What's New – February 3, 2013

The following features were introduced or enhanced in Agile Manager:

Drag-and-Drop Ranking

You can now rank backlog items with drag-and-drop.

Click the Rank column header to sort the grid by rank. Initially, backlog items are ranked in the order in which they were created. To reverse the sort order, click the Rank column header again.

To change an item's rank, drag the item up or down the grid. Alternatively, enter a number in the Rank field to change an item's rank. Other items are automatically shifted up or down grid and re-ranked accordingly.

Backlog items do not have a fixed rank number: in any grid, the items are ranked consecutively from 1 to [no. of items in the grid].


If you had previously ranked backlog items manually, after your project is upgraded, the following will occur:

  • The entire backlog will be ranked consecutively from 1 to [no. of items in the grid].
  • Previously ranked items will retain their relative position.
  • Backlog items that were assigned the same rank will be ranked consecutively.
  • Non-ranked items will be ranked below the ranked items.

For more details, see Rank the backlog.

Import Backlog

You can now import user stories and defects to the product backlog from an Excel or CSV file.

On the Product Backlog > Backlog page, click More Actions > Import Backlog.

For more details, see Import backlog items.

Associate Defects with Features and Themes

Previously, only user stories could be linked to features and themes. Now, you can associate also defects with features and themes. This provides you with a more accurate picture of the overall size and progress of features and themes, and allows you to plan work on defects according to their content area.


Previously, when viewing the details of a user story or defect, you could view the associated code changes and contributing developers. Now, you can view also details of unit tests and code coverage for the item.