Create
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Next challenges

Recent achievements

  • Global
  • Personal

Recognition

  • Give kudos
  • Received
  • Given

Leaderboard

  • Global

Trophy case

Kudos (beta program)

Kudos logo

You've been invited into the Kudos (beta program) private group. Chat with others in the program, or give feedback to Atlassian.

View group

It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

How to account for waiting before starting a task (i.e. waiting for delivery of item)

In our team, sometimes we ship things between locations. I need the item to reach the destination before I can start working on tasks that involve that item (i.e. waiting for a circuit board to be delivered).

If I know delivery will take about 5 days, then I don't want any of the blocked tasks to start until 5 days from now. If the item DOES get delivered early, or there's a delay in delivery, I want to be able to see the effect of that.

I thought about setting up a "release" for when the item arrives. But then how do I dynamically control the beginning of work on the following release to coincide with the end of the current one? Otherwise I can set up a task for "waiting for delivery", however, this throws off the scheduler, because then I have a team member literally waiting around for a delivery rather than doing some other work in the meantime.

How do I make this work in Portfolio?

1 answer

1 accepted

0 votes
Answer accepted

To all future internet people, I found an answer but only in the Portfolio Server documentation. This will work great!

https://confluence.atlassian.com/jiraportfolioserver/time-constraints-715263082.html

Just in case that link goes dead, you are able to add an "Earliest Start Date" for an issue. So you either modify the "earliest start date" of whatever is being blocked, OR you can create a task for "delivery" and set its estimated time to 0 and adjust the "earliest start date" for it as you learn more about when it will arrive to have everything else schedule as portfolio does.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
TAGS
Community showcase
Published in Advanced Roadmaps

Introducing Advanced Roadmap’s new dependency report

To see this feature in action check out our recent dependencies demo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQu5VsUqyZA Keeping on top of your dependencies is a key part of ensuring project success....

147 views 2 6
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you