Edit options for a Subtask

I am looking to configure a subtask in Jira, Currently the subtask inherits from its parent, the sprint. I want to make this an option to edit in the subtask.

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Steven Behnke Community Champion Oct 11, 2016

This is not possible at all. Subtasks are not avaliable in the backlog and it is hardcoded to inherit the Sprint from the Story.

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That makes no sense at all.  A sub-task is part of it's owning-issue.  If that owning-issue is in sprint X, how could a subtask not be in there?  If you have a case where a sub-task is in a different sprint to its parent, then you are using them incorrectly - the subtask should either be a story it nits own right, or belong to a story that doesn't conflict.

Thanks Steven, and Nic I understand what you are saying and had the same thoughts. My users are looking to be able to split the work out and their thought is that if they can have a task that can be in a different sprint they wanted to. I wanted to make sure that the tool doesn't allow it. Unfortunately some that are using the tool here are not following agile. thanks!!


I know, users are a pain sometimes wink

The problem here isn't really not following Agile, it's probably more that they're using sub-tasks in totally the wrong way.  A sub-task really is there to represent part of a story.  Dealing with it as though it's not part of the story screams that it should not be a sub-task on that story.

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