Copy Release Template

Allow existing release templates to be copied to make a new template. For example, copy a product line template to a product to customize that template. It is too difficult to do this manually, especially when you consider that each phase has a color, and ideally the same phases should have the same color across products. This is difficult to do when manually creating each phase for each "related" template. 

Just let us copy or clone one.. 

  • Ed Henderson
  • May 30 2017
  • Future consideration
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  • Ed Henderson commented
    June 02, 2017 22:24

    Thanks for updating the status.

  • Joe Carpenter commented
    October 01, 2018 21:40

    Any chance we can get this idea revisited? In addition to the above use case, sometimes we have to develop/test Release Templates with our PM community and associated stakeholders. What I would like to do is create a test Product/Product Line, then build and test the Release Template, then once approved, simply copy it to the right place in the hierarchy.

    Today I can't do that, I have to build it in it's desired location, which is confusing for end users as the Template may not be complete or may not have been approved yet.

  • Robert Rouse commented
    October 09, 2018 18:46

    It is very time consuming to have to create the template so many times.  We have multiple templates that are very similar. 

  • Alex Lomakin commented
    November 15, 2018 14:20

    Is there an update on this? This feature would be very helpful to have especially in a large organization with several product lines.  Thanks!

  • Admin
    Austin Merritt commented
    November 16, 2018 14:28

    Hi there. While we can see value in this update, due to other priorities this is not currently planned on our roadmap. We will continue to watch customer feedback on it though and consider it for the future. 

  • Robyn Diamond commented
    December 12, 2018 20:30

    This is important for us. We've had to recreate template now multiple times, each with different phases & to-do & predefined descriptions/assignees etc. It's SO tedious to recreate them. You can copy Workflows - why not Templates?

  • Mike Wood commented
    December 14, 2018 22:45

    For our organization, we have 20+ products across 4 product lines. Each of these products has standard release formats, ideal for templates. The setup and maintenance of release templates at this scale is untenable. For any level of standardization, this is a must have.

  • keith underwood commented
    01 Feb 20:13

    I've only been working with this software for 2 weeks and this is the biggest drawback to the tool.  You really should up the priority on this idea.  thanks.

  • Mukesh Patel commented
    20 Mar 16:57

    Agree with previous comments, that this is highly important to avoid effort in duplication and maintenance. 
    Having ability to define multiple plans at the account level would work for us (we have 5 products). For others this may not be the optimal solution.

  • Iris Nisenbaum commented
    17 Apr 19:07

    Fully agree. we really need this feature and urgently

  • Scott Bleasdell commented
    07 May 13:54

    I have a fairly elaborate release template set up with many to-dos on several milestones and phases, but I need to duplicate it to create different releases based on different timeframes (a 1-sprint, a 2-sprint, and a 3-sprint release).

  • Dan Jeffery commented
    15 Jul 16:35

    We need this as well. Our release phases template is complex and has taken quite some time to build for the way we have chosen to use it. We have 2 other variants of it depending on deployment method for that solution/product/release. This means I have to replicate another couple of hors work teice more which I am not looking forward to having to do! You have the clone option elsewhere across the tool so I am not sure why it is so difficult to have this for the releases phases.