Delivery Plans 2.0 - Some More Customization

May 22, 2023

We customized the delivery plan last week, today we will see a bit more customization options

Open Delivery Plan

Navigation:- [Organization_Name] → [Project_Name] → Boards → Delivery Plans

4. Apply styling rules:

We can use styling rules to highlight specific cards which match our rule

Let's say we want to highlight all the high-risk workitems in the delivery plan

high risk work item

From the plan settings add a styling rule as given below

We will use the red color to highlight the high-risk work items

delivery plans styling rule

All the high-risk work items now standout with a red fill

highlight high risk work item with red

5. Apply tag colors:

Tag colors can be applied to highlight specific tags

From the plan settings apply tag color as shown below

highlight tag colour

Click on "Expand Card Fields"

expand card fields

The tag "website" is highlighted in green

delivery plan tag colour

6. Add fields to be displayed on the cards:

Delivery plans are effective only if the underlying work items are updated regularly

How do we know if the work items are getting updated?

Changed date field will be updated when a work item is modified but this field is not available on the card

let's customize the card to include "Changed Date"

delivery plans customize card

The "Changed Date" is now visible on the cards

changed date in cards


In three short articles, we discussed

  • what is delivery plans in azure devops?
  • How delivery plans can be used to track work across teams?
  • what are all the customization options?

let me know if you are using delivery plans and how effective is it for you.

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Written by Thillai Madhavan who lives and works in India. Stay updated by following him on LinkedIn.

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