Ability to create release phases and milestones which automatically use business days

For example, this would allow me to create week-long phases which would be 5 days (and not 7 days). A milestone would also automatically be populated on the first business day available.

Related to this, I would like to be able to create templates of phases and milestones that only take into account business days

  • Ron Yang
  • Mar 2 2017
  • Future consideration
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  • Guest commented
    May 08, 2017 19:40

    This would simply the tracking and reporting significantly! 

  • Guest commented
    June 29, 2017 21:25

    I need to hide both weekends and holidays. There would need to be a way to these specify holidays.

  • Marvin Heren commented
    November 16, 2017 22:38

    A great feature we'd love to see

  • Jacob Grady commented
    January 10, 2018 03:01

    This is a needed option for release templates. Trying to line up phase durations to start and stop at the beginning of a standard five day work week is infuriating. 

  • Thanesh Sunthar commented
    January 10, 2018 16:07

    This would simplify the sprint setups and JIRA integation. Please add this feature.

  • Chris Slee commented
    March 06, 2018 22:17

    This seems like a key item for us.  Our estimates and jira work items are based on 5 day work weeks.

  • Ida van Jaarsveld commented
    April 26, 2018 23:00

    Essential to have things built around a work week. Please.

    When setting up default phases for releases, we can specify the number of days (duration) that are allocated to a phase. Is it not possible to have this as the number of work days instead of calendar days?

  • Matt R commented
    August 22, 2018 18:18

    I think APP-I-5002 should be merged into this one and its votes counted.

    I was boggled by the lack of this functionality when I tried release phases for the first time. I've never seen a work scheduling tool that doesn't understand working versus non-working days, at least based on days of the week.

  • Aidan Roberts commented
    August 30, 2018 10:49

    Not having this makes planning really hard. Must have asap.

  • Guest commented
    October 22, 2018 21:17

    I am surprised this does not exist. This is "Gantt chart functionality 101". Please consider implementing this.

  • Raphy Abano commented
    October 22, 2018 21:22

    Having the option to filter out weekends and apply them to these phases would be very helpful.

  • Bernard Mensah commented
    25 Jan 17:11

    Absolutely essential, additionally would be good to add peoples holidays ,exceptions etc and have the release and resourcing account for it. 

  • Heather Annesley commented
    31 Jan 22:52

    Yes, please! It's a basic necessity. This will save a ton of work!!

  • Tara Thomas commented
    30 Apr 14:04

    I love this idea, it would be a much more accurate way to track the project

  • Kayla Goff commented
    03 Sep 15:10

    I agree that holidays need to be included too. A prebuilt and custom holiday list is needed with the ability to add custom reoccurrence. Example Independence day is every July 4th while Thanksgiving is 4th Thursday of November.

  • Stacy Porter commented
    26 Sep 03:48

    I am amazed this is considered an Idea for future consideration, and not a defect.  After hiding weekends and planning out a significant number of releases, we only found this issue when some of our Feature that were less than two days long were not visible on the Gantt chart.

    We are currently investigating other options for release planning as this has caused significant planning issues and is a massive time waster.

  • Shri Iyer commented
    26 Sep 22:52

    This one seems to be a no-brainer and a MUST-HAVE. 

  • Tricia Geary commented
    11 Oct 17:18

    Would love to see the feature related to release templates. The functionality that automatically calculates phase and milestone dates is useless without being able to define the days of the week that should be considered working days. Today we use a project scheduling tool to do the date calculations and then manually enter them for each release.