Use relative dates for creating release templates

I'd like to be able to enter milestones in the release template that occur X days before or after another chosen phase or milestone.  This will enable more robust release schedules.  For example, release documents needs to be done 1 week after each sprint, and the release communication draft is due 2 weeks before deployment.

When setting up a release template, often milestones or phases are spaced out over time.  Milestones help us create a checklist of work that needs to be done throughout the release. Since each release is essentially the same, we'd love to have these milestones in the template.  This is similar to how MS Project works to create Gantt charts.  Currently in Aha, milestones are not dated in the template, so for new releases they just show up immediately after the previous phase.

  • Jonathon Leeke
  • Mar 23 2015
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Release time frame
  • Sep 13, 2017

    Admin Response

    We are excited to announce that you can now set dependencies and timing between phases and milestones directly in your release templates. Check out the blog post to learn more about our more powerful release templates.

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  • Emilie Takeda commented
    March 26, 2015 09:52

    I would need that too! Both for milestones and phases cause in our case, we sometimes have two phases running in parallel starting from the same milestone.

  • Tom Andries commented
    September 20, 2015 09:27

    Indeed. We do have a fixed template of how activities are scheduled within a sprint (release)., so this would be a help.