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What is the definition of a "blocking" work item


Linda Gricius (6812122) | asked Oct 22 '14, 10:11 a.m.
edited Oct 26 '14, 6:20 p.m. by David Steinmetz (5011)
 I'm viewing the output from running the "Blocking Work Items" report, and it doesn't seem accurate. Perhaps I'm not understanding what's meant by "blocking". I created and ran two queries in an attempt to validate the report. The first query looked for work items that had "blocks" links. The second query looked for defects with a Severity of 1 or 2. Neither query returned the number of work items returned on the report. Could someone please explain what this report retrieves?

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Sumant Renukarya (1.1k23139) | answered Oct 22 '14, 10:29 a.m.
Hi Linda

Details on the 'Blocking Work Items' report can be found here:

https://jazz.net/help-dev/clm/index.jsp?re=1&topic=/com.ibm.team.reports.doc/topics/r_ccm_work_items_reports.html&scope=null

Blocking work items report:

"Plots all open work items with the "Blocker" severity over time. If an iteration is specified, only those work items that are planned for that iteration are shown."

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Linda Gricius commented Oct 22 '14, 10:41 a.m.

But what is a " 'Blocker' severity"? I don't see a work item attribute or state called "Blocker". I'm using the Scrum template - perhaps it's in another template?


Sumant Renukarya commented Oct 22 '14, 11:14 a.m.

There is 'Blocker' severity for workitem in project area based on Formal Project Management process template. So you are right. 

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