Automatic management of start/end dates for Jira Work Items?

I've been trying out plugins to manage start/end dates of Jira Work Item tasks, in order to track timely delivery of releases as well as manage dependencies. I guess what I'm looking for is something that works on similar lines to 'leveling' in Microsoft Project. I have tried several 'Gantt' plugins, and plugins for import/export between Jira and MS Project, to no avail. Ultimately it appears I need to manually change start/end dates individually across thousands of tasks per release.

I am interested in the plugin 'Structure' and will review that next. However it doesn't appear to actually manage issues, merely display a heirarchy. I am interested if anyone can offer other solutions to this.

2 answers

Phil,

You could use the bulk change action to change all the start and end dates in one go.

Best regards

Peter

Peter, Thanks for your reply.

Perhaps I should add some clarity here - I don't wish to bulk change all the start/end dates to the same date.

My goal is to be able to 'level' the tasks in Jira to set their start-finish dates correctly whilst considering linked dependencies. I.e. move task start dates with 'blocks' links to finish before the tasks they're blocking, and for non-blocking tasks to set the execution order based on task utilization (start-to-finish).

I've tried to accomplish this using 'The Connector' a plugin that allows import/export and updaing between Jira and MS Project. Alas, the plugin itself has bugs that render it frustrating to use in order to accomplish the use case I described above. I'm genuinely surprised this isn't a problem that has been solved in Jira.

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