Vivid Trace for JIRA
Version 1.4 Documentation
Updated 2017-02-09 for Vivid Trace version 1.4.2
Updated 2017-07-18 for Vivid Trace version 1.4.3
Updated 2017-09-03 for Vivid Trace version 1.4.4
Vivid Trace is a traceability and issue relationship visualization solution for Atlassian JIRA designed to provide:
- Traceability between requirements, implementations, tests and more: Trace and report on linked work artifacts to help you verify that the end product is based on the requirements and meets customer demands.
- See full issue dependencies and causes of blockage: Visualize issue links and issue dependency graphs and surface the most pertinent information.
- Change Impact Analysis: Objectively understand the implications of change requests to evaluate proposals up-front and contain threats.
- Compliance Assurance: Prove compliance with contracts and industry regulations, increasing customer satisfaction while reducing legal exposure.
- Operational stability: Vivid Trace adapts to you, supporting the teams, processes, and data that you already have. Secure design and zero-maintenance operation.
Obtaining Vivid Trace: Vivid Trace is an add-on for Atlassian JIRA and is available through Vivid Partners and also the Atlassian Marketplace. The Add-on Administration documentation has complete installation instructions.
Using Vivid Trace: Getting Started outlines a fast-path to proficiency. Primarily, Vivid Trace features the Trace Studio where you can conduct detailed traceability inquiries into your project artifacts. Vivid Trace enhances JIRA's issue detail pages and other, like pages with contextual inclusions of trace information. Also included are building blocks such as JQL functions to help you complete your traceability solution.
The documentation is arranged by topic. Individual articles are directed toward specific audiences such as end-users and JIRA administrators. Complete product documentation is accessible online at
https://vivid-inc.net/docs/vivid-trace-for-jira/1.4/. Note that this web-based documentation is designed to be printer-friendly on paper sizes A4, B5, and US Letter.
Product overview, index of all documents in the Vivid Trace for JIRA 1.4 documentation set
- Getting Started
Quickly install and start using Vivid Trace to trace and visualize issue and relations
- Feature Tour
Tour key features: Issue Relation Graphs, Trace Studio, context traces, project configurations, JQL functions, user settings
- Solution Guide
Topical Vivid Trace solution guide: General usage, traceability analysis for regulatory submission, tips and recipes + more
- Confluence Integration
Embedding saved traces from JIRA in releases, requirements, implementation details, testing plans managed in Confluence
- Issue Fields and Layouts
Design and rendering of issue field layouts, exhaustive list of supported built-in and 3rd-party issue and custom fields
- Issue Relation Graphs
Complete description of Issue Relation Graphs as used in Vivid Trace, including issues, links, and parent/sub-tasks
- JQL Functions
Definitions of all JQL functions, along with samples of advanced searches, and performance and troubleshooting topics in 1.4
- Messages and Codes
Details all error and warning messages issued by Vivid Trace, including codes, conditions, and remediations
- Trace Studio
Quickstart, usage and behavior of the Trace Studio, a fundamental feature of Vivid Trace
Identifies terms and definitions for traceability in general and for Vivid Trace in particular
- Release Notes
Description of changes in Vivid Trace 1.4: Highlights, update notes, change list, and end-of-support statements
- Add-on Administration
Discussion of administration topics covering the entire deployment life cycle of the Vivid Trace 1.4 add-on software for JIRA
Discussion of security considerations: Principles, software components, telemetrics, and enforcement of JIRA security model
Vivid Trace for JIRA add-on software specifications: System requirements, integration with other add-ons, localizations
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