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 :)
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.
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]atlassian.com) with your hostname (xx.atlassian.net) 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!
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.
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.
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.
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