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Where to view Sprint Story Point Total RRS feed

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  •  Where can you see how many story points are assigned in a Sprint?  This use to display on the board view in a Sprint under the assigned dates
    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 2:06 PM

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  • Hi Donna Reynolds,

    Thank you for posting here.

    In the sprint board, there's not a place shows a number of story points in a Sprint. As a workaround, you could create a shared query to find user stories in Sprint. In the TFS dashboard, add the shared query to dashboard.


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    Thursday, June 9, 2016 7:25 AM
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  • Hi Donna Reynolds,

    Thank you for posting here.

    In the sprint board, there's not a place shows a number of story points in a Sprint. As a workaround, you could create a shared query to find user stories in Sprint. In the TFS dashboard, add the shared query to dashboard.


    We are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.
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    Thursday, June 9, 2016 7:25 AM
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  • Having to create a custom query and switch away to different view this data is not a smooth solution. The context switching confuses viewers. Remember that a whole team of people is watching the screen. The goal is to quickly load a sprint and then move on to other work. Knowing the points total added so far is critical to making this efficient.

    When we plan a sprint online, we are in the Backlog Items view with Forecast turned On.

    We then drag items from the Backlog into a Future sprint. What is needed is to see the total points that have been added to a given Sprint in the Future list -- preferably without changing views.

    This could be displayed beside the sprint name in the tree or at the top of the page in a "Points Added" area. Something that displays on this page would keep the team moving forward without having to switch views.

    When viewing a single sprint, the Total Points should be displayed as a calculated value somewhere. Then, at least, we could switch into a target sprint, view the total, and come back to the Backlog Items to add more. That's not as quick as the first option, but given that the team will inevitably go look at the target sprint anyway, it's an acceptable solution to the problem.

    Thursday, June 22, 2017 1:21 PM
  • This is not an answer.

    The dashboard should trivially be able to display the sprint goal points, typically the sum of the story points for P1 issues.

    VSTS needs a lesson in basic Agile.

    Friday, August 4, 2017 3:07 PM