Teams

Create teams in workspaces, and assign the teams to the releases on which they will work.

Overview

Create teams in each workspace, and assign the teams to the releases on which they will work. Then estimate a velocity at which the team is expected to work, in story points. This determines the capacity of your release: how much functionality you can deliver according to the release timeline and the teams working on it.

ValueEdge assumes that each team member works 6 hours each day. This determines the capacity of your team: how many tasks your team can handle in a sprint.

Once teams are created, you can assign backlog items in ValueEdge to specific teams. This indicates who is responsible for the different items.

You define a workspace team's settings, and users can track the team's performance across releases.

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Share teams between spaces

Teams cannot be shared.

Admins for workspaces can define teams for individual workspaces.

Space admins cannot define teams for isolated or shared spaces.

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Create teams

This section describes how to create teams.

To create a team:

  1. In Settings > Spaces, select a workspace.

  2. On the Teams tab, click + Team to add a team.

  3. Enter values for the team, such as name and estimated velocity, and select a team leader.

    Tip: The expected velocity is the number of story points that you expect the team to deliver in each sprint, based on the team performance over time.

  4. Click Add to complete the team creation.

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Assign teams to releases and programs

Assign teams to releases.

You can also assign teams to programs. This helps you assign work items to teams according to their program association.

To assign a team to releases and programs:

  1. In Settings Spaces, select a workspace.

  2. On the Teams tab, click the team ID link to open the team you want to edit.

  3. On the Details tab, do the following:

    Step Details
    Assign a team to a release

    In the Releases field, select one or more releases.

    To automatically assign this team to all releases that will be created from now on, select Assign to new releases. You can also select Yes in the Assign to new releases grid column.

    Assign a team to a program

    Add the Programs field to the form. In the Programs field, select one or more programs.

  4. Click Save.

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Edit team members

You can edit team member details in one of the following ways:

Option Details
In the Workspace Settings
  1. In Settings > Spaces, select a workspace.

  2. In the Teams tab, click the team ID link to open the team you want to edit.

  3. In the Details tab, set the team leader.

  4. In the Members tab, click Assign members and select workspace users to add to the team.

  5. Adjust members' default daily capacity (in hours) if necessary. Adjusting the default daily capacity will impact the team member's capacity in sprints to which the team member has not yet been assigned.

  6. To remove a member from the team, hover over the list of team members and click the X next to the relevant name.

    Tip: When you remove a member from the team:

    • The member is removed from the team but the user remains in the list of workspace users.

    • Any backlog items assigned to this team member remain assigned.

In the Team Backlog module
  1. Make sure that a release and team are selected in the context filters.

  2. In the Team sidebar, click Edit team.

  3. In the Team entity, select the Members tab.

  4. In the left sidebar, click Assign members and select workspace users to add to the team.

  5. Adjust the members' default daily capacity (in hours) if necessary. Adjusting the default daily capacity will impact the team member's capacity in sprints to which the team member has not yet been assigned.

Adjust a team's expected velocity per sprint

This section describes how to adjust a team's expected velocity per sprint.

To adjust a team's expected velocity per sprint:

  1. In Settings > Spaces, select a workspace.

  2. In the Teams tab, click the team ID link to open the team you want to edit.

    Tip: If the relevant field's column is not displayed in the grid, click and add the column to the grid.

  3. In the Velocity tab, fine-tune the team's expected velocity per sprint in each release.

    • Select a release.
    • Specify the sprints in which the team is available.
    • For each sprint, enter an Expected velocity. This is the number of story points that you expect the team deliver in each sprint.

      Tip: The Velocity grid also displays an Actual Velocity column that reports the actual velocity achieved in a sprint so you can get a realistic view of what the team is achieving for each sprint.

    The updated capacity information is reflected in the backlog and Team Backlog modules.

Note: For any given sprint, the expected velocity may not be the same as the expected velocity entered in the Details tab for the team.

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Edit team calendars

You can associate calendars to teams. Using calendars, you can create events during which team members are not available to work on their backlogs. Examples of events could be holidays, team fun days, or off-site project kickoffs. ValueEdge uses calendar event durations for time-related calculations.

For details, see Workdays and calendars.

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