Application Object

Updated 1 week ago by Copado Solutions

Overview

Many companies are beginning to manage their innovation centers as product organizations. This includes treating their applications as “products” and being able to categorize their work as applications, features, and user stories. The top-level concept is that of an application. This is often a single application, but it could be a collection of sub-applications or in the case of Salesforce, something as fuzzy as Sales Cloud. The application context data model looks like this: 

Application object relationship diagram

Definition of Application

An application or product is produced to create value for a group of customers and to the organization it provides. An application can be made up of many sub-applications that can also contain features. An application needs a name that people can remember and must clearly define benefits for the customer. An application should adapt with time, trends, and changes to the market in order for it to stay relevant. An application may or may not have a revenue stream. 

Application versus Project 

Application

Project

  • A project is a defined scope of work that is to be delivered and completed in a specific time frame.
  • It has a specific budget.
  • Projects have a well-defined beginning and end.
  • An application or product is produced to create value for a group of customers and to the organization it provides.
  • Applications can continue to live beyond a specific start and end date.
  • Applications continue to be developed and can live until the end of life. 

Copado Application Object

Application relationships

Copado enables you to track everything related to your applications. You can group your user stories into applications, sub-applications, and features.

Application Details Page

On the Application detail page, you can find relevant information about the app, such as the name, the description, the product manager, and its related parent application, if any.

Application record Details page

Label

Description

Name

Name of the app.

Stability

Define the operational status of your application and specify if it is: 

  • Stable
  • Uncertain
  • Unstable

Description

Add more details about your application with rich-text input. 

Release Status

Release status of your application and sub-applications.

  • Definition: Application is defined.
  • Development: Application is being developed.
  • Pilot /Beta: You may have built a pilot project or released a beta version for a specific group of users to try it before it becomes available to everyone 
  • GA (General Availability): Your application has been released to all customers.

Product Manager

Name of the Product Manager who is in charge of the app development.

Parent Application

The parent application to which this is connected as a sub-application

Created By

The user who created this record.

Owner

The user who has ownership of the application.

Last Modified By

The user who last modified this record.

Label

Description

Sub-applications

If your application is made up of smaller apps, you can link them via the Sub-Applications related list

Features

To view all the features that are part of an application.

Epics

To view the related Epics.

See Also


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