Get optimized folder hierarchy with Kovair
Kovair ALM Studio provides for organizing entity items such as Requirements Management Test Cases and Issues Management in a folder- like hierarchy structure. This structure is, in fact, like the windows explorer where left pane shows the folder hierarchy and the right pane shows the items contained in the selected folder. Items in the right pane can be searched for text or can be filtered using different filters and can also be viewed with different column values, based on the selected view. Users with right access permission can create new folders, move, rename or delete folders. Based on access permission, users will be able to move items across folders just through the drag-drop feature. This is a traditional way of organizing items and may not be a good fit for handling large numbers of items. Kovair has incorporated the folder hierarchy feature in the Requirements solution, Application Lifecycle Management Studio and IT Service Management Studio in order to support customers who are used to traditional static folder organization.
Kovair also provides grid structure and dynamic structure which are more suitable for organizing large numbers of items. The dynamic folder dynamically organizes items based on a nested grouped view. Further, dynamic views are flexible enough to show the same items in a different hierarchy – grouped by Release and Priority, Module and Status, Type and Criticality, or any other nested hierarchy. By contrast, static view provides just one hierarchy to view the items. An example of the difference between the static view and the dynamic view is shown through the diagrams below. In the static view, a set of static folders are used for holding Requirements as users manually drag and drop them to each folder, whereas the dynamic view allows the Requirements to be organized automatically and viewed in different ways using grouping parameters of "Release", "Priority" and "Type". The dynamic view also shows summary operations such as ‘Count of Requirements’ and ‘Total Estimated Efforts’ at each Group level.
Dynamic View (Grouped by Release, Type and Priority)