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The Construct Window Selector

The Construct Quick Access window provides immediate access to a range of features including resource management, testing, change management and project management.  Each window name is a command that, when you click on it, opens the window covering that feature.

The features are organized into four sets, as described in the tables of this topic.

Resources

The 'Resources' group of windows provides access to features for general project management including managing task and resource allocation.

Option

Description

See also

Resource Allocation

Opens the Resource Allocation window which displays a Gantt chart where you can assign resources working on tasks. The Gantt chart displays all resources/tasks assigned to the currently selected Element.

Resource Allocation

Resource History

Displays the Construct History window which provides a summary of all project management transactions over a given period, with separate tabs for Tests, Resource Allocations and Maintenance objects.

Construct History Window

Project Kanban

Opens the repository's default Kanban diagram which can be used for visually defining and tracking a range of work items and their current stage of development.

Default Kanban Diagrams Kanban Boards

Personal Kanban

In a shared security-enabled model environment, this opens a personalized Kanban diagram which can be used to visually track of a range of elements of particular relevance to that user.

Default Kanban Diagrams

Gantt View

Opens the Project Gantt View which illustrates a project schedule by showing a visual timeline of the start and finish dates of assigned resources.

The Project Gantt View

Active Tasks

Opens the Active Tasks search in the Find in Project facility. This will return the set of tasks that are currently set as active (percentage complete < 100).

Pre-defined Searches

30 Day Summary

Opens the 30 Day Task Summary search in the Find in Project facility. This provides a brief summary of the work allocated to each resource over the last 30 days.

Pre-defined Searches

Testing

The 'Testing' group of windows provides access to features used in testing and test management.

Option

Description

See also

Test Overview

Displays the Tests Cases window where you can create and manage test scripts for model elements. This supports unit, integration, scenario, system, acceptance and inspection tests.

Create Test Records

Test History

Opens the Test tab on the Construct History window, which provides a project management summary, over a given period, of the Tests being run across the model.

Construct History Window

Unit

Opens the Unit test tab in the Tests Cases window where you can create and manage unit tests for the currently selected Element.

Create Test Records

System

Opens the System test tab in the Tests Cases window where you can create and manage system tests defined for the currently selected Element.

Create Test Records

Acceptance

Opens the Acceptance test tab in the Tests Cases window where you can create and manage acceptance tests for the currently selected Element.

Create Test Records

Scenario

Opens the Scenario test tab in the Tests Cases window where you can create and manage scenario tests for the currently selected Element.

Create Test Records

Inspection

Opens the Inspection test tab in the Tests Cases window where you can create and manage inspection tests for the currently selected Element.

Create Test Records

Recent Passes

Opens the Passed Tests search in the Find in Project facility. Searches the project for elements having test records where the 'Status' value is 'Pass'. In the <Search Term> you can specify the number of days in the period to search for.

Pre-defined Searches

Recent Failures

Opens the Failed Tests search in the Find in Project facility. Searches the project for elements having test records where the 'Status' value is 'Fail'. In the <Search Term> you can specify the number of days in the period to search for.

Pre-defined Searches

Change

The 'Change' group of windows provides a quick reference to the change management features including defects, maintenance, issues, changes and features.

Option

Description

See also

Maintenance Overview

Opens the Maintenance Overview tab on the Maintenance window, which provides a summary of the features, changes, issues and other maintenance details for the currently selected Element.

Changes, Defects & Issues

Maintenance History

Opens the Maintenance tab on the Construct History window, which provides a summary of the features, changes, issues and other maintenance details for a selected timeframe. This is regularly updated on model changes.

Construct History Window

Features

Opens the Features tab on the Maintenance window, which provides a list of the features and options to add new features to the currently selected Element.

Working with Maintenance Items

Changes

Opens the Changes tab on the Maintenance window. This provides a list of the changes and options to add new changes to the currently selected Element.

Working with Maintenance Items

Documents

Opens the Documents tab on the Maintenance window, which provides a list of the Documents logged for the currently selected Element.

Working with Maintenance Items

Issues

Opens the Issues tab on the Maintenance window. This provides a list of the issues logged for the currently selected Element and options to add new issues.

Working with Maintenance Items

Defects

Opens the Defects tab on the Maintenance window. This provides a list of the defects logged for the currently selected Element, as well as options to add new defects.

Working with Maintenance Items

Tasks

Opens the Tasks  tab on the Maintenance window. This provides a list of the tasks logged for the currently selected Element, as well as options to add new tasks.

Working with Maintenance Items

Project

The 'Project Tools' window provides access to features for recording against an Element details such as decisions, events, effort, risks, and metrics. The Issues and QA are at the project level.

Option

Description

See also

Decisions

A record of decisions or choices made on an element.

Project Tools Window

Events

A record of events or actions taken on an element.

Project Tools Window

Risks

A record of any risks associated with the element.

Project Tools Window

Metrics

A record of metrics measured for an element.

Project Tools Window

Effort

A list of effort expended in work on the element.

Project Tools Window

Issues

The Project Issues are a record of issues on the repository or project level as distinct from the Element Issues. These are for recording events, occurrences and situations that impact on project development and delivery.

Project Issues

QA

The Quality Assurance reporting or System Documents provides pre-defined reporting, across the repository, on testing, dependencies, maintenance and resources.

Project Reports