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
Release time frame
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  • Pam Matula commented
    9 May 01:39am

    This is a serious oversight - every project management software I've ever used allows you to determine default working days and to designate country/company holidays. Please add this!

  • Guest commented
    23 Apr 07:12pm

    Any movement on this feature? This seems something that would be a big win for anyone who uses release templates.

  • Tricia Geary commented
    11 Oct, 2019 05:18pm

    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.

  • Shri Iyer commented
    26 Sep, 2019 10:52pm

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

  • Stacy Porter commented
    26 Sep, 2019 03:48am

    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.

  • Kayla Goff commented
    3 Sep, 2019 03:10pm

    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.

  • Tara Thomas commented
    30 Apr, 2019 02:04pm

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

  • Heather Annesley commented
    31 Jan, 2019 10:52pm

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

  • Bernard Mensah commented
    25 Jan, 2019 05:11pm

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

  • Raphy Abano commented
    22 Oct, 2018 09:22pm

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

  • Guest commented
    22 Oct, 2018 09:17pm

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

  • Aidan Roberts commented
    30 Aug, 2018 10:49am

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

  • Matt R commented
    22 Aug, 2018 06:18pm

    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.

  • Ida van Jaarsveld commented
    26 Apr, 2018 11:00pm

    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?

  • Chris Slee commented
    6 Mar, 2018 10:17pm

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

  • Thanesh Sunthar commented
    10 Jan, 2018 04:07pm

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

  • Jacob Grady commented
    10 Jan, 2018 03:01am

    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. 

  • Marvin Heren commented
    16 Nov, 2017 10:38pm

    A great feature we'd love to see

  • Guest commented
    29 Jun, 2017 09:25pm

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

  • Guest commented
    8 May, 2017 07:40pm

    This would simply the tracking and reporting significantly! 

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