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Work Item Transition Management

John Steele (2719) | asked Jan 17 '17, 1:28 p.m.

Is it possible to make it impossible to mark a User Story as Done if any of its child tasks are incomplete?

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Michael Reed (126415) | answered Jan 17 '17, 1:38 p.m.

 You can use a server-side precondition "All Children Resolved" or you can create your own custom Operation Advisor. Here is an old link but it is very informative:


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John Steele commented Jan 17 '17, 1:46 p.m.

Michael - Thank you very much! I now have some reading to do on Operation Advisors. Cheers.

Michael Reed commented Jan 17 '17, 1:49 p.m.

 My pleasure. I use the "All Children Resolved" on several of my implementations and find it very useful but "Resolved" needs to be a point in the workflow that makes sense. I have one customer that only wanted to allow a parent to be closed when all the children were actually closed which means you either need to make "Closed" the resolve state or you need to create a custom operation advisor. We opted to do it the simpler way but that still worked within their general workflow.


Ralph Schoon commented Jan 18 '17, 2:53 a.m. | edited Jan 18 '17, 3:00 a.m.

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