AHA allows me to configure underlying productlines as part of another product line, which works great to set up a structure that suits your organisation! e.g.:
Productline X :
- product line 1
- - product A
- - product B
- product line 2
- - product C
- - product tD
- product line 3
- - product E
- - product F
A problem arises though configuring releases for such a structure, since a product line can only have masterreleases, and a product can only have sub-releases. However, a masterrelease cannot contain underlying masterreleases.
In the above example this would mean that there is no way for me structure my releases according to my structure:
Productline X : Masterrelease
- product line 1 Masterrelease ??
- - product A Sub-release
- - product B Sub-release
- product line 2 Masterrelease ??
- - product C Sub-release
- - product D Sub-release
- product line 3 Masterrelease ??
- - product E Sub-release
- - product F Sub-release
for the productlines 1; 2 and 3, I cannot use a sub-release, since a sub-release should contain all planned / to be delivered features, and these are assigned on Product level not on Productlinelevel.
However, I also cannot configure a masterrelease for the productlines 1, 2 and 3, because the masterrelease for Product Line 'X" cannot contain masterreleases itself.
so the following conflict occurs:
- a productline can contain multiple productlines
- a productlines Must be a masterrelease but a master release cannot contain a masterrelease
It would be great if it was possible for a masterrelease to contain masterrelease, so that the release structure is in line with the possbilities of the Product/Productline structure!
Thank you for your idea. Master releases are generally meant to provide a way to group releases within a single product line that will all be released on the same day. Those releases can then be rolled up to a parent product line using goals and initiatives. If you have products across multiple product lines which all release on the same day, you might consider consolidating those into a single product line to simplify the product hierarchy.
Given the added complexity, we do not have plans to implement this idea at this time. We hope you understand.