Deadlines. Cruel things they are.
When Rational Quality Manager 1.0 came out last fall, one of the features that was on the fence was multiple projects. This feature enables users to segregate project information into isolated project areas. This data separation was a feature designed for organizations with multiple quality management projects, that required the ability to restrict data access on a project-by-project basis. The feature didn’t make the cut. Well – to be completely honest, most of the feature didn’t make the cut. Some of the feature was actually implemented, but disabled.
With the upcoming Rational Quality Manager 1.0.1, this feature now makes its debut. Quality management teams now have the ability to create project areas, and assign access to those areas to the individual team members. It’s a simple feature, but a powerful one. When you upgrade to RQM 1.0.1, here’s what you’ll see (look in the top right corner):
Users who have access to multiple projects will be able to flip between projects by selecting from a drop down box in the top right corner of their desktop.
Simple, but smart.