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Maintenance Items

Getting to know Maintenance Items

Introducing Maintenance Items

Element maintenance items can be used with any element, including Requirements, Components and Classes, to capture problems, changes, issues, tasks, events and decisions that affect the individual element. Several types of Maintenance Items can be used to track official changes, additions and deletions to sets of Requirements, Components, User Stories and other specifications, providing a sound basis for overall project governance and traceability.

Using element maintenance items in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

Where to find Maintenance Items

Ribbon: Construct > Change Management > Features / Changes / Documents / Issues / Defects / Tasks

Usage of Maintenance Items

Element Maintenance Items can be used to record a wide range of information about elements including: changes, issues and tasks and more. These can be used to track the way an element is altered and maintained and can provide information about the Item including the rationale for the alteration, status and priority. While the Baseline and Auditing features record what has changed automatically the Maintenance Items provide the flexibility for a modeler to specify details manually.

Options for Maintenance Items

There are several types of maintenance item that can be used to add information to elements, including Features, Changes, Documents, Issues, Defects and Tasks. Items can present information such as who requested the item, who completed the item, and the status and priority of the item.

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