How can you add time estimate to a sub-task in scrum?

We are new to jira and are using scrum project set-up with tempo time tracking. We have just started using sub-tasks. How can we add time estimates to these?

1 answer

0 vote

The default for Jira is to allow time estimates in most ways, but not put the field you need on the create or edit screens.  Go to the project configuration, and find the "screens", descend into them and add "original estimate" to them.  You'll need to be an admin to do it.

But.  Don't try to use this for velocity or Scrum.  Jira Software won't handle it usefully.  Estimation really needs to be done at a story level, not sub-task.  (There's an essay answer on why this is the case with Jira, with a lot of whinging from me at both Atlassian and their Customers, which I won't bore you with)

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
Julia Dillon
Posted Apr 17, 2018 in Jira

Tell us how your team runs on Jira!

Hey Atlassian Community! Today we are launching a bunch of customer stories about the amazing work teams, like Dropbox and Twilio, are doing with Jira. You can check out the stories here. The thi...

772 views 2 19
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