Aligned Elements Automation Tool

Display Inconsistencies


Inconsistencies are in Aligned Element gaps, incompatibilities or contradictions in your project according to a set of defined but customizable rules called Validation rules.

A large number of validation rules are available to analyse the different document object types, such as:

  • Trace missing (e.g. a requirement should at least have a trace to one Specification)

  • Incoming Trace missing (e.g. a Specification should at least have a trace from a Req)

  • Risk is not mitigated (i.e. too high NRPN (risk) after mitigation (or mitigation missing))

  • Severity is not mitigated (i.e. too high severity after mitigations)

  • A document object has not been reviewed (or only in a previous revision)

  • A document object has an open issue

  • A document object contains an attribute whose value is not as predefined, e.g. an executed test case has the Result = Failed

  • A Test case has not been executed in its current revision

  • A trace is set suspect if the parent document object tracing to another object is changed after the trace to the child object is created.

  • Document Object is not included in any file document object

  • A file document object contains document objects that are not up-to-date

  • The document object has a date attribute whose value is overdue

  • A document object has a signature that is not closed

  • Illegal traces i.e. an object has a trace to an objects of a type that is formally not making sense

  • Obsolete linked traces i.e. an object has a trace to a linked object of a non-most-current revision

  • A Document Object is missing a Signature

  • Has Consistent Classification, can be applied to Software Items with a classification attribute (i.e. A ,B ,C) and checks if the severity on a Harm traced via Risk Analysis and Cause match the current classification. Tracing to a No Cause is a way to justify Safety Classification ‘A’

  • A DHF Line Item defines a deliverable that is not fulfilled

  • A DHF Line Item has a current status that does not match the “Status per Phase” definition setup for the document

If a validation rule criteria is not met, an inconsistency is displayed.

How to display the Inconsistency View

To display Inconsistencies of all objects of a given Document Object type (or all objects of all types), select the corresponding Type Name in the Inconsistency-drop down under Project Status in the Navigation bar.

In the subsequent Inconsistency Filter dialog, select the Inconsistency Types to evaluate. The dialog only presents inconsistency types that are available for the particular type.

After selecting the applicable Inconsistency Types and clicking OK, the Inconsistency view displays the Document Objects with their corresponding inconsistencies.

Use the Action button to:

  • Generate Multiple...

  • Display Consistency Coverage

  • Display Chart

  • Set Snapshot

  • Generate a Word Report

  • Generate a Template-based Word Report

  • Generate Excel Report

  • Export the Document Objects

  • Set Un-suspect