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Track releases in your plan

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


Once you add a release to your plan, your plan adds an icon to the top of your timeline. A green icon means that a release is on schedule while red icons indicate that a release is off-track. Releases that contain issues scheduled by sprint dates will show as off-track if the sprint ends after the release date. If you have multiple releases happening at once, your plan adds a number above the icon.

To view release information on your plan, you need to have the timeline bars showing on your plan or have the Releases column visible. Find out how to show or hide your timeline bars.

Select a release icon above your timeline to see you a high-level overview of that release. Use the left or right arrow at the top of the window to quickly jump between releases.

In this window, you can also select:

  • the Highlight on timeline check box to extend either a red or green line down your timeline.

  • Filter by issues included in this release or

  • View in Jira

The timeline view showing the releases dialog, a card that shows project release names, dates, and other information

Track cross-project releases

From the timeline view, your plan treats cross-project releases the same as a single-project release. However, when your plan shows a cross-project release on your timeline, it will always have a number displayed above it because, to your plan, there are two releases scheduled on that date: the cross-project release and the final single-project release.

For this reason, when you select the release icon to open a flyout window, you’ll see both the cross-project release as well as any single-project releases:

How Advanced Roadmaps for Jira Software Cloud displays cross-project releases


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