How have you handled tasks with multiple due dates

We are just starting to use JIRA to track tasks for our software installations and there are some tasks that have multiple stages each with a due date. I wanted to see if anyone had similar items and would like to share how they handle the multiple due dates.

I've thought about creating multiple sub-tasks, but I'm concerned that we would end up with an abundance of JIRA issues to track and manage.

An example of the type of task were looking at is each project has training associated with it. That training is broken into the following steps each with a due date. Would you make each a sub-task to a parent task for training?

  • Create training schedule
  • Prepare training materials
  • Setup classroom hardware
  • Start classes


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Joe Pitt Community Champion Jan 12, 2015

I would create custom fields for the milestone events and use the issue due date as the overall completion due date. You could then search for issues with the milestones within a date range

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