Each artifact type has a unique set of attributes that define the artifact type. These attributes determine if the artifact created using the artifact type is a Defect, Requirement, Enhancement, Employee profile, Inventory item or any other item that requires tracking.
Your site administrators may
require you to provide some types of information and may allow you to leave
other fields blank. Note that the more information you provide when entering
an artifact, the easier you will make it for other people who must work with
that artifact. In addition to filling out text entry fields, you can add information on other artifacts and file attachments such as screen shots, email
messages, and so on.
You can create assocations between people and an artifact. For example, when
entering a Defect, you may want to assign someone to be responsible for fixing
the problem, and you may want several other people to be sent email notification
whenever the artifact is modified.
Project Tracker has a very dynamic artifact management strategy. Committing, tracking and modifying artifacts is a simple process. Project Tracker has the following artifact management features:
- Relationships: Project Tracker can track relationships between artifacts. Dependencies between artifacts can be flagged and tracked through either the artifact entry process or while reviewing one or multiple artifacts.
- Change tracking: All changes made along with information about the user who made the change, when the change was made and any comments committed along with the change are tracked with the artifact.
- Comment viewing and editing: All comments made to the artifact are tracked. Comments allow support or other type conversations to be viewable and editable by any parties interested in the progress of an artifact.
- Save frequently entered information: The artifact entry template feature allows you to create a frequently used set of data points for attributes in a template. When a template is used, the artifact entry form is pre-populated and you can alter information as needed.