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Define an agile group

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Define an agile group

Create an agile group to later assign the work of an agile project.

  1. Navigate to Agile Development > Groups.
  2. Click New.
  3. On the form, fill in the fields:
    Table 1. Group form
    Field Description
    Name Enter the name of the group.
    Manager Select the manager of the group.
    Group capacity (points) Enter the projected capacity of the group in story points for each sprint.
    Group email Email address of the group.
    Description A brief description of the group.
    Related Links
    Create Sprints Access the Create Sprints for Team dialog box. Fill in the fields and then click OK to create multiple sprints for the current group. The new sprints are added to the Sprints related list.
    Sprint Planning Access the Sprint Planning tab on the Agile Board.
    Group Velocity Access a chart which shows how the story points in a project are allotted across sprints.
  4. Click Submit.

Add group members

Add members to the group who are later assigned tasks of an agile project.

  1. Navigate to Agile Development > Groups.
  2. Open the desired group.
  3. Click New in the Group Members related list.
  4. Add the name of the group member in the Name field.
  5. Select a Scrum Role for the group member.
  6. Click Submit.

Decide the capacity of a group

Decide the capacity of a group based on the historical velocity of the group for each sprint.

Before you begin

Role required: scrum_master

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Agile Development > Groups.
  2. Open the desired group.
  3. Decide the group capacity in points and enter the number in the Group capacity (points) field.
  4. Click Update.

Convert a release team to an agile group

Convert a release team to an agile group to later assign the work of an agile project.

Before you begin

Role required: project_manager

About this task

This section is applicable only if you have upgraded from Agile Development 1.0 to Agile Development 2.0.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Agile Development > Groups.
  2. Click the Convert Release Teams to Groups related link.
  3. Select the team that you want to convert to an agile group.
  4. Click Convert to Group.

Create a sprint

Create a sprint to plan the work for an agile phase of a project.

  1. Navigate to Agile Development > Groups.
  2. Open the desired group.
  3. Click New in the Sprints related list.
  4. Fill in the following fields on the Sprint form:
    • Short description: Name or a brief description of the sprint
    • Planned start date: Start date for this sprint
    • Planned end date: End date for this sprint
    • Group capacity (points): Projected capacity of the group in story points
  5. Click Submit.

Create multiple sprints

Create multiple sprints to plan the work for an assignment group.

  1. Navigate to Agile Development > Groups.
  2. Open the desired team.
  3. Click the Create Sprints related link to open the Create Sprints for Team dialog box.
  4. In the Sprint form, fill in the fields:
    • Name: the name of the sprint.
    • Starting Number: the number of the first sprint to be created.
    • Start date: the start date for the first sprint to be created.
    • Duration: the number of days in a sprint.
    • Number of sprints: the number of sprints to be created.
  5. Click OK.
    The new sprints are added to the Sprints related list on the Team form.
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