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When to "defer" User Story


SB CAS (152) | asked Oct 05 '16, 11:33 a.m.
edited Oct 06 '16, 3:29 a.m. by Ralph Schoon (63.2k33646)
I tried to look but I can't find any guide when to use "defer".

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SB CAS commented Oct 09 '17, 8:41 a.m.

I have a follow up question on this.
I noticed there's "on hold" and there's "defer" too in RTC User Story status. What's the difference?
However, on epic, there's only defer.

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Ralph Schoon (63.2k33646) | answered Oct 06 '16, 3:32 a.m.
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Defer means to delay the story. So if you can't do it in the current sprint I assume. How you use or adopt templates is really up to you. You don't have to use all states.
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SB CAS commented Oct 06 '16, 4:52 a.m.

Thanks for taking time to reply.
What will happen to the finished tasks in that deferred story?
How about the time spent? Will it be reset to zero?
If deferred story will be reopened, can RTC track the progress?


Ralph Schoon commented Oct 06 '16, 5:15 a.m.
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Nothing happens to any data in the task, except you have created custom behavior. As far as I can tell, there should be no impact.

If in doubt, I would suggest to set up a small test system to play around with things.

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