Thank you for your patience throughout this time. The ability to schedule child/story-level issues with dates is now available for Kanban projects on Jira Software Cloud on Free, Standard, and Premium editions.
For those customers part of an enterprise edition of Jira Software Cloud, if you have not seen it yet, this feature will be rolled out by September 15th (PST).
Our research with agile software teams using Kanban led us to this approach - so thank you for being involved in the EAP or Beta, and for your feedback here.
More here: https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-Software-articles/What-s-new-in-the-Roadmap-view-I-m-so-glad-you-asked/ba-p/2077594
This feature is not enabled by default on each project, but it’s easy to turn on (if you have project permissions). Learn how to enable child-level planning for kanban teams. The roadmap uses the fields "Start date" and "Due date" to reflect the timeline bar schedule.
For scrum teams, child issues are scheduled according to the sprint to which they’re assigned. On your roadmap, the schedule bar for all child issues is the same size regardless of their estimated duration, aligning with the sprints at the top header of the roadmap. You will need to have sprints created with dates to see them on the roadmap. https://support.atlassian.com/jira-software-cloud/docs/schedule-work-for-scrum-teams-on-your-roadmap/
If you have any queries or additional feedback you would like to provide via email or a zoom call, you can contact us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rathesh Richards, Product Manager, Jira Software.