How do I configure portfolio to handle multiple sprints in a release?

I set up the following scenario.  

  • I have a release that occurs at the end of every two sprints.   
  • I configured my team to be able to handle 13 points per sprint.  
  • I created an epic equal to 13 points with 3 stories adding up to 13 and 1 story equal to 8 points.  

When Portfolio schedules the work.  It set's it up for 2 releases.  It adds 3 stories to the first sprint but is ignoring the 2nd sprint.  The 4th story shows up in the first sprint of the 2nd release.  

I want the 4th story to show up in the 2nd sprint of the first release.  Is there any special configuration I need to do?

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Hey David,

The setup you describe should work. I've tested out the scenario you described in my instance and Portfolio scheduled both sprints into the one release:

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Could you please provide more specific detail for your setup so I can investigate why it's not working for you?

Also make sure that the difference in start/end dates for your release is equal or more than double your sprint length. My sprints are 2 weeks long so if I end the release 1 day short of 4 weeks then the sprint will be pushed to the next release (because Portfolio can't fit a full sprint into the release).

Kind regards,


I have a board with releases that occur every 4 weeks.  I then have a team set up with an iteration length or 2 weeks.

I went back to the dates and understand the issue.  I have figured a way to resolve it, but think we can do a little better.

Here is my set up:

  • Release 1 is setup to begin on 11 July 2016.  It will end on 5/Aug 2016.  That gives me 4 working weeks. 
  • Sprint 1 is starting on 11/July and ending 24 July.  It is including the weekends.   I was originally planning on ending it on Friday as opposed to Sunday.   I can change it to Sunday.

I resolved it by extending the release through Sunday.  This fixes my scheduling issues.  

I was thinking of controlling the dates via sprints, but i cannot set a date in the sprint until I start them.

Is there a way to tell Portfolio to ignore the weekends?



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