With Artifact links v2, the Agile Dashboard strict structure as we know it (Tracker Hierarchy) is no longer needed. This is an opportunity for a more flexible model. The main benefits are:
- No longer magic. A Task is Child of User Story because there is a _is_child link between them (not because there is a magic relation between Task and User Story trackers).
- No longer artificial structure. If you are working only with Releases and sub releases, no need to create 1 tracker per hierarchy level.
- You need to break down a User story in 2 smaller stories from time to time, you can do it easily.
Terms & definitions
- Work Item: something to do (eg Use Story, Epic, Requirement).
- Milestone: when the Work Item will be done.
- Work Items and Milestone can be broken down in sub elements via "_is_child" link type.
- A Work Item W is scheduled for a Milestone M when W is linked to M with "_is_backlog" type
- As a parent work item, as soon as one of your child has been scheduled for one sub-milestone, you can no longer be scheduled
- Once a Work Item WI has been scheduled in a Milestone M, children of WI can only be scheduled in children of M
- When a Work Item is removed from a Milestone backlog, it's also removed from all sub-milestone baklogs
- Planning view: no change, still 2 dimension view. On the left N and N-1 Work Items, on the right N - 1 milestones.
- The queries must evolve to take "_is_backlog" and "_is_child" types into account
- Helpers "auto learing" of what is the expected / usual child of User Story, Releases, etc.
- Semantic of Artifacts (Work Item, Milestone).
- The semantic is inherited with _is_child
- When 2 parents, there must be a choice
- "Top backlog planning" evolve to a "Sandbox" where artifact semantics are initiated
- The sandbox is no longer automatically built from tracker content.
- Allow cardwall view at level N - 1 (eg. User stories of a Sprint) as an alternative to N-1 + N-2 (User stories and tasks of a Sprint)
- Multiple ALv2 types. A request can be "backlog", "reported in" and "fixed in" a release.