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Adding and Modifying Work Items

You can add new work items, edit existing work items, and add links and attachments to work items as your project progresses. The state of a work item indicates the progress your team is making towards that work item. The state for a work item can vary depending on the use of the work item. For example, a bug work item could start as Active, become Resolved, and then become Closed. The process for moving work items through the different states may vary, depending on your team's chosen process.

Changing the state of a work item as your work moves forward lets your team to track progress against your project goals. Make sure that the state of a work item accurately reflects its status.

How to: Create Work Items

Describes how to add new work items.

How to: Assign Work Items

Describes how to assign work items to team members.

How to: Resolve Work Items

Describes how to resolve a work item when it has been addressed.

How to: Close Work Items

Describes how to close a work item when work is finished.

How to: Reactivate Work Items

Describes how to return a work item to an active state if the resolution could not be verified or if there is still remaining work.

How to: Modify Work Items

Describes how to edit work items.

How to: Format Text in Work Items

Describes how to format text in work item fields that allow text formatting.

How to: Save Work Items

Describes how to save changes to work items.

How to: View the History of Work Items

Describes how to look at the history of work items.

How to: Cancel Work Item Changes

Describes how to undo changes to work items.

How to: Copy a Work Item

Describes how to copy work items.

How to: Print Work Item Results or Forms

Describes how to print work items.

How to: Make a Work Item Obsolete

Describes how to mark a work item as obsolete so it will, by default, not show up in query results.

How to: Find Obsolete Work Items

Describes how to create a query that will find obsolete work items.

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