The next-gen boards seem like a perfect fit for me and my team, but we can't really use them without support for sub-tasks.
I notice that sub-tasks are next up on the roadmap, but can we get an approximate timeframe for when they'll be available? Are we talking weeks or months?
Thanks, @Eoin! Any plans to make the sub-task show on the board like they were on classic projects, i.e. not in swimlanes, below the actual story card and indented? (Or with a placeholder header above the subtask if in a different column as the story)?
Swimlanes cause stories to show as lanes instead of cards which means you can no longer drag them to reorder or move them through the workflow, so I don't like them for that reason. The old classic swimlane-less way of handling sub-tasks was perfect.
All, to give you all an update - we hit far more technical obstacles with subtasks than we had originally envisioned. As some of you know, we are moving to a microservices architecture and introducing a raft of new technologies as part of the new Jira. The good news is we are very close and should have subtasks available within the issue view within the next few weeks, followed soon after by the ability to track subtasks on the board by enabling swimlanes on the board.
Really surprised next-gen was launched without sub-tasks. Also surprised there's no note clarifying this when I enable sub-tasks. It caused me and likely others to think it was something we did/did not do? Also noticed next-gen did not inherit my issue types.
I think better, more regular communication, and blogging are good ideas, with a net value add of creating a stronger community. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Hi @Eoin Ryan
I've got a bunch of teams that would love to switch to using the next gen project but are pretty blocked by the lack of sutasks. I am happy to to jump on a call with you about this, but wanted to make sure you were still doing that since that offer was made a few months ago!
I'm advising in application use at the start Agile/Scrum. But if I read this thread it isn't hopefull enough to wait for sub-tasks. Without it is useless in a transformation process....
The communication is poor and not promising in the timeline... Can someone @ Atlassian give an update?
They are already testing an early-release version for clients who want to opt-in.
Not to sound snarky, but please view the formal Jira issue for recent updates. I suspect Atlassian is unable to respond to each community forum post individually when there is already a process in place to provide updates via Jira's own issue-tracking product.
I've jumped in with Next-gen. (I've been a Jira user for about 10 years and active with Jira Agile for about four years.)
Sub-tasks are really important. I see you are doing releases about once every two weeks or so. Based on this, I was hoping sub-tasks might be available by now and certainly before the end of Nov.
Of course I'll wait but just wanted you to know I'm really hanging on this feature.
I also find sub-tasks are key for any project with a minimum degree of complexity and agree with most in this thread that we users should be provided with an approximate timeline on when it will be shipped to make the best decisions for our teams.@Eoin Ryan @Ting (Chiou Ting Teh) I understand you can't five a precise and guaranteed date, but we should be given a realistic one... we were initially told it would be shipped by EOY and we're in mid-feb. I assume you use your own tool at the company and should be the master users of it, and therefore be able to forecast relatively accurately ;)
Hoping for good news on this front. Thanks!
All - there is a Jira issue related to this. Most of the recent updates have been provided there. There is an early-release version already being tested by other Jira users (myself included) and the full release is probably not too far away.
Subtask Jira Issue