An owner is usually a user or a group, who is responsible for one or more components/systems of the project, thus he or she wishes to keep track of all the changes made to this part of the project.

In Valispace, a user can become an owner for either:

  • components

  • Requirements

  • specifications

  • Test procedures

As a result, the user will get the following notifications:

  • update of component name (for the component owner)

  • move or create child component (for the component owner)

  • create new Vali (for the component owner)

  • update Vali (for the component owner)

  • set ownership (both for component and specification owner)

  • create requirement (for specification owner)

  • add a component to specification (both for component and specification owner)

  • remove a component from specification (both for component and specification owner)

  • Editing the test steps or adding additional information(for test procedure owner)

PowerUserTip: Click here to read more about how to see and access notifications.

Rules

The owner will only receive notifications for his own components and specifications. He will not automatically receive notifications on sub-components which he does not own.

There can only be one owner per component and specification.

However, you can also assign a group as owner, which is a collection of users (read more about groups and users here).

PowerUserTip: if you are interested in receiving notifications on components that you do not own, you may make use of the "Subscribe to Notifications" function for Valis and components. Read more here.

How to: Assign an Owner

To assign an owner of a component:

  1. Go to the Components Module

  2. Select the Component you wish to assign an owner to

  3. Go to the Details Tab

  4. Under "Owner" start typing the user or user group name and select the owner

To assign an owner of a specification:

  1. Go to the Requirements Module

  2. Select the Specification you wish to assign an owner to

  3. Under "Owner" start typing the user or user group name and select the owner

To assign an owner of a Test Procedure:

  1. Go to the Test module

  2. Select the test procedure you wish to assign an owner

  3. Under "Owner" start typing the user or user group name and select the owner

To edit or delete the ownership

Simply hover over the Owner and click on the "edit" symbol: 

PowerUserTip: Every user or group of users of your workspace with access to the project can become an owner.

 

How to: See all Ownerships

  1. Go to Projects

  2. Navigate to "About"

  3. Under "Component Ownership" you can see all assigned owners

Things to know

There is a hidden feature within the valispace admin panel which allows the owners to have the permission settings to only edit/modifty the valis within the component. Other users who are not owners, will have only “read only” permission. In case if you would like to set it up, please contact support@valispace.com to enable this option.