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Setting Up a Kanban TeamRoom

This feature is available in Enterprise and Ultimate editions.

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You can configure a TeamRoom as a Kanban board if your team is all about continuous flow and does not use sprints/iterations.

Accessing TeamRooms

There are two ways to access TeamRooms:

  • From the main menu, select Sprint Tracking (or Iteration Tracking), and then select TeamRooms

  • Select TeamRooms from the Rooms menu in the Utility Bar.

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Creating a Kanban TeamRoom

To create and configure a TeamRoom, your project role must be "Project Lead" or higher for the top-level project assigned to the TeamRoom.

  1. Access TeamRooms:

    • From the main menu, select Sprint Tracking (or Iteration Tracking), and then select TeamRooms, or

    • Select TeamRooms from the Rooms menu in the Utility Bar. 

  2. Click Add TeamRoom on the right-hand side of the page.

  3. In the Add TeamRoom window, enter/select the team configuration options.

    Field Description

    Title

    The name that identifies this TeamRoom on the TeamRooms page and in menus.

    Project Tree

    Choose the top-level project the project tree to displays backlog items and optional team attributes in the TeamRoom. Note that backlog items in child projects will also be included.

    Team Flow

    Select Kanban.

    Schedule

    If you selected Sprint/Iteration, select a schedule in the Schedule field drop-down list so all the projects are on the same schedule.

    If you selected Kanban, the Schedule field is disabled.

    Program

    Allows you to further filter the backlog items in the TeamRoom at the program level.

    Team

    Allows you to filter backlog items in the TeamRoom at the team level.

  4. Click Save.

Configuring TeamRoom Properties

You can customize an existing TeamRoom to reflect the team it represents. Note that customizations apply only to TeamRoom, not the project as they do in the Sprint Tracking boards. This is useful when two teams working on the same project want to use different WIP limits on their storyboards.

  1. Access a TeamRoom:

    • From the main menu, select Sprint Tracking (or Iteration Tracking), and then select TeamRooms, or

    • Select TeamRooms from the Rooms menu in the Utility Bar. 

  2. Click on the name of the TeamRoom you want to configure.

  3. Click on the gear icon (Settings) next to the TeamRoom name. The Edit TeamRoom Properties page displays.

  4. Change the team configuration options as needed, and then click Save.

Adding/Removing a TeamRoom Mascot

Following these steps, you add a mascot to create a unique identity for your TeamRoom.

  1. Access a TeamRoom:

    • From the main menu, select Sprint Tracking (or Iteration Tracking), and then select TeamRooms, or

    • Select TeamRooms from the Rooms menu in the Utility Bar. 

  2. Click on the name of the TeamRoom you want to configure.

  3. Click on the gear icon (Settings) next to the TeamRoom name.

  4. Click Mascot in the left-side menu. The Add a Mascot page displays.

  5. Click Browse to select the image you want to upload. Note that the file must be saved in .jpg or .png format and must be smaller than 2 MB. To avoid distortion, keep your image as close to square as possible. The system will automatically resize the image to 96 x 96 pixels.

    • To remove an existing mascot, click Remove.

Selecting Members for a TeamRoom

Your TeamRoom is not complete without members. Follow these steps to add members.

  1. Access a TeamRoom:

    • From the main menu, select Sprint Tracking (or Iteration Tracking), and then select TeamRooms, or

    • Select TeamRooms from the Rooms menu in the Utility Bar. 

  2. Click on the name of the TeamRoom.

  3. Click on the gear icon (Settings) next to the TeamRoom name.

  4. Click Membership in the left-side menu. The Assigned Members list (at the top of the page) shows members already in your TeamRoom. The Unassigned Members list shows members who have access to the selected project but have not been added to this TeamRoom.

  5. In the Unassigned Members list, click the Add button next to each member you want to add to the TeamRoom.

    • If a member's name is not listed, it means they are not assigned to the selected project. Click Assign Members To Project at the bottom of the page. The Members window opens where you can select new members and define their new project roles. Click Apply to add the selected members.

Installing and Managing Plugins

Plugins are a dynamic way of adding optional capabilities into a specific TeamRoom. Plugins are registered with your instance then installed in a TeamRoom. By default, Lifecycle ships with a Web Panel plugin.

Installing a Plugin

  1. Access a TeamRoom:

    • From the main menu, select Sprint Tracking (or Iteration Tracking), and then select TeamRooms, or

    • Select TeamRooms from the Rooms menu in the Utility Bar. 

  2. Click on the name of the TeamRoom.

  3. Click on the gear icon (Settings) next to the TeamRoom name.

  4. Click Plugins in the left-side menu.

  5. In the Available Plugins section, hover over a plugin, and then click Install.

  6. Enter the required information, and then click OK.

    • Note that you can install the multiple Web Panels (e.g., if you want to show a team calendar in one panel and a retrospective commitment page in another, you would install two Web Panel plugins).

Configuring an Existing Plugin

  1. Access a TeamRoom:

    • From the main menu, select Sprint Tracking (or Iteration Tracking), and then select TeamRooms, or

    • Select TeamRooms from the Rooms menu in the Utility Bar. 

  2. Click on the name of the TeamRoom.

  3. Click on the gear icon (Settings) next to the TeamRoom name.

  4. Click Plugins in the left-side menu.

  5. In the Installed Plugins section, hover over a plugin, and then click Configure.

  6. Enter the required information, and then click OK.

    • Note that you can install the multiple Web Panels (e.g., if you want to show a team calendar in one panel and a retrospective commitment page in another, you would install two Web Panel plugins).

Enabling CommitStream

Before CommitStream details can be added to the TeamRoom, however, a system administrator must first enable CommitStream in your Lifecycle   instance. Once enabled, click on the CommitStream panel in the TeamRoom. Refer to CommitStream for additional information.

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