AFTER (and RELEASE) COND with default BYPASS option is meant ONLY for single dependency condition, if any job on the chain has other predecessors, ESP will stop there waiting for manual intervention, and it will NOT continue BYPASS.
Note: RO16942 is for version 5.5, while RO22876 is for version 11.3.
Before PTF RO16942/ RO22876, for the job with only one layer of predecessors, ESP will proceed as soon as one of the predecessors complete, NOT wait for other predecessors. After RO16942/ RO22876, ESP will treat the job with only one layer of predecessors the same as other layers, follow the policy as above.
Here is an example to describe: JOBA has predecessors PRED1 and PRED2, JOBA have AFTER COND(0) BYPASS for both of them. Before RO16942/ RO22876, when one of the predecessors completes with RC > 0, JOBA will be BYPASSed right away, without waiting for the other one; with RO16942/ RO22876, JOBA will stay with HC=2 if one of the predecessors complete with RC>0.
JOB JOBAAFTER PRED1 COND(0) BYPASSAFTER PRED2 COND(0) BYPASS …ENDJOB
If you want the behavior before RO16942/ RO22876, please apply RO40881 (for 11.3) and turn on user mode 67 on Master and proxies.