Using the Azure DevOps integration in Productboard

 

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Now that you've successfully configured the integration between Productboard and Azure DevOps, you're ready to enhance collaboration between your product management and development teams. This guide will take you through the key features of the integration, empowering you to work seamlessly together.

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Pushing a feature or subfeature from Productboard into Azure DevOps

There are two ways to push a feature from Productboard into Azure DevOps:

Note: You can push a Productboard feature or subfeature to Azure DevOps as any type of work item (including user story, bug, task, etc). You can change the work item type in Azure DevOps at any time.

Pushing features from a column on a features board

  1. Click the AddColumnButton.svg Add columns button, select the Tasks icon (tasks_icon_black.png), and find your Azure DevOps integration. Toggle on the integration to display it in the list view of your board.

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  2. Back on the list view of your board, you'll see a column for the Azure DevOps integration. Click on the Azure DevOps logo to push features or subfeatures into Azure DevOps.

  3. Then, associate the feature or subfeature with an Azure DevOps project and Work item type.

  4. (Optional) - Choose the Azure DevOps Area Path you'd like to push the feature or subfeature to. You'll see this option when you have more than one area for the chosen project.

  5. Push the feature to Azure DevOps.

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Pushing features from feature or subfeature detail view

You can also push features or subfeatures from the detail view. To do this, follow the steps below:

  1. Click on a feature or subfeature.

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  2. Click on the Azure DevOps logo to push features or subfeatures into Azure DevOps.

  3. Associate the feature or subfeature with an Azure DevOps project and Work item type

  4. (Optional) - Choose the Azure DevOps Area Path you'd like to push the feature or subfeature to. You'll see this option when you have more than one area for the chosen project.

  5. Click Push to push the feature to Azure DevOps. In the detail view of the feature or subfeature:

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Linking a feature or subfeature to an existing Azure DevOps work item

If you already have existing Work items in Azure DevOps, you can link features or subfeatures to them. You can do this from the integration column on a board or the feature or subfeature detail view.

Linking features or subfeatures enables clear and consistent communication, so teams are up to date on the delivery status.

To link a feature or subfeature to an existing Work item, follow the same steps we covered earlier, either under Pushing features from the list view your feature board or Pushing features from feature or subfeature detail view.

  1. After following the steps above, when you click on the Azure DevOps logo, select Link to existing:

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  2. Select the Azure DevOps Project and enter the Work item ID. Productboard will automatically display the Work item type, name, and status. Confirm that the listed Work item is correct. Then, click Link.

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Unlinking a feature or subfeature from an Azure DevOps Work item

If you connected the Productboard feature or subfeature to the wrong Work item in Azure DevOps, you can remove the link by clicking the Break icon (break_icon.png) next to the push button in the feature or subfeature detail view.

Then you can click Unlink. This way, you can push or link the feature or subfeature to the correct Work item in Azure DevOps.

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Filtering features or subfeatures by Azure DevOps status

You can also filter features and subfeatures on a board to display only those that have certain Azure DevOps statuses associated.

  1. Click the Filter icon (filters.svg) in the header.
  2. Select Tasks.
  3. Find your Azure DevOps integration.
  4. Select the status(es) you wish to see.

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