In order to use manual start and finish dates within your chart, you need to enable Manual Scheduling and select the (date or date/time) fields that will store the manually set start, finish and/or milestone dates. If these fields already contain date values, Structure.Gantt will use these values to place tasks appropriately within the chart.

Manual Scheduling Configuration

Once Manual Scheduling is enabled, you can adjust Start, Finish, and Milestone dates directly from your Gantt chart.

To learn more about manually scheduling from within your Gantt chart, see Automatic Scheduling.

If one of the selected fields has Date type and the other one has Date/Time type, they both will be treated as Date.

If you do not have access to the selected field, or the field has not been added to the appropriate screens in Jira, you may receive a Field Editing Error.

Use Sprints for Manual Scheduling

When the Use sprints for manual scheduling option is selected, tasks can be scheduled to begin and end based on sprint dates.

Use sprints for manual scheduling

See Use Sprints for Manual Scheduling for more information.

Using sprints for manual scheduling requires Jira Software.

Use Resolution Date for manual scheduling

When this option is enabled, all resolved tasks and milestones that are not scheduled manually will be scheduled using their resolution date as the Finish Date.

This does not affect tasks with manually-scheduled Start or Finish dates, or manually-scheduled milestones - those items will continue to be scheduled based on the attributes selected above.