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Use sequential or concurrent dependencies in your plan

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

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


By default, dependencies in your plan use the Blocks issue link type. To change this or create a custom issue linking type, a Jira Administrator will need to follow the instructions on the Configure Dependencies in Jira for Advanced Roadmaps page.

You can choose whether you want to work on dependent issues in order or at the same time. This is what your plan refers to as sequential or concurrent dependencies. Sequential dependencies can’t be worked on at the same time, while concurrent ones can. When using concurrent dependencies, issues need to be assigned to the same sprint to avoid a broken link.

To change between sequential and concurrent dependencies:

  1. Select Plan settings from the left side navigation.

  2. Under Dependencies, select either sequential and concurrent dependencies.

Learn more about how to use dependencies in your plan.

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