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Did you ever wanted to see the Work item Status History as a timeline?

Guido Schneider (3.4k1381106) | asked Aug 04 '17, 9:41 a.m.
edited Aug 04 '17, 9:51 a.m.

Hello Community,

end users often asked me for a better presentation of state changes of work items, so they can better understand who has already worked on work items, how long a work item was or is in a state? This info can help identifying and fixing issues.

Sometime it's quite cumbersome to find state change history in the full history of a work item. The text based history is good, but you need to grep visually through all changes to see what happened with the state.

So we are asking for a status history timeline presentation for the work item editor, which may appear in the quick information section.


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Guido Schneider (3.4k1381106) | answered Aug 04 '17, 9:50 a.m.

Dear All,

I will answer my question by myself:

Are you aware of the new Open Source Jazz-Community on GIThub? The DACH Jazz-Community has founded this in May.2017. And we have now published some nice enhancements for RTC.

Have a look at

We published a few days ago, a brand-new "Work item Status History Presentation" for the RTC Work Item Web Editor. Have a look on the GIThub community site for some example screen shots.

Direct Access:

After installing this presentation into your RTC instance (server side), you will be able to add a "Status History" Presentation on your Work item Editors (WEB only). For example, you can put it on the Quick Info Section of the Work Item.

  • Show all state changes in a timeline
  • Show who did the state change
  • Show number of days a work item was or is in a state
  • Rich Hover shows you information about the changes made together with the state change

The Open Source project can also act for you as an example, "how to write an own presentation".
See more on the GIThub project. Ideas, Enhancement Request, Defects can be filed directly there as Issues. If you like to collaborate on the development, please join us in the Community.

Guido S.
IBM Champion and Co-Founder DACH Jazz-Community

Ralph Schoon selected this answer as the correct answer

Ralph Schoon commented Aug 04 '17, 10:14 a.m. | edited Aug 04 '17, 10:16 a.m.

Thanks Guido you guys are amazing. I will try to take the time to publish this on my blog. Can I grab your text from here?

Guido Schneider commented Aug 04 '17, 10:43 a.m.

Of course!
(Or from the GIThub Info Text of the project with screen shots.)

thanks to help making the Jazz-OSS-Community more public.


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