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Gantt Chart Settings

Gantt Chart Settings allow you to select how and which items are displayed within your Gantt chart. You can adjust your settings at any time by clicking the Gantt Chart Settings icon 

in the Gantt toolbar.

Gantt settings

The Project Start Day is used as the starting point for automatic scheduling within your chart.

The Gantt Chart Configuration determines how items operate within your chart. This is where you set how scheduling, dependencies, and resources should work.

  • If you are new to Structure.Gantt, we recommend starting with the Default configuration and modifying as necessary later.
  • To make changes to an existing configuration, locate the configuration within the drop-down menu and click Edit.
  • To build a new configuration, click Manage configurations.

To learn more about creating custom chart configurations, see Gantt Configuration.

Fix Versions

Structure.Gantt can also place markers at the top of your timeline to show Fix Versions. 

To enable this feature, simply enter the projects you want to show fix versions from. If you want the flag at the top of the marker to remain visible at all times, select Always visible on the timeline.

In the event that the same version with the same release date is defined for multiple selected projects, those will be merged into one single Fix Version.

Chart Markers

You can also configure custom chart markers to call attention to other important dates on your chart.

In the Chart Markers section, you will find a list of current custom chart markers. To edit or delete an exiting marker, click the Action button (three dots). 


To create a new custom marker, click on the "New marker" button. You can also create a new marker right from the Gantt chart - just double-click anywhere on the timeline. You can give the marker a custom name, date, and color. If you want the flag at the top of the marker to remain visible at all times, select Always visible on the timeline.

Sprints

Structure.Gantt is able to visualize past, current and future sprints.


The dates for past and active sprints are always taken from their values in Jira. For future sprints, you have two options:

  • By default, future sprint dates are based on the values in Jira.
  • If you prefer to set your own dates and timelines for future sprints, select the "Use custom dates for future sprints, instead of Jira dates" checkbox:

You can customize future sprints based on:

  • Sprint start day - the day of the week future sprints should start
  • Duration - how long sprints lasts, in weeks

Future Sprint Scheduling - Custom Configurations

The following only applies if "Use custom dates for future sprints, instead of Jira dates" is selected.

The first future sprint is scheduled for the Sprint start day immediately following the end of the active sprint. If the active sprint ends on the same day of the week as the Sprint start day, Structure.Gantt will visualize the active sprint ending on the previous day.

Future sprints are scheduled for the specified duration, and each additional future sprint begins immediately following the previous.

If there is no active sprint, Structure.Gantt will base future sprints on the Planned Finish Date of the latest closed sprint. If there are no closed sprints, future sprints will begin on the first Sprint start day following the Project start date.


On your chart, there may be a gap between the active sprint and the first future sprint, based on the specified Sprint start day and the planned finish date for the active sprint. This is done to keep your start days consistent.

Custom Sprint Schedules

You can also create custom schedules for sprints from specific boards. To add a custom schedule, click the Add sprints configuration link.

In the example above, any sprints from the SCRUM board will have a 3 week duration. All other sprints will use the default configuration (2 weeks).

If you have copied boards, make sure to assign all copies to the same custom configuration. See Same Sprint on Multiple Boards for more details.

Notification Settings

By default, Structure.Gantt will notify users of changes made within the chart based on your Jira and project notification settings. If you would rather notifications not be sent when issue changes are made within the chart, uncheck the Send notifications for issue changes made within Gantt chart box.

   

Notification settings

In order for notifications to be sent, email notifications must be enabled in Jira and for the relevant project. This setting does not affect the notification for changes made within Structure.
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