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What are dependencies 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 all Jira Software projects. Go to the documentation for project-level roadmaps in Jira Software.

Dependencies in your plan indicate issues that are reliant on others being completed first. On your timeline, dependent issues have numbered badges at either end of the schedule bar based on dependency type. There are two types of dependencies in your plan:

  • Incoming dependency (“is blocked by”) means the issue is dependent on the previous issue being completed, indicated by a badge on the left side of the schedule bar.

  • Outgoing dependency (“blocks”) means the issue blocks the next issue being started, indicated by a badge on the right side of the schedule bar.

your plan also alerts you to when a dependency is broken. On your timeline, the dependency, which may be a badge or a line based on your settings, will turn red to indicate that the dates of this dependency don’t line up. To resolve this, change the start or end date .

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