Glossary

The following is a short list of terms found in the Project Tracker interface.

Active/inactive
parameter that determines if an item is available for use
Assign
associating a user with an artifact through the "assign" user attribute
Attachment
files can be attached directly to artifacts
Attribute
Attributes are associated with artifact types within projects and are used to define artifacts.
Attribute group
Attributes associated with an artifact are organized within attribute groups.
Comparative analysis report
a report that provides a snap shot of a single point in time
Defect
artifacts identified within existing feature/functionality
Feature
new functionality to be incorporated into the project
Global attributes
a set of predefined attributes available for association with all projects
Artifact type
All project tracker processes are performed within the realm of an artifact type. Artifact types are comprised of a unique set of attributes, attribute options, artifacts, templates, queries and reports.
Rate of change report
a report that tracks changes to artifacts over a period of time
Report
to track the progress of your project
Query
allows you to search for artifacts within the database
Template
a set of values for quick access and use while creating artifacts
User attributes
User attributes are used to associate users with artifacts
Use as identifier
a text field used as an artifact identifier. This is displayed alongwith the Artifact ID in the Project Tracker page and as the subject line in all communication generated due to changes or comments in the artifact. This attribute value is used as the link to view the artifact contents and in email notifications that are sent when the associated artifact is edited.