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Created by Guest
Created on Jan 31, 2018

Preview Gantt when creating a release template

When creating a release template, it is today not so easy to validate from the list of phases that the overall planning makes sense. To do so, I need to create a new fake release from the template, look at the Gantt and check what was wrong. Then delete the release, and possibly do this a few times until I am satisfied with my release template.

If I could directly visualize the Gantt of a release template when creating the release template then I would significantly improve the efficiency of the process by validating visually what has been entered as details for each phase/milestone (duration, days after prior phase, dependencies...)

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  • Drea Terracina
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    Apr 9, 2024

    I can resonate with a lot of what has already been said here. It is cumbersome that you cannot 'preview' in some way the results of the template. I had to use a combo of modeling in excel, trial and error, and Aha! support to get a template built. Also the spacing out of milestones is based, cascading, off the first phase and therefore start date instead of your release date due to the days after the prior phase value being what is supplied.

  • Nerissa Muijs
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    May 10, 2023

    It would be great if we could also be able to use the gantt view to drag and drop the milestones and phases in a dummy release setting, removing all the complication of the "days after."

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    Peter Whisenant
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    May 9, 2023

    It would be easier if instead of "days after prior phase" the field was "days +/- release date." That way the calculation of the date is more intuitive and makes it a lot easier to include phases that are after the release date.

  • Gwen St. Pierre
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    Nov 11, 2022

    This was such a long, drawn-out game of 'guess the date!' I finally reached out to your awesome support team who helped me figure this out, but it should not be this hard.

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    Mark Crowe
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    Nov 11, 2022

    I would prefer to create the template using the gantt chart UI and have the application determine the durations and the offsets.

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    Rose Smith
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    Jul 10, 2020

    Agreed — I would love it if we could display a preview of the release template when we select it from the dropdown, before creating the full new release.

  • Chad Meyers
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    Jun 28, 2019

    I agree. It took me ten times to get my plan template right

  • Jill Collins
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    May 9, 2019

    This would be very helpful

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Add preview of release template setup to workspace settings > release templates

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Who would benefit? Users who are building a release template What impact would it make? Today, it can be difficult to schedule out the days after prior phase and duration values when a team has parallel phases. How should it work? As the release t...
Kristina Gass 3 months ago in Releases 0 Future consideration