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Work Item Management with IBM Rational ClearQuest and Jazz: A Customization Guide by David E. Bellagio, Shmuel Bashan

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Chapter 5. Roles

The Rational Unified Process (RUP) defines a role as “an abstract definition of a set of activities performed and artifacts owned. Roles are typically realized by an individual, or a set of individuals, working together as a team. Roles are not individuals; instead, they describe how individuals behave in the business and what responsibilities these individuals have.”

In the RUP the use of roles in a process is a key concept, but there is no specific role object in ClearQuest. ClearQuest schema designers use roles in their schema implementations without a defined methodology.

Some designers have used the ClearQuest group concept as a method for implementing roles, but ClearQuest groups are designed to implement permissions. In ...

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