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Morris Medical Monday: Work Item type 'Hazardous Situation' in Polarion MedPack

by Dreamer on ‎10-27-2014 09:01 PM

Welcome back to Morris Medical Monday: a weekly series for medical device development companies (and companies who are related to such companies), providing some useful information about Polarion solutions and Polarion extensions. Today we will continue on the subject of Polarion's MedPack extension, and have a look into MedPack's Hazardous Situation Work Item.

Hazardous Situation

Description

Description of a hazardous situation according to chapter 7.1 of IEC 62304:2006. Any hazardous situation must have a link to the software item the hazardous situation springs from.

Workflow Steps

The Hazardous Situation Work Item uses the standard Evaluation Workflow. EvaluationWorkflow_Overview

Traceability & Impact

A Hazardous Situation Work Item must be traceable to either a Software System type Work Item, a Software Item type Work Item, a Software Unit type Work Item or a SOUP type Work Item. It has an impact on a Risk Control Measure type Work Item. For more information on traceability and impacts, see the Traceability wiki page.

Attributes

Work Item Attributes

The following custom fields must be filled out before evaluation can be requested:
Attribute Name Type Description
Potential cause for hazardous situation [B,C] Text (as required by IEC 62304:2006->7.1.2/7.1.4).
Specific software cause for hazardous situation [B,C] Text (as required by IEC 62304:2006->7.3.3).
Sequence of events that lead to hazardous situation [B,C] Text (as required by IEC 62304:2006->7.1.5).

Evaluation Attributes

The following custom fields must be filled out before evaluation can be finshed and the work item can be closed:
Attribute Name Type Description
Reviewer Text Person(s) to perform, performing or have performed a review.
Review summary Text Short summary of the review. Attachments should be used for additional information.
Last review date Date Hidden field automatically set when review has been finshed. Intended to be used for sorting and statistical analysis.

Evaluation Checklist

The following checklist must be filled out before evaluation can be finshed and the work item can be closed:
Checklist entry Description

Possible Resolutions

The following table shows the possible resolution values when the work item is closed:
Resolution Name Description
Needs Risk Control Measure This hazardous situation requires a risk control measure.
No Risk Control Measure Needed This hazardous situation does not require a risk control measure.
Discarded The work item entry has been discarded. No further attention is needed.
  For more information about Polarion's MedPack visit our Extension Portal using following link: http://extensions.polarion.com/extensions/31-polarion-alm-medpack-iec-62304. I hope you liked this article and you will visit our Blog again when there is another Morris Medical Monday article.

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