Program Dashboard

The Program Dashboard app provides an executive report of the following:

  • Status of scheduled work, test cases, and defects for a collection of component releases
  • Visual indicator of the collection's health
  • A burndown chart to see if the team is on track

Note: The term program in this app refers to a collection of related component releases, which can be re-used in multiple application releases. This help page is intended for users who have access to a deprecated CA Agile Central feature that assists in managing reusable component releases included in application releases.

If you would like to manage a program—a collection of projects sharing a common business goal and release cadence—we recommend using CA Agile Central Portfolio Manager.

The top-level row displays a roll-up for the selected collection of component releases (all project/release pairs) and the second level rows display each project/release pair.

Program Dashboard

Pie charts

Three pie charts are displayed in the dashboard:

  • The Scheduled Work pie chart displays the count of user stories, defects, and defect suites in each schedule state.
  • The Test Cases pie chart displays the total last verdict count of test cases that are associated with user stories scheduled in the collection.
  • The Defects pie chart displays a breakdown of defects scheduled or linked to user stories that are scheduled in the collection by the State field.

Hover over slices in the pie charts to see a count. Click on a slice to persistently display the count so that you may perform a comparison between the three charts.

Program health

The Program/Release Health sections compute the health of the releases in each project based on the percentage of work accepted and the number of days completed in the release.

  • Good displays when the percentage is greater than or equal to 90.
  • At Risk displays when the percentage is greater than or equal to 70 and less than 90.
  • Critical displays when the percentage less than 70.

This calculation is one metric to determine release health—refer to other resources to determine if revising the release plan is appropriate. If no data is returned from the Work Items by Schedule State pie chart, then the Program/Release Health indicator will not display.


An advanced burndown chart displays next to the pie charts. Bars are color-coded according to schedule state, with an ideal burndown trend line. Hover over a bar to see details on the date and hours or points displayed.

Release Iteration Burndown

Use the dashboard

Use the Program drop-down menu to select past collections of component releases to display in the dashboard.

Click the header area directly above the charts to display a key for color-coding in the pie charts:

Iteration Dashboard key


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