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Can you set up an iteration plan for either more than 1 team, or a based on a query?


Susan Hanson (1.6k2175193) | asked Jun 23 '13, 7:00 p.m.
I have someone who has asked about setting up iteration plans.  They want a single iteration plan to show work in 2 different team areas.  I looked through the documentation and it looks like an iteration plan is for a single team area and found not way to have a single iteration plan that contains the work for 2 teams.  Is this possible?  Or can an iteration plan pull in work items based on a query, so we could setup the query and have it pull based on that query?

Susan

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Geoffrey Clemm (29.5k23035) | answered Jun 24 '13, 1:01 a.m.
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As long as both team areas are in the same timeline and have a common parent team area (or project area) with that timeline, you can create a plan configured for the common parent team area, and have that plan show work for both the child team areas.
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Susan Hanson commented Jun 24 '13, 1:26 a.m.

Do they have to be the ONLY team's in the common parent?  For example, we have 45 or so teams under an umbrella "Development" parent area, and they want to create an iteration plan for 2 of the 45 only.

Susan


Ralph Schoon commented Jun 24 '13, 2:25 a.m.
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If you have more teams in the parent, you will see all teams. You can group by them, but there might be an impact on plan load performance if you have too many work items.


Susan Hanson commented Jun 24 '13, 4:43 a.m.

Yea, they only want the iteration plan to contain these 2 teams, not the others in the parent, but we also don't want to create subteams only for the purposes of doing this iteration plan.


Geoffrey Clemm commented Jun 24 '13, 10:48 a.m.
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If they are planning the work of those two teams as if they were one combined team, then wouldn't it be appropriate to have a parent team area reflecting that fact?


Ralph Schoon commented Jun 24 '13, 10:50 a.m.
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Right, they could just push that subtree down a level and use the new parent as owner.

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