There are a couple of different ways of adding features to the Releases -> Overview/Roadmap views. The different approach have different behavior and the behavior for one of the methods is quite disruptive to the schedule. The scenarios apply when features are assigned to this view without having start on and/or due dates applied prior to.
Option 1: Features Drawer Actions Menu -> Add to a Release Phase
The feature will automatically inherit a Start on and due on date that coincide with the duration of the phase you add it to.
Option 2: Adding features to a Release and/or to a Release Phase from within the Releases -> Overview/Roadmap screens by clicking on the + Existing Feature button is disruptive to the current Gantt chart/schedule.
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We just gave the Gantt chart a major upgrade. Get ready for a fresh look, smoother experience, new master features view, and more.
This new experience will improve this situation in a couple ways:
All features will be included on the Gantt chart by default
As features are moved into phases, the phase dates will not be changed. If you do wish to align the dates, you can select the more options icon next to the phase name and select Align dates with visible features.