Pattern are particularly suitable for activities that have to be repeated in a project, such as creating new releases. A pattern thus fulfills the purpose of a template in which specific components have already been created. The pattern offer you reusable solutions for typical project situations, which you can apply with a few clicks.
A pattern in objectiF RM thus fulfills the purpose of a template in which specific components are already created. The components of a pattern can be elements such as requirements, test cases, queries and project views. Which components a pattern has depends on which area is to be refined by a pattern.
The pattern catalog contains all patterns that have been created for the selected context element. objectiF RM provides patterns for the areas: Requirements Engineering, Requirements-Based Development, Planning and Controlling, and Quality Management. You can change the existing patterns or simply create new ones.
The pattern catalog is divided into two areas. On the left you can see all available patterns that are offered in a specific context. When you select a pattern, a description of the pattern is displayed on the right. Ideally, a description consists of a purpose, an application, and a graphical representation.
You call up the sample catalog:
- using the context menu of an element (for which a pattern was created) and choose Pattern Catalog.
Any user with administrator rights or who has access to the Settings window can create patterns.
Add description and tooltip
When you create a pattern, you can store a description for the pattern and tooltips for the individual pattern elements. These tooltips are then displayed in the configuration dialog in the form of tooltips when you apply the pattern.
Whether you can apply a pattern to an element depends on whether a pattern has been created for the element. The Apply Pattern command is available from the context menu of an element.