Welcome Serena Central users!
The migration of the Serena Central community is happening today. Be sure to read THIS MESSAGE to get your new login set up to access your account.
driep01 Absent Member.
Absent Member.

Themes and Features



I am new to Agile and new to HP Agile Manager.


I cannot figure out the difference or context of features and themes in Agile Manager.


What are the differences and where di each of the concepts fits in?




Phlip Pretorius

1 Reply
Batami Absent Member.
Absent Member.

Re: Themes and Features

Hi Philip,

Welcome to Agile Manager!

Themes and features can both help you organize your backlog items into areas of development.


Themes are your project's top-level objectives, or high-level functional areas. Themes can be further broken down into features, which are more specific functional areas in the product. You can group several features under a single theme, and break each feature down into user stories.


Here's an example:

If you are developing an online music store, you might have themes named: Music Store, BIlling Module, and Security Compliance

The Music Store theme might be broken down into the following features: Album Database, Song Playback, and Music Purchase


You can find more details about themes, features, and other Agile Manager entities in the Product Backlog section of the Help Center (Help > Help Center, or just click this link)



The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of Micro Focus. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation. Certain versions of content ("Material") accessible here may contain branding from Hewlett-Packard Company (now HP Inc.) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. As of September 1, 2017, the Material is now offered by Micro Focus, a separately owned and operated company. Any reference to the HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise/HPE marks is historical in nature, and the HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise/HPE marks are the property of their respective owners.