All user stories are important. But some may be more important than others—and that’s why CollabNet has added new sequencing functions to its TeamForge application life-cycle management suite.

TeamForge 5.4 helps team leaders manage the backlog and plan projects, with a new drag-and-drop feature to prioritize items and create links between planning folders and file releases. With this new feature, “ScrumMasters, for example, can make sure user stories are tackled in a particular order,” said Richard Murray, vice president of engineering at CollabNet.

The reporting and personalization features in the latest version are also enhanced. Users now can embed dynamic charts (such as burn-down charts) within project pages for “at-a-glance” updates on release statuses. They can also personalize their dashboards and manipulate artifacts to fit their needs.

Separately, the company said that its full software configuration management stack built on Subversion is now out of beta. Called Subversion Edge, the open-source stack combines Subversion with the Apache Web server, and ViewVC, a visual browser for looking into the SCM repository.

Since TeamForge is built on top of Subversion Edge, Murray said, it’s really an “enablement or turnkey” to CollabNet’s ALM platform.