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One highly requested, yet simple, feature that has recently been added to Azure DevOps Services is the Work Item Parent Column feature. With this feature, you can now add a column to show the parent of a Work Item in a flat list DevOps query and in your product backlog or sprint backlog. This seems simple, but this missing feature has caused a lot of frustration for Azure DevOps users over the years.

In this very short video, I will demonstrate the Work Item Parent Column feature and show you a couple of scenarios where this can be a really cool feature.

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Donald Schulz has over 20 years experience in the software industry, with the last 8 years dedicated to helping clients improve their software development processes by effectively utilizing the Microsoft DevOps and ALM tools (Azure DevOps, Visual Studio Team Services, Team Foundation Server, etc). He has implemented, migrated, trained, and mentored over 60 teams around the globe on the adoption of TFS, VSTS, Azure DevOps, and its related tools, including Work Item Management, Configuration Management, Build Automation, Test Automation, Release Management, and more. Donald is also a Certified Scrum Master, mentoring organizations on adopting various agile frameworks including Scrum.

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