Change the Workflow of a Work Item Type
The steps required to modify a work item type (wit) include (1) export the wit, (2) modify the XML syntax, (3) import the wit, and then (4) verify the changes.
When modifying the workflow, you might also want to check the metastate mappings, which are used in the agile planning pages on Team Web Access. To learn more, see the following topics:
To import and export a wit, see Customize and Manage Work Item Types [witadmin].
The witadmin command line tool supports import and export of definition files. You can also use the Process Editor, available with the download of TFS Power Tools, or TFS Team Project Manager, a community resource project available on CodePlex.
To review workflow XML syntax elements, see All WORKFLOW XML Elements Reference.
To understand how to combine workflow elements, see Design or Customize the Workflow.
To learn about metastate mappings, see Customize the Backlog and Board Pages Using Process Configuration.