The impediments dimension can optionally be used to surface challenges encountered while implementing a given change, such as a high level of technical debt, or unclear requirements. This bubbles up into the reports for management to bring the appropriate level of support.
Change is made difficult by dependencies (e.g., blocked by another change).
Change is made difficult by a lack of available knowledge (e.g., documentation, code familiarity).
Change is made difficult by technical debt (e.g., high coupling, lack of tests).
Change is made difficult by unclear requirements.
The impediments dimension can be customized.
Toggling the impediments dimension
The impediments dimension is published by default. To disable them on a selected installation:
- Go to your integration settings (requires administrative rights on your Echoes accounts).
- Configure the installation for which you want to remove effort labels.
- Toggle "Impediments labels" for this installation and save your changes. The corresponding labels will automatically be created or deleted by Echoes at the destination (the duration of the operation may depend on the number of repositories impacted).