Converting your RTC Scrum Projects to the 4.x Agile ALM Scrum Template (Part 1)
Jim_Herron 060001NC00 Visits (8207)
At or around Innovate 2013, IBM released a new Agile ALM Scrum process template for RTC. The Agile ALM Scrum template is based on the Scrum template, with modifications promising better support for Agile Planning with Scrum.
After reviewing the new template, I became interested in morphing a Scrum-based project to the Agile ALM Scrum definitions. My first step was to create a summary of the differences between the two templates. (Thank you to the template authors for their help in finding and understanding these changes.) The Summary document is available here: Link-to-Summary.
I've started morphing my first project and plan to create a document describing the detailed changes required to implement each section listed in the Summary. The first two Summary sections, which describe fairly simple modifications, already have links to detailed documents. As I continue morphing my project, I will post a blog entry each time I add more detail.
There's no requirement to adopt all of the modifications to gain value from the many upgrades found in the new Agile ALM Scrum template, however, be aware that que
In my opinion, the biggest bang for the buck in the new template is the revised team dashboard, but the new dashboard relies on many other changes to the template such as new queries, reports, roles, work item types, and work item modifications. I'll probably release the new dashboard specifications soon, but I won't be able to implement them until I've completed many other changes.
Also keep in mind that I'm documenting changes made to the out-of-the-box Scrum template. Changes you make must accommodate customizations already applied to your template.
Also note: The Agile ALM Scrum template is not yet included in RTC product downloads, so you must download and import it if you intend to use it for new projects. The template has been tested against RTC 4.0.2, but is expected to be compatible with all 4.x releases. The template and related assets are available here: htt