What's New – Agile Manager 2.30
The following features were introduced or enhanced in Agile Manager 2.30:
NextGen Synchronizer now supports:
Requirements, in addition to defects.
Synchronization for attachments, linked items, and Backlog Item custom fields.
ALM version control.
You can also now synchronize with projects stored in ALM 12.01 patch 1 and 12.20, in addition to version 11.52 patch 5.
If you are already working with NextGen Synchronizer, download and install the new version of the Integration Bridge to continue synchronizing. Agile Manager will prompt you to do this if your Integration Bridge is out of date when you open the Integrations > Synchronizer configuration page.
When prompted, click the link in the prompt to download the updated files. For details, see Download and install the bridge.
Note: If you need to synchronize releases, continue synchronizing all your entities using ALM Synchronizer for Agile Manager.
For more details, see Synchronization overview.
ALM Synchronizer now supports synchronization with ALM 12.20 and Backlog Item custom fields.
To access the new features for ALM Synchronizer, you must update your server and client versions.
The following Dashboard widgets have new functionality and general improvements.
Click thumbnails to view sample screen shots. View a slide show for more details about the new functionality in these widgets.
New abilities to do the following, directly from the My Stories widget:
A new widget that combines other defect widgets, including: Defects Detected by Me, My Defects by Severity, My Defects by Modification Date, and My Defects Status.
The Defects Detected by Me and the My Defects by Modification Date are no longer available in the Dashboard gallery.
Sprint and Release
Note: When working in Internet Explorer, new interactive widgets and charts are available in versions 10 and above only.
We've further improved our Dashboard with the ability to add custom fields to your custom summary Dashboard graphs. This enables you to view and analyze more data, right in Agile Manager.
Note: Supported custom field types include: Date, Free Text, Single Value List, Numeric, and Users.
Multi Value List fields are not supported in custom summary graphs.
- Click Add Widgets, and then select Create Custom Graph. Select the Summary Graph type.
- In the configuration wizard, select your custom field in the Filter or Display pages, as needed.
Our new API enables developers to retrieve time sheet data stored in Agile Manager for specific users and date ranges. This is useful for project and portfolio management software, such as Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM).
Time sheet data includes the daily sum of changes to Invested Time, including changes to assigned tasks made during the specified time frame. Tracking includes both positive and negative changes to the Invested Time value.
Site Administrators can register applications to integrate with Agile Manager on the Integrations > API configuration page.
For more details, see API integration.
When using the column selector and other grid toolbar menus, enter text to jump to and select an item in the list. Press ENTER or SPACE to select or clear an item.
For example, to add the Sprint column to a grid, select the column selector and start typing Sprint.
The menu will first jump down to the S items, and then to the Sprint item.
Note: Keyboard selections work only in top-level menu items. For example, you cannot enter text to select a specific favorite, as favorites are located within menu folders.
For more details, see Grid actions.
New releases of Eclipse and Visual Studio plugins
ALI now has new releases of plugins for Eclipse and Visual Studio. These new plugin version add support for Agile Manager workspaces, simplified patterns for commit messages, deletion of release backlog queries, and more.
For details, see ALI development plug-ins.
Support for proxy auto-config (PAC) files
Automatically define proxy settings for your ALI connections by configuring your ALI Dev Bridge with your proxy auto-config (PAC) file. For details, see Define a proxy using a PAC file URL.
TFS SCM branch path configuration improvement
Paths to TFS SCM branches configured in ALI are no longer limited to the names of projects only, and can now include additional characters, such as paths to sub folders. For details, see Add and edit branches.
The Author field is now editable only by Workspaces Administrators. It remains read-only for Team Members and other user roles.
Additionally, it's also now a required field when importing user stories, and must include a valid user login email name (email address). Access the updated template here.
Our new migration guide takes you through each step involved in migrating from a different project management tool to Agile Manager. For details, see Migrate to Agile Manager.
Now, you can filter the Product Backlog > Backlog grid by Application. Save this filter in any of your favorites, such as Integration favorites for synchronization.
On the Workspace > Users configuration tab, we changed the name of the Teams column to Workspace Teams, as feature teams are not represented in this column.
Note: Since adding workspace teams, the Assign to Team button on the Workspace > Users configuration tab enables you to assign users to workspace teams only.
Workspace teams function across releases. To assign workspace users to feature teams within a release, you must browse to the specific release and do so from there.
For more details, see Configure teams and releases.