Best practice on tracking development and QA


I am using JIRA Scrum.  I would like to use JIRA to track my SDLC, request, design, development, and QA.  I would also like to track time for each stage.  We are currently using sprint for development, which I can use estimation and burn down report to track velocity.  How do I apply to the other phases? 

Proposal 1:  Create separate issues and separate project, hence separate sprint for each phase

Proposal 2:  Keep 1 issue and one sprint.  But is there an easy to do so, and still able to measure velocity for each phase?  



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There is an option in JIRA that all the logged time in the Sub-Task will sum up to the parent issue. You can use that feature. 

I have seen a lot of people just create sub-task for Dev and QA.  If so, I know Jira's time tracking issue only works on the issue level, is there a way to track time / velocity for each sub-task?  How is sub-task different than just create a new issue (new issue for QA and new issue for DEV)? 

Yes, as I have answered, the hours can be summed up to the parent issue. Whether you use sub-task or create a new issue will depend entirely on the setup that you like or need.

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