Step 1. View and Track Your Work
The best and easiest way to manage your daily activities is to use a TeamRoom™. A TeamRoom gives you direct access to your team's current work and allows you to plan, track, and collaborate in a central location.
To track, here's what you need to do:
update the status of any workitem you are working on
at the end of the day, update the remaining To Do
and, if your team is tracking effort, enter your time spent in the Effort column
Don't forget to bookmark your TeamRoom's URL so you can bypass the main menu and go straight there.
Step 2. Add Stories and Defects
You can add new stories and defects directly in the Backlog panel of your Teamroom.
If you're not working in a TeamRoom, click on the plus icon in the left Sidebar (formerly called the Asset Tray), or just enter them directly into any backlog grid.
If you're loading a lot of items all at once (e.g., moving your backlog over from another system), consider Lifecycle's import feature.
Step 3. Collaborate with Team Members
As your team begins working, you can use any of Lifecycle's collaboration tools to keep up with what's going on.
Create and publish ad-hoc Communities to share content (agreements, best practices, etc.) between users with common interests.
Access Mobile Connect from your mobile device to stay current when you are away from your computer.
Step 4. View Progress
You can see your team's Sprint burndown right in the TeamRoom. Note that burndown is driven by the To Do value, so each time you decrement your To Do, the chart burns down more. To see even more detail, use the Sprint Dashboard report in the main application menu.
There is also a higher level Release Burndown chart that others may view. That chart is driven by the backlog level estimate and burns down when the backlog item (e.g., story or defect) is closed.
Step 5. Search for Work Items
Type your search terms in the search box in the upper right corner of any page. Quick matches show up as you type.
If you want a more in-depth search, press Enter or click on the magnifying glass icon to get to open Advanced Search. Here, you can search for closed items, limit results to a specific asset type (e.g., just defects) and use filters to narrow your results.