Assign subset of sub-tasks for a User Story to a sprint.

Is it possible to assign the sub-tasks for a particular user story to different sprints? For example, we have a project that has a User Story comprised of several sub-tasks that all together will take about 5 weeks. Their sprints are 2 weeks long. They don't want to break the story into two separate stories, but instead want to have some of the sub-tasks in one sprint, and the rest in another. Currently, they're having to let the ones they didn't get done fall into the backlog at the end of a sprint, but that's not ideal as it skews their stats. Is there a way to organize sub-tasks in the sprints separately from their parents?

Any help or clarification would be appreciated.


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Hi Kim,

Unfortunately, there is no way to do that except breaking the story in two or three small stories. All the sub-tasks need to be on the same sprint as the parent issue. If you have issues that take longer than a sprint, you probably can break the stories into small ones or your sprints need to be longer.

Hope it helps!


Clarissa Gautério

Atlassian Support

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