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Status Future consideration
Categories Releases
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 14, 2017

to-dos in a release template should inherit the phase or milestone dates

The release template concept is great, but the ability to assign tasks to these things is what helps get the work actually done.  You can put a to-do into the release template, but when a release is instantiated on that template, all the to-dos have blank due dates.  They should inherit dates from the phase (end date probably) or milestone.

The workaround is to go through each to-do in a new release and manually set the dates.  This is a pain in a large org that releases every month.

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  • Harry Thompson
    Mar 14, 2024

    I feel like this should be able to work the other way around as well - we should be able to have phase timing automatically adjust based on the due dates of the to-do's contained within it. Currently the only option for automatically calculating phase dates is based on activities, but most of our phases don't contain activities.

  • Veronica Melin
    Oct 26, 2023

    I'd love to be able to map dates and have them populate in my release phases.

    We cannot use Gantt chart in this state as it creates too much manual work. We have date fields we maintain at the feature level, would love to be able to map those into release phases instead of recreating them in the Gantt chart.

  • Jennifer Lange
    Feb 22, 2023

    This is a pain point - I have multiple to-dos on my template and have to manually assign the due dates when I create a release. To me, the to-do on the template is almost useless if it doesn't inherit the dates of the phases when the release is created. It causes confusion for the person the to-do is assigned to as they have no date, and have to go research/ask questions to figure out the date it should be done.

  • Scott Bleasdell
    Jun 17, 2019

    This seems pretty easy to me for Aha to implement.  Each to-do is associated with a milestone or a phase.  The to-do due date should either be the milestone date or the last day of the phase.  These are already being calculated when the release is created, based on the release date.

    This is important for us because our release process is highly structured, and I'm using to-dos to assign tasks to all involved stakeholders for each phase.  This will ensure that sales gets all their collateral updated on time, and marketing has all their ducks in a row, and even PM has ensured that several required tasks to get the release out the door are all completed, and to-dos give us a way to document all of this activity for every release.  And it would be all automatic, if it weren't for these missing due dates :(.

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