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  • 1.  Demo or Dev Environment to aid in Rally adoption

    Posted 01-03-2020 11:26 AM
    While we continue to evolve our Agile process and integrate with Rally, does anyone know of a way we can use a demo or development environment to help prove out internal process changes while integrating into Rally without impacting our production environment of  Rally?

    This would be very helpful to gain support and further adoption from  team members  if they can see our current process mapped out further in Rally as it provides additional context helping with the overall change management process.


  • 2.  RE: Demo or Dev Environment to aid in Rally adoption
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    Posted 01-03-2020 12:00 PM
    Create another workspace.  We have a production workspace, but also have a "sandbox" workspace that we use to experiment in.


  • 3.  RE: Demo or Dev Environment to aid in Rally adoption

    Posted 01-06-2020 08:56 AM
    Hi Jim,

    In addition to the sandbox workspace method mentioned by Mitch (also my preferred mechanism), you can also request for a duplication of your subscription be made to our sandbox.rallydev.com machine stack. This stack has no guaranteed up-time (i.e. outside of our SLA), so is really only for this type of experimenting. The advantage is that it will have a copy of your live data, in all its glory - mistakes as well. The disadvantage is that you will have to make a record of the changes you have made and then do them again to the production environment - there is no backwards direction. This is usually a good thing because the production env has moved on and any changes are not reflected in sandbox.

    Another (dis-)advantage is that an organisation can ask for two sandbox backups per year and they wipe any data that is already there. Sandbox copies can be requested by your subscription admins to our support team. They will schedule them in and notify you of a possible date of completion.

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    Nik
    Rally Sales Engineer
    Rally Software
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  • 4.  RE: Demo or Dev Environment to aid in Rally adoption

    Posted 01-06-2020 11:19 AM
    Jim,
    Rally has the option of having a sandbox environment that can mimic your production environment.  It does lack lookback api functionality, but can be used to prove out concepts.  The other option is to build out a new workspace, but that will be manual if you want to configure custom fields, etc.  The advantage is that is will have the full functionality of Rally.

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    Amy Meyers
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