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Spira 4.2 User Manual Help Viewer

1. Introduction
2. Functionality Overview
3. User/Project Management
4. Requirements Management
5. Test Case Management
6. Incident Tracking
7. Release Management
8. Task Tracking
9. Resource Tracking
10. Document Management
11. Reports Center
12. Source Code
13. Planning Board
14. Mobile Access
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1. Introduction
2. Functionality Overview
3. User/Project Management
4. Requirements Management
5. Test Case Management
6. Incident Tracking
7. Release Management
8. Task Tracking
9. Resource Tracking
10. Document Management
11. Reports Center
12. Source Code
13. Planning Board
14. Mobile Access

4.2. Requirement Details

When you click on a requirement item in the requirements list described in section 4.1, you are taken to the requirement details page illustrated below:

This page is made up of three areas; the left pane displays the requirements list navigation as well as the workflow transitions (see below), the top of the right pane displays the name of the selected requirement together with various operation icons, and the bottom of the right pane displays different tabs with information related to the requirement.

The navigation pane consists of a link that will take you back to the requirements list, as well as a list of the peer requirements to the one selected. This latter list is useful as a navigation shortcut; you can quickly view the coverage information of all the peer requirements by clicking on the navigation links without having to first return to the requirements list page. The navigation list can be switched between three different modes:

  • The list of requirements matching the current filter
  • The list of all requirements, irrespective of the current filter
  • The list of requirements assigned to the current user

The top part of the right pane allows you to view and/or edit the name of the particular requirement. The fields that are available and the fields that are required will depend on your stage in the requirement workflow. For example a requested requirement might not require a “Release” whereas a planned requirement could well do. The types of change allowed and the fields that are enabled/visible/required will depend on how your project administrator has setup the system for you. Administrators should refer to the SpiraTeam Administration Guide for details on configuring the requirement workflows to better meet their needs.

Depending on the user’s role and whether they are listed as the owner or author of the requirement, displayed in the left hand side of the page, above the navigation list is a set of allowed workflow operations:

These workflow transitions allow the user to move the requirement from one status to another. For example when the requirement is in the Developed status, you will be given the options to:

  • Continue Development – changes status to “In-Progress”
  • Mark as Completed – changes the status to “Completed”
  • Mark as Tested- changes the status to “Tested”

After changing the status of the requirement by clicking on the workflow link, you can then fill in the additional fields that are now enabled and/or required. Once you’ve made the changes to the appropriate requirement fields, you can either click <Save>, <Save and Close>, or <Save and New> to commit the changes or <Refresh> to discard the changes and reload the requirement from the database. In addition you can print the current requirement by clicking <Print>, which will display a printable version of the page in a separate window.

Using the <Email> button on the toolbar, you can send an email containing details of the requirement to an email address or another user on the system:

You can specify the subject line for the email, and either a list of email addresses, separated by semicolons, or an existing project user .The content of the email is specified in the System Administration – Notification Templates.

In addition, the bottom part of the right pane can be switched between six views: “Overview”, “Test Coverage”, “Tasks”, “Attachments”, “History” and “Associations”, each of which will be described in more detail below.