In TFS 2008 work items do not have parent-child relationships also it is impossible to add links in MS Excel, so it was decided by me to group work items using separate work item field, not link mechanism.
As I’ve written before we have three different work items Projects (top level), Scenarios (medium level), and RRP Task (low level). They are linked between each other using Business Priority field:
Now it’s very easy to create a report that shows all projects that are active at present moment and drill down to each single task that is dedicated to project:
To describe how this report (I call it main development report) helps me to track projects I have say some words about Project and Scenario work items – how they look like and how my team deals with them. But this will be done in the next post.