Maintenance Toolbox

The Maintenance Toolbox provides the elements and connector for defining and monitoring Issues, Defects, Changes, work Tasks and Tests for project management.

Maintenance Toolbox pages

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Except where discussed here, each element and relationship that you can create using these Toolbox pages is described in the UML Elements and UML Connectors sections of the Help.

An Issue element is a structured comment that contains information about issues relating to the system or model; affected elements are linked by Trace connectors.

A Change element is a structured comment that contains information about changes requested to the system/model; affected elements are connected by Trace connectors.

A Task element defines a task attached to an element; you can  assign resources specifically to the task rather than just to the parent element, and monitor the tasks on diagram Gantt charts.

A Test Case element defines what must be set up in order to test a particular feature; you can use it to define a set of tests once for a number of elements. As an element rather than a property, it provides greater visibility for tests.

An Entity is an abstract type that is often used in analysis to record that something is of interest to the system, without necessarily defining how it will be represented in the system. 

A Test element represents a step in any of the Basic, Alternate  or Exception Paths of a Scenario, created within a Use Case or other element.

A Defect element is a structured comment that contains information about defects relating to the system or model; affected elements are linked by Trace connectors.

Task Behavioral Diagram Elements Trace Generate Test Cases Test Element Test Case Structural Diagram Elements Defects Changes Issues UML Connectors

Notes

  • To add an element to the currently-open diagram, click on the appropriate icon and drag it into position on the diagram; set an element name and other properties as prompted
  • To add a relationship, click on the appropriate icon, then click on the start element in the diagram and drag to the end element

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