Engage With Users

Some of the features listed in this document are currently in Beta, please get in touch with your Subscription Administrator for more information.


On Wednesday, June 29th, data will be migrated from the current Idea Manager to the updated Idea Manager. Here are some items to keep in mind:

  • All of your data will be migrated to the new version as it is currently.
  • Your idea list page and idea post page will have the new UI.
  • The homepage will not automatically switch over to the new design. In order to save customizations that any company has made, we are going to change this by request only. It is not required that you change to the new homepage if you want to maintain any of your current customizations. However, if you would like the new homepage, please contact your account representative when you are ready so that we can turn this on for you.
  • There will now be a site homepage in your Idea Manager site (previously, it was only the Idea List page).
  • The mapping of schedule states for your user stories between Idea Manager and Agile Central will retain the settings you had, but you will have to set these up for the mapping of defects and portfolio items.
  • Check out this video to learn more about the upcoming changes.

CA Agile Central Idea Manager is a great tool for agile product managers as a way to effectively connect and collaborate with all their users (and account for distributed users) to accelerate the input to product features and enhancements, and accelerate the feedback loop to users at informing them of the status of their ideas.

CA Agile Central Idea Manager provides a place for customers and stakeholders to propose, vote on, and discuss ideas for features and enhancements. This forum gives product managers access to a rich source of information to help them build the right features in the right prioritized order.

Product managers may design custom forms that guide community users to provide specific data in their idea posts. This eases the task of organizing and selecting ideas for consideration as enhancements or new functionality.

Product managers can easily promote ideas to user stories in their CA Agile Central product backlogs. When the schedule state of a story changes, product managers may batch update the status of ideas. This allows idea submitters to know as soon as possible when work is in progress for their request.

As work begins, developers may click a link in the story to quickly navigate to the idea and join the discussion to gain a better understanding of the feature.

There are two types of CA Agile Central Idea Manager users:


Need more help? The CA Agile Central Community is your one-stop shop for self-service and support. To submit feedback or cases to CA Agile Central Support, find answers, and collaborate with others, please join us in the CA Agile Central Community.