It's the same principle, the sub-tasks are just another issue type.
However, you do need to be a little thoughtful when estimating sub-tasks. If you're going to estimate on sub-tasks, you will find it best to not estimate at story level as soon as a sub-task has an estimate.
Hi Nic, thanks for the pointer, got it; however, there's no options to set it to estimate as Story Points? I've configured it to use Story Point for estimation in "Board->configure->estimation" and set "Time Tracking to None" because I just want to count all estimates in story point when I move the sub task to done.
So how do I put in estimates as Story Point for sub-tasks??
Right, well, story points don't roll up to the parent issues at all, so you do need to be careful with those.
The estimation can be set on the board in the general configuration - you should have the option of estimates or a drop-down list of all number fields (including story points)
How can you set the Estimate for a Sub-Task type if:
Adding the Time Tracking field didn't help, the "Where is my field?" helper tells me that the field should be on the screen I'm viewing, but it is not there. When viewing a Task, the field is there.
No further information on this? I have the same issue as Philip. If you add subtasks to stories while they are in the backlog, it is literally impossible to estimate them. When you navigate to the page that is likethere is no estimate field there.
And since you can't see subtasks on the Backlog view like you can on the Active Sprints view, you can't do it there either.
That's kind of an ideological thing (should I be allowed to work in an agile team and estimate their tasks also on sub-level) enabling the effort estimation also on subtasks would be nice to have for me - but using Tasks and linking them is also an option.
I have been evaluating this tool to recommend this for my organization who recently started scrum. But I am confused since slicing a task into minute level and time tracking it is the basic and effective method of scrum. This gives a picture on where the developer is stuck (on which sub task) and the scrum master can facilitate him on a better way.
The estimates of subtasks should rollup to show the storie's estimation. I am not sure whethere I am missing to find that option to enable estimates for subtasks.
I seem to have found a really weird solution to this. If you go into Edit view for a Sub-task, you can click the ellipses on the upper right-hand corner and select "Log Work." There, you can set the Remaining Estimate, but you have to put time in Time Spent, which is strange. I just put 1 minute to appease the system.
If you want Tasks to be categorized by story, as I do, it seems that Sub-Tasks in JIRA are what I'd normally term "Tasks," so I guess this is the way to go? Hope this is helpful.
The default is that it is not there.
As an admin, you can adjust the field configuration and/or screens so that it does appear on sub-tasks. Off-the-shelf, all you need to do are the screens - add the "timetracking" field to the create and edit screens for sub-tasks in the project.
well unfortunately I dont have a PHD in computer science, hence cant even figure out how to make the most simple changes on this platform:( Love the heck out of it from a task management perspective but really wish their settings and help was ore user friendly.
ok rant over, I digress...How do I go about adjusting the field config to be able to add time estimates to my ST?
Copy a existing borad or create a new one before you perform any change sin live projects.So that you dont risk any existing work.
In the Board Configuration->Set the Estimation Statistic->Original Time Estimate
And Time Tracking as Remaining Estimate and Time Spent
1) Add a story to back log or active sprint.Say for example we move a story to an active sprint. Add estimate say for example 2w
2) To a Issue type-Story- Add a sub task
2) Click to view the Issue detail view for the Sub Task
3) Select More->Log Work
4) Input Time Spent is weeks,days or hours
5) You will see the Time Tracking section on the right hand side of the screen with progress bars for Estimated,Remaining and Logged work and with a option to include sub tasks or not.
You can also adjust the Remaining estimate as per your requirement. Just click on the + icon adajcent to Time Tracking section.
The only thing what you have to do is to configure on the correct way... I suggest all of you watch my video... with English Subtitles...
However, I give you an image to show the Estimations field in tasks and sub-task...
Here I prepared for you guys a step by step guide on how you can activate time estimates for subtasks with screenshots from a new Jira interface.
Check the link to google dock
Had to search a lot of info to understand this workflow. At the end, there are referrals to other problems and more from Jira manuals.
Hope it will be useful for you.
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