10X: Create External Dependencies

You can create external dependencies between a team or program and an external entity. An external entity can be a legal contract, vendor, or team outside of your organization. External dependencies help you track the impact of the external entity on your schedule.

To create an external dependency with a team:

  1. Select Program from the left menu bar.
  2. Under the Manage section of the menu bar, select Dependencies; the Dependencies page displays.
  3. On the toolbar (top-right of the page), click the Add Dependency button. The New Dependency slide-out panel displays.
  4. From the Program Increment drop-down menu, select the PI in which the dependency should be delivered.
  5. Select Feature as a work item type for your dependency and start typing text (name, ID, or tag) in the search box to search for the feature. Click the desired feature to select it.
  6. From the Requesting drop-down menu, select the agile team or program team that requests the work.
  7. From the Depends On drop-down menu, select an external entity on which your work is dependent.
    Note: You can create an external entity from the More Actions menu on the Dependency slide-out panel (see the To create an external entity procedure below).
  8. In the Needed By box, use the calendar to select the date this dependency needs to be resolved by.
  9. Click Save. The dependency is saved and some additional fields display on the Dependency panel for tracking purposes.

To create an external dependency with a program:

  1. Select Program from the left menu bar.
  2. Under the Manage section of the menu bar, select Dependencies; the Dependencies page displays.
  3. On the toolbar (top-right of the page), click the Add Dependency button. The New Dependency slide-out panel displays.
  4. Select the PI from the Program Increment drop-down menu, select Epic or Capability as a work item type for this dependency, and then select the epic or capability itself.
  5. From the Requesting drop-down menu, select the program that requests the work.
  6. From the Depends On drop-down menu, select an external entity on which your work is dependent.
    Note: You can create an external entity from the More Actions menu on the Dependency slide-out panel (see the To create an external entity procedure below).
  7. In the Needed By box, use the calendar to select the date this dependency needs to be resolved by.
  8. Click Save. The dependency is saved and additional fields display.

 To create an external entity:

  1. On the Dependencies grid, click More Actions > Manage External Entities.
  2. In the Entity box, type the entity name.
  3. Verify the entity owner.
  4. Click Add.
    Note: You can view or search for existing entities in the grid below.
  5. Close the panel.

 

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