Managing Projects using StarTeam (Free)

This web-based training course is completely self-paced, enabling learners to take the course and then refer back to sections as needed.  It is ideally suited for experienced users who need a skills-refresher, learners who need training in specific features and functions of StarTeam technology, or large deployments to speed deployment.  To start, we feel it is important that you first ...

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  • About this Course

    • About this Course

    • System Requirements

    • Copyright

  • 1: Overview

    • Overview

    • Introduction to Change Management Process

    • Summary

    • Review Questions

  • 2: Projects and Folders

    • Overview

    • StarTeam Projects

    • Mapping Physical Projects to StarTeam Projects

    • Example Project 1

    • Example Project 2

    • Example Project 3

    • Managing Cross-Project File Dependencies

    • Who Creates a Project in StarTeam?

    • Creating a StarTeam Project

    • Exercise Scenarios

    • Exercise 2-1

    • Summary

    • Review Questions

  • 3: Security Policies

    • Overview

    • Security Rights Overview

    • Accessing the User Manager

    • Creating Users

    • Groups

    • Creating Groups

    • Assiging Users to Groups

    • Best Practices for Groups

    • XYZ Corporation Scenario

    • Access Rights vs. Privileges

    • Layers of Security

    • Access Rights

    • Guidelines for Security

    • Exercise 3-1: Secure the Project

    • Review Questions

  • 4: Managing Configurations

    • Overview

    • Views and Identifying Items within

    • Advanced StarTeam Views

    • Labeled, Promotion State, and As Of Configuratio...

    • Sharing

    • Exercise 4-1: Create a View

    • View Compare/Merge (VCM)

    • Rolling Back a View

    • Exercise 4.2: Compare and Merge Views

    • Identifying a Configuration

    • View Labels

    • Revision Labels

    • Promotion States

    • Exercise 4-3: Labels and Builds

    • Review Questions

  • 5: Change Management

    • Overview

    • Defining a Change Management Process

    • Version Control of Change Requests

    • Recommendations for StarTeam Change Management

    • Change Control

    • Change Request Items in StarTeam

    • Lifecycle Focus

    • Process Rules

    • Enhanced Process Links

    • Exercise 5-1: Change Requests

  • 6. Auditing and Reporting

    • Overview

    • Change Request/Defect Tracking

    • Audit Component

    • Charts

    • Reports

    • DataMart

    • Exercise 6-1: Create a Report and Chart

    • SCM Plan and Purpose Uses

    • Review Questions

  • Summary and Review

  • Appendix

  • About this Course

    Managing Projects Using StarTeam provides a process and tool-oriented approach to planning a new StarTeam project configuration or optimizing an existing configuration to support and enhance your software configuration management processes.

    High-level objectives

    • Understand the activities required for effective software configuration management
    • Be able to create and set up a StarTeam project
    • Know how to create and use standard views to manage product releases and configurations
    • Know how to use labels and promotion states for revision identification
    • Know how enhanced process tasks are used in the new process model
    • Be able to promote files by process items (CRs, Tasks or Requirements) using the new View Compare Merge tool
    • Be able to configure security policies for projects, views, folders and items
    • Be able to define a change control process
    • Understand the automatic linking capabilities of enhanced process links
    • Be able to produce reports when performing tasks like auditing or baseline verification

    Scenario Introduction

    XYZ Corporation scenarios will be used through the course to illustrate concepts. The default StarTeam sample repository called StarDraw that comes with a new server installation will be used as examples and as the basis for labs. XYZ Corporation has tasked a team to develop and pilot a new SCM process. The team has chosen StarTeam as the tool they will use to support the process, and they are in the process of piloting the new process and the tool with the StarDraw project team. Teams will be asked to create and structure projects in this course and can either use the examples given or use the existing StarDraw project as a starting point to make changes.

    For more information, check out the latest Star Team documentation.