Restrict visibility of favorites/tabs to certain users

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    Jay Mitchell

    Hi Kevin,


    Can you explain the "wiki link" aspect of this request?


    Thanks,


    Jay

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    Kevin K

    hmmm disregard the wiki link part :)
    Actually what I meant was a wiki page shown as a favorite or tab.


    Going back to the the original request, we would find useful to have this feature. Right now we are working with one single Mingle project to manage support tasks for different applications, each with its own Product Owner. And we would like to allow a product owner only to see his/her backlog and not other applications backlogs.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Jay Mitchell

    Thanks for the suggestion. I've added it to our backlog. In Mingle, the philosophy has generally been to allow project members access to project information. In your case, it seems like you're more interested in cleaning up clutter than restricting access to information, so that does seem to fit in with the Mingle "philosophy."


    With personal favorites, you can at least clean up the favorite issue a bit. What some people have done is create a wiki page of potential favorite views. People can then decide which favorites they want to add to their personal favorites. In your case your wiki page might look something like,


    Application A views


    [link to view 1]


    [link to view 2]


    Application B views


    [link to view 3]


    [link to view 4]
    ...


    You team members could then decide which views to make personal favorites depending on which applications they are interested in. This has some drawbacks, in that you can't push new favorites or changes to existing favorites. However, despite the limitations, in practice some teams have found this a reasonable workaround. To get around the limitations, you can use murmurs as a way to communicate new views or changes to existing views for the project. Another option is to encourage team members to subscribe to changes to the wiki page so that they will be notified of changes.


    Currently, there isn't a workaround for hiding tabs from certain team members.

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    Kevin K

    Hi Jay, thanks for your response.

    Ah.. I wasn't aware of the new Personal Favorites feature, we're using an older version.
    That could be a nice workaround.

    Anyway, now that I think it better, my idea was not just to clean up clutter (which would be efficiently solved with thise new feature you  mentioned) but also to show/hide data to certain users. With the personal favorites, a Product Owner user could still build his/her own MQL query and be able to see other Product's Owner stories.

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    Jay Mitchell

    I see. If it's about restriction, the way to do that in Mingle is to set up separate projects with different team lists.

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