Linking change sets in the RM application to work items

To increase traceability in the development lifecycle and prevent the delivery of unauthorized changes, you can track your work in change sets and create links between change sets in the Requirements Management (RM) application and work items in the Change and Configuration Management (CCM) application. Links to work items are shown on the Current Configuration menu and in the RM change set editor.

You can delete the link from either the work item in the CCM application or from the change set editor in the RM application.

Before you begin

  • Ensure that you are familiar with project areas, components (if supported), baselines, streams, and change sets (if supported).
  • Ensure that you are familiar with global configurations and personal streams (if your organization uses them).
  • Ensure that you are logged in to a project.
  • You must have permission to manage change sets.
  • A change set must exist.

About this task

You can link a change set to one or more work items.

An administrator can further control changes to artifacts by requiring team members to link change sets to work items or change requests that have at least one approval. The governance of your project or organization determines when this option is enabled. For example, at the start of a project or release, this option might not be enabled so that team members can easily deliver many changes. Toward the end of a milestone or release, the option might be enforced so that only authorized changes are delivered. If this option is enabled, review the work item to ensure that it is approved (as defined by the application that manages work items) before you deliver your change set. Dependent change sets must also be linked to approved work items.

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