SPLICE-M User Manual/On Line Help

 

 

 

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Record of Release

 

Version No.

Modified By

Reviewed By

Authorized By

Release Date

Modifications Done

1.0

Splice-M Team

Vijaykumar Trimal

V. Ramkumar

10-Sep-04

Initial Release

2.0

R.Gayathri

V Srikanth

V. Ramkumar

02-Dec-05

Modified to incorporate the changes done

3.0

Mahesh M

Ritu Sahu

Sudhir Kumar  M

13-Apr-10

Password policy Modified

4.0

Shilpa Jayan

Sachin Gupta

Sudhir Kumar  M

29-Mar-12

Modified to incorporate the changes done

 4.1

Shilpa Jayan

Sudhir Kumar  M

Sudhir Kumar  M

27-Jun-12

Modified to incorporate the changes done

4.2

Piyush Roy

Shilpa Jayan

Sudhir Kumar M

28-Jul-12

Modified to incorporate the changes done

4.3

Karthick A &

Piyush Roy

Santhi &

Karthick A

Sudhir Kumar M & Chitra K

29-Sep-2012

Modified to incorporate the changes done

4.4

Priya P

Ashwini M

Chitra K

27-Oct-2012

Modified to incorporate the changes done

4.5

Piyush Roy &

Moumita Dey

Chitra K

Chitra K

29-Dec-2012

Modified to incorporate the changes done for ERP Lifecycle, Tailoring Approval, changes related to audit log, DP log

4.6

Piyush Roy

Chitra K

Chitra K

29-Jan-2013

Modified to incorporate the changes done for WIMS/TIMS Copy Functionality, Mail ID Modification, Non MPP, Non Project Efforts and changes related quality report

4.6

Piyush Roy

Chitra K

Chitra K

27-Feb-2013

Modified to incorporate the changes done for PMLC and PDLC changes (Tailored Template, Project Risk Details, Project Data Refresh)

4.7

Piyush Roy, Priya P

Chitra K

Chitra K

29-March-2013

Modified to incorporate the changes done for Upgrade ERP Lifecycle, Tailoring, Tailoring Template, changes related to Testing MAP &

Modified to update the TIMS creation, updating and deleting procedures.

4.8

K Soundarya

Piyush Roy

Chitra K

18-May-2013

Modified to incorporate the changes done for WIMS Resource allocation, Resource register, TIMS Detail Report, Unconfirming Audit Log MAP, Cancel Delete Button, Audit Log Fixed Date, Review Central

4.9

Priya P

Piyush Roy

Chitra K

22-June-2013

Modified to incorporate the changes done for SVN Default Mapping, Resource Register, TIMS Resource Allocation, PAL, Status Report, WIMS/TIMS Mail Alert, DP Log and RML, Tailoring Request, PLP filter, Audit Log and Issue Log

5.0

Priya P

Piyush Roy

Chitra K

27-July-2013

Modified to incorporate the changes done for QM Allocation, Global AMS, PLP Mail Alert, Review Log Changes, Tailoring Request, MAP PLP Efforts, User List, Client Complaint, Timesheet Activity Sub Activity, Mail Alert, PMP Default File Driven

5.1

Priya P

Chitra K

Chitra K

27-Sep-2013

Modified to incorporate the changes done for Testing MAP, Audit Log Changes, Maintenance MAP, MPP 2010 Support, QMS Checklist, Accrual TRV, Project Monitoring, Traveler’s Accrual, Billing Central changes

 

5.2

Sreejani Das

Piyush Roy

Chitra K

27-Dec-2013

Modified to incorporate the changes done for BMI_PyramidRatio, SMR Enhancements, IMS_SVN_FolderStrutcture,Audit Log,PLP related changes

 

5.3

Deepa R

Ria Mondal

Anandhan Gopal

30-Jan-14

Modified to incorporate the changes done for ADS Authentication, IMS SVN FolderStrutcture, WIMS PLP Closure, PMP Approval for MinorVersion related changes

5.4

Ria Mondal

Sreejani Das

Anandhan Gopal

31-Mar-2014

Modified to incorporate the changes done for BU Consolidated log, Revenue Assurance Process.

6.0

Piyush Roy

Chandni Rana

Anandhan Gopal

27-10-2014

New SpliceM.

-Improved UI

-Multi Browser Support

-Enhance with Charts and Graphs

 


 

Table of Contents

1.1     Introduction  6

1.2     System Description  6

1.3     Interfaces to External Components 6

1.4     User Profile and Intended Audience  6

2.0      Environment Directory Structure  6

2.1     Pre-requisites 6

2.1.1  6

2.1.2       Role Allocations 6

3.0      Functional Description  6

3.1     Accessing the application  6

3.2     Login  6

3.3     Tool bar options 7

3.3.1       Help  7

3.3.2       Project Central 7

3.3.3       For METRICS role: 7

3.3.4       ADD Tickets 8

3.3.4.1    The Splice M related tickets are to be raised under the link: 8

3.3.5    Splice-M Project initiation Check list 8

3.3.6    New features 8

3.3.7       Help  8

3.3.8       Logout 8

3.4     PMLC Options 8

3.4.1    Project Initiation  8

3.4.1.1    Project Data refresh  8

3.4.1.2    Resource Allocation  8

3.4.2       Client Central 8

3.4.2.1    Client Details 8

3.4.2.2    View Client details: 9

3.4.1       Role Allocation  9

3.4.1.1    Project Roles 9

3.4.1.2    Resource Register 9

3.4.4       Meeting  10

3.4.4.1    Meeting Invitation  10

3.4.4.2    MOM  11

3.4.4.3    Project Action Log: 11

3.4.5    Project Details: 12

3.4.5.1    Project Information: 12

3.4.5.2    Project Monitoring: 12

3.4.5.3    Production Abend Sub Category

3.4.5.4    Project Definition: 12

3.4.5.5    Project Technology: 13

3.4.5.6    Project Estimation: 13

3.4.5.7    Tailored Templates: 14

3.4.5.8    Approval of Tailoring: 14

3.4.5.9    Reference Documents: 14

3.4.5.10    PMP: 15

3.4.5.11    Planning: 15

3.4.6    Client and Additional Parameters 17

3.4.6.1    Accepted Value Adds 18

3.4.6.2    Innovations 18

3.4.6.3    Client Appreciations 18

3.4.6.4    Client Complaints 18

3.4.6.5    Client satisfaction feedback  18

3.4.6.6    SMR  18

3.4.7       Resource Planning  18

3.4.7.1    How to view Resource Planning Report? 18

3.4.7.2    Role specific Functionalities 18

3.4.7.3    Content of the page  18

3.4.7.4    BMI and Pyramid Ratio  18

3.4.7.5    Role specific Functionalities 18

3.4.7.6    Content of the page  18

3.4.8       Resource Planning  18

3.4.9       Escalation: 19

3.4.9.1    Configure Project Escalation: 19

3.4.9.2    Escalation View: 19

3.4.9.3    Escalation Report: 19

3.4.10     Project Goals: 19

3.4.10.1      Product Goals: 19

3.4.10.2      Process Goals: 20

3.4.10.3      Indicative Goals: 20

3.4.10.4      DP Goals: 20

3.4.11     Risk Central: 20

3.4.11.1      View Organization Risks: 20

3.4.11.2      Closed Project Risks: 20

3.4.11.3      Account risk details: 20

3.4.11.4      BU Risk Register 21

3.4.11.5      Project Risk Details: 21

3.4.12     Issue Central: 23

3.4.12.1      ADD / Modify: 23

3.4.12.2      View / Respond Issue: 23

3.4.12.3      Causal Analysis: 24

3.4.13     DP central: 24

3.4.13.1      Defect Prevention Log: 24

3.4.13.2      View DP log: 25

3.4.13.3      View Org. Defect DB: 25

3.4.13.4      DP Trend Analysis: 25

3.4.14     Status report: 26

3.4.14.1      Project Status report: 26

3.4.14.2      Customer Status report: 26

3.4.15     Project Closure: 27

3.4.14.3  Create Feedback: 27

3.4.14.4 Customer Feedback: 27

3.4.15.1      Project Feedback: 28

3.4.15.2      Project Closure report 28

3.4.15.3      Acceptance Note: 28

3.4.16    Quantitative Monitoring: 27

3.4.16.1      Project Baseline Repositories

3.4.16.2      Consolidated Project Baseline Repositories

 

3.5     PDLC Options: 28

3.5.1       Requirement: 28

3.5.1.1    Requirement Specification: 28

3.5.1.2    RTT – Req. Mapping: 30

3.5.1    Design  31

3.5.1.1    HLD  31

3.5.1.2    D LD  32

3.5.1.3    Program Specification  32

3.5.1.4    RTT Design Mapping  33

3.5.1.5    Test cases 33

3.5.1    Construction  33

3.5.1.1    Source Code list 33

3.5.1.2    Project Coding Standards 33

3.5.1.3    View Organization Coding Standards 33

3.5.1.4    RTT-Code Mapping  33

3.5.1.5    RTT-Test case Mapping  33

3.5.2    Change Request 34

3.5.2.1    CR-PR Breakup  34

3.5.2.2    CR-PR Analysis 34

3.5.6    Release Note  34

3.5.6.1    Release Note Central 34

3.5.7    Work Item Management 34

3.5.7.1    Work Item Details 34

3.5.7.2    Test Item Details

3.5.7.3    TIMS planning alert: 35

3.5.7.4    Test item Details: This link is only available for testing type of project. 35

3.5.7.5    TIMS Resource Allocation 36

3.5.7.6    Root Cause Analysis 36

3.5.7.7    Service Level Agreement / MAP Goals 36

3.5.7.8    Project Level Planning  36

3.5.8    Requirement Traceability Table  36

3.5.9    View Baseline PDLC Documents 37

3.6     SCM (Software Configuration Management) 37

3.6.1    Work Flow  37

3.6.1.1    Review Central 37

3.6.1.2 Authorization Central 38

3.6.1    SCM Activities

3.6.1.1    VSS SCM Activities

3.6.1.2    SVN SCM Activities 39

3.6.1.3    SVN Default Mapping

        3.6.2    Document Control Register 39

3.6.3    Amendment Register 39

3.6.4    Change VSS/SVN password  40

3.7     Dashboard  40

3.7.1    Audits Log  40

3.7.2    Audits Trend  40                                

3.7.3    Issue Log  40

3.7.4    Issue Trend  41

3.7.5    PAL  41

3.7.6    PAL Trend  41

3.7.7    Project Details 41

3.8     Quality  41

3.8.1    Audit Dashboards 41

3.8.1.1    Project Audit Dashboard: 41

3.8.1.2    BU Audit Summary Report 41

3.8.1.3    Account-Wise Audit Summary  42

3.8.1.4    NC Aging Report 42

3.8.1.5    BU Monthly PCI Report 42

3.8.1.6    BU Consolidated Audit Log  42

3.8.2    View observations 42

3.8.3    Audit Log  42

3.8.4    View Audit Plan  42

3.8.5    View Audit Log  42

To sort:  There must be at least one observation for the option to be available Sort is available based on ‘Audit date’, ‘Nature of observation’, ‘KPA’, ‘Action by date’, ‘Closed date’, ‘Obs by’. Click on column header link to sort. 43

3.9     General 43

3.9.1    Organization Goal 43

3.9.1.1    Organization Goal Development View  43

3.9.1.2    Organization Goal Maintenance View  43

3.9.1    Checklist 43

3.9.1.1    QMS Checklist View  43

3.9.1.2    Project Checklist View  43

3.9.2       Process Navigator 43

3.9.2.2    View Project Status 43

3.9.2.3    View QMS Process Navigator 44

3.9.2.4    New / Modify Process Navigator 44

3.9.3       My Profile  44

3.9.4       View Project Users Profile  44

3.9.5       General Mail 44

3.9.6       Mail Project Groups 45

3.9.7       Change Password  46

3.10   Defect Tracking  46

3.10.1     Review Process 46

3.10.1.1      Start New Review  46

3.10.1.2      Review Log Search  48

3.10.1.3      Import Review(s) 48

3.10.2     Bug Reporting: 48

3.10.2.1      Start New Bug report: 48

3.10.2.2      Bug Report Search: 49

3.10.2.3      Import Bug reports: 50

3.10.3     Testing: 50

3.10.3.1      New standard Test case: 50

3.10.3.2      New Matrix Test case: 51

3.10.3.3      Testing Wizard: 51

3.10.3.4      Test case Search: 51

3.10.3.5      Import Test case: 52

3.10.4     Defect: 52

3.10.4.1      Defect Search: 52

3.10.5     Development MAP: 52

3.10.5.1      XLS MAP: 52

3.10.6     Maintenance MAP: 52

3.10.6.1      XLS MAP: 52

3.10.6.2      Large Maintenance MAP  52

3.10.6.3      XLS MAP: 52

3.10.6.4      Testing MAP  52

3.10.7     Quick Look: 53

3.11   Timesheet: 53

3.11.1.1      MPP task efforts: 53

3.11.1.2      Update MPP: 53

3.11.2     Maintenance: 53

3.11.2.1      WIMS Efforts: 53

3.11.2.2      Project level Efforts: 53

3.11.3     Reports: 53

3.11.3.1      Project reports: 53

3.11.3.2      Non-project reports: 53

3.11.3.3      Milestone Wise Reports (PM) 53

3.11.3.4      BU Level reports 53

These reports are available for PM. 53

3.11.4     Consolidate Report: 53

3.11.5     Non-Project efforts: 53

3.11.6     Allocation VS Billed  54

3.11.7     BU level Reports 54

3.11.7.1      Timesheet Report 54

3.11.7.2      Non Compliance Report 54

3.11.7.3      BU Unallocated Resources Timesheet Report 54

3.11.7.4      BU Timesheet Exception Report 54

3.11.8     Timesheet Configuration  54

3.11.9     Billing Timesheet central 54

3.11.10       Upload Timesheet Data  54

 


1.1      Introduction

1.2      System Description

SPLICE-M stands for “Software Project Life Cycle – Management”. It is a tool developed by L&T InfoTech to automate the various software development life cycle processes.

It is a web-based tool that can be accessed through Intranet or Internet. SPLICE-M application has one centralized server for Organization data maintenance and the individual location specific server to maintain project specific data. Organization data and center specific data are synchronized periodically. 

 

1.3      Interfaces to External Components

SPLICE-M interfaces with

Ø  Project Connect (ESA)for project details

Ø  HRMS for employee information

Ø  VSS and SVN for version control

Ø  QMS site for latest procedures and templates

Ø  Mail server for email notifications

 

1.4      User Profile and Intended Audience

Ø All employees of L&T InfoTech working onsite or offshore and the clients created by the project PM’s can use SPLICE-M. 

 

2.0 Environment Directory Structure

2.1     Pre-requisites      

2.1.1       Role Allocations

Ø Group roles LSA, DPC, PET, CH, RDBA, DDBA, METRICS, SBUH and CC are entered in MASTER_USER_GROUP table in the SPLICE-M database directly.  . Whenever there is a change of PS Number, the same needs to be updated directly in the database.

Ø   Conference room names should be entered in the table MASTER_MEETING_LOCATION in the respective centers directly.

 

3.0 Functional Description

3.1       Accessing the application

SPLICE-M is a secured application and the users are authenticated by valid password. Users include all the employees of L&T Infotech working on projects, in Quality group and the clients included by the respective project group.

 The various options available to users are dependent on the cadre to which they belong and the role they are playing in a project or in Quality group or the group role.

 One user can have multiple roles in a project or have multiple projects. In SPLICE-M one can access all the projects they are working on based on the base location set for the project in ESA(Project connect).

 The options provided in SPLICE-M are consistent across pages. For example the Icons used for ‘Save’ option are same in all pages. 

 The various project activities are broadly classified in to Menus. Menus have options and sub options related to the menu it belongs. The menus include PMLC, PDLC, Quality, SCM, Dashboards, Defect Tracking, Timesheet, and General.   The functionalities of each of these options and sub options of the menu are described in detail in following sections.

 SPLICE-M on valid login opens the Project central screen where all the projects to which an individual is assigned are displayed.  The header displays the logged in username.

 The following sections describe the various menus, options and sub options that are provided in SPLICE-M.

3.2      Login

ADS authentication for Splice-M

·          On clicking on the splice-M intranet link user will be redirected to project central page.

·          On clicking splice-M internet link login screen will appear with following 2 options.

o    L&T Infotech user

o    Contract/Customer/Guest User

·          On click of “L&T Infotech User” radio button will prompt for ADS authentication in internet.

·          On click of “Contract/Customer/Guest User” radio button normal Splice-M login screen will appear.

 

3.3      Tool bar options

Tool bar options are available in the application on all pages after login.

3.3.1       Help

On every page context sensitive help is provided. This guides the user as to what are the activities that can be done. This is available to everyone.

3.3.2       Project Central

This is the first screen that is displayed to the user on logging to SPLICE-M. All the projects to which the user is allocated are displayed here. In addition, if the user has any group roles, it is also displayed. The project and the group roles defined in SPLICE-M are as follows.

 

Project Roles

Role name

Role Description

CCB

Change Control Board

CL

Configuration Librarian

CUST

Customer

DH

Delivery Head

DPG

Defect Prevention Group

OSC

On Site Coordinator

PL

Project Leader

PM

Project Manager

PMO

Project Management Office

QL

Quality Leader

QM

Quality Manager

SM

Senior Manager

SQA

Software Quality Assurance

TM

Team member

 

Group Roles

Role name

Role Description

CH (Center)

Center Head

CSA (Corporate)

Central System Administrator

CQA

Corporate Quality Admin

DDBA (Corporate)

Defect DB Administrator

DPC (Center)

Defect Prevention Council

LSA (Center)

Local System Administrator

QH (Corporate)

Quality Head

RDBA (Corporate)

Risk DB Administrator

SBUH (Center)

SBU Head

PET (Center)

Process Excellence Group

SG (Center)

Support Group

CC

Compliance Coordinator

METRICS

Metrics

 

Further menu display is based on the project or the group role selected by the user. Access to SPLICE-M menus, options and sub options are role based.  

 

3.3.3    For METRICS role:

·          New menu links Org Standard Repository and Org Baseline Repository will be available for Metrics role under Admin module in Splice-M.

·          The Standard Parameters, Standard Technologies and Standard Sub-Process values can be selected in this page.

·          The predefined Parameters, Technologies and Sub-Process will be present in the Available List. The values can be moved from the Available list to Selected List.

·          The New Parameters, Technologies and Sub-Process values can also be added to the Selected List.

 

3.3.4       ADD Tickets

3.3.4.1      The Splice M related tickets are to be raised under the link:

 http://servicedesk.lntinfotech.com/

The login credentials for this site is:

User Id: PS number

Password: Domain password

Select the role as “Application user”.

3.3.5           Splice-M Project initiation Check list

It includes the condition that project should be registered in Project Connect (ESA) with correct offshore location Ids.

3.3.6           New features

This displays the newly added feature in Splice-M monthly release.

3.3.7       Help

This help provides the complete user manual of SPLICE-M.

3.3.8       Logout

Click of this button closes the application.

 

3.4         PMLC Options

3.4.1           Project Initiation

3.4.1.1           Project Data refresh

This option is available for all PM’s (those having the cadre B-1-1 and above). Through this option one can register the project. The project registered in project Connect (ESA) is integrated with SPLICE-M through this option.  There is no other change in the process of Project registration using SPLICE-M.

After doing Project data refresh, Button “Updated Information” will be visible to the user, on click of which user can view the exactly updated fields from ESA user should be active PM/PL of that project.

If project data refresh is done for Upgrade-ERP project, following message will be displayed: Once project data refresh is done, for Upgrade-ERP projects, it cannot be changed to any other type and vice versa, even if it is changed in ESA.

 

3.4.1.2           Resource Allocation

 

3.4.2       Client Central

3.4.2.1      Client Details

This option is available to PM to create clients. Here Client refers to the contact person for the project. There can be multiple persons identified as client to a project.

When there are no clients registered for a project, message ‘No data available’ is displayed with an option to add either a new client or an existing client.

The list of clients already created for the project is displayed. Option is provided to add / delete client. To edit the details of the client, user needs to click the name of the client.

 

Contact Person name

The name of the person who will be the contact for the project

Contact person Login ID

The name with which the client would access SPLICE-M

Designation

This is selectable from the list Senior Manager, Main Contact and Others

Main Address

Address which can be used for contacting the person

Branch Address1

Additional addresses if required

Email ID

Contact person’s email id

Phone Number

Phone number with ISD / STD codes

Fax Number

Fax number with ISD / STD codes

Mobile

Mobile number with ISD codes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create a New client:

The fields that are mandatory are indicated. After entering the details, save the same. Message ‘Saved successfully, Create VSS Userid for the client to upload the reference documents’ is displayed.

 

Note: Clients have an option to upload documents to the reference documents options of SPLICE-M. To enable this facility, VSS user needs to be created for the client. Refer the VSS user creation for details

Edit client details:

On clicking the name of the client, the details can be edited. Except the contact person login ID, all the other fields can be edited. Save the details after editing. 

Delete client:

Option is provided to delete the client entered. Select the client that needs to be deleted and select the delete option on the tool bar. The selected client is deleted.

Note: Option is provided to copy client details from one project to another.

Client can create the MOM and PALs.

 

3.4.2.2      View Client details:

This screen displays the clients registered for a project. On click of the client name the complete details of the client are displayed.

 

3.4.3       Role Allocation

3.4.3.1      Project Roles

All the project members allocated in Project Connect (ESA) are available in this option for PM and PL to allocate the project roles. By default the TM role is allocated to all the members. The project roles that are to be allocated include CCB, CL, DPG and OSC. For allocation check boxes are provided. The required roles should be allocated and the page saved for the roles to become effective in a project.

In addition, roles like DH, SM and SQA can be allocated using this option. For selecting DH, SQA or QM, search option is provided which has search criteria based on names.

User needs to allocate all the roles and save the same for the members to use SPLICE-M 

 

Note: The PM/PL will no longer be able to configure the QM in the Project Roles page.

Note:Under Project Role CL role column will be made visible for “Infrastructure Support”   projects

 

 QM Role Reallocation

·          New role CQA - ‘Corporate Quality Admin’ is introduced.

·          The BU QM link which was available for the PET role has been disabled and the same is available to the CQA role.

·          The CQA allocates/configures the BU QM in every location by logging into the specific location’s Splice-M URL.

·          The BU QM’s name will automatically be updated for all the projects in that BU.

·          The CQA allocated QM will reflect in a separate grid.

 

3.4.1.2      Resource Register

Resource register has three sections namely Staff requirement, Staff register and H/W S/W requirements. PM and PL shall fill these sections and the data is available for view for other roles.

Staff Requirement:

This is a view screen that displays the total manpower requirement for a project for the specified IT and domain skills. Project information like planned start date, planned end date, IT and Domain skills as entered in ESA (PROJECT CONNECT), total resources allocated in Project Connect (ESA) and the estimated person months as per the estimation details are displayed.

Staff Register

This screen contains the details of the resources and the trainings. This screen has option for the PM and PL to update the training details for the project members. Also PM/PL will be able to update the dates manually in the training details of Resource Register page.  Details include as follows

 

Staff Register page will have a new link “Click here to update training details of newly joined resources in the team” will available to PM/PL, if some new resources are added to the project. Clicking on the link will open a pop-up page, which contains the new resources, where they can enter the training details and click on the “Save” button to save all the details at a time.

For the already added resources, another link “Click here to update training details of nominated resources in the team” will available to PM/PL, if some resources have any type of training as “Nominated” i.e. “N”. Clicking on the link will open a pop-up page, which contains the new resources, where they can enter the training details and click on the “Save” button to save all the details at a time.

   

PS No.

The PS number of the project member. This is the login ID to SPLICE-M

Name

Name of the project member

Role

Project role played by the member

Role Start Date

The start of the role for the particular member. By default, project planned start date is given here

Role End Date

The end of the role for the particular member. By default, project planned end date is given here

RBT

The Role Based Training to perform the assigned role. The PM or PL should identify the appropriate status of the training mentioned

Project Induction

The Project induction status is identified in this field. The PM or PL should update the same with appropriate status.

Organization Induction

The Organization induction status is identified in this field. The PM or PL should update the same with appropriate status.

 

The training status identified includes Nominated, Attended, Completed or Waived. To add project specific training details, select the ‘Add additional training(s)’ button. On selection of the same, option is provided to enter the details of training required / given and the status of the same for the selected project members. If there is any such training available for a project, it is displayed in the grid below.

 

For adding training details of the resources initially, instead of editing in each row, a “Save” button will be available in the toolbar.

Once the initial details are saved, the edit button will be available for each resource as previously and save button will not be available any more.

Hardware / Software requirements:

This is an entry screen where the PM or the PL enter the hardware, software, tools and the network details required for the development and the testing phases of the project. There is no validation done on this screen and the accurate details are to be provided by the users.

3.4.4       Meeting

3.4.4.1      Meeting Invitation

This option facilitates the users to create an invitation of the meetings of type Initiation, kickoff, DP, status review, SMR, Quality Review, project closure, Conference call and others. Previously created meeting invitations are displayed. Display includes the mail subject, meeting date, MOM status and the link to MOM. One can go to MOM of the respective meeting by clicking the MOM link. The option of call for meeting is available for all project roles.

New Invitation option shall be used to call new meetings. The entries include

Type

This can be selected from the combo containing the values Initiation, Kick-off, Project Closure, Status review, SMR, Quality Review, DP, Conference Call, Other

Meeting Date

The date of the meeting goes here. Calendar can be used to select the appropriate date

Location

This is selectable from the combo that contains the name of the conference rooms of the respective center. Location and Other location are mutually exclusive options.

Other location

The name of the location where the meeting has taken place if it is not in the defined location.  Location and Other location are mutually exclusive options.

From Time

Meeting start time goes here. This should be in 24 hr format.

Duration (hrs)

Duration of the meeting goes here in hours

Invitees

This has a selection for the project members, support group members (as identified in the center. They could be HR / Network / Admin personnel) and clients as identified for the project. The selected members receive the mail notification of the meeting.

Other invitees mail ID

This option is provided to enter the email of any other user other than those covered in the Invitees option. This option facilitates the non-project members to receive the meeting invitation mail through SPLICE-M.

Mail Subject

The .mine subject with which the mail should be sent goes here. When the type of meeting selected is other, the mail subject entry is mandatory.  

Agenda

The agenda of the meeting are to be added here. The mail sent to recipients contains the agenda of the meeting called for.

Save and Send

Save and send option is used to save the meeting and mail is sent to all the invitees whose email is entered in the system. Also this creates an MOM, which can be updated once the meeting is over. The mom created has the dates and agenda updated with the information from the call for meeting invitation.

Delete Invitation

This option deletes the invitation of which the MOM is not updated.

Help

This gives the Help for creating the new invitation.

   

3.4.4.2           MOM

MOM option facilitates the creation of standalone MOM’s for meeting that does not have invitation created in SPLICE-M. All the MOM’s that are created are displayed when MOM is selected. Option is provided to select the FROM date and TO date to filter the MOM based on meeting date. Creation of MOM is possible on click of ‘Create New MOM’ button. Deletion of MOM is available for the users PM/PL when the MOM is in draft status.  The MOMs created by the client cannot be deleted by PM/PL even if it is in draft status. Options provided in MOM screen includes

 

Save as Draft

This option allows user to make partial entry and save. Saved as draft MOM’s are available for edit.

Save as Final

This option allows the user to save the MOM. Once finally saved MOM can be taken in word format. Finally saved MOM can’t be edited.

Back

This option takes user back to MOM screen

 

Entries in New MOM includes

 

MOM prepared Date

Date on which the MOM is prepared goes here. By default the current date is filled. Calendar is provided to change the date is required

Location

This is selectable from the combo that contains the name of the conference rooms of the respective center. Location and Other location are mutually exclusive options.

Other location

The name of the location where the meeting has taken place if it is not in the defined location. Location and Other location are mutually exclusive options.

Meeting Type

This can be selected from the combo containing the values Initiation, Kick-off, Project Closure, Status review, SMR, Quality Review, DP, Conference Call, Other

Attended By

This has a selection list of project members. For MOM’s created by the meeting invitation option, the invitees are by default populated as attended by members. For standalone MOM’s, those attended the meeting can be selected from the list

Coordinated by

This is selectable from the list that contains the invitees of the MOM.

Purpose

Purpose of the meeting goes here

Points Discussed

All the points discussed in the meeting shall be entered by the user here

Decision Taken

All the decisions taken in the meeting are recorded here.

Show Agenda

This option is used to enter the agenda of the meeting. This is populated by default for those MOM’s created by the meeting invitation option.

Show dates

This option is used to list the dates of the meeting. This is populated by default for those MOM’s created by the meeting invitation option. Option to add more dates in case of continuation of meeting is provided

Show PAL

If any action item is to be added to the project action log, this option is to be used.

 

Note: If the MOM is created when meeting invitation is used, the location / other location, Meeting type, meeting dates and agenda are made available from the invitation.

The MOM saved as final can be viewed by clicking the link. Option to open the MOM, as word is available.

Also in the Show PAL page, a delete option is provided for the PM to delete the PALs for the MOMs, with status ‘Save as Draft’ and for PALs with status ‘Open’ only.

 

·          A new non-mandatory field ‘Sub-project’ has been introduced.

·          The field can be entered manually by the user and same will be available in the view data grids, history pages and exported excels

 

3.4.4.3           Project Action Log:

All the action items identified for project is displayed in this screen.  One can see or edit the details of the PAL on clicking the PAL. Sort option is provide for the fields MOM, Source, Assigned date, Target date and status. Selection criteria based on status is available. Option is available to create a new PAL item and export the existing ones to excel format. New PAL can be created by selecting the ‘Add New PAL’ button on the tool bar. The entries include

 

Actions

The action that needs to be taken should be entered here.

Discussions

The discussions that lead to the action should be entered here.

Decisions

The decisions based on the discussions and the action proposed should be entered here.

Assigned to

This filed contains the name of the person to whom the identified action is assigned. The action appears as task in task central for the assigned person. Project member’s user list is provided for selection.

 

Source

The source for the action is to be selected here. It contains the list Status review, Causal analysis, SMR, PET, TCMG, SQA, DPC, DPG, Customer Call (Onsite), Others

Status

The status of the action is selected here. It includes Open, In progress, Transferred, Closed, Suspended, Dropped

Assigned date

Date on which the action has been assigned is entered here. Calendar is provided for date selection.

Target date

Date on which the action has to be completed is entered here. Calendar is provided for date selection.

Status updated date

Date on which the status of the action has been changed is entered here. Calendar is provided for date selection.

Reference

This is optional filed to enter any reference.

Remarks

This is optional filed to enter any remarks.

 

Options available include save, save and continue and back. PAL can be created by any of the project members.

 

The assigned date field will be disabled after the PAL item is been assigned and saved. Therefore while updating the PAL item, the assigned field will be disabled and cannot be modified.

 

When a user changes the status of the PAL item assigned to him/her, a mail will be trigger regarding the PAL status update. If the PAL item assigned user changes the status, mail is triggered to the creator and if the creator updates the status of the PAL item then the assigned user receives a mail on the status update.

·          A new non-mandatory field ‘Sub-project’ has been introduced.

·          The field can be entered manually by the user and same will be available in the view data grids, history pages and exported excels.

 

3.4.5           Project Details:

3.4.5.1           Project Information:

This is an information screen about the project with entry option provided for marketing contact and warranty date. The information provided in this screen depends on entries done in other options of SPLICE-M.  The details of entries include

 

As per Project Connect(ESA)

Project id, Project name, Project type, Planned start date, Planned end date, Billing type, Project actual start date, Billing customer name, Project execution location, PM, PL and QL

As per Estimation

Estimated effort in person months, Estimated size in FP / CI / KLOC

As per Customer details entered

Customer contacts

As per Role Allocation

Roles in the project

As per Roles / Profiles

L&T Infotech contact details

 

Entry includes

Warranty From

Date on which the warranty starts

Warranty To

Date on which the warranty ends

Current phase

Project can select the current phase they are working on. This is relevant for development projects and not for maintenance projects.

Marketing contact

Details of Marketing personnel can be entered here. Multiple entries are allowed.

Save option is provided.  The entry option is available for the PM and PL and for all other project roles, it is read only.

Project type will be displayed as ‘Upgrade-ERP’ and Delivery BU Name will be either ‘OR’ or ‘SAP’ for upgrade ERP types of projects.

 

3.4.5.2           Project Monitoring:

This option is available for the PM only. The frequency of various project events like status review etc is entered here.

Monitoring events include frequency of status review; project SMR, Preparation of MAP, frequency of MPP, time sheet updating, frequency of Control chart generation day.

Decision selection includes once a Daily, weekly, once every fortnight and once a month.

For SMR frequency, other than the above options, once in two months, Quarterly is available for decision selection

Entries include the day the event should happen and how many days before the reminder should be posted. 

Save and reset options are provided for the entries of Monitoring. For the events selected as daily, by default, the event happening day and the number of days for remainder is set to 1.

By default QMS suggested values are available. On resetting the values, default values are saved. Even if the projects have not changed this information, default values are considered and the escalation occurs based on the default values.  

 

·          A new feature is added in Project Monitoring page to add new activities and renaming some of the activities.

·          Following New activities have been added:

o    Status report to client

o    Client Status Review Meeting

o    Client Status Review meeting Day

o    SLA Tracking

o    PAL Tracking

o    Tracking RML

o    Tracking Issue Log

o    Causal analysis for recurring / critical issues

o    Defect Prevention activities

o    Tracking of SGM and  financial management activities

o    PMP updating

o    BCP awareness

 

3.4.5.3      Production Abend Sub Category

  • Under PMLC=> Project Details, a new link 'Production Abend Subcategory' has been introduced. This page will show by default four subcategories i.e. Critical, High, Medium, Low for Levels 1, 2 and 3. The fifth subcategory can be added, updated or removed.
  • If the fifth subcategory added by the user is in use under any work item in WIMS, then that subcategory cannot be removed or updated.
  • Also the level names can be edited.
  • Under PDLC=> Work Items Management, while creation of a production abend type of WI complexity point is made invisible, sub category drop down is introduced which populates the sub categories based on what is added in the PMLC >Project Details >Production abend sub category page.
  • The WIMS Consolidated report has been modified as per the details added in WIMS for production abend type of WI.
  • The WIMS timesheet details for production abend must display the activity, sub activity and the default planned efforts as empty and the l evel and sub category will be displayed in the Sub Category column in ‘Level_SubCategory’ format.
  • MAP will be generated for Production Abend type of WI in 'Data Support' sheet in the MAP template.

 

3.4.5.4      Project Definition:

Entry of details for sub projects, phases and iteration are provided in this option for the PM and PL. 

Sub project considers the project registered as the default sub project. Default sub project cannot be deleted. The project type for the default cannot be changed. If the project is of development type, option to select the sub project type as waterfall or Iteration is available.

New sub projects shall be defined by entering the sub project name and sub project type. Sub projects of type development should select the sub type between waterfall and iteration.  User created sub projects can be deleted if there are no related documents for the same. 

If the Project is of type ‘Upgrade-ERP’, either following SAP lifecycle or Oracle lifecycle, the Subproject Subtype will have value SAP lifecycle or Oracle    lifecycle, accordingly.

If it is of SAP lifecycle, following phases will be loaded:

1.     Project Preparation

2.     Business Blueprint

3.     Realization

4.     Production Preparation

5.     Production Support

If it is of Oracle lifecycle, following phases will be loaded:

1.     Inception

2.     Elaboration

3.     Construction

4.     Transition

5.     Production

If the main project is of type ‘Upgrade-ERP’, only subprojects of type ‘Maintenance-Other than ERP’ and ‘Upgrade-ERP’ will be allowed.

 

3.4.5.5      Project Technology:

This is an entry screen for the PM and PL where the technology of the project can be selected. The technology as available in Master list is populated and selection option is provided for the project. If a project has any new technology that is not mentioned in the list, the same can be added using the New technology option. During the project closure, PET shall add the new technology to the organization master if required.

 

3.4.5.6          Project Estimation:

Estimation is one of the most important activities in a project. Project estimation gives the option to the PM and PL to enter the estimation details for the project.

On selection of the Project estimation, QMS defined estimations for a project (Budgetary, Initial, Indicative and Post construction) is displayed for all the modules. Module selection is provided so that the estimations can be done for a selected module. Also a separate table lists all the versions of the estimations that are done. If any estimate file is to be modified, new versions of the same can be created from the baseline version by selecting the new version option. History button displays all the created versions as in VSS/SVN. For a project / module, only one estimate file for one type of estimation (Budgetary, Indicative, Initial and Post construction) can be created. Once created, they can be modified using the new version option.

Creating Estimation:

On selection of project estimation sub option from Project details option, the table displays the types of estimation for a project / module. On selection of a project / module, the new button appears on the toolbar. Click the new button to create a new estimation file.

For estimation, user can either use the QMS templates or Import the file in which the estimation has been done. The QMS template is available for the types FP (Function Point), PCM (Program Complexity Method), SPRCM (Software Problem Complexity Method) and BS (Base Sizing).  If the user imports a file in which estimation is done, it is first sent to SQA for approval and then undergoes the work flow process of Review à Authorization à Baseline.

Tailored template also can be used for estimation. For tailoring the estimation template, refer help of Tailoring process and template.

All the available templates are displayed and suitable template should be selected for creating estimation.  Entry options include

 

Estimation type

Select the estimation type from the list of values provided. List includes FP, PCM, SPRCM, BS and Others

File name

Estimation file name to be entered with extension. To find the extension of the selected template, place the mouse pointer on the template name. The complete path is displayed.

VSS path

Select the VSS path where the estimation is saved

Select save to save the file. This file shall be available in VSS and the same can be checked out for entering the estimation details.

Estimation details that needs to be entered / edited includes,

Estimation Method

Selectable from Function Point, Program Complexity Method, Software Problem Complexity Method and Base Sizing

Effort in Person months

Enter the effort as per estimation created

Estimation Size

Enter the estimated size as per the estimation created

Unit for Estimation

Selectable from FP, CI, KLOC, SPIC, Usecase and Others

Requirement Stability Index

The goal of requirement stability index needs to be entered here

Estimation size in KLOC

Enter the estimated size in KLOC. For arriving at the same, conversion factor as per the organization goals can be used

Effort in person months

This is calculated based on the effort in person months. Conversion factor used is 1 person month = 22 person days of effort

Once these details are entered, Estimation can be submitted to review process.

 

Deletion of Estimation:

Any estimation that is in draft status can be deleted. Draft estimations created from the baseline version cannot be deleted. To delete an estimation file, select the file by checking the check box and select the delete button provided on the toolbar. On confirmation from the user, the draft copy of the estimation is deleted from the VSS/SVN. 

 

3.4.5.7          Tailored Templates:

Project teams shall use this option to upload the tailored templates. Templates can be tailored for Estimation, status report and release note of project management related, Impact Analysis, WIMS design, program specification of Maintenance projects, Requirements, HLD, DLD, Program Specification and Test case of development projects. Entries include,

 

Show VSS mapping

The Mapped VSS path for the tailored templates are displayed here

Template Category

Category to which the template belongs. It is selectable from Estimation, status report, release note, Impact Analysis, WIMS design, Requirements, HLD, DLD, Program Specification and Test case

Technology

Option field provided to select the technology if required

Select File

Option provided to select the file from the user’s desktop for the tailored template

Reason for tailoring

Option to enter the reason for the tailoring of the template

Add selected file to the list

Click of this option adds the file selected for tailoring. This option enables user to upload a set of files as tailored templates. All the added files are displayed in a test box below.

Remove from List

This option to remove a file from uploading as tailored template

Upload list

On click of this button, all the files displayed in templates list to upload are saved in VSS.

Once the files are uploaded, on selection of tailored template option, the uploaded files are displayed. They should be selected and sent for SQA Approval before project teams can use them. Submit for SQA approval option is available in the toolbar.

For using the tailored templates, refer the details in the respective sections. 

 

·          The group roles PET and Metrics have been made BU specific as the person allocated as PET and Metrics for a BU will have the role visible in all the locations.

·          The reallocation of PET and Metrics role can be done under PMLC=>Tailoring Central=> Tailoring Administration and this link is visible for only PET and Metrics role.

·          The ‘Tailoring Central’ module has been introduced for Metrics role.

·          While sending the tailored templates from SQA to PET, the PET and Metrics can be selected from the data grid showing the PET and Metrics details for each BU and after clicking ‘Send to PET for approval’, the template will be sent to both PET and Metrics.

·          The status change option will be available for both PET and Metrics and anyone can Approve/Reject the template

·          After approval/rejection of the template, the Authorizer field will show the name of the person who has approved/rejected the template and in bracket the specific role will be shown.

·          While sending the tailored template from SQA to PET and Metrics, the PET and Metrics name will be auto-selected as per the delivery BU of the logged in project.

·          When PM sends tailored template for approval to SQA the mail will have the base location of the project for which the tailored template is created

·           There will be only one mail send from SQA to PET/METRICS, keeping PET/METRICS in TO section

·          After PET/METRICS APPROVES/REJECTS the tailored template, the mail will have the base location of the respective tailored template

·          On the select of BU Name the respective projects under that BU will be displayed.

·          If the particular BU does not have ant projects then the project name dropdown will be disabled.

·          History to be maintained for the complete flow of Tailored Template in Splicem.

·          “Valid till date” text box and Date field is introduced.

·           “Valid till project end date” column is added and column should be YES.

·          If “the valid end date” text box is updated by SQA/PET/Metrics, then the “Tailoring valid till project end date” column will be changed to “NO”.

·          Mail should be triggered only to those tailored templates which are not approved and Template Valid End date is less than current date or difference between valid date and current date is less than or equal then 7.

·          For a project without SVN/VSS, on click of “Tailored Template” and creating a new template icon. By default “Add Details” button will be displayed.

·          If category is selected as “template”, then “Notes for Document” field will be mandatory or template can be saved without Notes.

·          In SQA login, if the project is not mapped with SVN/VSS then “Notes for Document” column will be displayed. If project is mapped to SVN/VSS “Notes for Document” column will not be displayed.

·          In PET/METRICS login, the “Notes for Document” column will be visible for all the projects whether the project is connected to SVN/VSS or not. The “Notes for Document” column will be empty for the projects which are mapped to SVN/VSS.

 

3.4.5.8      Approval of Tailoring:

Approval of tailoring option is available for the SQA only. Toolbar options include

Save

The details of approved / rejected and the remarks entered by the SQA are captured.

Save and send mail

This options additionally sends a mail to the user

Help

Help on the usage of ‘Approval of Tailoring’ is provided here

Filters are provided to select entities for approval based on project code and by the status. Project ID’s of the entire projects in a center are displayed here for selection. Status includes for approval, Approved, Rejected and Allow deletion.

Tailored documents can be viewed by clicking the link provided on the document name.

Entries by SQA includes selection of Approved / rejected and entry of remarks if any.

File Upload

 

3.4.5.9      Reference Documents:

This option helps the project team to maintain any reference documents. This could mine be client given or L&T Infotech created documents. All the project team members and identified contact persons of Customer can upload the reference documents.

Toolbar options include

Upload files

Click this button to upload any new file /s to reference documents

Delete Documents

Option to delete the uploaded documents available to PL and PM

Help

Help on the usage of ‘Reference Documents’ is provided here

 

User inputs are

VSS path to upload

The path of VSS where the document should reside. On click of this button, VSS folders will be displayed in a separate window and the user can select the appropriate folder to upload the document

Document Category

Category to which the template belongs. It is selectable from Proposal, Contact / Letter of intent available, Contract review, Customer Profile, Scope of the project (SOW), Client requirement and others

Owner

This is selectable from values Customer and L&T Infotech

Select the file

Option to browse and select the file to be uploaded is provided

Remarks

Option to enter the remarks for the file uploaded is provided

Add

Click of this button adds the file to the file list for upload.

Files to upload

This shows all the files selected for uploaded to reference documents

Remove

Option to remove a particular file from the upload list

Upload

On click of this option, the files in the list are uploaded to reference documents of SPLICE-M

This option enables the user to upload multiple documents to different VSS locations in one click.

 

Even if the project is not mapped with SVN/VSS, user can create a template, without attached document to be uploaded and send for review process.

 

3.4.5.1  PMP

Project Management Plan is database driven and it can be filled section-by-section using SPLICE-M. SPLICE-M is designed to support creating of PMP and maintaining various versions of PMP for the project.

All the sections of PMP as defined in QMS are available as nodes in the PMP. Data can be entered against each and every node. Option is provided to maintain documents like Stakeholders responsibility matrix or Business Continuity Plan (BCP) along with PMP. Option to create PMP is available to PM and PL roles.  The PMP is approved by DH/SM.

Toolbar options include

 

Create New PMP

This option helps the user to create new PMP

Create New Version

This option helps the user to create a new version of the existing PMP

Delete PMP

Option provided to delete the draft version of PMP

Submit for review allocation

This option enables the user to submit the PMP for review.

View PMP

This option renders the PMP in html format. This includes the section 2 where the data is populated from the entries made in SPLICE-M. This view does not include the documents attached to PMP like BCP

Create new Reference documents

This option helps the users to add reference documents to PMP like Stakeholders Responsibility Matrix, Business Continuity Plan, DAR Worksheet and Grid Analysis CBM.

Help

Help on the usage of ‘PMP’ is provided here

Q

Link to QMS procedure to create PMP is provided here.

 

Note: When user will click on PMP, by default “file driven” option will be available.

 

PMP Approval MinorVersion

·          In case of Minor version of PMP approval, system will allow the user to select a list of PM s when there are multiple PMs allocated in project.

·          If there is only one PM assigned to a project and PL creates the PMP then PMP will get approved automatically as per existing functionality.

 

3.4.5.2      Planning:

Planning option helps the project teams to generate the MPP with certain data filled or maintain the planning using other templates like WAS, WBS etc.  Modify option is available for PM and PL while QL can view the same.  All the created plans are displayed once this option is selected.  Option to view the VSS/SVN history, delete and Refresh MPP option is available for all plans. 

Toolbar options include

 

New Plan

This option helps the user to create a new plan in MPP.

Other Planning templates

This option helps the project teams to maintain any other planning documents like WAS, WBS etc

Update Timesheet

This option is provided to publish the details of tasks planned in MPP to timesheet. Select the file and then click ‘Update timesheet’ to publish the MPP tasks to timesheet.

Help

Help on usage of ‘Planning’ is provided here

 

Click ‘New Plan’ to create a new MPP for the project. Entries in New plan screen includes

VSS path to upload

Click on the VSS folder structure icon to select the VSS path where the plan created should be saved.

File name

Entry provided to enter the file name of the plan

Sub project type

This is selectable from development or maintenance. Based on the project and subproject types available this combo will be populated.

Sub project subtype

If development is selected, sub project sub type should be selected from Waterfall or Iterative options.

 

When new plan is created using SPLICE-M, The following data is updated to MPP.

Phases: The various phases identified for the project are available as tasks for planning

·          All the Activities and sub activities ID is populated for selection. Here the User needs to correctly select the sub activity for the activity.

·          The sub projects created in the project are populated for selection by users

·          The billing milestones as available from OASIS are populated for user selection

·          The various technologies identified for the project are populated for user selection

·          The resources identified for the project are populated to the resource sheet with their PS numbers.

·          The Plans have the options of History, Delete and Refresh MPP.

·          History displays the versions of plans maintained in VSS/SVN

·          Delete option enables the user to delete the plan

·          Refresh MPP option, adds the default populated values to MPP if anything is added after the plan creation.

·          The following points are to be considered while creating the plan by PM / PL.

·          While creating plan, the PM or PL should ensure that the resources should not be added directly to the resource sheet without PS number.

·          Also the tasks should be saved with baseline before using the ‘Update Timesheet’ option is used.

·          The activity and sub activity selected should be appropriate. Please refer the following file for the same.

                                         

MPP

·          For Upgrade-ERP projects planning can be done in PMLC-->Project Details-->Planning which is already available in Splice-M only for Development and Implementation –ERP type of projects.

·          This is link is available only for PL & PM of the project to the planning.

·          Only view option will be provided for QL role.

·          Planning can be done in Microsoft project Plan tool integrated in Splice-M for SAP & Oracle type of BU’s under Upgrade-ERP projects.

·          Guidelines to create /Update the plan to Timesheet are available in the help file of Project plan page

  Sr.No.

ACTIVITIY

SUBACTIVITIY

1

Requirements

Elicitation/Analysis/Documentation

 

 

Review

 

 

Rework

 

 

Prototyping

2

High Level Design

Analysis/Design/Documentation

 

 

Review

 

 

Rework

 

 

Validation

3

Detail Level Design

Analysis/Design/Documentation

 

 

Review

 

 

Rework

 

 

Validation

4

Program Specifications

PS

 

 

Review

 

 

Rework

5

Coding

Coding

 

 

Review

 

 

Rework

6

Unit Test

Testcase  Preparation

 

 

Testing

 

 

Testcase Review

 

 

Testcase Rework

 

 

Test Preparation

7

Integ. Test

Testcase  Preparation

 

 

Testing

 

 

Testcase Review

 

 

Testcase Rework

 

 

Test Preparation

8

System Test

Testcase  Preparation

 

 

Testing

 

 

Testcase Review

 

 

Testcase Rework

 

 

Test Preparation

9

Release Implm.

Release Implm.

10

Proj. Mgmt.

Client /customer relationship

 

 

Proj. Estimation and planning

 

 

Proj. monitoring

 

 

Status review meeting

 

 

Proj. Closure

 

 

Defect Prevention

Appraisal counseling

11

Training

Attended

 

 

Imparted

 

 

Preparation

 

 

Self-Study

13

Quality Assurance

Audits

 

 

Process Improvement

 

 

Review/Analysis

 

 

Core

Project Consultancy

Metrics

Project monitoring

Reporting 

14

Config. Mgmt.

Config Management

17

General Work

R&D

 

 

Setup

 

 

Knowledge Management

Knowledge transition

18

Post Deliv.

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Bug fixiing

 

1.     After preparing the complete plan, the file should be checked into SPLICE-M.

2.     For publishing the tasks in the timesheet, select the file and click on ‘Update Timesheet’ option on Toolbar.

 

Note: Whenever the PM approves the time booked by the project members, the same is updated in MPP. So every time the MPP needs to be modified, the same should be checked out from SPLICE-M and modified. After modification, MPP should be checked in and ‘Update Timesheet’ should be selected to ensure the changed plan gets reflected in timesheet. Also before generating MAP, ‘Update Timesheet’ option should be selected to ensure the tasks completed are updated properly.

 

MPP 2010 Support

·          Under PMLC-->Project Details-->planning, user should be able to create MPP. User can enter the planning details in the created MPP template and can save it in 2010 format.

·          Using checkout/checkin user should be able to Update 2010 MPP template.

·          After updating MPP to timesheet the planning details will get visible in Splice-M timesheet.

·          After updating MPP with actual efforts, time booking details will get reflect in Gantt chart of MPP template.

 

 

Other planning templates:

Click ‘Other planning templates’ to create a plan for the project using templates like WAS or WBS.  The QMS templates of WAS, Iteration plan template, Work effort breakdown and Work item management (WIMS) sheet are displayed. User can select the required template for creating the plan.

Entries in Other planning templates screen includes

 VSS path to upload

Click on the VSS folder structure icon to select the VSS path where the plan should be saved.

File name

Entry provided to enter the file name of the plan

Sub project type

This is selectable from development or maintenance. Based on the project and subproject types available this combo will be populated.

 

Tool bar options include

Save

On entering the details click ‘Save’ to save the template in VSS. User can checkout the template and check in after filling the plan details. No workflow is built in for these planning documents. These plan details CANNOT be published to timesheet. Versions can be maintained using SPLICE-M

Back

Cancels the operation and takes to previous page.

Help

Help on usage of ‘Other planning templates’ is provided here

 

3.4.6           Client and Additional Parameters

The information about clients are listed under this session as “Accepted Value Adds”, “Innovations”, ” Client Appreciations”, “Client Complaints ”,”Client satisfaction feedback” and “SMR”.

3.4.6.1       Accepted Value Adds

Accepted Value Adds can be added, edited and deleted for a project from the link ‘Accepted Value Adds’ available in PMLC--> Client and Additional Parameters--> Accepted Value Adds.

3.4.6.2       Innovations

Innovations can be added, edited and deleted for a project from the link ‘Innovations’ available in PMLC--> Client and Additional Parameters--> Innovations.

3.4.6.3       Client Appreciations

 Client Appreciations can be added, edited and deleted for a project from the link ‘Client Appreciations’ available in PMLC--> Client and Additional Parameters--> Client Appreciations. Multiple client appreciation documents can be uploaded.

3.4.6.4       Client Complaints

Client Complaints can be added edited and deleted for a project from the link ‘Client Complaints’ available in PMLC--> Client and Additional Parameters--> Client Complaints

 

·          A new data grid for “No Client Complaints” has been introduced

·          By default on page load, last 6 months data will be shown and current month and year will be displayed in the dropdown.

·          The data grid can be exported to excel by clicking on “Export No Client Complaints to Excel” button.

·          User can search for the data by choosing the month and year and clicking on ‘Search’ button.

3.4.6.5       Client satisfaction feedback

CSI can be added, edited and deleted for a project from the link ‘Client Satisfaction Feedback’ available in PMLC--> Client and Additional Parameters--> Client Satisfaction Feedback.

 

3.4.6.6       SMR

SMR can be added edited and deleted for a project from the link ‘SMR’ available in PMLC--->Client and Additional Parameters----->SMR.

Functionality for uploading SMR checklist under each SMR created has been introduced.

Following are the scenarios to upload SMR checklist:

·          Restriction for updating SMR checklist will be made for 1 month only for all type of SMRs.

·          SM will be allowed to add and delete PAL along with PM and PL.  Though only the Open PALs can be deleted.

·          SM will be allowed to upload/modify/delete SMR document along with PM and PL

·         All the roles (PM, PL, SM, QL and DH) that have access for SMR page should also be able to pull report along with the roles SQA and QM.

 

3.4.7    Resource Planning

This report gives the resource planning done for month.

This report enables viewing the planning done for the resources under WIMS, PLP and MPP.

3.4.7.1     How to view Resource Planning Report?

  • The user should enter the date range for which the report has to be generated by entering the "From" and "To" date.
  • The user should select the resource name, sub project name and planned hours for which reports have to be taken.
  • After entering the criteria click on "Generate report" button on the Toolbar.

3.4.7.2     Role specific Functionalities

  • The Resource Planning report is available for PM, PL, SM, QL, SQA and QM.

3.4.7.3    Content of the page

  • The Generate report button is available in the toolbar.
  • The Export to Excel button is available in Toolbar.
  • Text boxes and calendar control to specify 'From date' and 'To date'.
  • The Project report is available for PM, PL, SM, QL and SQA.
  • Dropdown to select the Sub project and planned hours.

3.4.7.4       BMI and Pyramid Ratio

·        Export to excel functionality has been introduced in the BMI and Pyramid Ratio page

 

3.4.7.5     Role specific Functionalities

·          Above specified functionalities are available for PM/PL/QL/SQA/SM/DH

 

3.4.7.6     Content of the page

·          By default BMI, Ideal BMI, Pyramid Ratio, Ideal Pyramid Ratio, cadre group, number of resources will be displayed for the present month and year.

·          On selecting the month and year from dropdown the BMI, Ideal BMI, Pyramid Ratio, Ideal Pyramid Ratio, cadre group, number of resources will be displayed for selected month and year.

3.4.8        Resource Planning

This report gives the resource planning done for month.

3.4.9        Escalation:

Escalation is a mechanism where the senior management in the project is alerted by non-attending of the requirements of the projects. SPLICE-M has inbuilt escalation scheduler that escalates the unattended requirements in parallel to project and quality groups. The events for which the escalation can be done includes Risk, Issue, Audit, Project Action Log, Status review, SMR, Preparation of MAP and PMP

3.4.9.1      Configure Project Escalation:

PM has the option to configure the escalation for the project for the events as stated above. Tool bar options include

Save

Saves the Project escalation configuration

Help

Help on usage of ‘Escalation’ is provided here

 

In this option, all the events for which the escalation should be configured is available for selection. User should select one by one event and configure the same. The number of days beyond the target date should be mentioned for the escalation to happen. On escalation, email notification is sent to the escalated person so that action can be taken. 

3.4.9.2      Escalation View:

The configured escalations are displayed in this option to PL, QL and TM. Help is provided on this screen.

3.4.9.3      Escalation Report:

This option provides a report about the escalations that have occurred during the selected dates. For PM, option to select the project is available. Entries include

Selection of Project ID

For PM role, the required project ID can be selected. For other roles, it displays the report for the project selected in project central

Start Date

Date from which the report is required to be entered here. Calendar is provided to select the date.

End date

Date to which the report is required to be entered here. Calendar is provided to select the date.

All

This is a check box provided to select all escalations. Selection of this overrides the dates selected in the Start and End dates option

Search

Click this icon to see the report

Help

Help on usage of ‘Escalation’ is provided here

 

3.4.10    Project Goals:

Goals are required for the project to track the various metrics. Project Goals are set based on the Organization goals. Option is provided to tailor the project goals. There are four options in the projects goals setting namely Product, Process, Indicative and DP goals.

3.4.10.1    Product Goals:

Productivity, Defect density and Residual defect density are the product goals that are tracked in a project. On selection of the product goals option, the goals already set are displayed. In this screen, Organization goals are displayed for reference purpose and the PM or PL can change the goals if required. Options available in this screen includes

Save

Option to save the set goals. If the goals are same as organization standards, the saved goals are considered for MAP. If the goals are tailored, the same is sent for SQA approval before being considered for MAP.

Submit to SQA for Approval

When the goals are tailored as per project requirement, the technology is selected this button will be visible. This enables the user to send the tailored goals for approval. 

Help

Help on setting of ‘Product Goals’ is provided here

Org. Goals Version details

This displays the version of the organization goal that is displayed for reference. If the goals for the project is set using previous version of Org.Goals, when user comes to this screen, the latest goals is displayed. To view the previous version, select the relevant version from the combo.

Technology

Here all the technologies selected for the project is displayed. Productivity and Defect density goals can be set separately for the technologies selected in the project. For the MAP, the goal set for the first technology displayed is considered. 

Goals

All the goals can be changed as per the project needs. Remarks for changing the goals should be provided. When the goals are deviated from Organization goals, on save, the goals are saved but should get SQA approval before being used for MAP. Select the technology. ‘Submit to SQA’ for approval button will be visible. 

Org. Goals

There is a link provided to view the Organization goals.

 

3.4.10.2    Process Goals:

Process goals capture the goals for Development effort, Total effort, Schedule, Size variances, Review and defect removal effectiveness, Requirement Stability Index, Project Management, Quality Assurance and Review efforts on development. Options in this screen are similar to the ones available on product goal screen.  Tailored goals need SQA approval before being used in project MAP.

 

3.4.10.3    Indicative Goals:

This option is used for setting the distribution of efforts and defects for the phases in the project. These are indicative goals and do not have any approval work flow.

 

3.4.10.4    DP Goals:

This option helps the project teams to set the DP goals. The DPC of the center should have first entered the DP goals. Once this entry is done, the DP goals as entered by the DPC will be visible in this screen. The project teams can change the goals and save them. Various options available in this screen include

Save

Option to save the set goals.

Help

Help on setting of ‘DP Goals’ is provided here

Select project type

This is selection for the project type. If the project has sub projects of different types, the types are displayed here for selection

Percentage distribution for Design

This is an integer input the project team should enter. The Goals as entered is applicable for the complete project. Of these, the percentage to be considered for design is to be entered.

Percentage distribution for Coding

This is an integer input the project team should enter. The Goals as entered is applicable for the complete project. Of these, the percentage to be considered for coding is to be entered.

Goals

The goals as entered by DPC are displayed here. They are editable.

Category selection

Option to add new category is also available

In case of Maintenance goals entry, percentage distribution for design and coding is not required. Goals entered are as defects per person day for maintenance project.

 

3.4.11    Risk Central:

Risks are to be identified for the project and proper mitigation plan is also to be prepared for the same. SPLICE-M provides the option to capture the risks that can occur in a project and also track the same to closure.

A new column is added in Project risk Details Page display the last modified/monitored date for the risk log.

·          The Project Risk Details under PMLC displays the details of all the risks for the project. The column in the grid view displaying the risk details is renamed from ‘Modified Date’ to ‘Modified Date/Closed Date’.

·          Also the column ‘Modified Date/Closed Date’ will display the Last Modified Date for the unclosed risks and the Closed Date for the closed risks.

 

·          A new non-mandatory field ‘Sub-project’ has been introduced.

·          The field can be entered manually by the user and same will be available in the view data grids, history pages and exported excels.

 

3.4.11.1    View Organization Risks:

This option provides a view of the organization risks. The Organization risk database is maintained by Risk Database Administrator (RDBA role in SPLICE-M). Various options in this screen includes

Export to Excel (Toolbar)

Excel output of the Organization risk can be taken by clicking this option

Help (Toolbar)

Help on ‘View Organization Risks’ is provided here

Project ID filter

Use this filter to see the risks identified for the selected project. By default risks from all projects are displayed here.

Risk type filter

This is selectable from the various risk types available in Master.

Risk occurred filter

This is selectable from values ‘Yes’ or ‘No’

Probability filter

This is selectable from values 0.3, 0.6 and 0.9.

Impact filter

This is selectable from Very low, Low, Medium, High and Very high

Phase

This is selectable from values such as project, requirement etc. It depends on the phases available for the identified risks

Search

Select search after selecting the filter criteria to view the risks.

 

3.4.11.2    Closed Project Risks:

·          In ‘Closed Project Risk’ page from RDBA login, Filter search added for Submitted Date of closed Project Risks.

·          On click of “Risk Hit Count” button in ‘Closed Project Risks’ from RDBA login, ‘Risk Hit Count Report’ page will be displayed. After selecting required criteria, RDBA can generate the Hit count Report (BU wise or Centre wise) on click of ‘Generate Report’ button available in toolbar.

3.4.11.3    Account risk details:

Risks can be entered, modified and deleted.

 Above specified functionalities are available for DH, SM

·         How to add a risk?

Click on 'Add New Risk' button from the toolbar

·           How to edit/view a risk?

Click on 'Risk Description' hyperlink from the table 

·         How to delete a risk?

Select the checkbox from the table

Click on the delete button from the tool bar

Click on OK button for your confirmation   

·         How to view History in Risk?

Click on history button in data grid, if the History button is enabling for particular record.

Then user can view history details on another page.

User can see the detailed information about the each history by clicking link in the datagrid.

Use close button to close the pop up window.

·         How to select from Org. risk database?

Click on 'Select from org. risk DB' button   

·         How to filter using search criteria?

Select required values from Risk Category, Phase, Status, Risk Response and Account Name

Click on 'Search' image   

·         How to sort table details?

Click on the available hyperlink from the table header

Sorting will sort the details in the table either in ascending order or in descending order

Sorting can be done for the items like Risk Category, Account Name, Status of Risk, Actual Impact, Phase, Risk Response and Risk Severity   

·         How to export risk details to Excel?

Click on 'Export to Excel' button from the toolbar

 

3.4.11.4    BU Risk Register

It populates the consolidation of BU/Project/Account level risks. And BU Risk can be entered, modified and deleted by QM.

·         How to add a BU risk?

Click on 'Add New Risk' button from the toolbar

·         How to edit/view a BU risk?

Click on 'Risk Description' hyperlink from the table

·         How to delete a BU risk?

Select the checkbox from the table

Click on the delete button from the tool bar

Click on OK button for your confirmation

Delete option will available only to QM for BU risk.

·         How to filter using search criteria?

Select required values from Risk Applicability (BU/Project/Account Level),Probability, Risk Category,Impact, Phase, Status and Risk Response

Click on 'Search' image

·         How to sort table details?

Click on the available hyperlink from the table header

Sorting will sort the details in the table either in ascending order or in descending order

Sorting can be done for the items like Risk Applicability, BU/Project/Account Name, Action Plan, Risk Category ,Anticipated Impact ,Probability , Impact, Actual Impact, Actual Action, Phase, Risk Response and Status

·         How to export risk details to Excel?

Click on 'Export to Excel' button from the toolbar

 

3.4.11.5      Project Risk Details:

All the risks identified for the project is displayed here. Link on the risk enables PM / PL to edit or update the identified risk details. This option helps the project teams to create the project specific risks. Import from organization risks is available. The various options include

 

Add new risk (Toolbar)

Option to add new risk is available here. The details of entry options are explained below.

Delete Risk (Toolbar)

This option allows the selected risks to be deleted

Select from Org.Risk DB (Toolbar)

Use this option to import the risks from the Organization Risk database. On click of this option the organization risks are displayed with check boxes to select. The details are explained below

Export to Excel (Toolbar)

This option is provided to get the excel output of the risks

Help (Toolbar)

Help on ‘Project Risk Details’ is provided here

Q (Toolbar)

Link to QMS procedure to Manage risks is provided here.

Also, filter is provided to view the risks based on the criteria like Risk type, Phase, Response type and Action type.

 

New Risk entry options include                                   

Save (Toolbar)

This option is used to save the risk details entered

Back (Toolbar)

This option facilitate the user to cancel the risk entries

Help (Toolbar)

Help on ‘Project Risks details’ is provided here

This risk can be viewed by customer

Checking this allows the customer to view the identified risk. By default, this is not checked

Description

Risk description goes here. This is mandatory field

Identification date

This is the risk identification date. By default the current date is populated here

Anticipated Risk

This is selectable from values ‘Yes’ or ‘No’

Impact

This is selectable from Very low, Low, Medium, High and Very high

Probability

This is selectable from values 0.3, 0.6 and 0.9.

Risk Type

This is selectable from Resource, Project management – Estimation / planning, Internal (Organization), technology, tools, Customer (Requirements / Contracts), Deployment, External Others.

Phase

This is selectable from values from General, Requirement, Design, Development, Testing, Rel & Implementation and Warranty.

Risk Index

This is calculated as Probability * Impact

Risk Response Type

This is selectable from Preventive or Contingency

Risk Action Type

This is selectable from Avoid, Remove, Reduce, Transfer, Accept

Anticipated Impact

This is selectable from Effort, Schedule, Cost, Effort + Schedule, Effort + Cost, Schedule + Cost, Effort + Schedule + Cost

Risk Status

This is selectable from Monitored, Closed, Impacted, Elapsed

Actual Action

This needs to be filled with the actual action taken when the risk occurred

Actual Impact

This is selectable from Effort, Schedule, Cost, Effort + Schedule, Effort + Cost, Schedule + Cost, Effort + Schedule + Cost

Action Plan

The actions planned to mitigate the risk are to be mentioned here. For the risks that are in Monitored status, Action plan is mandatory

Action completion date

Date on which the action planned is targeted to be completed is entered here.

Assessment Date (Datagrid option)

Date on which the monitored risk is to be assessed should be entered here. Based on the entry for the assessment date, the task is displayed in task central

Assessed? (Datagrid option)

Selectable from Yes or No. When the assessed is no and assessment date > current date, the risk appears in task central.

Remarks (Datagrid option)

Remarks can be provided for the assessment details

Add (Datagrid Button)

After entering the assessment date, assessed and remarks, select add to add the assessment date

Remarks

This remarks is general for the risk identified

 

Import from Organization risk database page includes options as follows

Add to project risk details (Toolbar)

Click of this option, adds the selected risks to Project risk details

Back (Toolbar)

This takes user back to Risk central page

Help (Toolbar)

Help on ‘Importing from Organization Risks’ is provided here

Risk type filter

This is selectable from the various risk types available in Master.

Probability filter

This is selectable from values 0.3, 0.6 and 0.9.

Impact filter

This is selectable from Very low, Low, Medium, High and Very high

Risk occurred filter

This is selectable from values ‘Yes’ or ‘No’

Search

Select search after selecting the filter criteria to view the risks.

 

In Project Risk table, a new column named ‘Last Assessed Date’ is been introduced which will display the last assessed date for the risks with assessment details.

3.4.12    Issue Central:

Project issues are captured using this option.

3.4.12.1    ADD / Modify:

This option helps the users to create the new issues. All the issues created for the project and have open status is displayed in this screen. All the project members can create the issues using this option. Only the creator of the issue, the person to whom the issue is assigned, PM and PL can edit the details of the issue. Others can use the View / Respond option to give the response to the created issue. Various options available includes

New Issue (Toolbar)

Click on this option to create a new issue. The detail of new issue addition is as below.

Help (Toolbar)

Help on ‘Creating / editing issues’ is provided here

 

Options available in new issue entry screen are

Save (Toolbar)

This options saves the issues created for the project

Back (Toolbar)

This option takes the user to the issues screen.

Help (Toolbar)

Help on ‘Creating / editing issues’ is provided here

Issue Description

The issue description should be entered here.

Issue reference Number

This is a system generated number

Raised by

The name of the person who raises the issue goes here. By default, the logged in person’s name is populated. Search option is provided to modify the raised by person/s.

Raised Date

The date on which the issue is raised is entered here. By default current date is populated. User can change the date using the calendar control provided

Assigned to

This field takes the person to whom the issue is assigned to respond. Search option is provided from where the required user can be selected. This list contains the project members, added customers and support group members names

Assigned to an external person

This option enables the issue to be assigned to an external person. Access to SPLICE-M will not be there for the external persons to whom the issue is assigned.

Reference document

Any reference document that refers to this issue shall be entered here

Category

This is selectable from Technical, Resource, Communications and IGCC Issues

Target date

 The planned date on which the issue needs to be resolved is entered here. Calendar control is provided to select the dates.

Date resolved

The actual date on which the issue is resolved is entered here. Calendar control is provided to select the dates.

Severity

This is selectable from Critical, Major and Minor

Status

This is selectable from Open, Closed, Deferred and Transferred to Risk

Remark

Any remark that the user wants to enter for the issue can be entered here

View to customer

This is a checkbox provided to facilitate the project team to display the issue to the customer. If an issue is assigned to a customer, that issue will be by default viewed by the customer. By default this check box will not be selected.

File to Upload

Option is provided to select a file from desktop and upload the same to the issue.

 

3.4.12.2       View / Respond Issue:

·          This option helps any one from the project team to respond to the issue. The open issues are displayed in this page with an option to export to excel. Help is provided.

·          Filter is provided to select the issues based on particular status; Severity or View by is provided. Select the required filter criteria and click on the search button to view the issues based on the filter criteria.

·          To view or respond to an issue, click on the issue link. All the previous responses are displayed in this screen. The following options are available.

 

Save (Toolbar)

This options saves the response created for the issue

Back (Toolbar)

This option takes the user to the previous screen.

Help (Toolbar)

Help on ‘View / Respond issues’ is provided here

Response

User can provide his response in this area. This mandatory for saving the response

File to Upload

Any relevant files can be uploaded from the desktop to the issue

Browse

This helps the user to browse and pick the file to upload

 

3.4.12.3       Causal Analysis:

Causal analysis details can be entered to SPLICE-M for those issues that are of recursive nature. Project teams can enter the Causal analysis for the issues based on the severity of the issues. One or a group of issues can have one causal analysis. All the available issue groups are displayed in this screen with an option to create a new group.  Also the following options are available for the issue groups.

Create Causal Analysis

Click on this button takes user to the causal analysis entry screen

Delete

Click on this button, deletes issue group

View

Click on this option displays the issues in this group

The option and entries when new is selected includes

New (Toolbar)

This option helps the user to create a new issue group or enter the causal analysis for the existing issue group. On click of the new button, screen with following details are displayed

Issue Group Name

This is a selectable Combo. This has all the group names already created. User can select the issue group for which the causal analysis needs to be made

New / Modify Issue Group

On click of this option, another screen is displayed where the existing issue groups can be modified or a new group created. On click of this option, the following options are available

Save (Toolbar)

This option saved the issue group created or modified

Back (Toolbar)

Click of this back button, takes user to the New Causal analysis screen

Issue Group Name

This has a list of all the issue groups that can be modified. Select the issue group, if any needs to be modified

New Issue group name

If a new issue group is to be created, enter the name of the new issue group and save the same

 

Entry options provided in the New Causal analysis screen includes

Cause

This is where the user enters the root cause for the issue.

Causal Analysis Date

This is the date on which the causal analysis is made. Calendar is provided to select the relevant date. This date cannot be lesser than the project start date

Corrective Action

User needs to enter the corrective action if any.

Responsibility

The corrective action identified shall be assigned to the selected members from the project team. Selection from the project team members is provided

Action by date

This is the date on which the corrective action should be implemented. Calendar is provided to select the relevant date. This date cannot be greater than the project end date

Status

This is selectable from Open, Closed and On hold. This status of for the corrective action identified.

Results

The results after implementing the corrective action should be entered here.

 

3.4.13       DP central:

Defect prevention is an important activity for all projects. In development and in maintenance project, the project teams identify the defects that need to be prevented. Organization defect database is a repository of all the identified defects across various projects and platforms have experienced. The various activities of defect prevention is addressed in SPLICE-M with the following options

 

3.4.13.1       Defect Prevention Log:

This link is available to the Defect Prevention Group (DPG) of a project. DPG can create the DP log for the project. All the identified defects are displayed in this screen. DPG can edit the identified defect details by clicking the link provided on the defect.

Filters are provided for Phase, Source and Defect category are provided. Also Sort option is provided for Phase, Source and Defect category. Options available on clicking this option is as follows

 

Add New DP Details (Toolbar)

This option helps DPG members of a project to add a new defect to the DP log. The details of entry are provided in the below table.

Delete defect (Toolbar)

This option helps the DPG to delete the existing defect in DP log.

Select from Organization DB (Toolbar)

This helps the users to import a defect from Organization Defects DB. The details are provided below

Export to Excel (Toolbar)

This option helps users to export the project defect data to excel sheet.

Help (Toolbar)

Help on ‘Project DP details’ is provided here.

Q (Toolbar)

Link to QMS DP procedure is provided

 

Options while adding a new defect to DP log

Save (Toolbar)

This option saves the defect entered by the DPG

Back (Toolbar)

This option cancels the entries made by the users.

Help (Toolbar)

Help on ‘Creating Defect prevention entry’ is provided here.

Defect Description

This is where the defect description is entered. This is the defect that the project team should prevent during various phases of the project.

Defect Identification Date

This is the date on which the defect is identified for prevention. Calendar is provided to select the relevant date.

Defect Category

This is selectable from ‘Missing, Interface, Program Logic, Optimization / performance, Data, Standards, Suggestions, Not relevant / Redundant / Error in supporting documents, Clarity, Cosmetics / Presentation’ These are the categories that are available for defect categorization in review log and bug report. User should select the appropriate category.

Target Date

This is the date on which the defect prevention should be verified for. Calendar is provided to select the relevant date.

Date of Implementation of Preventive action

This is a date on which the implementation of prevention starts. Calendar is provided to select the relevant date.

Phase

This is selectable from the list of phases as defined for the project

Source

This is the source of the defect. This is selectable from DDB, Past project, Current Project

Preventive Action Plan

Please enter the details of the preventive action plan here.

Assigned to

The project members to those the preventive action implementation is assigned to be selected here from the user list search provided.

Root Cause

The root cause because of which the defect is likely to happen is entered here

Remarks

Any remarks are entered here.

 

On selection of the option to import from Organization DB, all the defects from Organization DB is displayed with a check box to select the defect for importing. Phase filter is provided for easy selection. Options while importing a new defect to DP log from Organization DB

 

Add to project database (Toolbar)

The selected defects are added to project DP log on click of this option.

Back to DP details (Toolbar)

This button takes user back to the DP log screen.

Export to Excel (Toolbar)

This option helps users to export the defect data to excel sheet.

Help (Toolbar)

Help on ‘Importing defects from Organization DB’ is provided here.