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Blocks/Depends on link is ignored in the roadmap view

Martin Wassermann (13864144) | asked Dec 05 '12, 4:56 a.m.
edited Dec 06 '12, 4:29 a.m.

 have a „Depends On“ link between two work items. The work items has different owner. When I display the work items in the roadmap vie of the plan, they start at the same time.

I would expect that the work item that depends on the other work item cannot start earlier than the other work item is finished. Is this a bug in the roadmap view or must I change the process configuration? (I use the scrum template)

Roadmap View Hi,

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sam detweiler (12.5k6195201) | answered Dec 05 '12, 5:01 a.m.
I believe this is because IBM says that Depend on and Blocks are 'advisory' links, and not functional.
ie out of the box a 'depends on', does not prevent a workitem from resolving even tho the words say otherwise.
We have implemented a process advisor extension, source shared here on, to enforce this behavior

not that this is a solution, but if you make these children instead does the diagram draw correctly and calculate time properly?


Arun Batra commented Dec 05 '12, 5:26 a.m.

Hi, I am interested in this behavior too.
Request you to provide us the link to obtain this process advisor.

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sam detweiler (12.5k6195201) | answered Dec 05 '12, 9:21 a.m.

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Martin Wassermann (13864144) | answered Dec 06 '12, 4:28 a.m.
@Sam. Thanks for the answer. But do I have to extend the RTC Server, or is there also a functional link between two work items that I can user for that behavior?

sam detweiler commented Dec 06 '12, 6:36 a.m.

the only functional link I am aware of is Parent/Child, but I don't know if it affects the Roadmap View

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