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How to: Add New Work Items

To track the different types of work that must be completed, you can add different types of work items to your team project. For example, the MSF for Agile Software Development process includes a Bug work item that is used to track product defects. Which work item types are listed depends on which process template was used to create the team project. For more information, see Finding and Using Process Guidance.

A representative work item

Required Permissions

To perform these procedures, you must be a member of the Contributors group or have the View work items in this node, and Edit work items in this node permissions set to Allow. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To create a new work item

  1. On the Team menu, click Add Work Item, and then pick the work item type from the list.

    NoteNote

    As you use Team Foundation, it automatically adds your most recently used work items to the top of the Team menu for easy access.

  2. Complete the work item form by filling in all required fields.

    Required fields are indicated by yellow shading.

  3. On the File menu, click Save All to save the work item.

See Also

Tasks

How to: Open an Existing Team Project
How to: Save Work Items

Other Resources

Managing Work Items in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Project

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