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      The reason I feel we need this functionality probably comes from the
      fact that in Planview, all lists are managed centrally, as it makes it
      much easier to maintain and manage, particularly if the lists are used
      over and over.

      Anyways, I understand that companies have multiple product lines that
      use different version schemes and components, however, even those
      products, I'm assuming, may have more than one project associated to
      them, so it makes sense for each product to have a centrally managed
      version and component list. Why, you ask? Here's at least two reasons.

      1. Because otherwise you are risking inconsistency in the way different
      people enter the version and component list, which means your reports
      will be off.
      2. Also, you are adding extra unnecessary effort to creating a project
      if everytime you create one you have to add a version and component
      list. That is time people don't want to spend.

      I see several options for these two lists:

      1. Create one master list for all components and one master list for all
      versions, regardless of product. The user creating the project will need
      to know what versions and components go with what product. Not the
      optimum solution, but certainly the easiest to implement.

      2. Allow lists to be hierarchical. Planview works off of unlimited
      hierarchically structured lists. This will still allow for one master
      list that can have versions and components separated heirarchically -
      top node is 'Version', second level is 'Product', third level is the
      version or component (depending on list) for that product.

      3. Allow for creation of multiple lists. Seems redundant. One master
      list that is heirarchical, to me, would be the best answer. You can even
      go so far as to provide a way to only show a certain part of the list
      based on the product you are creating the project for. We have this
      ability in Planview, where, based on the selection of a value in one
      lists, values in another list become selectable. In this way, you can
      manage all of the same thing in one list, but narrow the end user
      picklist to the appropriate values.

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                swalton Shawn Walton
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