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Performing What If Scenarios on the Release Forecasting Page

This feature is available in Enterprise and Ultimate editions.

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Overview

If you want to perform "What-If" scenarios with Release Forecasting, follow the steps below.

Release Forecasting What-If?

  1. Click the What-If button. The scenario fields display

  2.  Select from the options described below, and then click Go.

    Field

    Description

    Default Value

    Remaining

    Includes the remaining work value and ignores the actual value returned from the historical query.

    Blank.  Uses the value returned from the historical query.

    Velocity

    Includes the delivery velocity and ignores any calculated values.  Using this field results in only one forecasted end date.

    Blank. Calculates velocity based on slope values.

    Workitem Type

    Shows the remaining work calculation for the selected workitem.  Valid values are All, Story, Defect.

    All.  Remaining work considers all workitem types.

    Backlog Group

    Shows only workitems in the selected Backlog Group and all child groups are considered in the remaining work calculation. 

    All.  Remaining work considers all workitems regardless of the Backlog Group assignment.

    Priority

    Only shows workitems with the selected priorities in the remaining work calculation. 

    None. Remaining work considers all workitems regardless of priority assignment.