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Auto-schedule issues on your Advanced Roadmaps timeline

This page refers to Advanced Roadmaps, which is a cross-project planning tool only available as part of Jira Software Cloud Premium and Enterprise.

We have a separate section for documentation about the project roadmap that’s included in all Jira Software plans. Go to the documentation for project-level roadmaps in Jira Software.


The Auto-scheduler constructs a plan using issue details based on your plan settings. You can then adjust the generated plan to meet your exact needs. Advanced Roadmaps considers several factors to come up a schedule:

  • whether your teams work in Scrum or Kanban method

  • the sprint assignments of the issues in the plan (if applicable)

  • remaining capacity of each iteration

  • start and end dates of issues

  • issue rankings

  • dependencies

  • issue estimates

  • the number of members in your team

The autoschedule function in Advanced Roadmaps for Jira Software Cloud.

Only estimated issues are considered by the Auto-scheduler, regardless of whether they’re assigned to a sprint, release, or team.

To auto-schedule issues in your plan:

  1. By default, the Auto-scheduler schedules all of the estimated issues in your plan. If you want to schedule certain issues, select them using the checkboxes in the Scope section.

  2. Navigate to Auto-schedule and configure the auto-schedule settings.

  3. Select Preview results to see suggested changes, as shown above. The schedule bars of auto-scheduled issues and their corresponding issue details will be shown with purple stripes. Hover on a field to compare the current values against the suggested changes. The number of auto-scheduled issues will depend on the hierarchy levels you've chosen for the plan.

  4. Select Accept changes to create your plan. The Auto-scheduler will not overwrite any issues that are in a sprint that’s currently active.

  5. Make your changes, then select Review changes.

Advanced Roadmaps is a sandbox environment meaning that any changes you make to your plan won’t be committed back to your Jira Software issues until you choose to do so.

Learn how to save your changes in the Review and save changes in Advanced Roadmaps section.

Auto-schedule for Scrum teams 

When working with Scrum teams, the Auto-scheduler will not change or assign sprint values for issues at the epic level and higher. To avoid duplicating values and issues, we recommend that you only estimate issues at the story level, and that you show rolled-up values in your plan.

For Scrum teams, the Auto-scheduler will assign tasks to sprints based on the size of an issue, team capacity, and sprint length as configured in your plan. Any excess issues will be assigned to the next sprint on the timeline. If an epic spans multiple sprints, work will be allocated between them based on available capacity. If the work extends beyond currently existing sprints, Advanced Roadmaps will assign future work to projected sprints.

Auto-schedule for Kanban teams 

For Kanban teams, issues are scheduled on a per day basis based on the team's weekly capacity. Advanced Roadmaps assumes a weekly capacity of 200 hours, and the iteration length cannot be changed.

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