An item is any entity within your organization to which personnel, finances, and time can be allocated. An item is defined as a project, a portfolio, an Agile project (including backlogs, features, and sprints), a product, a program, an application, a service, a request, or an asset. An item can be scheduled, tracked, modeled, compared, reported against, managed, analyzed, and assigned. Every item is placed in a hierarchical structure called the item tree that orders each item in relation to its parent item and any peer or child item.

More detailed views are available in the Projects module. The ability to use a specific Projects module view depends on the item type and the role assignments that are defined for that item. Not all Projects module views are available for each item type.

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