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  • 1.  Portfolio item dependencies app

    Posted 04-20-2020 06:17 PM
    Hello,

    I'm looking for an app that would show dependencies at the lowest level portfolio items (parents of stories).

    I have found this app on the Rally Tech Services site.  RallyTechServices/portfolio-item-dependency-risk

    I want to know if I have any other options?


    Regards,
    Nivi



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  • 2.  RE: Portfolio item dependencies app
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    Posted 04-21-2020 02:21 AM
    Edited by Nik Antonelli 04-21-2020 04:41 PM
    Hi @Niveditha (Nivi) Gadamchetty,

    I have a few in my github repos. If you like things graphical, you can use this one:https://github.com/nikantonelli/PortfolioItemTimeLine There are options to make it show just Feature to Feature if that's all you want.

    If you like a tabular format, you could consider this one:https://github.com/nikantonelli/DependencyGrid This one has the option to arrange the rows and columns based on various field data as well.

    My favourtie visually, is this one: https://github.com/nikantonelli/Radial-Density

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  • 3.  RE: Portfolio item dependencies app

    Posted 04-22-2020 02:42 PM
    I hit send before I completed my questions.. and I dont see the post here yet. So I'll post again.

    -Thanks for the options Nik, I checked the apps you suggested and they are a little too graphical for my necessity as of now.
    I think so far the best option for me is the one I mentioned in my original post. But I have a couple questions about it and if you can answer them then I'll be grateful.

    1. What is the meaning of "Predecessors/Successors by story count/plan estimate"? This is supposed to be showing dependencies by Epics and that's what it's showing. In the screenshot for e.g. only one epic has 2 dependencies and it's showing that correctly. Is the header wrong?
    2. I don't see any difference between the first two and the last two columns and  want to get rid of 2 of them and just have one column each for Predecessors and Successors. I can't seem to be able to do that. Is there anything you can suggest/help with this?


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  • 4.  RE: Portfolio item dependencies app

    Posted 04-23-2020 07:19 AM
    Edited by Nik Antonelli 04-23-2020 07:52 AM
    Hi NIvi,

    This is not code I am familiar with , but the relevant bit is here: https://github.com/RallyTechServices/portfolio-item-dependency-risk/blob/fad6b9d6c5788f4e8827821b82f51517a2d98a99/src/javascript/MetricsManager.js#L28

    What is looks like it is doing is counting the number of predecessors that have a 'Progress Health' calculation that is Red, Amber or Green (or finished) based on whether you are calculating the health derived from story points, or story count.  So the colours and numbers represent the predecessor/successor state of health.

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  • 5.  RE: Portfolio item dependencies app

    Posted 04-23-2020 03:00 PM
    Ah that makes sense now. Thanks Nik!

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  • 6.  RE: Portfolio item dependencies app

    Posted 05-26-2020 02:37 PM
    Hey Nik or anyone else that can answer me,

    I had another couple questions about this dependency app:
    - Does the app require that Planned Start and End dates are filled in portfolio items?  If those fields are not filled in, then what is the effect on coloring in the app? My teams don't fill in those fields and so those colors may not make sense for us if that's the case.

    - What if a portfolio item has no stories or has stories with 0 points? It looks the app is showing these in Red if such portfolio items are a dependency.  Is this how it is supposed to work?

    Any help with understanding these would be of great help.

    Regards,
    Nivi

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  • 7.  RE: Portfolio item dependencies app

    Posted 05-27-2020 08:49 AM
    Hi Nivi,

    All your questions should be answered by this code:
    https://rally1.rallydev.com/docs/en-us/saas/apps/2.1/doc/source/HealthColorCalculator.html#Rally-util-HealthColorCalculator-method-calculateHealthColor

    Actual start dates are used first, Planned dates tried second, but if then there are no stories, or no change of a story to In-Progress, then it has no data to work with and will assume todays date. It does that for both the start and end dates. This means if you don't use something sensible for it to calculate start/end dates, you end up with 'red' as its best guess.


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  • 8.  RE: Portfolio item dependencies app

    Posted 05-27-2020 10:14 AM
    Thanks Nik! That helps.

    I will come back if I think of any other questions :)

    Regards,
    Nivi

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