How To Show Subtasks In Jira Board

Jira, the popular project management tool, provides the facility to create subtasks under a task. These are used to break down a main task into smaller, manageable tasks which can be assigned to different team members. However, it might be a bit tricky for new users to display these subtasks in the main Jira board. In this blog post, we are going to guide you on how to achieve this.

Step 1: Access Your Jira Board

Login to your Jira Cloud account and navigate to the desired project. Inside your project, click on “Active sprints” or “Backlog” on the left-hand side menu to access your board.

Step 2: Configure Your Board

Once you’re on your board, click on the “Board” drop-down menu located in the top right corner of the screen and select “Configure”.

Step 3: Navigate to the Column Settings

Inside the board configuration settings, select the “Columns” tab. This is where we manage what shows up on our board.

Step 4: Edit the Filter Query

On the right side of the page, you’ll find a section titled “Filter Query”. Click on the “Edit Filter Query” link. This is where we can edit the JQL (Jira Query Language) to include subtasks in the board.

Step 5: Update the JQL

In the JQL text field, you need to include “issuetype in standardIssueTypes() OR issuetype in subTaskIssueTypes()”. This is the query that will get both tasks and subtasks to show up on your board.

    issuetype in standardIssueTypes() OR issuetype in subTaskIssueTypes()

Once you’ve entered the query, click on the “Search” button to apply the changes.

Step 6: Confirm the Changes

Go back to your board, and you should now see the subtasks along with the main tasks on your board.

With these simple steps, you can include subtasks on your Jira board thus, making it easier to track the progress of individual tasks. Remember, using subtasks effectively can enhance your team’s productivity and make project management easier.

Please note: The steps described in this blog are based on the most recent version of Jira Cloud. If you’re using an older version, the steps might slightly differ.