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Create a single-project release in 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.


To create a single-project release:

  1. Select Releases from the left side navigation, then select Create release that corresponds with the project to which you’d like to add a release. Make sure that releases are enabled in your projects. Learn how to navigate to your releases view.

  2. Add a name and description to your release. Then add a Start date and Release date.

  3. When you’re happy with your release, select Create.

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.

Release start date options:

As early as possible - The release will start as soon as there are available teams to work on the issues in the release. This is mostly only used when auto-scheduling issues.

Fixed date - Set a date

Relative to previous release date - Automatically trigger a new release a certain amount of time after the previous release finishes. For example, you can start work on the beta release one day after work for the alpha is completed.

Release date end options:

After all issues are completed - The release date is flexible and doesn’t display in the plan.

Fixed date - The release will happen on this chosen date, overriding the capacity and velocity settings. The release icons on the timeline will turn red for overbooked releases.

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