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Showing the Workload
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Chapter 11 - Planning the Next Iteration
Assessing the State of your Project
In Chapter 10, Functional Testing, you used ClearQuest to report a defect in the
software. In this chapter, you learn how using ClearQuest helps you to assess the state
of your project.
ClearQuest is a change request management tool that helps you track and manage all
activities (such as defects and enhancement requests) associated with a project.
ClearQuest stores its information in a user database, and comes with a ready-to-use
schema repository. A schema repository describes the fields in the user database.
ClearQuest is easy to change; an administrator can customize and define queries,
records, fields, activities, and states specific to your development process.
Showing the Workload
At the end of an iteration, you want to review each project member's workload so that
you can most effectively allocate work for the next iteration. Using ClearQuest, you
can display a workload chart. From a workload chart, you can drill down to
information about a specific team member's workload. This feature can be helpful if
you are interested in learning about the defects and related details assigned to an
Exercise: Display a chart showing workload.
In the left pane of ClearQuest, go to Public Queries > Distribution Charts- All Projects >
Defects by Owner
Double-click the State entry (see Figure 45).
Figure 45
Choosing Query Views Using ClearQuest