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Norman Dignard (356685162) | asked Jul 25 '13, 6:13 p.m.

RTC 4.0.3

We setup a agile project and created a bunch of stories for the developers. 

We noted some odd behaviors and are wondering if this is normal.

If a story has a child task linked to it, and no points are assigned to the story, the progress bar shows status based on the estimate/effort defined on the child task.

If you assign points to that same story, the progress bar clears showing no progress.

Is this normal/expected behavior?

We're new to agile so we're going through a lit of a learning curve.


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Dr. Hans-Joachim Pross (1.1k4458) | answered Jul 26 '13, 5:10 a.m.
I'm not sure if I understood correct but nevertheless will try an answer.

In scrum or agile projects story points are credited with zero until a story is finished and all, when it is finished. There are no partial credits when some or all of the child task are finished.
A good practice is to have not to big stories because the product owner would not see any progress in story points until that big story is finished, although baybe 90% of the child tasks are ready. Better to split stories into smaller ones because than you could see progress.

Norman Dignard commented Jul 26 '13, 9:18 a.m.

I was questioning the behavior of the status bar.  If the story has 0 points assigned and has linked tasks, it shows progress. If you then assign a point value to the same story, the progress bar shows no progress.

Ratheesh Madathil commented Apr 24 '14, 4:36 a.m.

Did you in the mean time recieved any answer for this through any other channel?

Currently we also have this question.

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