Organizing products with Product hub

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Before you can link data resource with products, your administrator needs to set up integrations. Contact your admin to request any available integrations.

The product provides a way to organize the work involved and the current status of that work.

The number of products you create in CloudBees SDM should mirror the organization of work that needs to be tracked. Let’s say that your team works on three offerings: Solution One, Solution Two, and Solution Three. You would create a product for each solution and then associate data sources like repositories for those defined products.

Using this page you can create a product, associate work streams with that product, including GitHub repositories, value streams, Jenkins builds, and other data sources.

About Product hub

The Product hub offers one view of all product development projects across the organization, linking services, components, activities, analytics, teams, and other relevant information needed to manage the software delivery lifecycle.

As you integrate services like GitHub and Jenkins, Product hub provides a consolidated view of repositories, builds, and pull requests associated with each product. The more services that are integrated, the more complete a picture of the software delivery you can create.

Some product screens, such as Repositories and Overview, provide status labels or icons color coded according to the status severity:

  • Red indicates an issue that needs immediate attention to deal with something potentially blocking work.

  • Yellow should be investigated soon and could potentially block work.

  • Green notifies you that an action needs to be taken, but nothing is blocked.

Status labels are applied when a policy’s criteria matches. For more information on policies, refer to Managing policies. Only CloudBees SDM administrators can create, modify, apply, and delete policies.

Creating a product

To create a product:

  1. Select Product hub.

  2. Select Create product, or Create new product if this is the first product.

  3. Enter a name for the product, and then select Create.

The new product name appears on the Product hub.

Once the product is created, you can use the options menu (three vertical dots) to edit the product name or delete the product.

Viewing products

Once a product is created, it is listed on the Product hub. Selecting the product card displays Product overview, which provides a summary of the latest activities reported by linked services like GitHub and Jenkins.

The summary cards displayed on this screen depend upon the data linked with your product. For example, if a product has linked repositories, Jenkins jobs, features, and pull requests associated with it, then the Product overview displays summary cards.

The Product overview becomes more powerful as more services are integrated. The summary card for linked data sources varies.

  • Pull request by repository summary cards provide a list of the top repositories with active pull requests. Status labels shows any outstanding issues that match defined policies.

  • Jobs summary cards show the name of any current jobs, the job number, and a status label showing whether the job has failed, succeeded, or is currently running.

Editing a product

You can modify a product by changing its name or associated color.

To change the product name:

  1. From the Product hub, select the three vertical dots next to the product name.

  2. Select Edit name.

  3. Modify the product name, and then select Save changes.

The updated product name will appear on the Product hub.

Deleting a product

Deleting a product removes all associated services, repositories, etc. The services are still available within CloudBees SDM and can be associated with other products.

To delete a product:

  1. From the Product hub, select the three vertical dots next to the product name.

  2. Select Delete product.

  3. Check the box to acknowledge that you wish to delete the product, and then select Delete product.