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Split a story and move all undone subtask with it

Hello out there

When splitting a story and moving it directly to next sprint

The story will be moved, but not the subtasks, this forces you to recreate all subtasks.

Is possible to move all undone sub-tasks with the story?

Either move all subtasks with it, or keep the "done" subtask in the first sprint and move all "undone" subtasks to the next

 

Any help appreciated

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Fadoua Community Leader Mar 18, 2018

Hi Mortada,

Can you please include some screenshots from your board configuration?

Something has been configured the wrong way as you should be able to move a story with all its subtasks to the next sprint without problems.

Hello Fadoua
Thanks for your reply

When you say board configuration, which settings do you means?

Regarding my questions, its only when splitting a issue, the subtasks do no move with it.

If i close a sprint, or use  move, the subtasks will go with the parrent issue.
But if i right click and choose split issue, and move it to the next week, it will only split the issue but not the subtasks

Fadoua Community Leader Mar 18, 2018

What about cloning the unfinished story so that you don't have to re-create the subtaks?

Splitting a story is not really the right thing to do.  If you have not finished the story in this sprint, then you have not met what you told your users you were going to do and you should move the whole thing to the next sprint, with all its existing subtasks.  Splitting an issue because you didn't complete the sub-tasks in this sprint is not how Scrum works, so Jira has nothing to help you do it.  If nothing else, it completely messes up all the numbers you're trying to use Scrum to get to.

Splitting an issue is something you should be doing in grooming, not during a sprint, and during grooming, it's very common not to have sub-tasks - adding them is often part of it.  (At the latest, splitting should happen when you're doing sprint planning and realise an issue is too big or complex to commit to.  At which time you might not have any subtasks).

I disagree. what you wrote is true in theory.

in real life, things happen during sprint, so you may find yourself completing most of the sub-tasks and after a discussion with your product decide to deliver some of the content this sprint and the rest next sprint.

the fact that JIRA does not allow this is really frustrating. 

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I'm sorry, this is going to sound harsh, I don't know how to explain it without being confrontational.

There is nothing here to disagree with.  My last comment was a simple statement of how it works in real life, and an explanation of why Jira doesn't support a non-scrum process (Jira Software supports Scrum and Kanban, it doesn't support methodolgies that aren't Agile like those two are)

If you want to use a non-Agile methodology, that's fine, but you can't expect an Agile tool to support it.

@Eli LevyI feel your pain. I have the same challenge. IMHO - this is really a software challenge and doesn't matter what methodology you are using. You have an issue with sub-tasks. You want to split it into two issues and split the sub-tasks. Jira doesn't seem to allow you to do that. You can split - which just creates a new issue with no subtasks. Or you can clone - which creates a new issue and all the sub-tasks. If you split, then you need to move the sub-tasks from one parent to another - which is doable, but a pain. If you clone, then you have to go into each and delete the sub-tasks you don't want. Either way it's time consuming. I found another post from 2022 (https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JSWCLOUD-1247) where the person said "It is insane that this has still not been implemented." - I agree.

The software challenge you describe here is not technically within the software.

The problem is you trying to use a Scrum tool to support a non-Scrum process.  

But I would like to see the ability to split an issue and have the new issue pick up some of the sub-tasks from the original automatically.  Before you start the sprint the issue is in.  If you split during the sprint, then you're lying about your commitment and achievement, breaking the whole point of doing Scrum.

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