How does the time tracking work when we have Sub-Tasks within a Story? For instance, if I put in Original Estimate at child level this does not roll up at parent level. And, if i burn the efforts at child level it gets rolled up @ parent level.
This does not seem to be behaving consistently.
Also, how can i only see Parents and not children in a dashboard?
If you are doing a scrum-like process with sprints, estimates and burn-down, then you do not put estimates on sub-tasks, as they are utterly pointless.
The whole point of scrum is that you are committing to deliver a set of items within a fixed time box. The estimates live at a story level.
If you choose to break the stories up into sub-tasks, that's fine, and estimating them individually is fine if you really want to measure at that level, but the sub-tasks are utterly irrelevant to your sprint delivery and velocity. You commit to stories, not their sub-tasks.
So, Scrum boards do not do estimates on sub-tasks because they are not of any use.
If you're not doing scrum, then Jira does display sub-task estimates as part of the parent (it has since well before any board support was added to Jira)
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