Support Staff2 Posted by ashley on 08 Aug, 2012 04:05 PM
When you say tasks, do you mean tasks within the story card, or
assigned the story card itself (ie: assign an owner to a story
card)? If referring to the story card itself as a task, do you
generally assign owners at the same time that you create the
You can also save filters so you could have a saved filter for
each team member that would highlight the story cards assigned to
them at any given time, at any step in the process flow, so you can
still preserve your process phases while getting a view of the
number of cards assigned to a given owner/team member.
Support Staff4 Posted by ashley on 08 Aug, 2012 05:27 PM
There is no way to do this through the web application, since we
want to separate the steps of card assignment and phase assignment.
You might be able to use our API (dev.agilezen.com) to craft a
solution on your own, or use filters to at least provide a visual
depiction of who is assigned how many/which story cards.
What type of automatic movement between phases are you looking
to accomplish? I may be able to provide additional suggestions
based on your use case.
Really, I am taking each phase of the process and labeling them each team
members name. Once the story card is assigned to a given team member, the
card would automatically move to the phase that is their name. This will
allow me to see all the tasks assigned to the team easilly. I will also be
able to limit the amount of tasks assigned to each team member (phase) so
I don¹t bombard any one person over another. This will aide in the level
loading of tasks across the team.
Thanks for all the help. I will check out the developer page. Any thoughts
With regards to the development tools, what is an object? From what I can
tell, I can create a story not only by clicking the add button. Am I to
understand that I can create a story on my project from a VB string?
Support Staff7 Posted by ashley on 08 Aug, 2012 06:55 PM
that is correct that you can also create new stories via the API.. you
simply need to send the data to the relevant end point in JSON or XML
format. Given your use case, you might couple story creation and assignment
of new owner together, and then move the card to the desired phase based on
story owner either at creation time or based on matching up when a story
owner is equal to a given owner, move to given owner's phase. You can
enable the developer console within your AgileZen settings to play around
with different options. Let us know if you have specific questions along
the way! :)