Using the Resources features to manage 'non-personnel' roles

Monday, June 20, 2011 11:53:49 AM
I wondered if anyone had used the Resources features in SpireTeam to manage 'non-personnel' things like hardware & physical machine IDs, datasets or even office space/equipment etc?

Did this work? Or is there a better way to track 'non-human' resource allocation and usage than via Resources?

I was thinking we could create a range of 'non-human' Role types, much the same as people often do in Outlook?

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Monday, June 20, 2011 7:03:18 PM
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re: astrium_tm on Monday, June 20, 2011 11:53:49 AM
You could use Resources for that purpose, it would just require adding them as "users" in the system; I'm not sure if that would be an issue. I can't think of a better way, so I'd try it and see how it works. If you have feedback on that approach let us know and we can incorporate into a future version of the system.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 4:07:04 PM
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re: inflectra.adam on Monday, June 20, 2011
OK, thanks. I'll do that and let you know.

Important question - would these 'non-humans' be treated as licensed concurrent Users? Or would they effectively be passive rather than active?

We only have a small team of testers and developers numbering maybe 20, and would expect that the concurrent 'human' usage will be stable at a max of 10 users.
So what happens if we set-up 'non-human' Users? Obviously they will never "log in" as an active session, so am I right to assume a Standard 10-user licence would still suffice?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 2:52:19 PM
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re: astrium_tm on Tuesday, June 21, 2011
You are correct, unless they log-in (which would probably require Artificial Intelligence beyond most Windows computers !!) they won't count as concurrent users, so the 10-concurrent-user license would be sufficient.
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