Q: How can I view the Portfolio Tree in rank order & filter out Stories/Defects so that I don't see them? How can I view the Portfolio Tree in rank order so that the child Portfolio items appear at the top & child Stories/Defects appear at the bottom of the list?
A: There's not a way to filter out or exclude the child workitems in the Portfolio Tree. Our view on this is that the Portfolio Tree is meant for the big picture view so it needs to include all the active workitems. You can get a listing of only Portfolio Items in the Analytic Grids but it will not be ranked. The Portfolio Item view is going to show all the child items regardless of project and project filters. It's part of that big picture view.