TopTeamTM  Tracker

Go beyond Bug tracking  

TopTeamTM is a new kind of tool for software development teams.

It goes beyond the traditional bug tracking by allowing you to focus on your project assets, not just the defects. It helps you focus on each and every development artifact whether it is a Module, Form, Stored Procedure, Use Case, Table, etc.

TopTeam will help you deliver top quality applications on time.


TopTeam fills the void

It fills the void between simplistic bug tracking tools and complex project planning & change management tools. TopTeam works the way you do, it is the solution many developers and project managers have been waiting for.


Start using TopTeam on your project in three simple steps:

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Step 1

Install TopTeam


Step 2

Run TopTeam synchronizers to effortlessly import development artifacts from Visual SourceSafe, Databases, Files, etc. Or enter Object references directly from Repository explorer.

Step 3

Start Managing Requirements, Tracking To-Do's, QA Tasks, Change Requests, Defects, Releases, etc. against them.




Key Benefits and Features

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Absolutely nothing falls through the cracks anymore

Track every Task, Issue, Change Request, Defect and more

  • Define workflow to automatically route tracking items to team members.

  • Perform root cause analysis for Defects.

  • Perform Impact analysis for Change Requests.

  • Record Issue resolutions permanently for future reference.

Optimize team efficiency by managing ad-hoc tasks

Manage day-to-day informal tasks

  • Formal planning tools are ill suited for managing day-to-day tasks. TopTeam is optimized for ad-hoc tasks.

  • Manage thousands of small tasks without cluttering up your formal project plan in MS Project, etc.

  • Keep all high level plan and tasks in MS Project, manage all execution level tasks in TopTeam.

  • Ensure all team members are working on tasks furthering the project goals.


Make informed decisions about approving Change Requests

Hierarchical Change Requests

  • Break down each Change Request hierarchically into Sub-CRs, Tasks, Issues, QA activities, etc.

  • Estimate effort and cost required to complete all activities related to a Change Request.

Understand the full impact of Change Requests

Impact Analysis and Identification

  • TopTeam helps you identify every development artifact (Table, Class, Stored Procedure, Module, Page etc) which needs to be modified in order to implement a change request or to fix a defect.

Ensure team members are aware of tracking item inter-dependencies

Specify dependencies for tracking items

  • Define how a tracking item is dependent on completion of tracking items such as tasks, CRs, etc.
    e.g. To implement a CR it might be important to execute items sequentially: Modify a DB table, Modify a stored procedures, Perform testing, etc.

  • Easily implement complex Change Requests with several interdependent tasks executed by different team members.

Maintain links between related tracking items

Specify relationships between tracking items

  • Identify duplicate items. e.g. an enhancement request that has been requested twice or a defect that has been reported multiple times.

  • Define links between tracking items. e.g. if the resolution of an issue has resulted in creation of change requests, you can link them back to their originating issue to maintain history and context.

Clearly communicate project plan to all team members

Project plan with Task hierarchy (WBS)

  • Define project plan by creating high level tasks.

  • Break down high level tasks into smaller tasks to an unlimited depth (WBS).

  • Synchronize plan with MS Project. (Available from version 1.3)

Manage projects by incremental releases

Release Management

  • Ability to define releases by Project.

  • Precisely specify which development artifacts such as requirements, functions, stored procedures, triggers or modules are included in a release.

  • Precisely specify which tracking items such as Change Requests, Tasks, Defects are to be implemented for a release.

  • Easily calculate the total effort involved in a release.

Ensure quality for every development artifact

Tasks and CRs against individual development artifacts

  • Proactively plan, schedule and assign QA activities against individual artifacts. e.g. Code reviews, Unit tests etc against stored procedures, modules, etc.

  • Easily identify and track artifacts with incomplete QA activities.

  • Define standard checklists against every development object type.

Promote ownership among team members
  • Specify a team member as owner for every development artifact. e.g. Every stored procedure, module, class or form can have an owner.

Preserve project knowledge embedded in email communications

Record all project email communications

  • Never lose the knowledge embedded in email communications of project team members.

  • TopTeam records every email communication thread-wise in a searchable database.

  • Every important discussion or exchange is recorded permanently for search by any team member or for future reference.

  • Continue to use your favorite email tool such as Outlook, Eudora or Hotmail!  TopTeam will faithfully record the email communication.

Improve Project Communications

Advanced Threaded discussions

  • Start threaded discussions for any repository object, tracking item or at the project level.

  • Discussions automatically appear in your email and TopTeam inboxes.

  • Participate by replying from your email inbox or from TopTeam Inbox.



Shared Document Repository

  • Place all project documents in a versioned repository accessible to all team members.

  • Communicate requirements, standards, guidelines; even keep test data or any other type of files relevant to the project.

  • Check-in/Check-out feature ensures that one person is allowed to edit a document at one time.

Advanced Notifications & Messaging

  • Send messages with attached TopTeam records such as a repository object or Tracking Item. This allows you to communicate with fewer words and yet with more relevant information.

  • Notifications appear in the email inboxes and TopTeam inboxes of recipients.

  • Single click on an attachment brings up the detailed information about the attached repository object or tracking item.

Communicate in real time - Built-in Instant Messenger

  • Presence list - See who is online.

  • Communicate in real time with TopTeam users.

  • Capture a screenshot with built-in utility and instantly send it over for a quick review or discussion.

Work as a unified team, whether across the cubicle or across time zones

Distributed team capability

  • Distributed teams easily connect to TopTeam server over the internet.

  • Communicate easily with built-in instant messenger and messaging tools.

  • TopTeam stores all timestamps internally in GMT (UTC) and displays it in the current user's time zone.


What are the System Requirements for TopTeam?

TopTeam Application Server - System Requirement

  • Operating System - Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2000/2003 Server

  • RAM - 512 MB (for up to 10 concurrent users)

  • Disk space - 35 MB (initial space, more space is needed as files and records are added to the repository)

  • CPU  - Minimum  Pentium III 750 MHz,  Recommended Pentium IV  1.4 GHz or higher

TopTeam Net Client - System Requirement

  • Operating system - Windows 2000, Windows XP

  • RAM - Minimum 256 MB, Recommended 512 MB

  • Disk space - 35 MB (initial space, more space is needed as files and records are added to the repository)

  • CPU  - Minimum  Pentium III 750 MHz,  Recommended Pentium IV  1 GHz or higher


TopTeam will give you the answers to these and many other questions:

What all is going to get impacted if I approve this change request? How much effort and cost is involved?

How many tasks, bugs and change requests are pending against my module?

Have we completed unit tests on all stored procedures?

Which modules need to be completed, change requests to be implemented, and which defects need to be fixed for the upcoming release?

Is this task or change request dependent on some other task or Issue?

How many critical bugs are still unresolved?

What are the team members working on today?

Where is that document about coding standards?

Did every impact or component of the Change Request get implemented and tested in this release?

How much work is remaining for this release?

How should I set the expectation of my customer about the expected finish date?

TopTeam is an essential tool for any software development project. There is no other tool quite like it.  TopTeam has many benefits to offer, the best way to find out is to experience it yourself.

TopTeam is currently in public beta stage. You are welcome to use it for free by joining our beta program.

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