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Workspace
Workspaces enable access to artifacts and resources required to develop and assemble the deliverable product. There are two kinds of workspaces. 

The development workspace is a private development area within which a team member can make changes to artifacts without the changes becoming immediately visible to others.

The integration workspace is shared workspace and accessible to all members of the project team. The overall product is built and baselined in the integration workspace.

UML representation:  Package, stereotyped as a «workspace»
Role: Any Role and Integrator
More information: Concepts: Workspaces

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Purpose To top of page

The purpose of a workspace is to enable access to artifacts and resources required to develop and assemble the deliverable product. Development workspaces refer to private areas where developers can implement and test code in relative isolation from other developers. Integration workspaces refer to public areas where individual work is delivered for incorporation into the overall product build and baselines.

Properties To top of page

On a project, there is one shared integration workspace, and possibly multiple development workspaces. Each project member needs to work within a workspace to gain access to the project artifacts that are baselined and retained in the project repository. The integrator creates builds within the integration workspace and makes baselines that are visible to the overall development team.

Timing To top of page

Each team member who joins a project is granted a development workspace and access to the integration workspace. The integration workspace that provides access to the baselined set of artifacts is created as soon as the project's Configuration Management environment has been established. Development workspaces can be created whenever a team member joins the project.

Responsibility To top of page

The development workspace can be created by Any Role; the integration workspace is created by the Integrator.

Tailoring To top of page

Tailoring of this artifact should be documented in the Artifact: Configuration Management Plan.