Administering Project Tracker: Overview

The Project Tracker tool enables you to create and configure the building blocks of a project. Project Tracker is optimized for distributed work environments, allowing people to access the same project information over the Web.

If your project requires a bug reporting system, you can create a building block known as a Defect and define all of the characteristics and behaviors of a Defect. In Project Tracker, these building blocks are known as artifact types. Other examples of artifact types include Request for Enhancement, Requirement, Task, Test Plan, and so on. Artifact types consist of a set of attributes. For example, a Defect may contain a Summary, an Originator, an Assigned To field, and a Description.

Project Tracker is integrated with the other tools in the CollabNet environment, so that members of a project that uses Project Tracker automatically have access to the same version control system, project-specific discussions, and other important project-specific tools.

The role of a Project Tracker administrator includes the following duties:

Project tracker administration is done on two levels: globally and per project. A domain administrator defines artifact types and attributes on a global level, and project administrators add these elements to specific projects. The initial administrative workflow is as follows: