Modifying timelines and iterations

You can modify timelines and iterations in a project area. You can modify an iteration type, name, and start and end dates to define the project schedule.

Before you begin

You must have permission to modify the iteration structure.


  1. Navigate to the project area in the administrative web interface. See Logging in for project administrators and team leads (web).
  2. From within the project area, click Timelines.
  3. Perform any of the following steps:
    • To modify a timeline, select it and click Edit Properties. Enter or modify dates in the Start Date and End Date fields. Optionally, select the Use this timeline as the project timeline check box. Click OK.
      Note: The project timeline differs from your other timelines in the following ways:
      • The project timeline iterations apply to the project area. This means that if the project timeline process is customized for the current iteration, that customized process affects any artifacts associated with the project area.
      • All team areas that do not have an explicit custom timeline set are governed by the process of the project timeline.
    • To modify an iteration, select it and click Edit Properties.
    • To add an iteration, select the parent timeline or iteration for the new iteration, and click Create Iteration.
  4. Click Save to save your changes to the project area.