- Building Documents
- Building Diagrams
- Reporting Work Items
- Traceability Matrices
- Working with Reviews
- Using Baselines
- Other Authoring Tools
- Getting Started with Azure DevOps
Building requirements specifications could not be easier. Smart Docs allows you to build documents online that can include existing Work Items from a project or used to to create new Requirements!
Step 1 in building a Smart Doc is to build the meta template – this will allow you to create a document structure that people building documents MUST adhere to!
Step 3 is to build Reusable templates that retain the structure of your previous Smart Doc and also include the content of that Smart Doc so you don’t have to start from scratch.
Learn how to build a Diagram directly inside your Azure DevOps project. Use the pre-made stencils to easily drag and drop shapes and connect them quickly and easily.
Attach Work Items from the backlog directly to your Azure DevOps Diagram – or use the tool to build new Requirements that will show up directly inside your backlog.
Reporting Work Items
Learn to build output templates in our primary reporting tool to easily output any artefacts from your project.
Output your Smart Docs or Diagrams with the click of the Smart Report button – easily apply Word templates that give your document the look and feel your team needs.
Run queries inside reports to easily see your requirements directly alongside your static content – include tables, images, text, and more to frame your Requirements in an easy to read report.
Learn how to build a full Horizontal Matrix using 6 dropdown menus – easily pull up to 10 work items levels into your matrix simply by adding another dropdown and choosing your Work Item!
Learn how to build a Horizontal Matrix by pulling in Work Items using QUERIES – easily organize the information pulled in by the query through simple dropdown selections.
Build a matrix that shows how your Test Cases align with your User Stories/Requirements – easily create an always up to date matrix that helps you manage/define relationships between Work Items.
Working with Reviews
Choose your reviewers / approvers and choose which Work Items they should approve and by when. Building a review is quick and simple.
Other Authoring Tools
Learn how to create interactive visualizations that will allow your team to do wireframing and mockups – drag and drop interface with full interactions.
Discover how adding requirements to Mockups can be done quickly and easily with the click of a single button – learn how to add more functionality to your mockup.
Learn how to build a Use Case narrative that automatically creates a Flow Diagram that can be easily adjusted to reflect the Use Case you describe – learn the text controls that make it all possible.
Discover how to easily add requirements into a Use Case through Smart Tags – add more functionality into your Use Case to ensure you’re building the best requirements.
Design and build questionairres that allow users to ask the right questions when gathering requirements. Ensure that your BA’s ask the right questions to elicit Requirements.
Getting Started with Azure DevOps
Easily view Work Item lists that are relevant to you through the Work Items tab built into ADO. Great for easily finding out which Work Items you are a part of.
Use the KANBAN board to easily view Work Items grouped by their current state. Use the dynamic interface to easily adjust Work Items directly from their cards or use the drag ‘n drop interface.
Organize your team’s Sprints through an interface that includes both a Backlog and a Board view. Set iteration dates and task/bug out requirements.
Gauge how much work your team can accomplish during an iteration. Easily see how much time individual members can commit to a type of task – such as design or development.
Understand how to build a flat list query and how to use that query to make dashboard charts and graphs for easy viewing and consumption.
Using flat queries more effectively can easily allow you to represent any type of information from your database. Knowing how to use this query for more than a simple Work Item search can be incredibly useful.
Building Direct Link queries allows you to easily view which Work Items have a something drectly attached to them. This query is very helpful for finding Work Items with Test Cases attached.
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