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Scope Change Report

This feature is available in Enterprise and Ultimate editions.

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The Scope Change report (formerly called "Project Scope Change" report) compares changes in project scope between two explicit dates (the Start Date and the End Date). Rather than reporting changes that span a range of time, this report looks at those dates only calculates the differences (or deltas) between the two to show the following:

  • the total backlog item count

  • stories that have been added and removed

  • stories on which the estimates have changed

You can use this report to identify issues (such as scope creep) and to see details about changes to total estimates (which are also highlighted in the Estimate Trend report).

  • This report does not show every change that has occurred within the project. Instead, it lists only the affected workitems. Click on an item to see the change history and additional details for that item.

  • Anything created/moved between the date range will not display on this report.

Accessing This Report

  1. Click Reports.

  2. Scroll to the Project/Release Reports section, and then click on the Project Scope Change link.

Report Filters/Parameters

  • Sprint/Iteration: Shows data assigned to the sprint/iteration. The default value is "All".
  • Team: Shows Team-specific data for the project or program. The default value is "All" or "Blank".
  • Portfolio Item: Shows work items in the selected portfolio item and all of it's children. The default option is "Blank" and shows all work items.
  • Workitem: Shows data for a specific work item type: All (all workitems), StoriesDefects, or Testsets. The default option is "All".
  • Start Date: The first date the report begins calculating data.
    • For project-based reports, the default start date is the project start date.

    • For sprint/iteration-based reports, the default start date is the sprint/iteration start date.

    • For member-based reports, the default start date is 13 weeks prior to the current date.

    • If the start date is set to the current date or later, no data displays.

End Date: The date you would like the report to end.

Technical Details

  • Because this report does not calculate data based on a date range, anything created/moved between those two dates will not appear in that report. 

  • This report compares the project scope at the following times:

    • At 12:01 AM on the selected Start Date

    • 11:59:59 PM on the selected End Date or the at the time the report was generated (whichever is earlier)

 Using the API

Using the API, you can query for data between a past date and today's date as follows:


/rest-1.v1/Hist/Story?sel=&where=Timebox='Timebox:1234'&asof=2006-12-11
/rest-1.v1/Data/Story?sel=&where=Timebox='Timebox:1234'

These two queries will return the IDs of backlog items that were and are (respectively) in the particular sprint. After comparing the lists, details for specific backlog items can be retrieved using the following:


/rest-1.v1/Data/Story?sel=Name,Number,Description&where=IsDeleted='true','false';ID='Story:1052','Story:1011','Story:1005'

Additional Options