Different workflows for Stories and Subtasks?

Is it possible to assign Stories and Subtasks (within the same project) to different workflows? We don't test subtasks, only the actual stories, so we'd like to have an Pending->InProgress->Closed workflow for subtasks but a Pending->InProgress->InTesting->Closed workflow for stories. Is this possible?

Thanks,

Austin

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Yes. Define the two workflows you need, then go to "workflow schemes" and create a new one. Tell it to use workflow 1 for Subtasks, and workflow 2 by default. (You can only have one workflow per issue type, but you can share them)

How do I overcome a situation where there can be different sub-task classes each with its own userflow. 

Let us say there a few design sub-tasks and a few engineering sub-tasks which follow their own workflow processes. How do I handle a situation like this?

Same answer, there's nothing to "overcome", just use two flows.

Just to clarify,

Create Subtask Issue Type 1 and Subtask Issue Type 2 and get different work-flows assigned to them. Is that what you are suggesting?

That is what the answer said.

Thanks Nic! Shall do it that way. Regards

Nic's pretty much nailed it on the head, ultimately you'd want to configure a workflow scheme to manage the issue type-to-workflow associations. More info here: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Configuring+Workflow+Schemes

Thank you both for your quick & helpful responses. Much appreciated! :)

How do you align this with a Kanban board? If the Story workflow is different to the subtask work flow?

You can have separate columns for the status (looks a little odd as you can't drag any issue into any column then) or you can share columns (e.g. mix status in-progress for stories with under-development for subtasks)

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