Managing Portfolio dependencies

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You can configure Portfolio for JIRA to use issue links in your JIRA application to define scheduling dependencies.

To define dependencies:

  1. Ensure that you have issue links between dependent issues in JIRA.
  2. Go to Portfolio (in header) > Administration > Portfolio Dependencies.
  3. Add the issue link types that you need.
  4. If necessary, click Swap to set the correct dependency orders.
  5. Portfolio for JIRA's schedule will now consider the issue links as scheduling dependencies.
  6. Select Save changes.


If issue A is "blocked by" issue B in your JIRA application, this means you want Portfolio for JIRA to always schedule issue B before issue A.

  1. Go to Portfolio > Administration > Portfolio Dependencies and add the "blocks" link type.
  2. If necessary, click Swap to ensure ordering reads "If A blocks B then A is scheduled before B".
  3. Click Save changes.
  4. In your plan, click Recalculate.


    In Portfolio for JIRA, the block dependency is set by default.

Last modified on May 30, 2018

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