10X: Create Capabilities

Capabilities are similar to features, but they describe higher-level solution behaviors than the features do. Capabilities fit within a single release to assure that each release delivers incremental and measurable value. They are also used by large organizations that break down epics to a more granular level.

To build the proper hierarchy, add a capability to an epic. However, capabilities can only be added to an epic that does not have a feature associated with it.

To create a capability:

  1. Select Portfolio from the left menu bar.
  2. Under the Manage section, select Epics; the Epics page displays.
  3. Select the necessary epic from the Epics Grid.
  4. On the Epic slide-out panel, under Capabilities, add the capability’s name, type the estimate for the capability, select its state, and then click Add.
  5. Close the slide-out panel.

Note: Add at least two capabilities to each epic to create a proper hierarchy.

See also

Manage Capabilities

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