Item-Item Relationships

Use item-item relationships to signify a dependency or connection between an item and other items. Items can be related to one another by system-defined or user-defined relationships. The system-defined relationships are determined by your process model and cannot be changed.

System-defined item-item relationships are:

User-defined relationships can also be defined to identify relationships that are specific to your organization or product.

Notes on Relating Items

For two items to be related to each other:

  1. The item types must be allowed to be in a valid relationship. This relationship is a parent-child one.

  2. The child item must be open and the parent item must be held or open.

Example: A Common Item-Item Relationship

At Program Utilities Inc., executable programs, such as their flagship product Process Utility, are usually built from a number of object files, such as Setup, task1, task2, and Finish. The system-defined relationship Made Of is used to relate these types of items.