Task's period will align exactly with the box's period. The fields mapped as start and end dates will get updated to match the boxes start and end dates when a task is planned in one of the time boxes.
This setting is recommended for agile and non agile teams who want to use BigPicture as a Roadmap tool and present their plans using the Gantt module.
The task can be aligned with the time box defined using the Overview- Views - Hierarchy.
Please note, that this sync mechanism is:
- unidirectional: planning tasks in using Boxes (Program Increments or Iteration) updates the tasks' to fit within the Boxes' duration. However, updating the tasks' date estimates does not add a task to the Box.
- single-shot operation: a task period is always updated once the task is planned for a Box (e.g. using Board module), but if you adjust the task's period once it is planned for a box (e.g. on the Gantt module) the app will not validate the adjustment even if the new period would not fit the Box's period.
The above-mentioned update of the task period will be executed properly only if all task scheduling rules (parent-child relation, task mode, inward dependency, etc.) allow executing the operation. E.g. if a Story has a parent task in the task structure that has a "lock" mode set, the app may not update the Story period if it exceeds the parent period after the update.
Please note, that once a task period is rescheduled, it may trigger a rescheduling of related tasks (linked tasks or parent/children in the task structure).
Go back to Program Box Configuration - Tasks - Scheduling.