automatically decrease remaining story point before issue completion

Hi there!

I am using JIRA Agile Simplified Workflow with 4 columns / status:

To do - In progress - To check - Done

The "To check" columns is used so that someone else has to quickly check the work before moving it to "Done". Of course, Done is the column with the 'set resolution' box.

I would like that the burndown chart reflects better the fact that when an issue is in the "To check" column, 80% of the issue is done. So if the issue is worth 10 story points, I would like to see it as 2 story points remaining once it hit the "To check" column

Is that possible?


PS: I am really impressed by JIRA / Confluence! So much possibilities, yet it is really intuitive, and I managed to configure it without hassle, and everytime I am looking to try new things with it. Congratulation Atlassians!

3 answers

Hey Christophe,


Glad to hear you're having such a good experience with Atlassian products.

Unfortunately it is not possible to reflect partial work on stories using story points. The exception to this case would be splitting stories in sub-tasks, and completing them would add the story points to the main task (story) and update the burndown chart as you would like (however, the subtasks would be completed).

Another alternative to achieve what you want is to configure estimation using time (Original Time Estimate) instead of story points. This way, after configuring the 'Time Tracking' option as 'Remaining Estimate and Time Spent' on the Board Estimation settings, once work is logged into an issue in progress, the burndown chart will be updated accordingly. You may find more details about how to change these settings on the following document:

Hope this helps!



Jose Raupp

Hi Jose,

Thanks for your answer, I will give the Original Time Estimate a try and see if it fits my workflow! I will report on that later.




I switched from story point to time tracking. Unfortunatly, it does not address my request, as time estimate have to be entered manually when a task moves across various stages.

Thank you anyway for your help!



Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Community Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Atlassian Community!

This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.

Read more
Community showcase
Sarah Schuster
Posted Mar 28, 2018 in Jira Software

Can a company’s culture make or break agile adoption?

Can a new-to-agile team survive and thrive in a non-agile culture? If so, what advice would you give to those trying to be agile in a non-agile culture? What's the key(s) to success? Share your thoug...

11,939 views 15 13
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you