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Critical path

I am new to this system and would like to know how you link items to ensure they are completed in the correct order i.e 1 item can not start until its previous . linked item has been completed . If the previous item is delayed then it should automatically push out all the following tasks on the timeline .


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Hi @Edward Treanor 

In Jira you can link issues together using Issue Linking features. When linking issues you can specify link type like blocks, blocked by etc but Jira will not do anything to automatically push blocked issues dates but you have few options.

  • Use basic roadmaps to visualise linked issues
  • Evaluate Plans (Advanced Roadmaps) for planning where dependencies can be managed using an auto schduler. It also comes with Dependency map
  • Try some roadmapping/visualising apps like Structure, BigPicture
  • Create Filters based on issue links in your project and track them separately
  • Depending upon your delivery methodology you can make it part of the process to review these dependencies regularly? Like in your SCRUM calls.

I hope it helped.


@Edward Treanor  

beware that critical path is "something that belongs" to Gantt charts, not to roadmaps... there is a risk that, misunderstanding the meaning of a roadmap, mistaking it for a Gantt chart, one may then be disappointed by Advance Roadmaps...

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