A task is a work item that can exist on its own as a singular action or can exist in the context of another work item. They are used to break down larger work items into near-term activities and to track progress towards work item completion.

Tasks may be owned by the owner of the work item or by someone else. They may be created automatically or by a dev user.


  • Stalled
  • Priority/Escalated
  • Fast/Slow Moving
  • Blocked

The following figure shows the state machine for tasks.