Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating custom fields to manage features, part of Agile Project Management with Microsoft Project.
- Project needs a little coaxing…to display features, sprints, and releases…the way you probably want to see them.…Tracking and communicating progress…also works differently in agile projects,…compared to traditional project management.…Custom fields are the key to…making Project agile-friendly.…To get to Custom Fields,…on the Project tab, click the Custom Fields button.…The basic fields you need are really simple.…The first custom field we're going to create…is one to designate a task as a backlog feature.…
For that, I'm going to head to the…Type drop-down list and choose Flag.…I might as well start with Flag1.…It's already selected.…All I'm going to do is click the Rename button,…and I'm going to rename it to Feature.…When I click OK, I can see the alias in the list.…We'll use this field to filter task lists…to show only your backlog features.…Now we're going to set up fields…to specify the release and sprint for our features.…I'm going to use a number field for that.…
In the Type drop-down list, choose Number.…
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- Setting project options
- Defining working time
- Setting up custom fields and views
- Creating tasks
- Assigning features to sprints
- Assigning resources to tasks
- Tracking progress
- Generating a burndown report