CA Agile Central Quickstart for Developers

Five minutes, twice a day.

That's all the time you need to update your progress in CA Agile Central as a developer, tester, writer, or other contributor to a team. Read the first section below to learn the essentials to start working immediately, then read further to improve your workflow.

I just need to update my tasks

The Iteration Status page in CA Agile Central provides you with a view of all work in the current iteration or sprint. You can update the status of items you own here.

The Iteration Tracking app to the left of the page can display the team’s progress in a board or grid format. The board view is good for getting a sense of if the team will meet their commitments in time, while the grid view is good for updating the status of multiple work items. You may also customize what work item fields are displayed in the grid.

Update tasks from the board

  1. Click the task status icon that displays on the card.
  2. In the task details pop-up, double click a field to edit it.
  3. Enter the new value or select a new value from the drop-down.
  4. Click another field to save the previous edit, or use the tab key to edit the next field to the right.
  5. Click outside of the details display to close.

Update tasks from the grid

  1. Click the icon to the left of a story or defect to display the associated tasks, or click the expand all icon.
  2. Click a field to edit it.
  3. Enter or select a new value.
  4. Use the tab key to edit the next field to the right, or the enter key to edit the next field down.
  5. Click outside of the grid to save the most recent edit.

Update Your Iteration Tasks

Update stories or defects from the board or grid

If you need to edit the contents of the user story or defect that is associated to your tasks, you can access the item’s detail page to edit all available fields.

You will be directed to the detail page of the work item. Edit fields inline by clicking, and then use the tab and enter keys to move editing focus. Moving out of a field will save any edits made.

With these three methods, you are able to update the status of any work items you are responsible for. Read on to learn how to configure additional settings that can help you work more efficiently, and provide the necessary data to your team and leaders.

How do I find my work to update?

Teams using iterations (also known as sprints) will be able to navigate to the Iteration Status page to see and update all work items in the current timebox.

You can also use apps, custom queries, and filters in CA Agile Central to find what you’re responsible for.


I found a bug while working!

Defects are work items that address and track quality issues, and are also managed within a sprint from the Iteration Status page. Some types of defects are entered on another page in CA Agile Central first, as they need to be reviewed and scheduled by the team before entering an iteration.


I have an idea to help meet our team and organization goals

Great! Team members are encouraged to create new user stories on the backlog, so they may be reviewed, estimated, and prioritized in team meetings. You can create new stories from the Backlog page.


What settings should I configure?



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