Transparency and project health
Here is a list of Transparency and project health features:
- Track your progress using reports
- Reports are configurable by the process
- Exporting reports
- The data warehouse
- Build reports
- Work item reports
- Source control reports
- Repository and data warehouse reports
- Project health and team information at a glance
- Highly customizable
- Mini Dashboard
- Personal Dashboards
- Wiget Catalog
- See what others are working on
- Progressive Disclosure and drill-in
Track your progress using reportsThe Team Reports component allows you to track various aspects of your project’s progress using reports. These reports are available both in the rich client and in the web UI. Rational Team Concert ships with a library of predefined reports that will allow you to get going with reporting right away.
To view a report in the Eclipse-based IDE client, expand the project area in the Team Artifacts view. Expand Reports > Shared Reports, and double-click to open a report from within one of the folders.
To view a report in the web UI, select the Reports menu in the top navigation area, select “Shared Reports”, and then select a report.
Reports are configurable by the processReports are configurable so that they reflect the process that your development team uses. Although Rational Team Concert contains a library of more than fifty pre-defined report templates, these are not all necessarily applicable to every way of working. In recognition of this fact, a list of reports may be specified in a process template so that all project areas created from this template will automatically contain the selected reports.
Exporting reportsWhile HTML is often a convenient way to view reports, many users will have requirements to view reports in alternative formats. The Team Reports component supports exporting any report to a variety of formats. The current list of supported formats includes PDF, PostScript, Excel, Word and PowerPoint. To export a report, first view it in the report viewer (either in the Eclipse-based IDE client or in the web UI). Select the Export toolbar action and specify an output format to save the file to disk.
The data warehouseA data warehouse is a special database designed to store aggregated, historical data. This data can then be easily queried and used to discover trends and justify changes (or non-changes) based on those trends. The Reports component implements a data warehouse on the Jazz Team Server, which is populated daily with a plethora of data about many different artifact types, including work items, streams, and builds. In fact, many of the out-of-the-box reports included with Rational Team Concert use this data to provide historical trend charts (compare these charts with those that plot only the current state of the repository).
The data warehouse requires no configuration out of the box, and will automatically begin collecting data for the reports to present.