Signing a Baseline

Baseline signatures are the electronic equivalent of a “sign off sheet” that is used to approve a set of requirements prior to development work taking place.

To sign a baseline:

  1. In the requirements manager, select a baseline from the Baseline drop-down list, or click Home. Open Baseline from the menu.
  2. Click the Down Arrow on Open Project and choose Open Baseline.
  3. Select Tools > Baseline Signatures from the menu. The Baseline Signatures window is displayed.
    Note: The Add Signature button is only enabled if the baseline is locked and you are a signatory for the baseline. The New Signature dialog box is displayed.
  4. Click the Add Signature button.
    Note: If you want to add or change your title, enter it in the title box.
  5. Assign a Signature Meaning to the signature using the drop-down list.
  6. In the Authentication section, verify your User ID and enter your Password.
  7. If you want to add a comment, enter it in the Comment box. The maximum length allowed for a comment is 5000 characters.
  8. Click OK. The Baseline Signature warning dialog box is displayed, verifying that you want to sign the baseline.
  9. If you do not want to receive the warning in the future, select the Do not show this warning in the future check box.
  10. Click OK. Your signature now appears in the Baseline Signatures window. Signatories can sign a baseline multiple times, however, once a signature is added you cannot replace or delete it.