Master feature status should automatically get updated based on the feature status

I'd like to see my master feature status automatically updated as my features get updated. So, if a feature is in progress, the master feature status should show in progress. After all features are ready to ship, the master feature should update to ready to ship automatically, and later on after they are all shipped the master feature should close the loop by updating the idea's status.
Also, the feature board should show the features that belongs to a master feature somehow grouped together per release...

  • Paulo Branco
  • Apr 12 2017
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  • David Hegarty commented
    May 5, 2017 13:52

    Yes, please do this. Both ideas in this are needed. I have started using master features extensively, to track features that need to be sent to individual teams. At the moment I have to update every one by hand - this makes them not very usable.

    also, when I change the order of a master feature, I need a way to somehow be able to change the order on the feature board. Right now it's a nightmare trying to keep them in sync.

  • Joe Andreana commented
    July 6, 2017 13:19

    This would be tremendous if we can have this functionality. It will allow us to have proper reporting to our executives.

  • Katie Besgen commented
    November 15, 2017 21:45

    I completely agree with updating the Master Feature Status to In Progress once a Feature is set to In Progress and similarly Shipped when all features are Shipped.

  • Peter Makover commented
    December 22, 2017 17:34

    Yes this would be a big improvement and there is already precedent in the way the Start/End dates behave where the dates on the Master Feature is automatically updated based on its children Features' dates.

  • Peter Makover commented
    December 22, 2017 17:37

    A further thought - it would be even better if the business logic behind how the Master Feature status is automatically updated could be configured.  For example, one use may want the Master Feature status to be set to In Progress as soon as the first child Feature is set to In Progress, but another user may only want the Master Feature status to update once ALL child Features are set to In Progress.