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Assigning or creating tasks to/under stories (next gen)


I am working in the next gen area and I have created a Kanban project. Using the backlog area I have created several high level epics all of which have been sub divided into more manageable user stories. 

The hierarchy I am going for is Project > Epic > Story > Task. I have included all of these issue types into the project. 



I cannot seem to sub-divide my user stories into 'bite size' tasks. I can create tasks that are part of the epic, but are not in the story hierarchy. 


Does anyone know how I can solve this?

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Hi Sarah,

In JIRA projects you can accomplish this by adding sub-tasks (tasks and stories are at the same level). However, for next-gen projects sub-tasks are not available yet. They seem to be coming soon as described in the roadmap (

Can you use a regular JIRA project rather than a next-gen?

Hope it helps,


And this is the JIRA ticket used by Atlassian to track this feature:

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