does not need the full set of rich attributes that come with Jira sub-tasks like Description, Comments, Labels, etc. then the list of lightweight ToDo items (with checkboxes) attached to the issue might be a decent workaround. 

Issue Checklist Pro, the paid app, or its free sibling Issue Checklist Free, provided by my team and presented in the screenshot below adds the checklist panel to the issue page and works in the next-gen projects.

It gives a simple user mention functionality (no notifications yet), due dates, completion progress bar, automation support, default checklist concept, templates and more. 

The full set of features it provides is described in the documentation.



I hope it helps. However, I wait for next-get subtasks and other improvements impatiently too :)


It should be noted that this is not a free solution.

Thank @Craig Patchett. I have updated the answer to reflect that. 

I gave up waiting and converted my next-gen project to classic. It was a PITA (has to be done manually) but at least now I have something usable.

yes. Me too, today. Unbelievable, that I have invested a lot of time to build up in this project. Jira, please wake up!!!

Yeah I just converted my one "next-gen" project back. Only thing next-gen gave me that I liked was the Roadmap. Otherwise its feature set was too anemic to keep using.

We use sub-tasks to track time as our team measures both the sprint time scope parameters.
Therefore I see little that is useful in next-gen without subtasks.

That said, I'm aware that many teams use Jira in an unstructured free and frankly terribly ineffective way. So I can see how most would get by without sub-tasks as it would not change the mess they are in.

However, sub-tasks,  data/performance measurement, and display of these are core differentiation for Jira. So without sub tasks I might as well switch to Asana...

I hope that 'next-gen' will not become 'current' until it is on par with the existing Jira.

Thank you Atlassion for the sub task feature.

Is there a solution for sub sub tasks?

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Julien Femia Atlassian Team May 02, 2019

Hi everyone,

I wanted to give a little update about how the subtasks rollout is going.

We have released the feature to all customers that have reached out to Eoin or myself directly this week. We are monitoring this subset of customers, and the good news is that everything seems to be going well. We will regroup on Monday (May 6th) and probably open up the feature to more people.

As I said previously, send me an email (jfemia[at] with your hostname ( in the body and "Next-gen subtasks" in the title if you really want to be part of the early cohorts using subtasks :)

Once again, thanks a lot for your patience!

+1 for Subtask

Any update?

+1  for subtask

Next-Gen projects are pretty easier and friendly to use, but we really need subtasks!!!

I'm trying to understand how Jira can come out with next-gen without sub-tasks!??  

When will subtasks show in the Board?? Just like they used to do on "prev-gen". I have my team wiggling their thumbs until the parent ticket is assigned to them because they simply can't see what's on their plate for the current sprint... 

Hi Atlassian team,

The sub task and next-gen project are brilliant features which we've been using everyday for our project management. However, It'd be the best if you can implement Create New Sub-task Type feature for next-gen project. Currently, our backlog is messy and expanded unnecessarily due to BUG created as a Issue type instead of sub-task type. It's really inconvenient for us to manage project. I hope we could have the feature soon.



Like Aaron Thomas likes this

+1 we need subtast feature please

I gave up on Jira and moved to - created by developers fed up with the complexity of Jira.

Like Galina Tiurikova likes this

Still waiting for this.

Look, I know I was critical of Atlassian back near the start of this thread. But aren't we all software developers? Aren't our clients saying the same to us.

We don't HAVE to be using next-gen. It's not like there is no alternative.

I want what I am sure Atlassian is doing. Getting it right before they release it.

So let's all be patient.

Me to eagerly waiting for the subtast feature in next-gen project.

I think before introducing such breaking change there should have been an excercise conducted by Atlassian to take opinion of customers either though poll/online forms.

You are encouraging customers to move to next gen project which you are marketing to be something brilliant but then again adding features which are removed without end user consent.

I still can beleive they don't have subtasks in next gen projects. Even though its first in the list they have not implement it yet!!!!

Subtasks are a stopper for us to switch to NextGen also.

Would be really nice to get some kind of estimate.


I gave up on Jira and moved to - created by developers fed up with the complexity of Jira 

Is there an updated ETA for sub-tasks on a next gen board? we're having difficulties without them.

Hey whats up with Jira new generation project sub tasks? I thought it takes only few weeks. If no, why you publish such kind of unfinished feature? Please update us about the subtasks. When is it finished?

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