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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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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 #tutorial

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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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Self-Service Reports Development on your Hosted Environment

Jama’s on premises customers have long been able to develop their own custom reports, but until now hosted customers have been required to have a services engagement if they want to upload their own reports. However, if you are a hosted customer and want to develop your own custom reports, you can now develop your own. The following describes the process for creating your own local Jama...

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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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Writing a context sensitive 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. It is possible to generate context-sensitive reports using Velocity. This guide demonstrates starting with a basic template and building the report through multiple iterations, making small changes at...

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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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Using Parameters in Velocity Reports

Report Parameters (or Criteria ) allow user-defined values to be passed into 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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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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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 need to follow the i nstructions here to have their reports uploaded . 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 easy to...

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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 . Cache updates such as checking permissions, verifying if the items being reused have been reused previously and updating nodes in the Explorer Tree of...

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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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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...

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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 the 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...

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Launching Jama Software: prepare for a successful rollout

Welcome to Jama Software, and congratulations on your investment in modern requirements management! Now comes the work—getting your teams up and running and using Jama Software to its full potential. Fear not, however. Your Jama Software onboarding experts have come up with ten simple activities to start thinking through while you kick off your deployment. Outcomes: Identify and...

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License Types and Best Practices

The license types available in Jama are Creator, Collaborator, Stakeholder, Test Runner 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, test execution, and...

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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. Plan to upgrade to the latest Standard release of Jama Software when the version aligns with the Hosted environment (approximately twice a year) Jama Software offers professional services to help upgrade if you need assistance Complete any...

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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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Getting Started with Jama Video: Navigation

(Originally posted by Kristina King) #tutorial

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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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