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How to relfect two level tasks

In using FB for feature management, we have a high level feature "Phsyical Inventory": that will need to be broken into a set of 5-15 detailed features for development planning and execution. 

What have you found is the most effective way to keep the set of detailed features associated with the high level feature within FB?
Chris Davis Send private email
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Similar to my last reply, I'd suggest using the Project/Area/"Fix For" to your advantage.  If your project is "Inventory management system", create a "Physical Inventory" Area within that project, then make your 15 cases in this Area.
Jack M. Send private email
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I handle this issue by having my larger task in FogBugz with an estimate until it comes time to perform the task.

Once it's time to perform the task, I create the individual, smaller cases with time estimates and close the over-arching case.  The sum of their estimates is generally the same as the estimate of the larger case. I charge time worked ONLY to the shorter-duration cases.

This enables EBS to try to do its thing with the larger case until it's time for me to use the specific, short-duration cases.  Once the large case is closed and the shorter cases are created, EBS still sees the same amount of outstanding work to be done and runs its estimates accordingly.

The only thing I'm not sure about, is how the over-arching case, when suddenly closed with an estimate present and 0 time charged to it, affects EBS, if at all.
Ben Enser Send private email
Friday, October 31, 2008
As long as you select one of the resolutions that indicated there's no work actually done on the case, like Cancelled, Won't Implement, Won't Fix, then the estimate and 0 hours worked won't impact EBS.
Rich Armstrong Send private email
Thursday, November 6, 2008

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