Our company is very project centric. Each week we have a series of projects that go live (i.e. web updates for 3/5) usually back end and web changes. In addition we have core technology which rarely changes (i.e. techapplication) other then dot releases. Both need to be tracked independently.
My question is this, has anyone set up a database with this type of situation? I would like to be able to have the weekly projects drop off the active project list but still have the open bugs reside somewhere.
Thanks for your thoughts.
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I've not implemented it in the manner you suggest, but rather as a part of a special project for 'dynamic' projects.
Basically, the customization lists some core areas of functionality that see changes, to categorize the defects by module. Further details are listed in the summary of the defect, and custom filters are created to quickly query on the valid/current defects.
Then, by being more general, you don't have to actually archive off too much of the information, but can use the queries to get at what you desire, and keep the defects around for a pre-determined period of time.
Does that make sense? I think this helps to keep historical history, because in some cases, even if the mini-project has ended, there will be similar ones at a future date (generally the dynamic areas of the application are similar, or have changes on a monthly, quarterly, or in some cases holiday basis), and can help with isolating an issue if the historical data is at least present.
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ExtraView (and I'm sure some of our competitors) has a number of facilities to handle tracking short term projects as well as slower moving core technologies in a way that will not clutter the views for other users. Essentially this is an ID-detecting portal-based view with dependent (show only if) field views. Check out the website, www.extraview.com or give the customer care group a call at (831) 461 7100 [option 2].