Story -> Task -> Sub-tasks

bartlomiej_jochym February 28, 2024

Hi,

is it possible to create tree like this 

Story -> Task 1, Task 2

Task1 -> Subtask 1.1, Subtask 1.2, Subtask 1.3 

Task2 -> Subtask 2.1, Subtask 2.2, Subtask 2.3 

 

I want to create story with task and in the tasks should contain subtasks 

Maybe some edit in hierarchy, but our organization has basic plan, without issue hierarchy edit

4 answers

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Walter Buggenhout
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February 28, 2024

Hi @bartlomiej_jochym,

Even on premium - where you can add additional hierarchy levels - Jira will currently not support this type of hierarchy.

The default Jira hierarchy has 3 levels:

Epic

  >  Story, Task, Bug (and any other so called standard issue types)

          > Sub-task  (and any other sub-task issue types)

On the premium plan, you can add issue types above epics, but you cannot change anything to the standard hierarchy.

To create flexible hierarchies outside of that framework, you would have to look at custom hierarchy marketplace apps, who may let you be more creative in creating hierarchies of your choice.

Hope this helps! 

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John Funk
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February 28, 2024

Hi @bartlomiej_jochym 

No, you cannot have Tasks as a child under Stories. Nor should you - that is not standard Agile practice. Tasks and Stories serve different purposes and exist as siblings. 

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Hannes Obweger - JXL for Jira
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March 1, 2024

Hi @bartlomiej_jochym

just to expand on Walter's point on hierarchy-focused Marketplace apps, this is how this could look like in the app that my team and I are working on, JXL for Jira:

story-task-subtask-hierarchy.gif

JXL is a full-fledged spreadsheet/table view for your issues that allows viewing, inline-editing, sorting, and filtering by all your issue fields, much like you’d do in e.g. Excel or Google Sheets. It also comes with a range of advanced features, including support for (configurable) issue hierarchies. These issue hierarchies can be based on Jira's built-in parent/child relationships (like task/sub-task), and/or based on issue links of configurable issue link types.

In the example above, stories and task are connected via issue links of type is parent of / is child of.

Any questions just let me know,

Best,

Hannes

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Amay Purohit_RVS
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February 29, 2024

Hi @bartlomiej_jochym 

You can use Issue links to create your own custom hierarchy. However you will need an app to view the same in a tree structure. If you would like to try out a mktplace app, please take a look at an add-one have developed for the same use case.

Issue Hierarchy 

In the example below we have created a task below a subtask using an issue link. The app shows percentage complete at each parent level for both time estimates and story points. You can add it as a gadget too to your dashboards.

Disclaimer : I am part of the team which developed this app

 

Links Hierarchy - Create Linked issue animation.gif

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