Have a button in VersionOne, which would add my team's Product Increment (PI) and Sprint/Iteration dates to my Outlook Calendar. After all the start and end dates for all the sprints in a PI have been added to V1, I could click an "Add this PI to my Calendar" button in V1. My team has 5 two-week iterations per PI. So, for me, V1 would add 10 recurring, all-day events to my Outlook Calendar (one recurring event for each PI/Iteration/Week# combination). The settings would be: MEETING TYPE, ALL DAY EVENT; SHOW AS, FREE; REMINDER, NONE; RECURRENCE, DAILY - EVERY WEEKDAY; COLOR CATEGORY, ORANGE FOR WEEK-1 SERIES, PURPLE FOR WEEK-2 SERIES;
END AFTER, 5 OCCURRENCES. Meeting subjects and start/end dates would be:

PI-2, IT-1, WK-1. 12/6/2016 - 12/12/2016
PI-2, IT-1, WK-2. 12/13/2016 - 12/19/2016
PI-2, IT-2, WK-1. 12/20/2016 - 12/26/2016
PI-2, IT-2, WK-2. 12/27/2016 - 1/2/2017
PI-2, IT-3, WK-1. 1/3/2017 - 1/9/2017
PI-2, IT-3, WK-2. 1/10/2017 - 1/16/2017
PI-2, IT-4, WK-1. 1/17/2017 - 1/23/2017
PI-2, IT-4, WK-2. 1/24/2017 - 1/30/2017
PI-2, IT-5, WK-1. 1/31/2017 - 2/6/2017
PI-2, IT-5, WK-2. 6/27/2017 - 7/3/2017

This would enable me, when looking at my Outlook Calendar, to know at a glance which PI, sprint/iteration, and week I was in or will be in on any given date. One positive side effect will be easier recognition of potential conflicts and better planning for the impact of my time out of office on my work capacity in each sprint.

I saw another idea for out-of-office team calendars in V1, which I agree would be helpful. But, I already have to put my out-of-office time on my own work Outlook Calendar, my Program's shared calendar in SharePoint, a Project Manager's time-off tracking deliverable in Lotus Notes (for a specific project), and my reporting (HR) manager's time off calendar in yet another tool. I would not like to have to add my time off plans to yet another calendar in V1. So, if that functionality (a team, time-off calendar) already exists in V1 or is made available in the future, I hope developers will also consider adding the ability to import my time off plans FROM my Outlook Calendar in to my team's calendar in V1.

Thank you for your consideration!

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