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Enable child-issue planning on the roadmap

This page refers to the roadmap view in Jira Software and not Advanced Roadmaps, the cross-project planning tool only available as part of Jira Software Cloud Premium and Enterprise.

Unless otherwise noted, the roadmap view in Jira Software is the same for both company-managed and team-managed projects.


The ability to plan work using child-level issues (such as stories, bugs, and tasks) is not enabled by default. This is because issues on the roadmap are scheduled using the Start date and Due date fields which might not align with everyone’s workflows.

Before enabling this feature, an administrator needs to add the Start date and Due date fields to the issue view for company-managed projects (they’re shown by default in team-managed projects). Learn how to add these fields to your issue view.

To enable child-issue planning on your roadmap:

  1. From your board, select More (•••) in the top right corner, then select Board settings. Alternatively, from your roadmap, select > Configure Roadmap from the upper right of your roadmap view (next to Export).

  2. Make sure that Roadmap is selected from the list, then toggle the switch for Child level issue scheduling.

    1. Those planning in scrum can also choose whether your timeline shows child issues based on their sprint dates or using their exact start and end dates by selecting Visualize child issues by sprints or Schedule child issues by dates respectively.

Once enabled you can now plan child-level issues on your roadmap.

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