Using Portfolio early access features
Portfolio for Jira provides customers early access to the exciting new features that are still being worked on within the product. This gives you a sneak peek to the new functionality that's coming in the future releases of Portfolio for Jira.
Note that these early access features are work-in-progress. These features may be incomplete, or may change before being incorporated into Portfolio for Jira. In some cases, some features may never be incorporated into Portfolio for Jira.
You can provide feedback on these early access features by clicking on the give feedback button in your plan.
Enabling early access features
- Log in as a user with the 'Jira Administrators' permission.
- Go to Portfolio (in header) > Administration > Portfolio early access features.
Select the checkbox for the feature that you want to enable.
To disable a feature, clear the corresponding checkbox of the feature.
New planning experience
Starting with Portfolio for Jira Server 2.20, the new planning experience is enabled by default in Jira. You'll need to enable the new experience in each plan, to use the new functionality. Check out Portfolio for Jira new experience to know more.
You can choose to enable the new experience for a few select plans, or choose not to use the new layout at all by disabling this early access feature.
In the new planning experience, we've improved the following functionality:
- Planning and viewing work: You now have a timeline right next to the issues in your plan. Beside each issue in your plan, line by line, is a corresponding schedule block, which displays when an issue starts and ends in your roadmap. To schedule work, you can manually set target dates, or manually drag and drop the issue blocks in your timeline accordingly.
- Optimizing your plan: Aside from setting target dates and manually scheduling issues, you can also choose to optimize the work in your plan. By optimizing, Portfolio will use all existing scheduling factors to prepare an optimized schedule for you. You can then choose to accept or discard the proposed changes as needed.
Here is a sample plan in the new experience:
Plan default to system timezone
Enable this feature to set the system timezone as the default setting across all plans in Portfolio for Jira.