Rally Office Hours May 19, 2022 Recap
As a follow-up from our May 19, Rally Office Hours session, we’d like to share some highlights in addition to the questions that were asked, along with their respective answers.
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May 19, Session Recap
Q: Team Membership report includes all the workspaces .... can it be altered to just show the one that you are running the report from
A: If you are an admin, you can go to Team, Users, filter by team member and it will show you users just for this project.
Q: I'd like to send an alert to the UAT when QA testing is complete. How do I set up an email notification based on a completed step in the workflow.?
A: On the call we demonstrated how to create notification rules. For that to happen: 1. The subscription must be enabled for email communications 2. The user needs to edit their profile and opt to receive email notifications 3. The user needs to go to Settings -> Notification Rules and set up their notification rules, by selecting the work item type, then selecting the event (condition) that will trigger the email.
Q: The Theme of an Iteration - Can it be made visible at the top of the Iteration Status report?
A: Discussed on today's call. The Iteration Status page does not allow for specific field to be part of the header part of the page. That shall be a RFE.
Q: Date Picker in Team Board Cycle Time - WOuld it be possible to have this by Iteration or by PI? This functionality does work, but there are date constraints: cycle time won't apply for dates in the future and you cannot go more than 1 year in the past.
A: This functionality does work, but there are date constraints: cycle time won't apply for dates in the future and you cannot go more than 1 year in the past.
Q: Is there a way to capture objectives and values to them. We want to start capturing predictability...but not sure how to do it in Rally.
A: You can create in the Release Notes, Release Theme or a Release custom field. If you'd like to track to the, we suggest using a Milestone. There are other workarounds.
Q: Is there any equivalent of a Program board view in Rally. The ARTs are wondering how to effectively use Rally during PI planning and ART sync where a Program board view would help. (Feature commitment, Risks, Dependencies... in one screen)
A: We don't have an exact match to the SAFe program board. We do have our Release Tracking page, it will show dependencies and it will be tracking progress throughout the course of the PI. It will include dependencies, risks, and other program level attributes. We use this alongside Capacity Planning prior to and during BRP. Both of these pages will continue to evolve, but they are VERY powerful!
Q: I would like to cascade work rules from parent project to child projects. Yes, I inputted this suggestion via feedback
A: this will come out with Beta. This was demo'd during this office hours. When you break a work rule, you will be notified which work rule was broken.