Stage fields

The Stage field on the Ideas list displays the current state of an idea as it moves through the demand life cycle. The current state includes from an idea to a demand and then to the resulting project, enhancement, change, or defect.

The result of an idea depends on the initial settings in the Category and Type fields on the Demand form. The Stage field also appears on the Demands list. The Stage field is a display only field and cannot be searched or sorted.

A new idea is created in the Submitted state. An accepted idea is updated to the Accepted state and a deferred idea is updated to the Skipped state. When a demand is closed, the associated idea is marked as Complete.

Pointing to the Stage field displays a pop-up window that shows the progression of the idea along with the value of the State field for each step in the progression.
  • Idea: if an idea is being evaluated, the pop-up window displays the current state of the idea.
  • Demand: if an idea is promoted to a demand, the pop-up window displays the current state of the demand as well as the idea.
  • Project, Enhancement, Change, or Defect: if a demand is accepted, the pop-up window displays the current state of the resulting project, enhancement, change, or defect in addition to the demand and idea.
Figure 1. Idea Stage Summary pop-up window
Idea Stage Summary pop-up window