Splitting a feature in Silver Catalyst

Posted on October 9th, 2009 in Silver Catalyst by siddharta || No Comment

It is now possible to split a feature in Silver Catalyst.

Why would you want to split a feature?

A couple of reasons

  1. The feature was too big, so you want to move a few of the tasks into a separate feature
  2. Not all of the tasks could be completed in a sprint, so you want to make a copy of the feature for rescheduling in the next iteration

Here is the step by step procedure for splitting a feature:

Start of by going to the plan screen and identifying the feature you want to split. Click the ‘Split Feature’ icon highlighted below.

Split Feature - 1

Once you do that, you will get a dialog allowing you to name the new feature as well as decide what to do with the tasks.

Split Feature - 2

You can copy tasks, which will create the same task in the new feature. You can move task which will create the task in the new feature and remove it from the original. You can ignore task which will not create the task in the new feature.

The new feature will be added to the backlog. If you click the ‘More Information’ link for the feature, you will see a property with the link back to the original feature. This is useful if you want to refer back to any comments on the original feature.

Split Feature - 3

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