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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

7.1. Release List

When you click on the Planning > Releases global navigation link, you will initially be taken to the release list screen illustrated below:

The release list will contain all the releases and iterations associated with current project. When you create a new project, this list will initially be empty, and you will have to use the <Insert> button to start adding releases and iterations to the project. The hierarchical organization of releases in the list is configurable, so you can organize the various releases in the way that makes most sense for a particular project. Typically you have the major releases as the top-level items, with sub-releases, builds and iterations as the lower-level items.

All of the releases in the list have a release-name, together with the assigned version number for that release, the start-date and end-date for the release, the number of estimated project personnel working on that release, the planned effort for the release, the total effort currently scheduled (as tasks), the available effort for new tasking, the release id, and a set of custom properties defined by the project owner.

For those releases that have test cases mapped against them, the execution status of the various test cases associated with the release is displayed in aggregate for each item as a graphical bar diagram. If you position the mouse over the execution status indicator you will see the detailed execution information displayed as a tooltip.

For those releases that have at least one requirement task associated with them, they will display a block graph that illustrates the relative numbers of task that are on-schedule (green), late-starting (yellow), late-finishing (red) or just not-started (grey). These values are weighted by the effort of the task, so that larger, more complex tasks will be change the graph more than the smaller tasks. To determine the exact task progress information, position the mouse pointer over the bar-chart and the number of associated tasks, along with the details of how many are in each status will be displayed as a “tooltip”.

Clicking on a release’s hyperlink will take you to the release details page for the item in question (see section 7.2).