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How to plan deliveries to a branch in RTC

Endre Szalai (3245) | asked Oct 27 '14, 2:13 p.m.
We would like to start using RTC for delivery planning, where we could see which stories/epics are planned for a certain release, when is their planned end-date and we could make a schedule for all of them. An overview view would be useful, where we could see all incoming planned item and could assign target dates for them, making an ordered list in which order should they be delivered.

Is there such a view to see and plan deliveries of epics/stories in RTC? Something that a manager would be interested in, either table of graphical format?

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Ralph Schoon (63.3k33646) | answered Oct 30 '14, 4:52 a.m.
I would suggest to make yourself familiar with the fundamental usage of RTC e.g. how to work with iterations, timelines, and use planning. See:

And other articles in

You can use queries and dashboards for managing unqualified work coming in. You can use a backlog iteration to triage work until you plan work for an iteration. You can use the planned for as target iteration. RTC does work using iterations and not target dates.

Endre Szalai commented Oct 30 '14, 7:43 a.m.

Probably my question wasn't that clear then, but I am mostly familiar with these terms what you linked. My question is specifically about a view that can be used to plan scheduling of WIs to be delivered. A roadmap view is not quite that, since that only shows when it will be ready, but it cannot be used to plan the order of deliveries.
It's more like a deployment schedule, where individual WIs are scheduled at certain dates and the order of them can be changed with drag an drop for example. This schedule is independent from the finish date of the WIs, since WIs can be finished earlier than actually be deployed.

Endre Szalai commented Oct 30 '14, 7:46 a.m. | edited Oct 30 '14, 7:47 a.m.

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Ralph Schoon commented Oct 30 '14, 8:41 a.m.

Endre, sorry for the misunderstanding.

As far as I know RTC is preliminary designed for bottom up planning with a focus of delivery of a released software at the end of an iteration.

The team organizes their sprint plans by picking stuff from the backlog, detailling, ranking and adding owners.

The owners, based on the ranking organize the order of their work in the MyWork view and execute on it.

Since plans always change daily standup meetings are used to adjust.

You can drag and drop the bars in the roadmap view to reorganize the order relative to an owner. This would be reflected in the MyWork view as well.

You can set due dates for items and the scheduler would tell you if the currently estimated end date is after the end of the iteration.

You can use cross project planning to see accumulated times from another plan as well.

But this is my state of knowledge.

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