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How do you make it so dependent Epics/Stories get the start date equal to end date of blocking issu

I have 3 Epics with the following names:

  • Epic 1 - It has a start date of Jan 1 and End date Jan 31 and Blocks Epic 2
  • Epic 2 - has no start or end date Blocks Epic 3
  • Epic 3 - has no start or end date 

I would have expect the start date for Epic 2 to become the end date of Epic 1

This does not happen.

How do you make it work?

Or do you just have to manually enter start dates the align with the dependency? 



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Rik de Valk
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Sep 28, 2022

Hi @Alan Bell  and welcome to the community!

In case of dependencies with a planning conflict, a decision needs to be made. Either you try to complete Epic 1 earlier, or you delay Epic 2 (or you think of a clever alternative to eliminate the dependency). 

Jira doesn't make that decision for you. Which I personally appreciate a lot. Many factors can come i to play making such a decision. Maybe different teams are responsible for Epic 1 and Epic 2: in that case a dialogue needs to take place. 

Advanced roadmaps helps to identify and track planning conflicts; bit it doesn't step in. 

Kind regards Rik

Alexander Bondarev
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Sep 28, 2022

I agree with Rik :)

I agree with you in general but if I make a dependency I would expect it to honor that.  

Probably, try Jira automation ..1) using the link relation to pickup date 2) update epic start date..

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