The Auto-scheduling is a powerful feature to save a lot of time to plan the tasks automatically. This feature is applied only on Auto-Scheduled issues in two steps through the following order :
Flat Dependency Scheduling
This is a simple and classic dependency scheduling: the scheduling of issues through dependency links. The issues are not container issues.
In this example, all issues are auto-scheduled. The current date is used as start time of the first issue in the chain.
If there is a Manual-Scheduled issue on the chain, its Start and End times will be used to schedule the issues linked before and after. The selected issue in the following gantt-chart is Manual-Scheduled.
Flat Resource Scheduling
The Auto-Scheduled issues without any dependency are known as isolated issues. The scheduling is done separately in each group per assigned User. The following Gantt-chart contains two groups:
Container Dependency Scheduling
This dependency scheduling supports container issues. Using the previous sample, the following example turns a simple Auto-Scheduled issue to a container issue "Shipping" by adding two sub-tasks. The container remains auto-scheduled.
Dependency Sub-task Scheduling
Here is the gantt-chart when the sub-tasks are linked in Start/End dependency:
Resource Sub-task Scheduling
Here is the gantt-chart when the sub-tasks haven't any dependency links, assigned to the same user and the container is auto-scheduled:
Here is the result of previous example if the sub-tasks are assigned to different users:
Container Resource Scheduling
The Resource Scheduling is scoped in a container. Resource Scheduling between containers has some limitations. Here is an example:
there is a conflict on scheduling between the tasks at the line 5 and 6.