What's New – Agile Manager 2.13

The following features were introduced or enhanced in Agile Manager:

Filtered lists of features by applications New, dynamic velocity grids New custom field type: Backlog Item
Site user management ALI support for TFS 2013  

Filtered lists of features by applications

Now, the Add Item dialog box enables you to filter the features available for the new item by application.

To add a new backlog item, click Add Item. In the dialog box, first select an application. The list of features available from the Feature drop-down is filtered, and only those features assigned to the selected application are displayed.

For details, see Add user stories.

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New, dynamic velocity grids

Velocity displays are updated across Agile Manager, and are available from buckets on the Product and Release Backlog tabs, as well as on the dashboard and the team details page.

In buckets, click team velocity and release capacity calculations to view the charts.

  • Hover over the bars to compare exact numbers for actual and expected velocities.
  • Click items in the legends to display or hide relevant data, enabling you to view multiple combinations of expected, average, or actual velocities.

Click the following thumbnails to view screen shots of our new velocity charts:

For more details, see:

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New custom field type: Backlog Item

Site administrators can now create custom fields that can be used for both user stories and defects, using the Backlog Item custom field type. Use the Backlog Item field type if you have similar data for both user stories and defects, instead of using duplicate, parallel custom fields for each entity type.

Caution: The Backlog Item custom field type is not yet supported by NextGen Synchronizer. If you synchronize data with ALM, this field will not be synchronized.

To create custom fields for use in both user stories and defects:

  1. Browse to the SiteCustom Fields configuration page.
  2. Click Add Field.
  3. In the Add Field dialog box, select Backlog Item from the Apply To dropdown list.
  4. Log out and log in again for your new field to be visible in the application. The new field will be available in backlog item grids, and in details pages for users stories and defects.

If you already have duplicate, parallel custom fields for user stories and defects, respectively, start using Backlog Item field types with one or both of the following methods:

For details, see Manage custom fields.

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Site user management

The following changes were made in the Site and Workspace > Users tabs.

Note: In the Site Configuration area, the Site Users tab has been simplified to Users.

  • If you have many workspaces, we've made it simpler to find the right workspace for a user. When assigning a workspace to a user, enter a search string in the Assign to Workspace dialog box to filter the list of workspaces displayed.

  • View the last time a user logged in to Agile Manager in a new Last Login column. If you are juggling licenses, this can help you identify users that rarely use Agile Manager and can be deactivated.

    If you do not see the Last Login column, use the column selector to add it to the grid.

  • Both site and workspace administrators can now assign roles to multiple users simultaneously, as long as all of the selected users are assigned to the same workspace.

    Select multiple users, and click Assign to Roles. The selected role is applied to all selected users.

    A solid blue square in the selection box indicates that some users are assigned to that role. Click the checkbox to assign that role to all of the selected users.

For more details about this page, see Define site users.

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ALI support for TFS 2013

ALI now supports TFS 2013. When configuring ALI for your release, you can define TFS 2013 as your SCM provider or build server.

TFS 2010 is no longer supported as an SCM repository.

For details, see:

ALI supported environments and frameworks Add and edit build servers Add and edit repositories

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Previous Releases

What's New – Agile Manager 2.12

What's New – Agile Manager 2.11

What's New – Agile Manager 2.10

For details about earlier releases of Agile Manager, see Previous Agile Manager release notes and our Release Notes user forum.