Set up the process model

This section describes the administrative tasks you perform in the Dimensions CM Administration Console to define your process model.

The process model incorporates your company’s change, version, process, and build policies to regulate and improve your development environment.

The following table broadly categorizes the main areas of the process model components in the Administration Console:

Area Description
Product organization

The design part breakdown structure for a product. For an overview, see About design parts.

To create and manage design parts, see Design part structure.

Object classes

Items, requests, baselines, and other objects that together comprise the product. For an overview, see Dimensions CM objects.

To work with object types, see Object type definitions.


Approval cycles that ensure objects are operated on by the correct role and in a controlled manner. For an overview, see Lifecycles.

To define lifecycles, see Lifecycle management.


Assignments for users and groups the functions that users can perform. For an overview, see Privileges, roles, and rules.

To manage privileges, see Privileges and roles.

Role responsibilities

Role assignments that determine the product areas in which users can operate. For an overview, see Privileges, roles, and rules.

To assign roles, see Users and roles management.


System and user-defined information for each object. For an overview, see Attributes.

To work with object attributes, see Use attributes.

Relationships Associations between objects that determine how the objects may impact each other. For an overview, see Relationships between objects.
Rules Change management rules that govern the progress and coordination of items with requests. For details, see Use Change Management rules.

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