Are JIRA fields like "priority" or "Due date" not included in the schedule algorithm of Portfolio for JIRA

I actually was asking myself what information is considered in the JIRA Portfolio schedule algorithm? Of course the estimation (hour/story points), the ranking of the issues, dependencies, the assigned stages/skills and all the configured options in the configuration of the plan under "Scheduling"... But what else? The themes which are rated in %? The priority field or due date? Something else like "date created" (old issues first/last)?
Especially, I was wondering why fields like JIRA "priority" or due date are not even selectable as filters in the scope section. At least, this would be a very useful thing for doing the ranking which definitively is considered.

It would be much easier to convince my colleagues if I could let them know on which data basis Portfolio does the calculation. Can anybody help me?

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Steven Behnke Community Champion Nov 22, 2016
  •  Backlog items' priority (Referring to the RANK, NOT the priority)
  •  Sequence - Start and end releases' dates
  •  Estimates and required skill level capacities
  •  Teams and people's availability
  •  People's skills - what type of work can each member do.
  •  Varying availability and absences. For example, vacations, people available only from certain.
  •  Dependencies between backlog items
  •  Work's stages - activities that can happen either in parallel or sequential activities.
  •  Team's schedules - iterations and sprint lengths, or continuous, day-to-day schedule.
  •  Configurable constraints for example, how many people can work in parallel on a story.

Thank you Steven, should have read that before...sorry!
However, it would still be great to show the priority (and some more JIRA fields) in portfolio so that I could change the ranking if necessary considering this information. Maybe I should submit this as suggestion.

Hi, @ALL,

we have this problem too. I cannot choose the field "priority" (also "aacount") from the available fields of Portfolio. This field won't be offer me. I don't see it. I see some other fields we need, But i can't choose them. They are marked as inactive. 

Any ideas? In JIRA Filter i can access those fields.

Thnx and bye, Roland

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