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PROINFO - Online Development Project, Central Information Database

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106760D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Goodwin, JG: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is an on-line database which allows people in Development, Manufacturing and Test organizations to access the continuously changing information about a development project, including Test Plans, Test Status, Schedules, Daily Reports, Reference information, and miscellaneous solutions to common problems.

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PROINFO - Online Development Project, Central Information Database

      Disclosed is an on-line database which allows people in
Development, Manufacturing and Test organizations to access the
continuously changing information about a development project,
including Test Plans, Test Status, Schedules, Daily Reports,
Reference information, and miscellaneous solutions to common
problems.

      The database is implemented on a mainframe disk using a
software tool called Table of Contents (TOC).  TOC creates a user
friendly interface by providing menus from which users can select the
various documents of personal interest.  Access is controlled by the
owner of the disk (typically the database coordinator), using
standard mainframe security commands.  Users of the database can
contribute to the database, by sending their information to the
database coordinator.

PROINFO was also the basis for the creation of a much larger database
called AWSINFO.

      PROINFO is a valuable tool in providing up-to-date information
to the Development, Manufacturing and Test people working on a common
development project.  In addition, PROINFO combined with AWSINFO to
become a focal point during the ISO9000 registration audit, and will
continue to contribute to the success of on-going first and second
party ISO9000 audits.