Mark a story in progress when tasks are in progress for that story

When a developer starts a task for a story I would like the story to be automatically moved to in progress.

Is this possible?

In my picture I would expect the in progress points to be 4, as Test-2 has been started. 

Or is my mental model for this wrong?

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I couldn't agree more. If you'll turn this into a request (https://jira.atlassian.com/secure/Dashboard.jspa) I'll be the first to vote for it and I'm sure others will follow.

An issue already exists for this https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-13012 from '07...

13 years!!??!!

The JIRA Misc Workflow Extensions plugin has a post-function that does exactly this, called Transition Parent Issue.  See at: https://innovalog.atlassian.net/wiki/display/JMWE/Post-functions#Post-functions-15-TransitionParentIssue%28newin2.1%29

Simply add that transition to the Start Progress transition on the workflow for your sub-tasks, point it to the Start Progress transition id in your parent workflow, and you should see your parent issues (Stories in your case) start progress when the first task is moved in progress.

Thanks Mikey, I always wanted to do that and didn't know it was an option.

One thing, I could not get it to work until I used the Transition Id. Could be because I had the same transition multiple times. If you can't get it to work, use the Transition Id for the Parent Item.

Glad to hear @Damon Gaylor. Transition Ids are definitely the way to go as they're unique and also less likely to break if someone is editing the parent workflow.

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