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Unmute tutorials

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Jama for Collaborators: recommended tutorials

management. Video Tutorials The

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Jama for Creators: recommended tutorials

Tutorials The Creator playlist will show

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Jama for Reviewers: recommended tutorials

Tutorials The Reviewers playlist will show

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How Fields Work in List View Configuration

The release of Jama version 2015.1 introduced a new UI feature — an improved List View. This new view brought along some changes that greatly help in organizing the list. In the old list view, if you were viewing a list of mixed Item Types, you could choose only common fields to view and all custom fields (per item) would be unavailable. Now, when you configure the view with mixed Item...


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Using Parameters in Velocity Reports

Report Parameters (or Criteria ) allow user-defined values to be passed in to a report. An example scenario is to allow users to choose a specific Release or Test Plan to report on. Available parameter types can be found at http://help.jamasoftware.com/report parameters.htm The parameters that will be passed to the report are defined when a report is created in Jama. http://help...

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Writing a Velocity report step by step

Note that user-created Velocity reports can be uploaded to on-premises versions of Jama only. Hosted customers should contact their account owner for more information about writing reports. This is a guide to writing Velocity reports in Jama. It demonstrates starting with a basic template and building the report through multiple iterations, making small changes at each step so that it is...

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How to optimize the use of Reuse and Sync in Jama for better performance

Reuse and Synchronization in Jama is a powerful feature that can help Jama customers create and manage items in a more efficient way. The different scenarios that can be implemented using Reuse are described in detail in the Jama help guide and in the Ask Jama session covering Reuse . From a technical standpoint, Reuse and Synchronization is one of the most taxing operations in Jama. Jama...

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Project Resources: Roles & Responsibilities

Business/Executive Sponsor: This role is accountable for the success of Jama Software within the organization and has authority to implement recommended process changes that may arise during this project. The primary role of this person is to ensure that the resulting implementation and deployment aligns with the organization’s strategic goals and business objectives. The Business/Executive...

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Launching Jama Software: prepare for a successful rollout

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Steps and considerations for moving from Jama Software On-premises to Hosted (SaaS)

Here are the major steps and some key considerations for migrating your local installation of Jama Software to Jama Software's hosted service. Ensure you are on at least version 2015.2 of Jama Software. Jama Software offers professional services to help upgrade if you need assistance Complete any required internal approvals / clearance to move your data to Jama Software’s hosted service and...

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How-to Velocity Dates with dateTool

Hi Everyone If you create Velocity reports, you have probably struggled with dates! Since there was little to no documentation on the topic, I have decided to document it. Below is a snippet of Velocity code with examples on how to use dateTool #set ($thisDoc = $documentDao.getDocument(331117)) ## This just gets an item 331117 is its id Different ways to get current date ...

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Jama Basics: Ready, Set, Go—top posts for rolling out, managing and using Jama

Rolling out Jama? Why your rollout strategy must put people first Using Jama as an Agile Team Jama online user guide (current version) Jama downloadable user guides (includes older versions) New to using Jama? Support and Services have teamed up to provide some must-read articles and resources. Custom Word Template Easy Start Guide How to use Round Trip to...

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Getting Started with Jama Video: Navigation

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Free Tutorials See below for tutorial...recommended tutorials tailored to your license...type. Tutorials by License type...: Connecting to Jama's Database tutorial * view on...Queries for Accessing Data in Jama tutorial

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Attachments Attachments Attachments!

What are Attachments? Jama is designed to allow for great flexibility of content, making it the ultimate definition of a system of record. While many of our customers are busy tapping away at the keyboard, they are often associating their content with documents, images, graphs, tables, equations, and so much more. External documents and images are referred to as attachments in Jama. ...

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get current user in velocity

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What is a Technical Systems Configuration Check?

If you report that the performance has been slow on your Jama instance, or you recently upgraded to a new version of Jama, it is not uncommon for a Support Engineer to suggest a Technical Systems Configuration Check , or TSCC. A TSCC is an hour long call with a Support Engineer who will look at the system configuration of your environment and Jama setup. These calls enable our Support team to...

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User Management Best Practices

Creating Groups User groups should be created prior to users in Jama Software. This allows adding permissions to Groups instead of individual users, making permissions management much easier. Groups are then assigned access to Projects and granted permissions, and can have different permissions for each project. Both Organization Admins and Project Managers can create user groups and...

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Change Request Workflow in Jama

Introduction This workflow is designed to facilitate the analysis and change of requirements based on a Change Request in Jama. The major goals of this workflow are: Improve visibility into the full impact of a Change Request (CR) Reduce time to review and collaborate on requirement changes with stakeholders Enhance ability to audit and compare versions of requirements This workflow is...

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License Types and Best Practices

The current license types available in Jama are Creator, Collaborator, and Reviewer. Each type has different capabilities and allows certain access within the software, therefore allowing the different licenses to complete different jobs. The figure below demonstrates how these licenses differ from each other on three functional levels: writing, reading, and reviewing. Additionally, there is...

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Custom Word Template Easy Start Guide

Follow these easy steps and it will get you on the road to creating your own Creating Word Templates quickly. To begin, download a copy of the Default Word Template: Within Jama, navigate to a component or set in the explorer tree and click on Export and choose Office Templates Right Click on Export to Word Default and choose Download Template (Alternatively, you can select...

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How to add tables to Word templates

If you’d like to display your items in a table, you can make use of the CHILDREN mail merge codes to do so. It is important to note that you cannot mix item types in the output, however. The item type that you indicate as a child will be the only type to return. Here is an example table using mail merge fields. If you take a simple hierarchy of requirements and create such a...

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Getting Information In and Out of Jama

From Ask Jama hosted by our consultant Adrian, here are four examples to get you started.Customized Excel template for exportCustomized Word template for exportCustomized Word template for export with requirement tablesVisual Basic macro for resizing images and fixing fonts in exported Word documents

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Connecting Jama to your Automated Testing Tool

Why Connect Jama to your Automated Testing Tool? Jama is used for managing requirements and the manual test cases that validate and verify those requirements. Jama provides traceability between the various layers of requirements down to manual test cases so teams can ensure test coverage and show the results of those manual tests. However, many teams also validate/verify their requirements...

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Launching Jama Software: prepare for a successful rollout

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Jama Software Performance in the Enterprise: Recommendations for Jama Software Admins

How to Approach Large-Scale Jama Software Usage This article is intended to help organizations with large deployments of Jama Software optimize performance of the system. You can ensure your end users have a good experience while using the application by understanding and adopting recommendations about Jama Software’s usage parameters. This guidance is based on what we’ve learned as a result...

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The big Community switch

video tutorials, how-to articles, and

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Engagement plan example

This Powerpoint example of an engagement plan outlines a framework for organizing your team through the phases of your initial rollout of Jama Software including identifying a team roster, communication plan, milestones, high level training plan and deployment plan. Download the engagement plan template .

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Ask Jama Software: Getting Information In and Out of Jama

Here are link to the material that I showed today during Ask Jama Software: Getting Information In and Out of Jama Software Import Articles Importing Items Via Excel User Import Plugin How Various Word Layouts will Look When Imported Into Jama Software Importing Relationships Export Examples—see document library for the following . Customized Excel template for export ...

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How to use Round Trip

The Round-Trip feature is designed to conduct mass editing of multiple items in Jama. It is important to keep in mind that this feature is exclusive to Excel documents only. This is done so by exporting the desired items to an Excel Document, making the desired changes offline, and importing the edited document back into Jama, where you will see the updated changes to the items. Step 1:...

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Mapping requirement to the test cases and vice versa

Focus Search - described in the Video tutorial. Admin at

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Hyperlinks to Jama Objects in a BIRT Report

Focus Search - reference a tutorial source? Thanks in advance

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JAMA questions: JIH, impact analysis, custom attributes and tags

Focus Search - see from the tutorial that JAMA has an


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Result column on the Test Case

Focus Search - Tutorial for Jama 8.10 this column is also not

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Primer on the REST API

Focus Search - w3school's excellent tutorial at http

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Export upstream relationships into a document

Focus Search - doc, check out this tutorial

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Configuring date1-5, flag1-5 in contour.document

Focus Search - reference links to the tutorial about how to

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Review comment tracking outside of review

Focus Search - there are some tutorial videos that can get

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Jama_user_guide_814_airgap.pdf

8.14 Airgap guide.