Select backlog navigation levels for your team

Last Update: 3/28/2017

Team Services | TFS 2017 | TFS 2015

NOTE

Feature availability: The team setting for choosing which backlog levels are available is available from Team Services and the web portal for TFS 2015 and later versions. For TFS 2013, all backlog and portfolio backlog levels are enabled for all teams.

Each team can determine the backlog levels that they use. For example, feature teams may want to only focus on their product backlog, while a management team may choose to only show feature and epics (the two default portfolio backlogs). You configure which backlog levels appear from your team settings dialog.

If you want additional portfolio backlogs, see the following topics based on the process model you use:

For an overview of process models, see Customize your work tracking experience.

Set your team's preferences for backlog levels

NOTE

Feature availability: You can manage all your team settings from a common configuration dialog from Team Services or the web portal for TFS 2015 Update 1 or later version.

Because this setting affects all team members' view of the team backlogs and boards, you must be a team administrator to change the setting. Changing the setting is disabled if you're not a team administrator. Go here to get added as a team administrator.

  1. From your web portal, click the gear icon, (gear icon) to open the administration page.

    Gear icon provides access to admin pages
  2. From the Overview tab, choose the team whose settings you want to configure, and then click Settings.

    Backlog board, open team settings
  3. Click the Backlogs tab and check the boxes of those backlog levels you want your team to manage.

    TFS 2015.1 or later, web portal, team settings dialog, Backlogs tab
  4. To see the changes, open or refresh your team's backlog web page.
  1. From your team's backlog page, click the gear icon (gear icon) to open the common configuration team settings.


    Backlog board, open team settings
  2. Click the Backlogs tab and check the boxes of those backlog levels you want your team to manage.

    TFS 2017, web portal, team settings dialog, Working with bugs tab
  3. To see the changes, open or refresh your team's backlog web page.
  1. From your team's backlog page, click the gear icon (gear icon) to open the common configuration team settings.


    Backlog board, open team settings
  2. Click the Backlogs tab and check the boxes of those backlog levels you want your team to manage.

    Team Services, web portal, team settings dialog, Backlogs tab
  3. To see the changes, open or refresh your team's backlog web page.