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How to: Assign Work Items

NoteNote

This topic is based on the work item transitions available in the bug work item for MSF for Agile Software Development. If your project is using a different methodology, your work item states might be different. MSF for Agile Software Development is one of the process guidance templates that are included with Team Foundation. For more information, see Finding and Using Process Guidance.

You assign a work item to a person when you need that person to supply information or do work that moves the work item closer to being completed.

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 assign a work item in Results View

  1. Select a work item from the Query Results.

  2. In the Assigned to box, type or select the name of the person you want to assign the work item to.

  3. (Optional) In the Description box, type any information that helps the person responsible for the work item to complete the needed work.

  4. On the File menu, click Save All.

To assign a work item in Query View

  1. Double-click a work item on the Query Results or, for more information, see How to: Go To Specific Work Items.

  2. In the Assigned to box, type or select the name of the person you want to assign the work item to.

  3. If you want, in the Description box, enter any information that helps the person responsible for the work item to complete the needed work.

  4. On the File menu, click Save <Work Item Type> <Work Item Number>.

See Also

Tasks

How to: Edit Work Items
How to: Save Work Items

Concepts

Query View and Results View

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