Release Train Backlog Dashboard

The Release Train Backlog Dashboard allows program managers, product managers, and program teams to visualize their feature backlog and easily edit (in-line or link to the editable detail page), rank (drag-and-drop), and assign to PSIs set up for an Agile Release Train. This dashboard provides a powerful tool during Agile Release Train planning, enabling the program team to interactively plan feature content for upcoming PSIs.

Release Train Backlog

Set up the dashboard

Create and configure a custom page

Note: View the steps on setting up a custom page prior to completing the steps below.

Enter the following details for the custom page:

  • Name: Release Train Dashboard, or something descriptive for your needs
  • Sharing: Select appropriately if you want this dashboard to be available to just you or everyone in the workspace
  • Filter: Select None (this setting is not applicable for this dashboard)
  • Specify the page layout for the custom page
  • Configure Custom Page
  • Specify the desired page layout.

Add the Custom Grid app

Open Edit Settings for the Custom Grid by selecting the gear menu in upper-right corner of the app panel. Specify settings that configure the grid to allow you to visualize, edit (in-line or link to the editable detail page), and rank (drag-and-drop) the list of the features in your program release train and assign them to scheduled PSIs.

Enter the following details for the custom grid:

  • Title: Program Backlog Features, or something descriptive for the release you are working on
  • Project: Select Choose Specific Project and scope to the program you are working on, then specify Child Projects for scoping of the items to display
  • Object: Select Portfolio Item Feature to display the features in your release
  • Columns: Select Rank, ID, Name, Description, Investment Category, Preliminary Estimate, and Release, as well as any other data you would like to display
  • Query: Specify the database query for the releases you have set up for the Release Train PSIs you have set up for your program:
    • (Release.Name = " ") or (Release = " ")
  • Order / Page Size: Specify Release DESC in the Order setting, and 20 in the Page Size setting

Program Backlog

Add a custom grid for features assigned to your first PSI

Select Customize Page to add another custom grid as your second app to allow you to visualize features assigned to your first PSI. This list is updated as features are assigned to this PSI from the first grid.

  • Title: PSI 2013.Q1, or something descriptive for the release you are working on
  • Project: Select Choose Specific Project and scope to the program you are working on, then specify Child Projects for scoping of the items to display
  • Object: Select Portfolio Item Feature to display the features in your release
  • Columns: Select ID, Rank, and Name, as well as any other data you would like to display
  • Query: Specify the database query for the releases you have set up for the Release Train PSIs you have set up for your program:
    • (Release.Name = "PSI 2013.Q1")
  • Order / Page Size: Specify FormattedID in the Order setting, and 20 in the Page Size setting

Add a custom grid for features in your second PSI

Click Customize Page to add another custom grid as your third and final app to allow you to visualize features assigned to your second PSI. This list is updated as features are assigned to this PSI from the first grid.

  • Title: PSI 2013.Q2, or something descriptive for the release you are working on
  • Project: Select Choose Specific Project and scope to the program you are working on, then specify Child Projects for scoping of the items to display
  • Object: Select Portfolio Item Feature to display the features in your release
  • Columns - Select ID and Name, as well as any other data you would like to display
  • Query: Specify the database query for the releases you have set up for the Release Train PSIs you have set up for your program:
    • (Release.Name = "PSI 2013.Q2")
  • Order / Page Size: Specify FormattedID in the Order setting, and 20 in the Page Size setting

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