Creating a child iteration

You can add child iterations to a parent iteration from the Plans view. This option is available only with the Formal Project Management process template in views that are grouped by iterations.

Before you begin

Be sure to save changes to the plan before you start this task.

About this task

When you create a child iteration by using this option, a release for the iteration is automatically scheduled.


  1. Open the plan to create a child iteration for.
  2. Click the Planned Items tab.
  3. From the View As list, select the plan view as Work Breakdown and Schedule.
  4. On the row of the iteration group, hover the mouse pointer over the Actions column, click the down arrow, and then click the Create iteration icon (Create iteration).
  5. Enter details about the iteration, and click OK.


After the iteration is created, the plan is automatically saved and refreshed.

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