Add stories to an existing iteration

You can add stories to an iteration in any of the following ways:

Access requirements

You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:

Adobe Workfront plan*

Any

Adobe Workfront license*

Work or higher

Access level configurations*

Worker or higher

Note: If you still don't have access, ask your Workfront administrator if they set additional restrictions in your access level. For information on how a Workfront administrator can modify your access level, see Create or modify custom access levels.

Object permissions

Manage access to the project the story is on

For information on requesting additional access, see Request access to objects .

*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator.

Understand how adding stories affects task dates

By default, when you add an existing task to an iteration, the task’s Planned Start Date and Planned Completion Date are set as follows:

Task Planned Start Date

  • The task uses the iteration’s Start Date when:

    • The project does not have a Planned Start Date set.
    • The project’s Planned Start Date is before or on the iteration’s start date.
  • The task uses the project’s Planned Start Date when:

    • The project’s Planned Start Date is after the iteration’s start date.

Task Planned Completion Date

  • The task uses the iteration’s End Date when:

    • The project does not have a Planned Completion Date set.
    • The project’s Planned Start Date is before or on the iteration’s Start Date or the Project’s Planned Completion Date is before or on the iteration’s End Date.
  • The task uses the project’s Planned Completion Date when:

    • The project’s Planned Start Date is after the iteration’s Start Date and the project’s Planned Completion Date is after the iteration’s End Date.

You can configure individual Scrum teams to use the project dates by default, rather than the iteration dates. For information, see the section Configure how dates are applied when adding work items to an iteration in the article Configure Scrum.

Add a story to an existing iteration

To add stories to an iteration directly from the task or issue:

IMPORTANT

After the task moves to the iteration, you cannot update the Duration Type or Task Constraint. Duration Type is set to Simple and Task Constraint is set to Fixed Dates to keep the task timeline consistent with the iteration’s timeline.

From the tasks or issues tab

You can add any task or issue to any iteration if you have Manage access to the project. Keep the following in mind when moving a task or issue to an iteration:

  • If the task or issue is assigned to an agile team and moved to another team’s iteration, the team assignment does not change.
  • If the task or issue is not assigned to a team, the task or issue is assigned to the team who owns the iteration.
  • You can’t add parent tasks to the iteration. If you add any child tasks, the parent task appears on the Scrum board as a swimlane.
  1. Go to the project, report, or dashboard that contains the task or issue you want to add to an iteration.

  2. Select one or more tasks or issues.

  3. Click More > Add to Iteration.
    You cannot assign tasks or issues assigned to non-agile teams.

  4. In the Add Stories box, type the name of the iteration.

    NOTE

    You can move a story from an existing iteration to a new iteration.

  5. If you are adding tasks, click Add Stories.
    Or
    If you are adding issues, click Add Issues.

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