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missing Timebox view in M2


Bhadri Madapusi (18171) | asked Aug 28 '07, 11:43 a.m.
Hi,

I installed M2 last week. I am unable to see the time box view in the views list. Has anyone encountered this issue?

Thank you.

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Shawn Lauzon (38174) | answered Aug 28 '07, 12:50 p.m.
Yes, it's missing on my M2 install also.

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Tobias Widmer (3211) | answered Aug 29 '07, 4:27 a.m.
shawnlauzon schrieb:
Yes, it's missing on my M2 install also.


The time box view has been removed. It's functionality is now covered by
the Iteration Plan editor and the My Work view.

Cheers,
Toby

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Bhadri Madapusi (18171) | answered Aug 29 '07, 10:22 a.m.
Thanks for the replies

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Shawn Lauzon (38174) | answered Aug 29 '07, 11:44 a.m.
Ahh, I never even saw the "My Work" view. I created Enhancement 29957 to add it to the default "Work Items" perspective.

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Bhadri Madapusi (18171) | answered Aug 29 '07, 1:26 p.m.
Is there a single place where I can see the workload of all the team members in the project/team/iteration plan? Having this would help in resource planning.

Thanks.

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Bhadri Madapusi (18171) | answered Aug 29 '07, 1:28 p.m.
Is there a single place where I can see the workload of all the team members in the project/team/iteration plan? Having this would help in resource planning.

Thanks.

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Gabriel Castro (1216) | answered Aug 29 '07, 2:11 p.m.
As we've discussed with John Kellerman and Kevin Haaland, the IBM VM team would really like to have some functionality like the old box view.

As it stands a team lead or project manager would have a hard time planning resource allocation. It's not that easy to look at all the Iteration plans and figure out who's too busy and who is not. It's possible to do it but not as easily as the time box allowed.

Another problem we have is some team members have duties in multiple teams and/or projects and there's no easy way to see what is assigned to that person in terms of scheduling. My manager can't see my "My Work" and looking at all the work items assigned to me still requires a lot of work to sort things out. The time box helped a lot in this respect and we're sad to hear that it's gone.

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Remy Suen (42624) | answered Aug 29 '07, 4:21 p.m.
On Wed, 29 Aug 2007 18:17:41 +0000, gcastro wrote:
Another problem we have is some team members have duties in multiple
teams and/or projects and there's no easy way to see what is assigned
to that person in terms of scheduling.

Agreed. Unfortunately, if I recall correctly, our PM noted that the
timebox only shows stuff for the single project. So if you have multiple
project areas, this does not fly. Perhaps this is one of the reasons for
why it was removed? That it didn't scale across project areas?

we're sad to hear that it's gone.

It's really a shame that it had to go. When our team were doing demos of
our prototype, we often brought up the timebox view to show how easy it
was to see the load that someone had. I guess that won't be incorporated
in the demo anymore. ;)

One thing I'd like to know is why wasn't this mentioned in M2's N&N? :( I
come from an Eclipse background and I always read the N&N pages.

Regards,
Rem

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Corville Allen (511) | answered Aug 29 '07, 4:48 p.m.
As we've discussed with John Kellerman and Kevin Haaland, the IBM VM team would really like to have some functionality like the old box view.

As it stands a team lead or project manager would have a hard time planning resource allocation. It's not that easy to look at all the Iteration plans and figure out who's too busy and who is not. It's possible to do it but not as easily as the time box allowed.

Another problem we have is some team members have duties in multiple teams and/or projects and there's no easy way to see what is assigned to that person in terms of scheduling. My manager can't see my "My Work" and looking at all the work items assigned to me still requires a lot of work to sort things out. The time box helped a lot in this respect and we're sad to hear that it's gone.


I'm going to have to echo my agreement here. This is a feature that I'll need to sell the project management team on using Jazz for our future development. This feature is essential or a similar feature to see where people are in the project and planning and evaluating how we are proceeding in the overall project.

Is this overall view and functionality available somewhere else?

Also, how can we help to prevent the elimination of some features which we view as essential and very helpful before they make the cut?

Corville.

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Pravesh Patel (3762615) | answered Aug 29 '07, 4:58 p.m.
I agree with the previous comments. The ability for Team Leads to quickly view and re-balance the workload visually was a very appealing feature and a strong selling point with management.

As was pointed out, My Work Items does not provide equivalent functionality. I for one would really like to see the return of the Timebox view, or at least know why it was removed.

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