Jama Connect Features in Five: Baselines
Learn how you can supercharge your systems development process! In this blog series, we’re pulling back the curtains to give you a look at a few of the powerful features in Jama Connect… in under five minutes.
In this Features in Five video, Jama Software® subject matter expert Julie Goodner, Senior Product Manager, demonstrates Baseline capabilities in Jama Connect.
Julie Goodner: Hi. My name is Julie Goodner. I’m a Senior Product Manager here at Jama Software. In this video, I will walk you through Baselines in Jama Connect. I’ll cover what a Baseline source is, what Baselines are, when to create one, and some of our new Baseline features.
A Baseline source in Jama Connect is a collection of all versions of the requirements or other items that have been selected for a Baseline. A Baseline in Jama Connect is a snapshot in time and you can create a baseline to capture any milestone. In addition, a Baseline is also automatically captured when a review—or a revision to a review—is created.
A Baseline allows our users to capture the state of their content in alignment with key points in their product development cycle, such as during peer reviews, at key approval gates, or when generating documents from Jama Connect. In addition, utilizing Baselines allows our users to compare items as they change over time.
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Goodner: With Baseline sources, you can see if the Baseline or Review contains signatures, see Baseline statuses, quickly navigate to a Review, or do a comparison summary between two Baselines and export the redlined report.
With Baselines, you can add electronic signatures, compare two Baselines with redline edits from within Jama Connect, compare items in your Baseline items to their current state in the project, add a status, and navigate to the Baseline version in the project view.
So now let’s get into the demo.
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Goodner: The Baseline can be manually created in many ways:
- Right-clicking on a container, set, folder, or item, and adding a Baseline.
- From the Filters tab, select any filter, and add a Baseline.
- From the Baseline tab, you can select “Add a New Baseline” from the dropdown, or you can right-click on an existing source and add a Baseline.
- From our new Baseline source header, you can add a Baseline from there.
Again, a Baseline is automatically created with any Review or revision of a Review.
Goodner: From the Baseline source, you can see high-level information about its corresponding baselines that used to be hidden within a baseline details section. When selecting two Baselines, you can choose to do a comparison. This comparison summary model informs you have any updates that have been changed. You can also export that report and view the red line edit.
From a Baseline in the List View, you can see what relationships, categories, or other metadata were used to associate with the items at the time of the Baseline. When selecting the link in a Baseline, it will take you to the historical view from within the project.
From the Baseline Document View, you can choose to compare and see the differences in redline edit within Jama Connect, no longer needing to download reports.
If you would like to learn more about Jama Connect, how Jama Connect can optimize your product development process. Please visit our website at jamasoftware.com. If you’re already a Jama Connect customer and would like more information about Baselines, please contact your customer success manager or a Jama Software consultant.
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