We are excited to announce our December 2015 hosted Jama release, making collaboration even easier for product teams with new ways to share visual information. We’ve also added new tools to ensure your Jama system is operating at optimal performance for your growing teams.
Better visualization tools to enhance collaboration
When you’re having asynchronous conversations about detailed, complex issues in your product development, visuals can help align communication among team members, especially when they’re in different departments—or across the world. Now your teams have even more options for augmenting written specifications using industry-standard modeling languages.
With this release Jama’s diagram editor now supports the most common modeling languages: UML, BPMN, and SysML.
Coverage Facets for Quick Filters
Jama uses Relationships and Relationship Rules to help users better manage coverage. With the new Coverage facet, users can now directly, from any list or reading view, filter based on the rules defined for the project.
For example, if you are looking at a list of subsystem requirements, and you want to quickly know which are missing downstream verifications, you can now filter on “Missing Downstream.” This evaluates the relationship rules to determine what qualifies. Know that there’s a verification that exists to plug the gap? You can now “relate to existing” from both the reading and list view from a single item. This eliminates the need to navigate to the item itself to create the relationship.
Maintain instance performance as you grow
Jama admins now have access to a System Health Report which provides prioritized alerts with related recommendations for optimizing performance. These alerts don’t prevent any user actions. Instead, this feature highlights past activities that you can improve in the future, such as optimizing reporting and large test plans. The System Health Report links to recommendations customers can take action on right away. This is documented in our Customer Support Community.
And for individual users, Jama will now show an alert—displayed within a blue box– if an action is likely to lead to activities that can impact performance. These alerts provide advance warning of costly operations, and also link to the Support Community for best practices for how to maximize Jama performance.
Many customers have tens of thousands of items and artifacts in a single project and want to break these up into multiple projects. Users can now move a set or component from one project to another while maintaining the history and all contextual metadata of the items being moved.
We hope you and your teams find that this release makes your experience with Jama even better. Join us at the Customer Support Community where you can share your feedback with our team, learn product development best practices and meet other Jama users.