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Resolution of Links across Collaborative Lifecycle Management Based on Ranked Releases

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242204D
Publication Date: 2015-Jun-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 182K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method applied in Collaborative Lifecycle Management that associates artifacts related to a change request with the releases, through one of various possible mechanisms.

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Resolution of Links across Collaborative Lifecycle Management Based on Ranked Releases

Collaborative Lifecycle Management involves creating links between related requirement management, change management, and quality management artifacts. These links between these artifacts can be in the context of a release.

For example, delivery of a change request might be planned for a Sprint* from which multiple releases of a software application are to use deliverables. Typically, this requires a test case corresponding to each release, and each of these test cases is linked to the change request.

Figure 1: Process for delivery of a change request

As the number of related artifacts grows, so does the amount of effort required to create and manage the corresponding links from the change request. In addition, someone examining these links may not know which is the most relevant at the current time or relevant to the user's role in the project.

The novel solution is to associate artifacts related to the change request with the releases through one of various possible mechanisms. In the simplest case, the two can be directly associated. In sophisticated systems, the artifacts and the change request can be associated by sharing common attributes/tags or by having relationships to higher-level contexts, such as a global configuration. The project administrator ranks the list of releases according to some criteria such as the release date or business priority. Individual users ca...