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Managing application inventory

Updated on January 14, 2022

Plan the development of your application, manage the workload in your team, and prioritize your work accordingly by following the application backlog on your Inventory landing page. The Inventory landing page lists features, personas, and draft data associations across your Microjourney, so that your team can map items to specific releases.

By analyzing the application inventory, you can also determine how different elements of your application, such as personas and case types, interact with each other.

You associate personas and data objects with case types when you plan your Microjourney. By making these associations, you can clearly visualize the data and participants that your business processes require. After you create these associations, or draft relationships, you can analyze your application inventory, so that you can prioritize work by checking releases associated with personas and data objects. You can also group and filter personas and data objects for a better understanding of how these elements are related. For more detailed planning, on the Inventory page, you can also manage your application features. For example, you can associate a feature with a release, so that you can estimate your work more accurately.

Before you begin: Define the main elements of your application:
  1. In the navigation pane of App Studio, click Overview.
  2. In the Application profile section, click Manage.
  3. On the Inventory tab, in the Inventory section, select the items of information that you want to view:
    • To manage draft personas, click Persona.
    • To manage draft data objects, click Data.
    • To manage application features, click Features.
  4. Organize the list of items to display only the information that you need:
    • To group items, click Group, and then select the grouping method that you want to apply, for example Complexity.
    • To display only selected information about items, click Fields, and then select the fields that you want to display, for example Channel and Status.
    • To change how the information is displayed, click Density, and then select a format that you want to apply, for example Compact.
  5. Update the information to reflect the latest changes that you make in your application by clicking Edit details, and then performing the following actions in the Edit details window:
    • To change the iteration of your application in which you want to implement the item, in the Release list, select a release.
    • To change the amount of time that the development team needs to implement the item, in the Complexity list, select a new value.
    • To provide more information about an item, such as business value, in the Comment text box, enter some additional description.
    • To mark the item as implemented, select the Mark as done check box.
  6. Click Submit.
For example: The following figure shows the Persona of an application inventory with personas associated with case types in the application. In the example, the inventory applies grouping by a case type.
Application inventory
The Persona tab of the application inventory.
  • Adding features to application inventory

    Get a quick overview of the functionalities that your development team needs to implement by adding features to your application inventory. When you analyze your application inventory, you can conveniently plan your application development in a more detailed way.

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