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Are dependencies at the sub-task level supported in JIRA Portfolio?
When I establish dependencies between sub-tasks in JIRA Portfolio and click the button to recalculate the schedule, the scheduler returns errors. The error at the sub-task level is:
The errors at the main task level are:
On a related note, the scheduler seems like it can get itself into a state that is almost unrecoverable. When trying to work through the above issue, I added and deleted a lot of dependencies trying to find something that worked. Sometimes the scheduler would still return errors even when I'd deleted all dependencies. Anyone else having that issue?
No, sub-tasks cannot have dependencies in Portfolio. Here is the write-up from last year. Sub-task Dependencies in Portfolio 2.0
Also, if you remove the dependencies, Portfolio will schedule all the resources concurrently.
In short, you cannot use sub-tasks in Portfolio plans.
Atlassian has this as a suggestion, I advise people to vote on this and add a comment that it is a defect. https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JPO-1600
Hope this helps!
Sub-tasks can't have dependencies with sub-tasks in the same story, that's the reason you're getting those errors.
The reason why the scheduler might get into a weird state is because you have multiple cyclic dependencies with sub-tasks.
What is the reason for not allowing dependencies within a task? In my scenario working with a Marketing group, the task is to produce a piece of copy. To accomplish this, there is a sub-task to write the copy and a sub-task for the requester to review the copy. The review is dependent on the copy being written.