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Identifying the Backlog Plan breaks inheritance model in Rational Team Concert

Denise McLaughlin (49413) | asked Mar 15 '17, 1:13 p.m.

In Rational 6.0.3 we now have the ability to identify a Backlog plan per Timeline.  This is most needed for Quick Planner.  When creating additional timelines, if the Backlog plan is not properly identified as the 'Backlog' for the timeline when using Quick Planner, the Backlog plan doesn't show up.

All of our RTC project areas inherit from a Master Project Area.  Using the new feature to identify the Backlog plan breaks the inheritance.  It resolves the issue of a Backlog plan in new timelines showing up in Quick Planner but we do lose that inheritance.

Is there any work around for this?  We would like to keep our inheritance model and provide the ability to use Quick Planner with multiple Timelines with a Backlog plan per Timeline.

Lily Wang commented Mar 15 '17, 8:04 p.m.

The Timelines and Iterations are not inherited by process sharing, so you have to create the Timelines and Iterations in the child project area. And you also need to identify the Backlog iteration for every timeline in the child project area's process configuration.

Could you please clarify how the configuration breaks the inheritance? Did you see any issue in the child project area caused by the broken inheritance?

Denise McLaughlin commented Mar 16 '17, 9:06 a.m.

Yes the timelines and iterations are being created in the child project area.  The only option we know of to identify the Backlog iteration in each timeline is in the Planning>General section.  Is there another option for indicating the Backlog iteration?

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