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

Earn badges and make progress

You're on your way to the next level! Join the Kudos program to earn points and save your progress.

Deleted user Avatar
Deleted user

Level 1: Seed

25 / 150 points

Next: Root


1 badge earned


Participate in fun challenges

Challenges come and go, but your rewards stay with you. Do more to earn more!


Gift kudos to your peers

What goes around comes around! Share the love by gifting kudos to your peers.


Rise up in the ranks

Keep earning points to reach the top of the leaderboard. It resets every quarter so you always have a chance!


Come for the products,
stay for the community

The Atlassian Community can help you and your team get more value out of Atlassian products and practices.

Atlassian Community about banner
Community Members
Community Events
Community Groups

JIRA Portfolio Start and End Dates Incorrect on Initiatives

We created a hierarchy on JIRA Portfolio with Objective -> Program -> Initiative -> Epic -> Story/Task.  The dates on Stories are correct and are being pulled in from the Sprints which populate Target Start and End Dates on Stories.   However the dates on the Epic, Initiative, Program and Objective levels are not being populated correctly from the stories.  The Target Start Date and Target End Dates are not using the first date for the Target Start Date and last date for the Target End Date from the stories.

2 answers

1 accepted

0 votes
Answer accepted
Dave Atlassian Team May 05, 2021

Hi @David Lam,

What version of Advanced Roadmaps / Portfolio are you using? The ability to roll-up dates wasn't available in all versions to you might need to upgrade to take advantage of this capability. It also needs to be enabled in the plan settings,



It should be the most recent version 

Portfolio for Jira - 3.29.7


I already enabled it and the roll up is working for Epics just not the hierarchy above.  Epic to Initiatives,  Initiatives to Programs and Programs to Objectives are not working for rolling up the dates. Initiatives, Programs, Objectives do not have the inherited dates icon with the arrow.

Like Dave likes this
Dave Atlassian Team May 05, 2021

Thanks for confirming the version @David Lam, that sounds concerning - this might sound like a stupid question, but can you also confirm that the parent link is correctly set between those epics and initiatives?

Also, the inherited date won't show up in the same way that the sprint inferred dates do ... it will actually show up as a roll up symbol, see this screenshot for an example:

Screen Shot 2021-05-06 at 9.39.22 am.png

I'm guessing this isn't what you're seeing? The striped issue bars indicate that the dates are rolled up.



1 vote
Curt Holley Community Leader May 05, 2021

Are your Epics, Initiatives, Programs and Objectives in the sprints, or just the stories? As I believe the "roll-up" of dates comes from the Sprint dates, not the children. Thus, to inherit the dates (where blank) they would have to be in the sprint.

The Epics, Initiatives, Programs and Objectives are not in the Sprints.  I got Epics to work it looks from the Stories. But Epic to Initiatives,  Initiatives to Programs and Programs to Objectives are not working for rolling up the dates.  Initiatives Programs, Objectives do not that the inherited dates icon with the arrow.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer

Atlassian Community Events