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Rally Office Hours Recap - June 9, 2022

By Michael Lentini posted Jun 16, 2022 10:30 AM


Rally Office Hours June 9, 2022 Recap

As a follow-up from our June 9, Rally Office Hours session, we’d like to share some highlights in addition to the questions that were asked, along with their respective answers. 

Thank you to all who joined us live. We appreciate your feedback and participation in the last session and are looking forward to our next one. If you were not able to attend, there is always an opportunity to ask questions here on the Rally Community discussion board and we'll do our best to answer. 

Join us every Thursday, at 12 PM ET (register for upcoming sessions). We look forward to connecting with you!

June 9, Session Recap

Q: Can I color code different user stories/features as needed?

A: Colors are assigned to individual work items. You can create a work item template (and apply it to a team or a workspace if you so wish) to default the color of your choice to new work items. However, customer asked on the call whether there is a way to mandate story colors to their respective features: No, that is not possible. You can auto assign only based on templates that can be assigned to teams, but not to correspond with other work items.

Q: Is there a way to pin a template to a menu item so that it is highlighted for a specific project area?  I have created a Feature template for a multi-product initiative and want it to be easily found.

A: Customer asked if there's a way to pin a template to one of the menus (such as Plan or Track):  No there isn't such a way. We discussed that on the call.

Q: Any guidance on how to housekeep Reports and views - Old views go stale - is it possible to find the creator? 

A: ​​Views and Reports are not work items and hence we don't have Revision History available for them and so we can't track the original creator of the view/report. We discussed on the call and recommended customer will post an RFE for this.

Q: Can Rally let me know when I have inconsistencies in my planning, e.g. planned end data in a week but feature schedules to be worked on during next month release timebox.

A: You can use our Custom List app (available in App Catalog) and include a WSAPI query in your app settings page, in the Query field. There are several such filters you can include, but one example can be: 

((PlannedEndDate <= today + 7) and (Feature.PlannedStartDate > today))  . This filter will pick up stories which are planned to finish within the next 7 days, but their feature is yet to start later than today. You can adjust these expressions to meet the filter you need.