Backlog planning buckets

When you plan a release or a sprint, use the planning buckets in the Backlog module. Planning buckets are widgets that represent assigned work.

As you assign items, ALM Octane refreshes the planning bucket to reflect the new contents. ALM Octane also updates the bucket if you change the item's phase, story points, and so on.

Open planning buckets

  1. In the Backlog, open the Planning pane on the right.

  2. Click the number of displayed releases to select the releases to plan. ALM Octane opens a separate bucket for each release you select.

  3. To view the sprint and team buckets, click the expand arrow beneath the release bucket.

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What does the planning bucket display?

The planning bucket displays details about the current release progress:

Release name

Click to filter the grid and backlog tree by this release. This is helpful when you want to assign the release items to specific teams and sprints.

Release countdown

The number of days left in the release

Release timeline

Each bar represents a sprint. ALM Octane highlights today’s date and the current sprint.

Release progress widget

Displays aggregated data from the backlog items assigned to this release.

Hover over the widget to see an explanation of each area.

Sprint filter

Select one sprint or all sprints.

To assign backlog items to a sprint by dragging them into the sprint bucket, you must select a sprint.

Team progress bars

The progress of individual teams, in story points.

Hover over the widget to see an explanation of each area.

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