1. Apply PSDP Artifacts to Existing Applications
You can apply PSDP Artifacts to an existing system that has ongoing development and/or maintenance. For desktop applications, start with one PSDP Artifact per form and report. For websites, start with one PSDP Artifact per page. If you have a utility that imports and/or exports data, start with one PSDP Artifact per import/outport combination. Perhaps add each artifact as you go forward in your development.
2. Artifact Assignment
If you are a single developer, assign the artifact to that single developer and use it to track the completion of both the documentation of the artifact (requirement, design, and test script) as well as the building and testing of it. If you are part of a development team, assign the artifact to the resource gathering requirements and create additional tasks.
4. Defining PSDP Artifacts
I'm struggling with what to define as a PSDP Artifact. I'm worried I'll get too detailed or too general. What is the scope of a typical PSDP Artifact? Is there a rule of thumb?
6. PSDP Artifact
In PSDP Online, a PSDP Artifact links together a task, requirement item, design item, and test script all with the same name and associated with the same project category (if used). You can edit a PSDP artifact as a whole or expand any of the four linked items to include more details.
A PSDP artifact simplifies some of the complexities of working with linked items. For example, you get workflow with the linked task, and actors and status of the other items at the artifact level. When you change the artifact name or category, all four items are updated. When you link an actor to an artifact, the requirement item, design item, and test script are updated. The same is true when you change the project/app status.
8. Use Artifacts to Manage Client Expectations
Use PSDP Artifacts to track and document what the client wants. Create one artifact per main requirement, expectation, and/or critical success factor. A nagging problem we always face is documenting what the client wants then design, build, and test it while maintaining a link back to the original requirement. PSDP Artifacts aid in your effort to make sure you fulfill each and every requirement. For doucmentation purposes, you can add as many additional requirement and design items as you wish. You can also add additional test scripts as needed.
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