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How to set a task to start on Saturday? (Jira Work Management)
After setting the Start Date to Saturday or Sunday, this value is automatically shifted to Monday
In Jira Work Management, the scheduling behaviour you're experiencing is due to the working calendar configuration. By default, Jira considers Saturday and Sunday as non-working days, so when you set a task to start on a weekend, it automatically shifts the start date to the next working day (usually Monday).
To change this behaviour, you'll need to update the working calendar configuration to include weekends as working days. However, it's important to note that Jira Work Management (previously Jira Core) does not have built-in support for customizing working days directly.
If you are using Jira Software or Jira Service Management, you can customize the working calendar by following these steps:
Click on the gear icon (Settings) in the top-right corner.
Go to "Issues" in the left sidebar.
Click on "Time Tracking" under the "Issue Attributes" section.
In the "Working Days" section, check the boxes for Saturday and Sunday.
Click "Save" to update your working calendar.
If you're using Jira Work Management without Jira Software or Jira Service Management, you won't have the option to customize working days directly. In this case, you can consider using a plugin from the Atlassian Marketplace that allows for calendar customization, such as "Team Calendars for Confluence" or other scheduling plugins.
Please note that changing the working calendar will affect time tracking and scheduling across your entire Jira instance, so consider the implications this may have on other projects and teams before making any changes.
@Alexey If you have set the "Working days per week" to 7 same as what I see in the screenshot in the "Time Tracking" settings, Jira Work Management should consider weekends as working days. However, this setting seems to me that only affects the time-tracking calculations and not the scheduling behaviour of tasks.
You might still need to explore the Atlassian Marketplace for plugins or add-ons that can provide enhanced scheduling capabilities. Alternatively, consider upgrading to Jira Software for more flexibility in configuring working days and scheduling tasks.