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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 Cloud Premium and Enterprise.


Dependencies in your plan indicate issues that are reliant on others being completed first. Your administrator can configure other issue link types to show in your plan, but they’re all treated as through they’re of the Blocks type. See how to configure issue links to use in your plan.

On your timeline, dependent issues are either connected by a line or numbered badges at either end of the schedule bar to indicate the direction of the relationship (whether it blocks an issue or it’s blocked by an issue). Change how your plan shows dependencies.

Off-track dependencies

Dependencies in your plan turn red to indicate when they’re off-track, meaning that the lead-in issue is blocking the second issue based on the start and end dates of the issues. This insight helps identify potential problems with your plan.

If your plan uses Sequential dependencies, then issues assigned to the same sprint show also as off-track. Read more the differences between sequential and concurrent dependencies.


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