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Separate Pending subtasks vs pending stories on Kanban board Edited

I quite like the Kanban backlog... Ist configured so that "Pending" Dev, Bug, Tasks, Stories gets filtered to the backlog, OK, but so does Pending sub-tasks...

One workaround I see would be to rename the "Pending" status for sub-task to "to-do", but it's a big change, so a no-go. Any other idea?

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Jack Community Leader Nov 19, 2020

are you just trying not to include the sub-tasks in the backlog? If so why not change the board filter. If you may want to see them at some point consider quick filter.

Dave Liao Community Leader Nov 19, 2020

I obviously didn't have enough coffee this morning - that's probably what Anders is trying to do. An adjustment of the board's filter would be the simple solution. 😄

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@ Jack; this is what I try to achieve: Leave Pending Tasks/Stories on the backlog (by putting this Status in that "backlog" column in the Kanban board config), and showing pending sub-tasks with their (non-pending) parents on the Kanban board.

I tried with Quick filters, but didn't find a way to not make pending sub-tasks make visible pending Tasks/Stories. I'm sure there is a way though...

Jack Community Leader Nov 19, 2020

I'm sure i'm overlooking something.

It sounds like you want this:

hide sub-tasks in the backlog but display them once their parent moves into the kanban. For this I would use a QF in the backlog to hide them...

"Hide Sub-tasks" --> type != sub-task

if you happen to have some other statuses mapped to the backlog and you wish any sub-tasks in statuses other than Pending display then use this JQL for the QF ...

"Hide Pending Sub-tasks" --> type != sub-task AND status = pending

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Dave Liao Community Leader Nov 19, 2020

@Anders Wilson - consider configuring a separate workflow for the sub-tasks issue type (example: To Do, In Progress, Done) to avoid this.

Right, that's my idea as well, but has implications "for all".

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Dave Liao Community Leader Nov 19, 2020

@Anders Wilson - sure, you would need to map any new statuses for that board to specific columns, and you would need to educate your teams (unless it's just you using the project).

If you configure your workflows to be something like:

Pending | To Do | In Progress | Done - for Stories

--------- | To Do | In Progress | Done - for Sub-Tasks

Stories would continue to appear in the Backlog view, and Sub-tasks would only appear in your Active/Kanban view.

What would your dream state look like?

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