Task management with JIRA
Set due dates & reminders
For the type of tasks you're doing, you may want to set due dates and reminders. The assigned person will then be automatically notified when the task is due. If you also become a watcher on the issue, you will be reminded as well.
If a task that you add is actually a group of smaller tasks, you can create sub-tasks and assign them to different people. The task will not be able to move to Done, until all the subtasks are complete as well.
As tempting as it may be to recycle the small recurring tasks, and put them back in To Do, don't. It will affect reporting for the project and your team won't get an accurate picture of how much they have completed.
Manage activity on the board
Use the JIRA Core board to track incomplete tasks, add new ones and check what has been done. The board gives you a quick view of what is overdue (if you are using due dates) and who is assigned to tasks so you can follow up.
See Working with boards.
The table below shows the specifications for default issues in a task project. JIRA Core Administrators can customize these defaults. For example, they can add other issue types to the project, or add new fields to this issue type. See Configuring issues.
|Issue type||Task and sub-task|
|Issue fields||Summary, Issue Type, Reporter, Attachment, Due Date, Description, Assignee, Priority, Resolution and Labels|
|Resolutions||Done, Won't Do, Duplicate and Cannot Reproduce|
|Priorities||Highest, High, Medium, Low and Lowest|