I recently installed a few apps (like BigPicture) which help you see the order of work of each programmer. The problem is that when I link some tasks with estimates less than one work day, the Gantt chart presents this task as a job that estimates one day.

How can I get the JIRA Gantt chart to show tasks of less than 8 hours?

  • Possible duplicate of Is there are a resource handler or gantt chart creator tool for JIRA? Commented Jan 8, 2019 at 10:25
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    Maybe it is to be a setting? I never seen this before - MSProject does not to be padding the tasks to days.
    – Issy Forst
    Commented Jan 8, 2019 at 13:40
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    @tiagoperes The target question is related, but it's a different question than what the OP is asking. Linking it is good, but it doesn't appear to be a valid duplicate to me. Kudos for looking for duplicates, though!
    – Todd A. Jacobs
    Commented Jan 8, 2019 at 16:40
  • @IssyForst There is no MS PROJECT in Jira
    – Eitan
    Commented Jan 17, 2019 at 8:19
  • OP - are you trying to show dependency management? If so, there are more effective ways of doing that in Jira that we can show you. Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 12:25

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The gantt charts like the one you use are not prepared to show that detail level for a reason, and is because it's a planning tool, and you don't make plans to say what are you going to do within a day, but to know if you are going to meet a deadline 3 months from today

  • This does not answer the question. I empathise with the sentiment. Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 12:24

Unfortunately, your answer is totally wrong.

You CAN make plans to say what you are going to do within a day in some projects. It's naïve to expect that every task for a project is going to have a minimum duration of one day, and it's inefficient to plan a whole day for something that can be completed in considerably less time.

  • Answers should answer the question, not debate with other answers.
    – MCW
    Commented Jun 9, 2022 at 14:03

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