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  1. Add Sprint Goals to Iteration Backlog and Task board

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365430/add-sprint-goals-to-iteration-backlog-and-task-boa.html
    Allow a Sprint Goal to be added, and displayed on the iteration backlog and/or task board. Currently, there is no way of clearly stating sprint objectives.

    170 votes
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      20 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      As explained in this blog post (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/10/08/how-we-use-user-voice-to-make-a-better-product.aspx), we had updated the status of this suggestion to “Under Review” to let you know we are tracking it on our backlog. To better indicate which one we are actively working on or which ones are on our 6-month plan, we introduced the states “Started” and “Planned”. The goal is to give an update on in progress suggestions at least every 3 months. This suggestion is still on our backlog, but they are not part of the 6-month plan.

      Ewald Hofman

    • Allow stakeholders to drag and drop work items

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      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365539/allow-stakeholders-to-drag-and-drop-work-items.html
      Stakeholders can change work item status to move an item across the board. However, dragging and dropping to achieve the same result is not supported for stakeholders. I've been informed by Support that this is by design.

      However, we feel very strongly that this makes no sense at all. Our stakeholders are mainly our Product Owners, whose main responsibility in the Agile process is to prioritize product backlog items. Also, the testers in our team get Test tasks assigned, and need to be…

      157 votes
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        17 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • VSTS Custom Team Capacity Activity as well as custom status

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        https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365553/vsts-custom-team-capacity-activity-as-well-as-cust.html
        Ability to add custom Team Capacity activity as well as Custom issue status

        143 votes
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          18 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add the ability to Filter by/Group by Area on the backlog

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          https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365439/add-the-ability-to-filter-bygroup-by-area-on-the-b.html
          We use area to group backlog items and it would be very helpful to be able to sort, group, and filter by area on the backlog in the list and board view. In the board view of a backlog item, have a dropdown similar to person on the normal sprint board with other filter options such as area, state, etc

          140 votes
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            21 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable custom ordering in product backlog and sprint backlog in TFS Web Access

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            https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365421/enable-custom-ordering-in-product-backlog-and-spri.html
            Like in "scrum from the trenches" we priorise the work items in descending order of the priority value, being 100 the most important and 0 the less important. In web acess we can't change the sorting order/column of the sprint backlog or product backlog.

            128 votes
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              14 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Ability to constrain linked work items based on rules/conditions

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              https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365368/ability-to-constrain-linked-work-items-based-on-ru.html
              For example, I want to prevent the creation of Sprint Tasks before a Product Backlog Item is ready for development, assigned to a Sprint, contains a description, and is prioritized.

              115 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                As explained in this blog post (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/10/08/how-we-use-user-voice-to-make-a-better-product.aspx), we had updated the status of this suggestion to “Under Review” to let you know we are tracking it on our backlog. To better indicate which one we are actively working on or which ones are on our 6-month plan, we introduced the states “Started” and “Planned”. The goal is to give an update on in progress suggestions at least every 3 months. This suggestion is still on our backlog, but they are not part of the 6-month plan.

                Ewald Hofman

              • Assign Followers to a work item

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                https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365556/assign-followers-to-a-work-item.html
                Work Items have a Follow capability. I would like to be able to assign Followers to a work item.

                Here is the scenario: I get an email from someone in the company with a bug or feature request. They don't normally use VSTS/TFS (i.e. a stakeholder). I create the work item on their behalf. They are not members of the project, but I want them to be updated as the work item changes. I would like to add that person or person to…

                107 votes
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                  18 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Have a burndown chart per team member

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                  https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365402/have-a-burndown-chart-per-team-member.html
                  It would be nice to view a burndown chart for each team member.

                  103 votes
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                    18 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    As explained in this blog post (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/10/08/how-we-use-user-voice-to-make-a-better-product.aspx), we had updated the status of this suggestion to “Under Review” to let you know we are tracking it on our backlog. To better indicate which one we are actively working on or which ones are on our 6-month plan, we introduced the states “Started” and “Planned”. The goal is to give an update on in progress suggestions at least every 3 months. This suggestion is still on our backlog, but they are not part of the 6-month plan.

                    Ewald Hofman

                  • Ability to filter the Task Board by Area

                    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365414/ability-to-filter-the-task-board-by-area.html
                    Currently you can filter a task board by user or unassigned. The ability to also and/or in conjuction with filter the Task Board by Area would allow us to look at the areas of an interation without distraction. Currently interations that have many stories and many tasks becomes unusable without an addition filtering by Area.

                    102 votes
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                      7 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Custom Sort Order for TFS Fields

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                      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365392/custom-sort-order-for-tfs-fields.html
                      At the moment is very difficult to get a good sort order for any field that is not-numerical. Give me the ability, either when I create a field, or when I create a query, to set a custom sort order.

                      This comes up all the time. But here are two examples.

                      Status: I have New, Active, Closed. I'd like to have the sort order match the chronology of the workflow, but all I can get is alphabetical.

                      Stack Rank: We use stack rank…

                      101 votes
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                        15 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        As explained in this blog post (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/10/08/how-we-use-user-voice-to-make-a-better-product.aspx), we had updated the status of this suggestion to “Under Review” to let you know we are tracking it on our backlog. To better indicate which one we are actively working on or which ones are on our 6-month plan, we introduced the states “Started” and “Planned”. The goal is to give an update on in progress suggestions at least every 3 months. This suggestion is still on our backlog, but they are not part of the 6-month plan.

                        Ewald Hofman

                      • Allow specifying state transitions when using inheritance process

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                        https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365830/allow-specifying-state-transitions-when-using-inhe.html
                        Current behavior:
                        A work item type has pre-defined states. More states can be added.

                        When using the On-premises XML process model:
                        1. Valid transitions can be defined. For example, State A to B is allowed, but state A to C is not allowed.
                        2. Transitions can be restricted to specific users. For example, State A to B is only allowed to members of group 'Approvers'.

                        When using the Inheritance process model in VSTS:
                        You can define a custom rule. However, these do not…

                        94 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make Workitem templates first class citizens

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                          https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365380/make-workitem-templates-first-class-citizens.html
                          It should allow creating workitems based on templates (which have pre-filled data). Creating hierarchy of workitems based on template(s). e.g. creating a template for Product Backlog item such that it would include the standard tasks (Sprint Backlog Tasks), Acceptance Tests in them (like Code Review, Writing Test Cases, etc). Organizing those tempales in folders. Some of this exists already, but the main missing piece is that you would have linked templates that would also be applied.

                          94 votes
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                            6 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable Editing Board Column and Board Lane Work Item Type Fields

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                            https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365509/enable-editing-board-column-and-board-lane-work-it.html
                            When you add columns to a the Kanban boards you have to map them to a Work Item State. When you add columns to the board you soon run into a case where multiple columns get mapped to the Work Item state unless you edit the Work Item Type Definition and add custom States to work item and then map the Kanban column to the newly added State(s) . It would be nice to be able to update the Kanban board columns and…

                            91 votes
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                            • Advanced Rich Text Editor Toolbar

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                              https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365534/advanced-rich-text-editor-toolbar.html
                              Implement a more advanced toolbar in the Rich Text Fields (e.g. Description, Acceptance Criteria, etc), so we can change (bare minimum) the font size and color, and also highlight text.

                              88 votes
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                                17 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Migrate Work Items from Project to Project (On-Prem TFS)

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                                https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365655/migrate-work-items-from-project-to-project-on-prem.html
                                Similar to the "Move" feature in Team Services, we need the ability to migrate work items from one project to another (same collection) keeping history, links, attachments. This includes Test suites, plans, cases, and runs. There are a lot of 3rd party tools, but have not been able to successfully migrate completely with any of them. This should be built into TFS.

                                Similar to the following User Voice post except for on-prem:
                                https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/330519-team-services/suggestions/2037735-move-workitem-between-team-projects

                                84 votes
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                                • Work item template or clone including subtasks

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                                  https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365579/work-item-template-or-clone-including-subtasks.html
                                  Right now, when creating a work item template or cloning a work item, only the regular work item fields can be included in the template/clone.

                                  I have a situation where I would like templates of tasks that include a good number of subtasks. It would make sense to have the possibility to create the same subtasks list when I apply a template (or clone) for a new user story.

                                  Right now, I must re-enter all the subtasks by hand, for each and every…

                                  84 votes
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                                  • Hide iteration work items in web access backlog or modify the query

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                                    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365417/hide-iteration-work-items-in-web-access-backlog-or.html
                                    When in the backlog view in Team Web Access, it would be helpful to be able to hide work items that have already been assigned to an iteration. I think this could be accomplished by some sort of option or by being able to modify the backlog query

                                    74 votes
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                                      12 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      As explained in this blog post (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/10/08/how-we-use-user-voice-to-make-a-better-product.aspx), we had updated the status of this suggestion to “Under Review” to let you know we are tracking it on our backlog. To better indicate which one we are actively working on or which ones are on our 6-month plan, we introduced the states “Started” and “Planned”. The goal is to give an update on in progress suggestions at least every 3 months. This suggestion is still on our backlog, but they are not part of the 6-month plan.

                                      Ewald Hofman

                                    • Delivery plans - See dependencies

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                                      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365721/delivery-plans-see-dependencies.html
                                      I know is planned, but do we have a date to the dependencies view in the delivery plan?
                                      What funcionality will be included?Just predecesor and succesors? it will be nice to see hard and soft depedencies, also see the related stories in the depedencies map.

                                      71 votes
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                                      • Reply by email to work item discussion

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                                        https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365512/reply-by-email-to-work-item-discussion.html
                                        I'm very pleased that we can now @mention team members in the Discussion for a work item; however, when I receive the email notification that I've been mentioned, I would like to be able to post my response by replying to the email, so that I don't have to follow the link to the web form in order to reply.

                                        This is important, because many times, I receive these notifications on my phone when I'm not near my computer, and the work item…

                                        70 votes
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                                        • There should be mobile version of web access which let us view/add/delete/edit product backlog. Especially be able to see the business value

                                          Product backlog is managed mainly by the people who sponser the projects/products. There should be an option to manage the product back from anywhere/anytime. A nice mobile app makes perfect sense. Currently I am using tfspreview. Many times I think an idea while eating lunch or on the road. If there was an option to capture these ideas in my product backlog, it will be awesome.

                                          69 votes
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