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Feature Request: Hierarchy supporting hi/lo-level

This is similar in nature to a previous feature request, "Feature request: project groups", but for a different purpose.
http://discuss.fogcreek.com/FogBUGZ/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=2009&ixReplies=1

It somewhat less related to another one, "Dependencies & Relationships":
http://discuss.fogcreek.com/FogBUGZ/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=4854&ixReplies=3

We like to manage our hi and lo-level features in FogBugz, but need a hierarchy (not dependency) relationship to assist with this.

We're currently accomplishing this by customizing FogBugz with a new category called "TestableRequirement" - we use "Feature" for hi-level features, and "TestableRequirement" for lo-level features, and manage the hierarchical relationship using an external junction table, which we maintain outside fogbugz.

We're motivated to do this because we tend to start with a hi-level "feature", then decompose it into multiple lo-level "testable requirements", needing to maintain this relationship for reporting and priority-management purposes - the "case" hyperlinking within the body of the case really doesn't cut it, because it's not join-ready etc.

Buc Rogers
Thursday, November 04, 2004

Will either hierarchy or dependency relationships be supported in version 4.0?

Buc Rogers
Friday, November 05, 2004

We haven't released our full feature set for 4.0 yet, but every suggestion on this board is considered for future releases.  Thanks for the suggestion!

Michael H. Pryor
Fog Creek Software
Friday, November 05, 2004

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