As an ALM project administrator, you use Project Customization to control access to a project by defining the users who can access the project and by determining the types of tasks each user can perform. You can also customize a project to meet the specific requirements of your organization.
Project customization overview
The following table summarizes what you can do to customize projects.
|Manage users in a project||
You can add and remove users from an ALM project. You can also assign users to user groups to restrict user access privileges.
|Manage user groups and permissions||
You can assign privileges to user groups by specifying permission settings. This includes specifying transition rules and hiding data.
|Customize project entities||
You can modify system fields and add user-defined fields for project entities.
|Customize requirement types||
You can add requirement types to your ALM project and define which fields are available and which fields are required for each requirement type.
|Customize field lists||
You can add custom field lists to a project. A field list contains values that users can enter in system fields or user-defined fields.
|Cross project customization||
You can use cross project customization to apply customization from a template project to one or more linked projects.
|Customize risk-based quality management||
You can customize criteria and criterion values for risk-based testing, and customize default testing efforts and testing levels.
|Generate workflow scripts||
You can use the script generators to perform customizations on field lists and dialog boxes of the Defects module.
You can set up automatic mail notification rules to inform users via email about defect field changes.
|Activate alert rules||
You can activate alert rules to instruct ALM to create alerts and send email when changes occur in the project.
|Customize project planning and tracking KPIs||
You can create and customize the project planning and tracking (PPT) KPIs.
|Create and design project report templates||
You can create and design report templates that project users can assign to template-based reports.
|Configure Business Process Testing||
You can configure Business Process Testing
You can create business views which can be used as a basis for creating reports in the Analysis View module.
You can configure settings for working with Sprinter for manual testing in ALM.
|Customize UFT Mobile enabled projects||
You can customize the settings of a UFT Mobile enabled project by overriding the default UFT Mobile configurations defined at the site level.
|Customize IDE Connector||
You can perform the necessary customizations to work with Application Lifecycle Intelligence.
Applicable only if you enable the ALM Dev Extension. For details about IDE Connector Customizer, see IDE Connector Customizer add-In.
Open and close Project Customization
You customize projects in the Project Customization window.
To open or close Project Customization:
Open ALM Desktop Client. For details, see Start ALM.
On the masthead, click Tools and select Customize.
To exit the Project Customization window and return to your ALM project, click Return in the upper-right corner of the window.
You can save a customization change as a major change or a minor change. The option you select determines if the customization is reloaded when a user reconnects after a session expires.
The default option.
When a user session expires and the user reconnects, customization reloads.
We recommend that you use this option only for critical changes that must be made available to users as soon as possible. Limiting major changes enables users to quickly reconnect without reloading customization. For example, you might use this option when adding a required user-defined field.
When a user session expires and the user reconnects, customization does not reload.
If at least one major customization change has been made since the last login, customization is reloaded when a user reconnects. This includes all major and minor customization changes that have been made between the last time the user logged in and the current login time.
To select a save option for a customization change:
After making changes to project customization, click Return to exist the Project Customization window.
In the Customization Changes dialog box, select a save option and click OK.