How do I get my stories with sub-tasks to appear in the correct swim lane?

Issue: My stories appear spread out accross every column on my planning board regardless of the status they are in.

I have two separate work flows (one for sub-tasks and one for stories)

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Jason Worley Atlassian Team Sep 09, 2013


On the surface this looks like a swimlane. A swimlane is a horizontal categorisation of issues in Work mode on a board. Please check that you didn't inadvertently set that story to a swimlane.

  1. Select Agile > Manage Boards from the top navigation bar, then click the Configure link corresponding to the board of interest.
  2. Click the Swimlanes tab.
  3. In the 'Base Swimlanes on' drop-down, select either Queries, Stories, Assignees or No Swimlanes, as described above.

Hope this helps! :)

Hi Jason,

That solution fails when you have many stories and each story has many sub-tasks in it. That becomes very difficult to manage visually.

Ideally the stories header would stay the same and it would transition from one column to the next.

Or, at the least, put the story status in the same information line so you can get it at a quick glance.

These have been requested in Atlassian's JIRA setup but it doesn't appear as if any progress has been made.


Malik Graves-Pryor

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