Requirement Selection and Views in QVscribe

Summary View in QVscribe for Jama

When viewing items with QVscribe for Jama installed, the QVscribe icon will be displayed at the top of the page. Please note that the icon will be greyed out while Jama is processing the query.  This process may take longer if depending on the number of folders and sub-folders with items/requirements.

Once all items are ready for analysis, the QVscribe button will appear.

 Selecting this icon will open the QVscribe Summary view for all analyzed requirements/items.

You can use the QVscribe Summary View in the following ways:

  • Filters/Favourites

  • Nodes

  • Baselines

Summary View by Filters/Favourites

To view the QVscribe Summary for filtered or favourited items, access the Jama panel on the left side of the screen after accessing your Projects.  Click on the second tab, which is filters.

Your favourites will be listed if you have any created.  You can then select Add filter.

This will give you the ability to filter by your items in Jama. You can filter by projects, rules, conditions, time frames and item properties.

The Preview at the bottom will let you know how many items are in this filter.

 You can then name the filter and save, or just view the filter right away by selecting View in list.

The saved filter will then be listed in your Favourites.

You may open the QVscribe Summary View by clicking on the QVscribe icon.

Summary View by Nodes

To view the QVscribe Summary by Nodes, access your Projects in Jama. You can then select any node in your Jama panel, and a QVscribe icon will appear for those items.  

Note that any sub-items below the node selected will be included in the items list and QVscribe Summary.

Summary View by Baselines

To view the QVscribe Summary for Baselines, access the Jama panel on the left side of the screen after accessing your Projects.  Click on the fourth tab, which is Baselines.

Select a Baseline you currently have or create a new one by selecting Add and then Baseline.

To create a Baseline, select the items you want to be included in the Baseline. You can also use a filter, and select a specific release for your Baseline as well.

Select create and you will be prompted to Name the baseline and add a description.

When you open the Baseline, the QVscribe icon will appear.  Select the icon to view the QVscribe Summary View for the Baseline.

QVscribe Summary View Breakdown

The summary view is organized into 3 sections.

Quality Score Summary 

This section will display all analyzed requirements within the selected item/requirement. Each requirement will be categorized according to their level of risk. Selecting any of the score bars will navigate users to the Quality Analysis section filtered for the selected quality score.

At the bottom of this view, you can select the icon to change from the quality score summary to display the same requirements broken down by the specific quality issues.

Quality Warnings

The Quality Warnings sections will display the requirements that have issues that QVscribe recommends additional attention or review.

Selecting any of the warning categories will navigate users to the Quality Analysis section filtered for the selected quality warning.

Summary Navigation

The Navigation section provides easy access to the various analysis types available in the summary view.

Selecting any section from the navigation pane will display the associated analysis views available in the summary view.

This section also includes the overall score for all analyzed requirements in the selected item/requirement.

Authoring View in QVscribe for Jama

Authoring in Projects

You have the ability to edit/author an item when it is in “Draft” status.  You can do this by selecting the pencil icon to edit the item description.  

At this point, the QVscribe icon will be displayed.

Authoring in Reviews

You have the ability to edit/author items that are in Jama Reviews. You can do this by selecting an item with an active Review (meaning the review must be open and in progress).

To access QVscribe authoring, you can either:

  • Click on the drop-down icon on the item you would like to review and then click Edit Item.

  • Click on the Edit item button, when you are viewing a single item in the Reviews.

The item will then open up in a pop-up with the QVscribe icon present. Click on the icon to author in QVscribe.

Item text

If this QVscribe icon is clicked you will enter the QVscribe authoring view. This section provides access to the text of the item with any alerts highlighted and colour coded. 

Within 2 seconds of any changes to the text, QVscribe will automatically rerun the quality analysis updating the score and any associated alerts according to the active configuration.

You can click on the icon to the right of the requirement to open it up in another tab to the specific Jama item.

You can also re-run similarity and unit consistency analyses by selecting the “re-run” icons that will appear.

Once the text updates are complete, simply close the QVscribe authoring view to update the text in the item. 

Note: QVscribe will not commit any changes to Jama. It will be important to save your changes in Jama as you normally would.


The alerts section will identify all associated alerts with the selected text. Red alerts indicate issues that are affecting the quality score of the requirement/item while yellow alerts provide warnings recommending additional attention.

Selecting any of the alerts will expand the alert, displaying additional information for the author’s consideration.


The filters section provides users with the ability to filter the specific alerts that are displayed in the Authoring View. 

Selecting any of the alert categories will filter the alerts, displaying only the selected category. 

Additionally, the filter section provides the quality score for the requirement/item and also displays the link to insert an  EARS Template.  See QVscribe for Jama EARS Templates section for more details.