Sprint Wall - New UI
Creating a Sprint
- From the Project detail page, click on New Sprint in the Sprint related list.
- Add the desired information in the New Sprint page and click on Save.
- From the Sprint detail page, click on the Project link to be redirected to the Project detail page.
- Additionally, you can access existing sprints and create new ones from the Sprints tab in the Copado Change Management application.
Sprint Wall View
The Sprints section in Copado Change Management has a Sprint Wall view that allows you to manage your sprints in a more friendly and agile way. This new view provides very useful information regarding the status of the sprint and a whole picture of its content.
As of v11, the Sprint_Wall_Columns field set allows you to define extra columns for the sprint wall.
As of v12:
- Burndown Chart has been added to the Sprint Wall page, which allows you to see the completed work per day against the expected value.
- Complete Sprint has been added to the Sprint Wall page, which allows you to complete the sprint by moving incomplete user stories to backlog, or moving user stories to the next sprint by splitting them into two user stories to check the completed part in each sprint.
- Kanban Board has been added to the Sprint Wall page, which allows you to see user stories in a Kanban view.
Thanks to the sprint summary, we have the below information available:
- Actual Velocity: Number of story points already completed.
- Planned Velocity: Total story points planned for the current sprint.
- Days Left: Days left until the end of the sprint.
You can define which user story statuses count against the actual velocity of the sprint. A new custom metadata type has been created for this purpose: Copado Settings > Actual Velocity Statuses. This field contains a comma-separated list of statuses that defines what statuses count as completed when displaying the sprint's velocity.
Main Sections and Buttons
In the top left corner, beside the name of the sprint, you can complete the following options:
- View sprint: If you click on the name of the sprint you will access the sprint's detail page and you will be able to edit it.
- All sprints: List of all the existing sprints.
- Previous sprint: If you click on the back arrow, you will be able to view the previous sprint. Copado checks the start and end dates of all the sprints to determine which one is the previous sprint.
- Next sprint: If you click on the forward arrow, you will be able to view the next sprint.
In the top right corner, several options will allow you to carry out very useful actions in your sprint.
- New User Story: Since not all tasks are the same, this button will open a modal dialog to let you determine the record type of the new item you are creating. The options are Bug, Investigation and User Story.
- Mass Update: Sometimes you might want to apply the same action to many items in your sprint. The mass update button will let you save time by applying your changes to all the selected user stories.
The fields that you will be able to update through this action are defined in SprintWall_MassUpdate field set, therefore you can modify this view with the fields you consider more relevant for your team.
- Chatter: The chatter icon will open the chatter window for the sprint to let your team chat and collaborate adding comments, polls, images, etc. as usual.
- Filtering options: You will be able to filter the user stories listed in the sprint wall selecting the filtering criteria fields.
- Burndown Chart: You will be able to see the completed work per day against the expected value. The button will appear only in ‘Closed’ and ‘Active’ sprints. Burndown Chart calculation can be scheduled following the steps detailed in this article.
- Complete Sprint: This check button will appear only if the sprint status is not 'Completed'. Possible options to move incomplete user stories in order to complete the sprint are: Backlog, Next Sprint and Split & Move.
- Backlog: The status of all the uncompleted user stories will change to Backlog and the sprint field will be empty.
- Next Sprint: The sprint of all the uncompleted user stories will change to next sprint.
- Split & Move: All the uncompleted user stories will be cloned. Cloned user stories will have [Unfinished] text in the story title, and original user stories will have [Continued] text in the story title. The status of the cloned user stories will be Completed. The story points will be calculated based on the progress.
The sprint view icons will let you choose to display the user stories list view, the tasks view, the drag & drop list view or the Kanban view. The refresh button helps you clear filters or refresh the table if you make any changes to the records page.
Besides all the actions already detailed above, a few quick actions are available within this view to let you manage the sprint items easily. These actions are the following:
- Column sorting: User stories can be sorted by any column just by clicking on the column header.
- Search: You can find any information by typing into the Search input field. The list will be sorted immediately.
- View: The user story view page can be accessible just by clicking on the view icon.
- Edit: Any user story field displayed in the sprint wall can be edited from that view just by clicking on the edit icon.
- Move to next Sprint: This button will move the user story to the next sprint.
- Remove from the Sprint: This button will leave the user story's Sprint field empty, and the user story will go directly to the backlog.
- Page buttons: You can switch the page by clicking on the ‘next’, ‘previous’, ‘end’ and ‘beginning’ buttons.
The tasks view displays all the user stories of the sprint along with all the tasks related to the user stories. From this view, you will able to create new tasks or in-line edit existing ones. User story tasks can be drag & dropped in order to easily change the status from/to Not Started, In Progress or Completed.