Rally (CA Agile Central)
Take advantage of CA leading agile software and methodology right on the board. Convert your CA Agile Central tasks into handy cards and enjoy backlog prioritization, story mapping, and other team activities that help your team consistently and develop high-quality projects quickly.
1.1 Team level
Rally authorization is carried out via OAuth protocol, and all requests go through SSL. There are two levels of connecting your RealtimeBoard data and your CA Agile Central account: user profile level and team level.
Set up by: Account Administrators
To establish the connection on the team level the Team Administrator will need to enter the Settings section of the team account on their profile page, find the Team Integrations section and Connect the integration from there.
The integration is successfully connected on the team level
During this setup, a webhook is created on the Rally end, which then sends updates to RealtimeBoard for imported cards.
When the integration is set up at the team level, any team member is able to see Rally cards imported by other participants on the boards and the cards' current state.
User profile level
Set up by: each user
If a user requires the option to import Rally cards on the board themselves, then they also need to configure the integration at the profile level.
To connect your RealtimeBoard profile - please go to your profile's Integrations, find CA Agile Central (Rally) on the list and click Connect:
CA Agile Central (Rally) integration on your profile page
You will be redirected to the CA website to authorize and confirm access to your data. Proceed and click Allow Access to complete the connection:
CA Agile Central is requesting to allow access to the tasks
When the profile-level connection is established the user is able to use the Rally icon on their toolbar and open the Rally library picker. There the user can see all the Rally elements (user stories, tasks, defects) available for Rally account used to set up the integration on the profile level. In other words, using the Rally picker, the user will be able to import only those items that are available to them in Rally.
Adding CA Agile cards to the board
To add a card on the board you simply copy the task's URL-address and paste it on the board (standard shortcut combinations work as well).
To filter tasks or add cards in bulk choose Rally:
CA Agile Central icon in the toolbar menu
You will see CA Agile Central menu appear where you can set the search filters. Choose one or several and click Export:
CA Agile Central picker
The tasks will automatically be added on the board. If the task description is a long one, drag the bottom side of the card to see it in full.
Rally cards on the board
To edit the card content, please click the source link on the card:
The edit icon on the card
The source task will be opened in a new tab where it can be edited. All changes are applied to the card instantly.
Disabling the Integration
To remove the connection to your Rally iterations you will want to click Disable on the integration both on your profile Integrations list and in the Team integrations:
The option to disable the integration