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Create views

Unlike queries, views use predefined evaluation types that essentially define how the data is displayed. Depending on the view type, you can display different contents and adapt them at any time. objectiF RPM offers the following view types:

General views

  • Backlog views (shows requirements, use cases and activities)
  • Directories with files (shows directories and files hierarchically)
  • Time recording (weekly view, which users can use to enter their times)
  • Requirements hierarchy with activities (displays requirements and the activities to which they are assigned)
  • Staff members with activities (displays the activities to which an employee has been assigned)

Project views

  • Project with input / output
  • Project with requirements
  • Project plan (Gantt chart of the project plan)
  • Project plan with staff utilization

Activity views

  • Activities with input/output (displays all inputs and outputs for an activity)
  • Activities with scheduled requirements
  • Activities with staff assignment (displays all assigned users for an activity)
  • Activity plan as Gantt chart/ Activity plan
Creating new view
  1. Open the window Products by eye with the Show Products command.
  1. Determine a package and choose the context menu command Create other/ View.
  2. Under Type, select a view and rename it under Name if necessary.
  3. Under Context element, select the project, activity, or package.

Under View Configuration, you determine which properties you want to display.

  1. To do this, click – on the left – on the respective entity to display its properties …
  1. …right – via the plus button.

You can overwrite the Column name field. By default, the name of the property is entered there.

  1. Click OK to create the view.
Context element

You use the context element to determine which package, activity, and so on is to be evaluated in the view.

For views of the type Domain Backlog, enter a backlog – that is, a package with requirements – on the Context Elements tab.

For views of type Requirements backlog, specify the package to which the requirements are to be moved on the Context Elements tab on the left under Backlogs – a source package and on the right under Target Backlogs.
You can use these views to move or reference requirements from one package (for example, requirement definition) to another package (for example, release backlog).

For Requirement scheduling views, enter a backlog – that is, a package – or an activity on the Context Elements tab. To do this, click on Package on the left and then on the plus button to specify a package with requirements. The same applies to activities. Click Activity on the left, and then click the plus button to select an activity.

Hierarchical option

You use the Hierarchical option to specify that requirements are also to be searched for in subordinate packages and displayed in the view.


On the tab page, you can define one or more filters. To do this, click the Plus button. The filter expression consists of two parts:

Select Navigation Path 

Depending on what you have marked on the left side, you will get all available category properties for this type, which you can select with a click.

Select property

Depending on which category you have selected, you will get all available properties that you can select with a click.

Select operator

Select an operator by clicking on it.

LIKE Checks the value for matches and displays the data that contains the value.
NOT LIKE Checks the value and displays the data that does not contain the value.
= Displays the data that is identical to the value.
!= Displays the data that does not match the specified value.
< Displays the data whose value is smaller.
> Displays the data whose value is greater.
<= Displays the data whose value is less than or equal to
>= Displays the data whose value is greater than or equal to

Select comparison value

Enter the value here. You cannot select values from a list. You must know the values and enter them in the field.

Activities with input/output

In this view, activities with the assigned inputs or outputs are displayed hierarchically. The assigned inputs and outputs are light blue highlighted.

Activities with scheduled requirements

This view displays activities with the assigned requirements. The requirements are highlighted in green.

Activities with staff assignment

This view displays activities with the assigned users. You can display various attributes for the users, such as planned working time, first planned working day, and so on.

Activity plan

The project activities are displayed hierarchically in this view. In contrast to the project plan, you can use the activity plan to divide a very large project into subplans in order to display activities in manageable units.

Project plan

This view displays the activities of your project with their control flows and dependencies.

Requirements with revisions

In this view, you see the revisions that were created for the individual requirements.

Requirements scheduling

Requirements scheduling is a backlog view that shows requirements on the left and activities on the right. You can use Drag & Drop to assign requirements to an activity.

Requirements hierarchy with activities

Die Sicht listet hierarchisch Anforderungen und die Aktivitäten auf, denen sie zugeordnet sind. Die Aktivitäten erkennen Sie am blauen Hintergrund.

Requirements backlog

Using backlog views, you can quickly and clearly prioritize, edit, and distribute requirements for further development in release backlogs.

Domain backlog

The identified requirements and use cases are collected centrally in a domain backlog and distributed from there. This is the “starting point” for release planning.

Staff members with activities

In this view, you see the project team members on the left and the activities to which the employee is assigned below them.

Activities with input/output

The view shows the receipts and expenditures of the individual project activities for the entire project. You can recognize the receipts and expenditures by the highlighted background.

Project with requirements

The view shows which requirements are assigned to the individual activities for the entire project. You can recognize the requirements by the green background.

Project plan with staff workload

This view is divided in two. In the upper area you see the project plan and below it the user workload.

Directories with files

In this view, you can see which files are stored in the directories.

Time recoding

This view can be used by project team members to record working times and to specify how much of their working time was used for which activities.