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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

4.2.5. Tasks

In this mode, the right pane displays the list of project tasks that need to be completed for the requirement to be satisfied:

Each of the tasks is displayed together with its name, description (by hovering the mouse over the name), progress, priority, start-date, current owner, estimated effort, projected effort and numeric task identifier. Clicking on the task name will bring up the Task Details page which is described in more detail in section 8.2. This allows you to edit the details of an existing task.

You can perform the following actions on a task from this screen:

  • New Task – inserts a new task in the task list with a default set of values. The task will be associated with the current requirement.
  • Remove – removes the task from this requirement without actually deleting the task
  • Refresh – updates the list of tasks from the server, useful if other people are adding tasks to this requirement at the same time.
  • Apply Filter – Applies the entries in the filter boxes to the list of tasks
  • Clear Filters – Clears the current filter, so that all tasks associated with the current requirement are shown.
  • Edit – Clicking the [Edit] button to the right of the task allows you to edit the task inline directly on this screen. Only columns visible will be editable.
  • Show/Hide Columns – Allows you to choose which Task columns are visible

The system has a series of shortcuts that simplify the editing of requirements and tasks:

  • If you create a new task on the requirements page, the priority, release/iteration and owner are automatically copied from the parent requirement. You can change these suggested values before clicking [Update]
  • When you assign a release/iteration to a requirement, its status automatically changes to “Planned”
  • When at least one task assigned to the requirement changes from “Not Started” to “In Progress”, the parent requirement automatically switches from “Planned” to “In Progress”
  • When all the tasks under the requirement are completed, the parent requirement will switch to the “Completed” status.
  • If you manually move a requirement that has no associated tasks from “Planned” to “In Progress”, the system will automatically generate one task under the requirement and use the requirement’s planned effort field to generate the task’s estimated effort.