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?  



1 answer

1 accepted

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.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Sarah Schuster
Posted Jan 29, 2018 in Jira

What are common themes you've seen across successful & failed Jira Software implementations?

Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Schuster, and I'm a Customer Success Manager in Atlassian specializing in Jira Software Cloud. Over the next few weeks I will be posting discussion topics (8 total) to ...

2,760 views 11 18
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
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot