Split Entities

Starting with Targetprocess v.3.10.0, it is possible to split entities of several types: Epics, Features, User Stories, Bugs, Tasks, and Requests. For example, if you have a huge User Story with a long description that will require much work and effort, you can easily split it and move a portion of the work to a new User Story.

Or, imagine your Team is doing Backlog grooming and decides that some work assigned to the current Feature should be moved to the next Iteration or Release. You can now split the Feature into two, and plan the second one for another Release.

Split Feature

Another example: imagine the Support Team receives a Request that contains not one, but several different problems. In this case, it would make sense to split this Request into separate ones.

Split Request

You can split an entity from the entity Actions menu or from the card context menu in Boards and Lists. Choosing to split an entity will open a popup window with both entities displayed: the original entity and the new one.

Split Entity Form

On the split entity form, you can see and edit entity properties such as State, Business Value, Feature, Release and others. Properties get taken from the original entity and applied to the new one (except for State, as the new entity is created in the initial State). All of these properties can be edited for both of the entities on the split entity form. The original entity’s Custom Fields are also copied to the new entity, but can be updated while splitting.  

It’s also possible to manage entity collections from the split entity form. By default, collection items will be processed in the following way:

  • Attachments and relations will be copied from the original entity to the new entity
  • If you have a Related Test Plan with some Tests in your original entity, then a Related Test Plan with the same Tests will be created for the new entity
  • Open and Planned child entities like Features, User Stories, Bugs, and Tasks will be moved to the new entity

You can leave this behavior as is, or change it by unchecking the appropriate check-boxes. After all the necessary changes have been made on the split form, just click ‘Save both entities’ and you're done. 🙂

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