The Broken by concept is great however, users must be able to link a closed work item to a new defect so that they can quickly identify what previous work caused the issue. In many cases, previously completed or released items caused the new defect to display.


  • Defects can be related to closed stories, if you start with the defect first. The steps are:

    1.) Open new defect
    2.) Scroll down to "Breaks Workitems"
    3.) Click "Assign"
    4.) If you do not see the "Include Closed Items" filter pill, then click on the filter dropdown and check that box.
    5.) Search on your item
    6.) Click "Add"

    This will create the relationship you are looking for and you will see it on the closed item as well.

    I hope this helps!