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Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

  • 1.  Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 02-12-2015 10:06
    This is a fundamental capability necessary for government contracting work.  Our customers require us to submit our test documentation to them for approval. Part of that documentation is an upward look (from a test case to the requirements).  When reviewing a test case, the first thing that gets looked at is the allocated requirements.  To provide them the RTM and require them to hunt for the requirements allocated to the case in question is falling way short.  To fill that gap, the test team has to manually manipulate the RTM (fill in the blanks, sort by test case, remove duplicates).  this is something every requirements management software should be able to do.

    Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Is there a way to trace upstream coverage?.


  • 2.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 02-24-2015 12:26
    I would like to see this ability to look upstream built into the coverage explorer.  Since

    we can not use the coverage explorer I find that we use filter a lot to get this information. This seems to work fairly well


  • 3.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 02-24-2015 12:58
    I think I opened or appended to a request for this as well...  I'd definitely want it to export to Excel.
    


  • 4.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 02-27-2015 06:29
    I'd like to have this feature as well.  Ideally, the coverage explorer would be able to show both directions at the same time rather than having to run two separate reports.

    I've experimented with the Office Templates to generate reports and there is a way to include upstream and downstream items for each item exported.  This has proved useful for us but has frustrating limitations.  The main issue is that you are left with a bit of manual re-formatting after generating the Word doc - text fonts are often messy (depending on what formatting is applied to the items in Jama - I try to encourage plain text where possible) and re-sizing images.  The Jama help page for this is:

    http://help.jamasoftware.com//index.html?custom_report_tags.htm


  • 5.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 02-27-2015 15:22
    Thanks for making the original post, Mary, and the votes from Bob and Jason. Stephen, thanks for posting your experience attempting to make this happen with the Word templates. I think it's the best workaround we have right now.


  • 6.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 03-05-2015 08:32
    In case you count votes: my company would also find this capability useful. 


  • 7.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 03-09-2015 07:11
    Just came up with another use for this.  I want to look at how many requirements each test case covers.  If I have to prioritize, maximizing the coverage with the fewest number of test cases is one (quantifiable) strategy.  It's at least easy to explain.

    I'm going to have to think about inverting my existing exported multiple-level matrix.  That out to be possible though admittedly messy.

    Bob


  • 8.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 03-11-2015 15:56
    A velocity report would allow you to get upstream relationships of specific item types. I know several customers have gone this route to see upstream requirements related to test cases. 


  • 9.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 03-12-2015 10:24
    Hey Shawnna-

    Is that BIRT reporting, or "native" to Jama?

    Thanks,
    Bob


  • 10.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 03-12-2015 17:17
    Bob - Velocity reporting is another reporting tool used in Jama - it's HTML/java based and is very useful for creating "documents" and reporting on relationships. It calls the Jama Velocity API. 

    I have worked with 2 customers who wanted a Test Plan document that also displayed items related to their Test Plan. These were custom engagements but if you have someone in-house who has some skill with HTML and java, it could be done.


  • 11.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 03-12-2015 17:37
    Shawnna-

    Would that be https://velocity.apache.org/?  I had noticed mention of Velocity in the fora but hadn't dug into it...

    Thanks-


  • 12.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 03-17-2015 22:17
    Bob - Yes- that page is a great help with writing velocity reports. Jama's user guide also has a section on Velocity that can help you get started with a report. Velocity is great for reporting relationships.


  • 13.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 04-08-2015 16:00
    Should anyone else stumble upon this thread, I wanted to point you to a new initiative our greater Customer Success team has been working on. We are making available some custom reports—read that post for the caveat and utilize the Upstream Traceability report!


  • 14.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 11-16-2015 16:33
    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled For Coverage Explore: Add option to add Relationship Trace Upstream and Downstrea....

    It would be very helpful if JAMA can Add option to add Relationship Trace Upstream and Downstream with one selection for Coverage explore. I just read the question suggested by Jeff. It seems that he has the same idea some months ago. 
     https://community.jamasoftware.com/jama/topics/creating-tracability-matrix.


    on my point of view, the Coverage explore offers a very important relationships function. But till now only the downstream items can be shown at the right column. IF the upstream items can also be added, it would be great!


  • 15.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 04-08-2016 08:40
    I like the setup for the "advanced reuse" functionality, see figure below for an example. If something similar could be used for the coverage explorer that would great.


  • 16.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 04-08-2016 14:38
    Hey Vegard, that would be cool! As it stands we are almost done developing this new coverage view (that includes upstream traceability), but I am not sure how much control users will have.


  • 17.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 04-08-2016 14:47
    @Kristina - Great News! Can you share any insights into what this new coverage view will look like?


  • 18.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 04-08-2016 15:31
    So far it's looking like it belongs in Jama—there's a button in List View that will enable the view, and users can page upstream or downstream multiple levels. I haven't played with it too much myself, but they've been slowly building it out and it is getting promising :D


  • 19.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 04-27-2016 12:40
    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Has there been an update on this request Is there a way to trace upstream coverag....

    I need to provide an export to our customer showing upstream as well as downstream coverage  I've seen threads from a year ago and wanted to know if this was possible now?


  • 20.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 04-27-2016 12:46
    Hi Kae! I've merged your post into another on the topic to ensure I don't miss one when following up. We have built and are currently testing the upstream coverage view. It is not going to be complete in time for the next on-premises release (8.1), but from what I understand, it should be available later this year.


  • 21.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 07-08-2016 00:17
    Hi Kristina,

    The new coverage view in the List view is a brilliant functionality! It provides upstreams traceability and shows all related items irrespective of their types, which was in my view 2 important restrictions of the classic Coverage Explorer.
    However there no export available in the new Coverage view, which would be more than useful. Is that a functionality on Jama roadmap?

    Thanks


  • 22.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 07-12-2016 15:37
    Hi Elsa,

    I'm glad you're liking the functionality thus far. From what I understand the plan is to bring this up to parity with Coverage Explorer, so exporting should be on the roadmap. I'm checking in with a colleague to confirm and will let you know when I have a firm answer!


  • 23.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 07-14-2016 20:56
    Elsa, I just wanted to let you know that exporting to Excel is on the roadmap.


  • 24.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 10-25-2016 10:20
    I ask for upstream traceability as well.


  • 25.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 10-25-2016 20:45
    This is available in our new Traceability view, which is currently available on our Express and hosted 8.x channels. It will be available in Standard soon.


  • 26.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 10-26-2016 01:05
    I've checked it and it's not working for me in hosted channel. Shall I allow something to be able to see upstream traceability?


  • 27.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 10-26-2016 01:11
    It's not via Coverage Explorer, but a new button in List View—if the items you're viewing have upstream relationships, you should be able to click the arrow on the left side to view them. What happens when you select that arrow?


  • 28.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 10-26-2016 01:16
    Thank you Kristina for pointing me to it. I'm still investigating 8.x version and I haven't reached this new functionality yet.


  • 29.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 10-26-2016 01:20
    Additional question: How can I export this traceability?


  • 30.  Re: Allow Upstream Traceability in Coverage Explorer

    Posted 10-26-2016 01:22
    You can't, yet. That feature is coming very soon. (The feature is still in "open preview," so it's not considered complete.)