What's New the week of April 14, 2014

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Note: These features are specific to Enterprise and Unlimited Edition subscriptions. Click here to view release notes specific to Community Edition.

Introducing Rally Application Manager

Rally Application Manager provides a set of authentication features for API and app developers and users.

Features include:

  • API keys to access your subscription data without using your username and password
  • Integration of external web apps using Rally’s OAuth server
  • View the status of any Rally or custom OAuth applications that you have authorized on your account

Rally Application Manager

Contacting Customer Support

To contact Rally Customer Support, click the Support link in the lower left corner of the Rally application.

What's New the week of April 7, 2014

Admin subscription settings

Sub admins may control certain abilities of workspace and project admins by enabling or disabling checkboxes found in the Admin Capabilities section of their subscription settings page. By default, the following four settings are enabled:

  • Workspace Admins Can Create New Users
  • Project Admins Can Create New Users
  • Project Admins Can Enable and Disable Users
  • Project Admins Can Create New Child Projects

The Project Admins Can Enable and Disable Users setting is new to Rally, while the other options have been moved within the settings page and subscription editor to be easier to find. Learn more about these and other subscription settings.

Defects fixed the week of April 7, 2014

  • DE20608 - Password reset emails not being sent

What's New the week of March 31, 2014

Rally Insights [Beta] Product is accessible today to all Rally customers!

  • This first increment of Rally Insights is in Beta, available for all Rally customers to try.
  • Like any Beta product, it is still in development and subject to change, so check back frequently for the latest features.
  • You can gain access to the Beta, with detailed drill-down data for your teams, by completing our survey.
  • Have additional feedback? Just click the link at the bottom of any Rally Insights page and your feedback will come straight to the Rally Insights team.

What's New the week of March 24, 2014

Beta version of the new Iteration Status page now available

Rally has released a Beta version of a new Iteration Status page. With the new page, you can:

  • quickly view the most important information to keep track of your iteration
  • view detailed iteration data as cards or as a grid
  • easily view the parent-child relationship of artifacts in a hierarchical grid
  • make rapid changes within a card or grid line without opening the detail page
  • personalize which columns of data to display in the grid view

To use the new Iteration Tracking page, click Track -> Iteration Status and click Try New Version.

An introductory window will display with additional details regarding the new page. Click Try it Now.

You can submit any feedback on your experience with the new page by clicking Feedback at the top right corner of the page.

Defects fixed the week of March 24, 2014

  • DE20336 - Internet Explorer 8 throws error when trying to add tasks or discussions to stories or defects
  • DE20430 - Unable to filter by owner on the Kanban Board

What's New the week of March 17, 2014

Portfolio Kanban Board story tray

You can now easily identify stories in a feature on the Portfolio Kanban Board. For boards at the feature level, you can view child stories on feature cards by clicking on the points icon at the bottom of the card. From the story tray, you can re-rank stories, edit, copy, delete, move, split, or add stories, defects, and tasks.

Simplified Chinese now available in Rally online help

We are pleased to announce that Rally online help is now available in Simplified Chinese. Rally strives to continually improve the way we help you and we are committed to providing the highest quality instructional content to our users. This new translated version of our content provides yet another piece to the solutions necessary to help rapidly transform your organization into one that is able to more quickly make decisions and deliver immediate impact to your customers. Enjoy!

Defects fixed the week of March 17, 2014

  • DE20037 - Users demoted to 'No-Access' disappear from Setup->Users for subscriptions containing only one workspace
  • DE20199 - In a custom view, adding more than one project condition causes all project dropdowns to refresh

Contacting Customer Support

To contact Rally Customer Support, click the Support link in the lower left corner of the Rally application.

What's New the week of March 10, 2014

Defects fixed the week of March 10, 2014

  • DE20127 - Release and Iteration specific apps don't load properly on a custom page filtered by release or iteration

What's New the week of March 3, 2014

Filter Kanban Board contents by an iteration or release

When the Kanban Board is added to a custom page filtered by an iteration or release, the app will only display cards based on the iteration or release selected in the drop-down at the top of the page.

Copy users and permissions when creating a child project

Subscription, workspace, and project admins may now choose to automatically copy users and their permissions from a parent project when creating a child project.

To create a new child project and copy users:

  1. Click the Setup icon in the menu bar of Rally.
  2. Select the Workspaces & Projects summary page.
  3. To the right of the project you want to designate as the parent, select the Create Child Project for... icon. An editor window displays.
  4. Enter details to define your new child project.
  5. Select the Copy Users check box.
  6. Select Save & Close.
  7. The user permissions settings that exist in the parent project will be copied into the new project. This process runs in the background, and may take some time to complete.

Default project permissions for new users

Subscription and workspace admins may set a default permission for all projects in a workspace. The selected default will display in the user editor window when creating a new user.


  • Changing this setting will not affect the permissions of existing users
  • Admins may still change the permission setting in individual projects when creating and editing users

Rally Portfolio Manager: New portfolio item fields

Two new fields have been added to portfolio item detail page and the Portfolio Kanban board. Both fields are available on the detail pages and you can choose to display these fields on board cards.

  • You can enter a Refined Estimate to reflect an updated estimate during capacity planning as more is known about the features being planned.
  • The Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) Score is a prioritization method that many Program Managers and PMOs use to choose which features to schedule soonest. The WSJF score must be manually entered and calculated.

What's New the week of February 24, 2014

Project Admin role

We've made it easier to manage large projects and teams by introducing the new Project Admin role. Subscription and workspace admins may designate one or more users to administer a project by choosing this role when setting project permissions.

Project Admins have the ability to:

  • View administered projects from the Workspaces & Projects page in the Setup menu
  • Edit the details of a project
  • Create child projects underneath administered projects
  • Update the details of viewer and editor users from the Project Users summary page
  • Project Admins may also create new users in their projects when a subscription admin enables the Project Admins Can Create New Users option from the subscription settings page.

    New Web Services API query for collections

    Previously it was not possible to write a query to get all stories with defects or all defects without any tags. Rally has enhanced Web Services API queries, allowing you to query on a collection whether or not is empty.


    User stories without defects

    (Defects.ObjectID = null)

    User stories with defects

    (Defects.ObjectID != null)

    Defects without tags

    (Tags.ObjectID = null)

    Defects that have tags

    (Tags.ObjectID != null)

    Defects fixed the week of February 24, 2014

    • DE18659 - Changes are not applied when multi-editing the Schedule State field on the Quality -> Defects page

    What's New the week of February 10, 2014

    Defects fixed the week of February 10, 2014

    • DE18046 - Some users unable to re-rank child stories on a User Stories custom view

    What's New the week of February 3, 2014

    Defects fixed the week of February 3, 2014

    • DE19420 - Shared Kanban board does not display for some users

    Other Releases:

    2013 Q4 Release Notes
    2013 Q3 Release Notes
    2013 Q2 Release Notes
    2013 Q1 Release Notes

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