Learn about CP112 sections/pages
CP112 platform is divided in dedicated sections. These sections are of two types: GENERAL SECTIONS and STAGE SECTIONS. The general sections are dedicated to those settings/functionalities that are common to all CPP modules. Usually, these sections are used by the administrators with the exception of the HOME section which is the default start section after logging in to CP112. Stage sections are dedicated to the different stages from the system life cycle (DESIGN, IMPLEMENT, OPERATE).
The HOME section is the default start section where you are redirected after logging in to CP112. Click on the button below to find out how to change the default CP112 start section. This section can be accessed also from the main menu (left-upper corner of the window).
This section provides you with the shortcuts to access the items that you own on CP112 platform in order to allow you to jump faster to those items and to perform quick actions on those items directly without navigating to them. You are the owner of an item if you are assigned as such (the field "Owner" of the item/entity shall be filled in with your name).
This section provides the functionality applicable for the DESIGN stage of the system. Here you can define all entities that you need for the complete design of the 112 system. By default, CP112 provides the following entities: ROOT 112 Programme, Functional Area (FA) programmes, Projects and Tasks. For more details please see the General CP112 Data Model.
For the DESIGN section we will also use the naming "CHANGE AND DEMAND" for the simple reason that, from the logical perspective, this section shows what is needed to be implemented in order to change the current situation to that point when the 112 system is fully functional.
The items/entities are presented in two main modes:
TABLE VIEW MODE
This mode allows you to see all items/entities without any grouping. It allows quick sorting of the columns (click on the column header and choose the sorting mode ASC or DESC) and quick filtering (click on the filter icon above the list and type the filter in the boxe(s) that will appear above the list header).
This mode allows you to see all items/entities based on the parent-child relations that were set for them. Quick sorting and filtering are no longer available here since the items/entities are already arranged according to the parent-child relation. This mode is the best way to visualise the whole chain (main 112 programme -> functional area programmes -> projects inside functional areas -> tasks inside projects).
A click on item/entity line (but not on the item/entity name) will select that item/entity and will allow using the command buttons above the list (COPY and DELETE).
A click on the item/entity name will open a dialog that will allow you to view/add/modify multiple information about the entity. All CRUD operations are allowed (depending on the context) on the information that is connected to the selected item/entity.
Using that dialog, you can work with the following:
- Details: main description of the item/entity
- Status: information that is used for implementation
- Profile: specific information for the entity type
- Hierarchy: the children of the item/entity
- Relationships: all other items/entities that are connected with the item/entity selected in a non parent-child relation
- Risks: the list of risks associated with the selected item/entity
- Commentary: the discussions among the users with regard to the selected item/entity
- Documents: uploaded documents or links to external references to the selected item/entity
For each item/entity from the DESIGN/CHANGE AND DEMAND section, the CP112 platform provides the functionality that is necessary for monitoring the actual implementation. Click on the item/entity name in order to open the dialog box that will allow to enter all details about that item/entity. Use the Status tab inside the dialog in order to view/add/modify status information.
The status information about the implementation consists in a number of status records, each of these having its own time stamp. Once a status record is added, it cannot be modified or deleted. In order to update the status of the item/entity, you have to add a new status record.
The IMPLEMENT sections provides also dedicated Project Management tools, the Gantt and Kanban diagrams. There are two ways in which the time references (start and end dates) of the items/entities can be set. One way is from the item/entity information dialog. Using the "Details" tab of the dialog you can set the time references. The second way (recommended) is directly from the Gantt chart. Click on the entity name to select it, click on the "Task" above the chart, select "Properties" and set the time references.
Using the Gantt chart, you can also set the dependencies between the items/entities. Select one item/entity, click on "Task" button above the chart, select "Properties" and select "Predecessors" option in the dialog box. The same actions can be used to split an item/entity in multiple time frames. Adding the dependencies will enable the "CRITICAL PATH" function available on the Gantt chart (click on the "Functions" above the chart, select "Critical Path" and choose one option).
This section can be accessed from the main menu (left-upper corner of the window). The name that we are using inside the platform for this section is "OPERATING ENVIRONMENT". This section allows the definition and work with the main entities involved in the operation of the system, ASSETS and BUSINESS PROCESSES.
The ASSETS represents the output of an implementation project, therefore each ASSET is linked to a project through a dependency relation (non parent-child relation).
Following the general logic of the whole CP112 platform, working with these entities is not different that any other entity from the platform. The visualisation modes are the same, CRUD operations are the same.