I am trying to enter the spirit of Agile by being clear about macro objectives and then breaking them down into Stories/tasks/sub-tasks. I don't usually get to 'doable' actions until I get to Tasks, but Jira seem only to let me connect and lift Stories into a sprint. I can't seem to link it all up. Is there some guidance somewhere? Sorry if this is a bit basic but I'm only just starting.
@J0NATHAN90 in terms of built-in issue hierarchy, the best you can achieve is Epic -> Story -> Task -> Sub-task
Out of these - you can pull Epic, Story & Task into sprint while sub-tasks are automatically pulled into sprints as of their parent tasks.
I am not sure if I answered your question here, feel free add a bit more clarification and I'll try to respond.
Tasks and story both are issue type and according to your issue type scheme in the project, you can add task/story and other issue types to sprint. You don't have to use stories, but most of the reports and fields and manuals created based on this issue type and it may be confusing for you if you want to customize it for yourself.
One semantic problem is that you appear to view Tasks as sub-components of Stories. In Jira, they are siblings. Many people use Sub-Tasks to record the specific action(s) to be done to move an Issue (a Story or Task) from open to closed.
The way Sprints work in Jira is that all Sub-Tasks are expected to be completed for an Issue to be marked as completed within the Sprint. If one or more sub-tasks are not done, then you either have to move the Issue to the next Sprint or you need to create a new Issue with the remaining Sub-Tasks for a future Sprint.
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