How does cloned issues in JIRA affects the reports for project?

If an agile team clones an issue in JIRA, how does this impact the results of report of Control Chart and Cumulative Flow diagram? Let´s say a team have an origin issue, and does not complete all subtasks during a sprint. They agree they will clone the origin issue, and create a new clone-issue that inherit almost all info. The origin issue is put to done (incl. done sub-tasks) and released, and they continue to work with the remaining clone-issue with sub-tasks in next sprint.

  1. How will this impact the outcome of the cumulative flow diagram and control chart? e.g. will the done origin issue be credited in the reports?
  2. Is there another way to work with not completed issues according to scrum in JIRA? 

1 answer

0 votes
Warren Levy Community Champion Sep 04, 2017

Hi Johanna

To me the better way of doing it is to just close the sprint, but not the issue. All issues that aren't closed (and all sub-tasks that aren't closed) will be moved either to the backlog (or the next sprint if you want). This is the correct Scrum way of doing it, and Jira allows that.

Essentially, it goes back to the Definition of Done and creating value. An issue with half of it's sub-tasks complete is not complete and adds no value. Scrum also says you only "claim" the story points when all the work is "done"

Thanks for the reply. When is the clone-feature in JIRA to be used? 

Warren Levy Community Champion Sep 06, 2017

That's really up to each individual / company. We use it to make a copy of an issue - each sprint we do some maintenance work, so we have an issue with a number of sub-tasks; cloning the issue gives us a copy (with all it's sub-tasks) to use in the next sprint.

I hope that helps to make it clearer


It does, thanks for your input! :-)

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Nov 27, 2018 in Portfolio for Jira

Introducing a new planning experience in Portfolio for Jira (Server/DC)

In the past, Portfolio for Jira required a high degree of detail–foresight that was unrealistic for many businesses to   have–in   order to produce a reliable long-term roadmap. We're tur...

2,436 views 15 19
Read article

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