Plan dependencies

What is a cross-team dependency?

 

A cross-team dependency is a story in one team that is either:

  • part of a feature that is owned by another team
  • linked as “blocked by” or “blocking” with a story of another team in the program

See cross-team dependencies

The program plan (PI planning) view shows cross team dependencies with cords:

Add a cross-team dependency

To plan a cross-team dependency :

  • Select the Program and Period ( =PI ) in the the top left side navigation bar
  • Click on Add dependency in the top navigation bar
  • Select the story and the other story / feature
  • Click on Add

The newly created dependency will only be visible on the board if :

  • The story and other story or feature are both part of the current program and period (stories are part if their feature is part of the current program, and if hey haven’t already been closed in a sprint of a previous period (PI) )
  • The story and feature are owned by different teams

Update or remove dependencies

To update a cross-team dependency :

  • Select the Program and Period ( =PI ) in the the top left side navigation bar
  • Locate the story and click on the details button ()
  • Click on dependencies
  • Add, update or remove dependencies
  • Click on Submit

 

Note: The PI planning screen is quasi-real time. Changes done in the PI screen itself are updated immediately. Changes done by someone else or by the same person in another browser tab will become visible after a refresh. (Click on Refresh in the top navigation bar).

See progress of dependencies

Progress of dependencies is visible on the team progress screen.