Accounts that are used to edit Work Items

Sep 18, 2009 at 8:42 PM

In using your ScrumDashboard we have found that when you move an SBI from one status to the next the dashboard uses the user account to markup the history on the work item which is great. However when we move the last of the SBIs to the done status then the PBI it is associated with is also set to 0 hours and is set to done. It does this using a different account where does it pull this account info from? This is great for some and a boon for others is it possible to turn this behavior off or set a switch of some sort? Our QA handles PBIs in that they monitor PBIs just for 0 Hour status and then move them to done once all SBIs have been tested. Is it also possible to set the Scrumdashboard to run on its own user account? As it is we also have other integrations running using the main TFS service account we would like to be able to differentiate in WI history where a change came from whether it be a new service account or the user that affected the change on the dashboard. Thanks for your considerations.

Sep 22, 2009 at 10:06 PM

This is actually part of the workflow of the Scrum for Team System process template, and is not specific to Scrum Dashboard.  It is probably based on the identity under which the SfTS web service runs.

Sep 22, 2009 at 10:14 PM
Edited Sep 23, 2009 at 3:47 PM

The process template did not seem to zero out the PBI when you finished all of the SBIs. Only when you finished them out (moving to done) in the dashboard. So the Dashboard does seem to be initiating the close out of the PBI. The identity doing the work on the PBI though is different from that of the user account used to close the SBI that corresponds.

** All of the activity is from the process template itself you can set all SBIs to 0h and the PBI will still be in progress however setting the SBI to Done automatically sets work remaining to 0h. Once all SBIs are set to done the PBI will then move to done via the Account TFS is running under. So I think this answers everything for us, thanks holisticdeveloper.