Configuring issue dependencies

If you've already configured issue links in Jira Software, you choose to use these issue links when defining scheduling dependencies in your plans.

When adding issue links to your plan, make sure to define the relationship between the issues to suit how your teams work.

Note that any changes you make to issue dependencies will apply to all existing plans.

To define dependencies:

  1. Go to Plans (in header) > Administration > Dependencies.
  2. Add the issue link types that you need.
  3. If necessary, click Swap to set the dependency order that suits your team.
    For example, for the Blocks issue link, the default dependency order is If A blocks B then A is scheduled before B. This means that if Issue A blocks Issue B, Advanced Roadmaps will schedule Issue A before Issue B.
    If the reverse dependency order suits your team better, you can swap the order around to: If A blocks B then B is scheduled before A. Advanced Roadmaps will then schedule Issue B before Issue A.
  4. Select Save changes.

In Advanced Roadmaps, the block dependency is set by default.

Last modified on Aug 7, 2020

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