Auto calculation of feature dates

It would be useful if the start and end dates of a feature could be auto calculated, so that once placed in a release and linked to any dependencies then the dates should not require any other changes. This would make both the planning of dates and also the tracking of dependencies easier.


This would be based on the following rules:

- The feature should not start before the start of the release date that it is assigned to.

- The feature should not start before the end date of any feature it is dependant on

- The end date should be set from the start date plus the estimated time to completion


In addition to this if the end date falls out of the dates of the release it's in then a warning (symbol, colour coding etc) should be present to all a user to identify this.

  • John Biltcliffe
  • Jan 25 2018
  • Future consideration
Release time frame
  • Attach files
  • Peter Makover commented
    January 26, 2018 14:06

    This is similar to a similar request posted almost a years ago "Updating of Feature dates should automatically adjust dates of features with downstream dependencies".  I suggest you vote for that idea as well.

  • Tom Martin commented
    June 11, 2018 21:02

    Would love to see the power of MS Project (related to dates that tie together, i.e., push out the date on one deliverable then those deliverables impacted will have their due dates pushed out) within Aha as well.

  • Danielle Machado commented
    December 14, 2018 18:16

    YES! I tend to place something on the roadmap with the knowledge of start date & estimated duration. If Aha could then calculate the end date for me, it would make my brain have to work a little less.