Life is complicated and we all accept it. While we tend to categorize the different aspects of our lives, in reality, things rarely fit neatly inside the little boxes we carve out for them.
Our work life is another major compartment and when it comes to planning, it’d be nice if a single project captured all the details we might need to organize work for a project or product and across teams, but often that’s not possible
This meant at times, working with the Iteration Planner and Kanban boards in FogBugz could be kind of awkward. What if you maintain multiple products and each one has its own project? You’d want the “Planner” to show both at the same time, but it couldn’t. Or, what if several teams had multiple projects relating to a single product? You couldn’t plan without affecting the other teams.
Well, such things are not a problem anymore! With the cross-project planning capabilities in Iteration Planner and Kanban, you can keep track of cases in multiple projects at once.
That means you can view all cases relating to a product on one board, even if they’re in separate projects. And multiple teams can plan things without disrupting or being interrupted by others.
Here’s how it works
Site admins can create a new planner and associate it with one or more projects. Each planner may contain any global milestones and any per-project milestones for its projects. You can also optionally filter by project or area, and filtering down to multiple projects is allowed too.
For existing customers, each of their single-project planners migrated to the new versions. If you would like to add additional projects to a planner, view that planner and click “Edit Planner Settings” in the top-right, then “Add Another Project”, select additional projects and click “Save”. With that done, you can add milestones from those projects and any global milestones, and the filter columns shown will include cases from your selected list of projects.
If you use our Kanban board, the project selections for your planner also apply to each milestone when you click through to the Kanban view.