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Rank a story in Agile Development 2.0

Rank a story in Agile Development 2.0

Rank the stories manually in a story list.

Before you begin

Role required: scrum_release_planner, scrum_sprint_planner, scrum_story_creator, scrum_admin

About this task

Typically, the stories are ranked in a story backlog list. The stories can also be ranked in release planning list, or in sprint planning board. Stories ranked in a backlog list appear in the same order in release planning list, or in sprint planning board. Conversely, stories ranked in the planning list/board appear in that order when viewed in the list in the backlog.

Procedure

  1. Open a story list in which you want to rank the stories in one of these ways:
    OptionAction
    From the story, or release, or group backlog list
    1. Navigate to Agile Development > Backlog.
    2. Click All Stories, or Release Backlog, or Group Backlog in the record list.

      The respective story backlog is displayed.

    From release planning list
    • Navigate to Agile Development > Planning > Release Planning.
    From sprint planning board
    • Navigate to Agile Development > Planning > Sprint Planning.
  2. Determine a rank for a story, and enter this number in the appropriate rank field.
    The available rank fields are:
    • Rank
    • Product rank
    • Group rank
    Note:
    • The available rank fields depend from where you open the list of stories. For example, the group backlog list has Group rank as ranking field.
    • It is possible to leave gaps when you are specifying the ranks. For example, if there are 3 stories in backlog, the ranks can be 5, 10, and 15.
    The ranks for stories appear in the list.
    Note: The story list is not sorted by your ranking.
  3. You can adjust the overall rank, product rank, or group rank for the story:
    OptionDescription
    Adjust the overall rank Click Adjust Overall Rank related link. The Rank field in the backlog list shows the adjusted ranks.
    Adjust the product rank Select a Product for which you want to adjust the rank, and then click OK.

    The Product rank field in the backlog list shows the adjusted ranks for the selected product.

    Adjust the group rank Select a Group for which you want to adjust the rank, and then click OK.The Group rank field in the backlog list shows the adjusted ranks for the selected group.
    Note:

    Any gaps in the story ranks are removed. For example, if there are three stories in backlog ranked as 1, 2, and 4, it adjusts the ranks as 1, 2, and 3.

    Adjusting a rank does not:
    • list the ranks sequentially, or in ascending order. For example, if there are three stories in backlog ranked as 1, 4, and 2, it adjusts the ranks as 1, 3, and 2.
    • consider the stories that are not ranked in the list.

What to do next

Based on the ranking, you can select stories for release, or sprint planning.