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Will moving all subtasks of a story to "Done" automatically move the story to "Done" too?

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Hi all,

My Scrum Board is not using the simplified workflow. I have a story that contains a couple of subtasks. I'd like to check if this story will automatically move to "Done" if all the subtasks under it are "Done"? Or will there be a button / prompt to allow me to do it myself?

Thanks!

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Hi @Melvin Sng 

Not by default - and there's no condition by default that sub-tasks need to be closed to close a story.

You can manage these two scenarios if you need to:

  • Workflow Condition: You can add a workflow condition on your "Done" transition - the "Sub-Task Blocking Condition". You can use this to state closing the Story is blocked unless the Sub-Tasks are also in "Done" statuses
  • Automation: You could use Automation for Jira to automate that when all Sub-Tasks are closed, it automatically closes the parent.

If you'd like more specific instructions to set up either of these, please let us know :)

Ste

Hi @Stephen Wright _Elabor8_ 

Thanks! I'm not looking to have the story closed automatically when all the subtasks are closed. I'd like to decide and do so manually.

Can I. understand your reply as that is the case by default?

- Mel

Hi @Melvin Sng 

Yes, that's the default :)

Ste

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 You can have a story in a sprint with subtasks can you keep the story open until all the subtasks are done?  What if all the subtasks for a User Story are not completed in a sprint? How do you carry over those subtasks for that User Story to the next sprint?  When is the User Story closed?

Hi @Beverly 

You need to have all Sub-tasks closed under a Story when closing a Sprint.

If not, you need to keep the Story open and move it into the next Sprint to also bring over the Sub-tasks (both open and closed).

Sprints are related to Story-level issues - Sub-tasks cannot be in a Sprint by themselves.

Ste

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