Can I put a sub-task into a sprint?

I have a task with an estimate of 2 weeks that has a sub-task with an estimate of 2 days. Is it possible to move the sub-task only into a sprint rather than the whole task? If I move the whole task (which we can't complete in a single sprint) it throws our stats out because the burndown always has an extra 2 weeks of incomplete work on it!

Do I need to turn the parent task into a story so that it won't be counted in the burndown or can I just place the sub-task into a sprint somehow?

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The parent task sounds more like an epic than a user story. The bad news is that JIRA does not have a 3rd level in the heirarchy for Epics. I believe the preferred method is to use a custom label field called "Epic/Theme" for Epics.

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Renjith Pillai Community Champion Oct 12, 2012

John is right and at the moment the Rapidboard does not support Epics, but good news is that, it is coming soon.

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