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Auto-schedule issues on your plan

This page refers to the advanced planning features that are only available as part of Jira Software Cloud Premium and Enterprise.

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


The Auto-scheduler constructs a plan by balancing issue details based on your plan settings. You can then adjust the generated plan to meet your exact needs. Learn more about how the auto-scheduler schedules issues in your plan.

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. Learn about the Auto-scheduler configuration options.

  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.

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

Learn how to save changes in your plan.


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