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How do I add Use Case diagrams to a Traditional Requirements template ?

Sterling Ferguson-II (1.6k9282269) | asked Jul 02 '12, 11:17 a.m.
edited Jul 02 '12, 9:49 p.m. by Geoffrey Clemm (30.1k33035)

We have a site using the Traditional Requirements template to do Requirements. I was demoing the Use Case Template for another team and now the first site wants to "add" Use Case diagrams to their Traditional Requirements template.

Is this possible? Has anyone done this?

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Rosa Naranjo (2.9k11723) | answered Jul 18 '12, 2:29 p.m.
Hello Sterling
The Traditional Requirements project template already includes use-case diagrams.  Maybe you meant use cases which is an artifact type that is, by default, a part of the Use Case Requirements template. 
You may want to explore using project templates which can be customized to create new projects.

See these links in the v40 infocenter:

For example, create an empty project (using an existing default project template or another customized project template), add some use cases to the project, then save out this "new project" as a new template and tick the "include artifacts" when creating the template.

Sterling Ferguson-II commented Jul 18 '12, 3:08 p.m.


Thanks for your response.

1) What do you mean "The Traditional Requirements project template already includes use-case diagrams."? Where is this located?

2) Are you confirming that the only way to add these options is for a new project to be created off of a template customized from pieces of each?



Rosa Naranjo commented Jul 18 '12, 4:13 p.m.

Sterling, 1) What I mean is 'the template already includes use case diagrams as a default artifact format'. Here is the description of the Traditional Requirements project template: Provides a structure to support traditional requirements projects. Artifact types include features, software requirements, stakeholder requests, sketches, parts, use-case diagrams, and terms.

2) see Robin's answer below. there is much simpler way, but the project template feature allows you to save and reuse your structure and other definitions for future project creation.

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Robin Bater (3.4k47) | answered Jul 18 '12, 3:47 p.m.
Hi Sterling,

Use Case diagrams are a system defined Artifact Format, so the easiest way to add it to an existing template, is to open the existing project and from the Manage Project Properties page create a new Artifact Type selecting the default format Use-Case Diagram, choosing a Name, Use Case icon, and any attributes needed and save.

When you want to create a new use case diagram, this new artifact type, will be available in the Create dialog.

If you want to reuse this new project template structure, you can create a new project template for use in creation of new projects. To create project templates you need JazzAdmin repository permissions, an Analyst CAL and be an administrator in that RRC project.

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