Providing health updates for your features

 

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Health updates provide visibility to stakeholders about your ongoing work. They're great for managing expectations and soliciting support from leadership when needed, and can be used at any point in your PDLC, from discovery to delivery. 

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Composing a health update

Makers and admins can compose health updates from the Health tab of a feature's details sidebar. Only the user who creates the health update will be able to delete or modify the update. 

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To create a health update:

  1. Click on a feature to open its details. 
  2. Select the Health tab
  3. Click the Compose update button.
  4. Click the Health dropdown to select a health status.
  5. Compose your update in the text field.
  6. Click the Submit update button. 
Tip: Use templates to unify health updates across the teams, making it easier for the product leadership to understand what is happening in your team. You can use frameworks like “Progress, Plans, Problems” (PPPs) or others to communicate health updates consistently across teams.

Once a health update is created, followers of that feature will receive an email notification.

Note: Currently, it is not possible to provide health updates on objectives. Also, users with a Viewer role cannot see health updates.

Understanding health updates

When composing a health update, you can choose from the following health statuses:

  • On track - you’re confident that you will deliver the work by when it is due.
  • At risk - you're falling behind but still believe you can deliver the work with support.
  • Off track - the work is in trouble, and you probably won't deliver it on time.

Displaying health updates on boards

Features board

To display the Health column on a features board, click the AddColumnButton.svg Add columns button, select ••• Default Fields, and toggle on Health. 

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Roadmaps

You can display health updates on roadmap feature cards from Configure > Health.

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