Capabilities: additional options



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Open a capability's slide-out details panel where you can view the following additional options:

  • Discussions: A chat around a capability. You can use the discussions to resolve any questions around a capability’s development or leave comments on a capability. Use the @ symbol to tag users or the whole team and notify them about the discussion.
  • Subscribe: Subscribe to a capability to receive email notifications about any changes made to it.
  • Update Child Process Steps: Move all child work items to the selected process step. If the children belong to different programs that have separate process flows, it will break down into different process flows as well.
  • Responsibility Matrix: With a responsibility assignment matrix, you can notify people within your organization when work items reach certain process steps so the necessary team members can take action on those items.
  • Trace This Capability: The Trace report shows all relationships associated with a particular item. Follow the arrows to understand the relationships. You can also click any item's ID to view its details.
  • Status Report: The report isolates specific capabilities that are tied to your portfolios and is aimed at the PMO and executives of your company. The primary focus should include an evaluation of schedule, budget, risk, scope, quality, and progress. Additionally, the capability report includes the acceptance and success criteria, objectives, risks, and dependencies the capability has, as well as the features associated with this capability. 
  • Requirement Hierarchy: In the requirement hierarchy tree, you can view the capability’s position in a hierarchy between themes, epics, features, and stories.
  • Audit Log: A history of the updates made to a capability by date. When a capability is created through quick add or connector, fields with default values, such as the Budget field, are not set and saved. Note that they will be set to the default values and reflected in the audit log once the user makes and saves changes for the first time.
  • Links: Any external links you want to associate with a capability. You can add design, approval, compliance, or other types of links.
  • Drop: If you perform a drop, a capability will be added to the backlog together with its child items.
  • Split: If a capability cannot be completed in a PI as planned, then you can split this capability.
  • Delete: Deleting a capability will place it in the recycle bin, where later you can recover it from.
  • Cancel Item: You can enter into a PI with the intention of completing a capability but can stop work and preserve the capability by using a canceled status. A canceled status means the capability will not be worked on or is frozen. Canceling the item will place it in the canceled recycle bin. All its child items are moved to the canceled recycle bin as well. The canceled item is removed from all reports and views.
  • Copy: From here you can copy a capability.
  • Add To Kanban Board: Add a capability to a certain Kanban board. Click this option, and then select a board and a column on the board. Here, backlog and archive are also listed as column options. The card added to the Kanban board is assigned to the owner of the item by default. If the owner of the item is not among the users of the Kanban board, the card is unassigned.
  • Capability Planning: This report gives you a combined view of the most necessary reports that you will need to plan the implementation of your capability.
  • Work Tree: The Work Tree (Top Down View from Epic) report provides an overview of progress on all work items in a selected PI, as well as a drill-down hierarchy of progress at each work item level.
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