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When Does a Teams Process Apply?

Stephen Long (14311013) | asked Dec 18 '13, 5:21 a.m.

Up to now all of our processes have been customised at the Project Area Level and apply globally to the project.  We are now looking to import our documenation library into RTC and documentation does not need the same level of control as source code.  We are therefore looking at creating a process that only applies to the documention component, but it not clear from the documenation when a team process customisation applies.

Is it the component owner that determines the process to follow for source control?

Is it the workitem category (Filed Against) that controls the process for the Workitem?

Does the Team Process inherit from the Project Area Process and then override it or does it replace the Project Area process when in effect?

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Ralph Schoon (63.1k33646) | answered Dec 18 '13, 6:53 a.m.
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The process for any item is controlled by the Owner of the item and the rols / permissions and operational behavior the performing user has in the context of the owning item.

For work items the category and its association to a team or project area and the roles a user has in this context controls this.
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Geoffrey Clemm commented Dec 18 '13, 7:31 p.m.

Note that a work item is an example of where the "process owner" of an item is not the value of the "Owned By" property.   In particular, the process owner of a work item is the value of the "Team Area" or "Project Area" property of the work item.   Note that the value of the Team/Project Area property is related to the Filed_Against property of the work item, the Planned_For property of the work item, and the category mapping information in the project area.
In contrast, the "process owner" of a component is the project/team area identified by the Owned By property of the component, except when the component is owned by an individual user, in which case that component is not under normal process control.

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