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Index Project Templates: Introduction
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 1      Installing Gemini 5
 1.1        Pre-requisite Checks
 1.2        Installing Gemini 5 Using Automated Installer
 1.3        Installing Gemini 5 Using Zip File
 1.4        Upgrading 5.0 to 5.1
 1.5        Upgrading 4.2 to 5.1
 1.6        Using Windows Authentication
 1.7        Setting up with Geckoboard
 1.8        Setting up with Lucidchart
 1.9        MS Project Connector
 2      Getting Started with Gemini 5
 2.1        Signing in to Gemini
 2.2        Navigation in Gemini
 2.3        AppNav Cards
 2.4        Gemini Terminology
 2.5        Features and Functions
 2.5.1          The Grid
 2.5.2          The Planner
 2.5.3          Activity Page
 2.5.4          Timeline Page
 2.5.5          Roadmaps and Changelogs
 2.5.6          Documents
 2.5.7          Standard Reports
 2.5.8          The Calendar
 2.5.9          Burndown and Burnup Charts
 2.5.10           Ad Hoc Reporting with Excel
 2.5.11           The Data Import Wizard
 3      Creating and Managing Tasks
 3.1        Creating Tasks
 3.2        Rapid Planning (Creating Multiple Tasks)
 3.3        The View Item Page
 4      Structuring Projects
 4.1        Creating Projects
 4.2        Components in Gemini
 4.3        Versions in Gemini
 4.4        Setting Project Defaults
 5      Breeze - Email-to-ticketing
 5.1        Introduction to Breeze
 5.2        Breeze: Queues
 5.3        Breeze: SMTP Servers
 5.4        Breeze: Mailboxes
 5.5        Breeze: Response Templates
 6      Sentry - Testing in Gemini
 6.1        Introduction to Sentry
 6.2        Test Cases
 6.3        Test Plans
 6.4        Test Runner (Executing Tests)
 6.5        Test Run History
 7      Project Templates
 7.1        Project Templates: Introduction
 7.2        Project Templates: Process
 7.3        Project Templates: Screens and Visibility
 7.4        Project Templates: Process Workflow
 7.5        Project Templates: Custom Fields
 7.6        Project Templates: Menus
 7.7        Project Templates: Status, Priority and Severity
 7.8        Project Templates: Resolution
 7.9        Project Templates: Links
 7.10         Project Templates: Time
 8      People and Permissions
 8.1        Users
 8.2        Groups
 8.3        Permissions
 8.4        Active Directory Integration and Windows Authentication
 9      Code Review & Source Control Connectors
 9.1        SVN Server Installation
 9.2        Client Side Gemini Tortoise SVN Integration
 9.3        Git Source Control Connector
 9.4        Mercurial Source Control Connector
 9.5        TFS Source Control Connector
 9.6        Using Saucery for Code Review
 10       Gemini 4
 10.1         Getting Started
 10.2         Installing
 10.2.1           Requirements
 10.2.2           Automated Installer
 10.2.3           Microsoft Web Platform
 10.2.4           Zip File
 10.2.5           Scheduler Service
 10.3         Upgrading
 10.3.1           Upgrading Existing Installations
 10.3.2           Upgrading 4.1.x to 4.2
 10.3.3           Upgrading 4.0.x to 4.2
 10.3.4           Upgrading 3.7.x to 4.2
 10.3.5           Upgrading 3.6.x to 4.2
 10.3.6           Upgrading 3.5.x to 4.2
 10.3.7           Upgrading 3.1.x to 4.2
 10.3.8           Upgrading 3.0.x to 4.2
 10.3.9           Upgrading 3.0.0 to 4.2
 10.3.10            Upgrading 2.2 to 4.2
 10.3.11            Upgrading 2.1.x to 4.2
 10.3.12            Upgrading 2.0.x to 4.2
 10.3.13            Upgrading 1.9.1 to 4.2
 10.3.14            Upgrading 1.9/1.9a/1.9b to 4.2
 10.3.15            Upgrading 1.8.x to 4.2
 10.3.16            Upgrading 1.7 to 4.2
 10.3.17            Upgrading 1.6.3 to 4.2
 10.4         Projects
 10.4.1           Project Concepts             Grouping Projects             Components             Versions             Roadmap             Change Log             Dashboard
 10.4.2           Project Customization             Project Settings             Single, Multiple Item Options             Item Type, Priority, Severity Options             Default Values             Components             Versions             Project Attributes             Which Fields Are Displayed?
 10.5         Item Management
 10.5.1           Overview
 10.5.2           Creating
 10.5.3           Editing
 10.5.4           Viewing
 10.5.5           Visibility
 10.5.6           Custom Fields
 10.5.8           Hierarchy
 10.5.9           Links
 10.5.10            Recurrence
 10.5.11            Estimates & Time Logs
 10.5.12            Source Control Links
 10.5.13            Audit Trails
 10.5.14            Workflow
 10.5.15            Filter Items              Using the Filter              Saving and Reusing Filters              Cross Project Roll-ups
 10.5.16            Patterns
 10.6         Planning Board
 10.7         Time Management
 10.7.1           Time Reports
 10.7.2           Recording Time
 10.8         Notifications
 10.8.1           Project Alerts
 10.8.2           Item Watchers
 10.9         Test Management
 10.9.1           Approach
 10.9.2           Plans
 10.9.3           Cases
 10.9.4           Runs
 10.9.5           Traceability
 10.9.6           Filtering
 10.10          Management
 10.10.1            Administration              General Configuration              SMTP and Notifications              Projects              Custom Fields              Item Management              Test Management              Licensing
 10.10.2            Users & Security              User Management              Global and Project Groups              Working with Global Groups              Working with Project Groups              Available Permissions              Project Resources              Assigning Permissions to Projects              Windows Authentication              Active Directory Integration
 10.11          Using Add-on Products
 10.11.1            Visual Studio 2008/2010
 10.11.2            Gemini Desktop
 10.11.3            Microsoft Outlook
 10.11.4            Converse              Installation              Core Mailbox Setup              Selecting Emails to Process              Manipulating Email Content              Outbound Notifications              Project Mapping
 10.12          API
 10.12.1            Introduction
 10.12.2            Enabling API support
 10.12.3            Authentication
 10.12.4            Response Formats
 10.12.5            .NET Quick-start
 10.12.6            Schema Reference
 10.12.7            Administration API
 10.12.8            Alerts API
 10.12.9            Custom Fields API
 10.12.10             Groups API
 10.12.11             Items API
 10.12.12             Projects API
 10.12.13             Users API
 10.12.14             Testing API
 10.13          User Profile
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Project Templates: Introduction


Project Templates

All projects in Gemini 5 are created from Project Templates. This ingenious architecture is what allows Gemini to be the only Project Platform of its kind where different stakeholders, with different taxonomy and processes can work together in one tool. Gemini can allow users on a Help Desk to work with the Software Developers, Project Managers, Testers and End Users in such diverse departments as Marketing and Finance, to work on the same projects/tasks seamlessly. Because Gemini makes cross-project analysis so simple, enterprise-wide tracking of tasks and analysis of utilization is no longer an issue. Gemini lets you analyze cross-department utilization because it is a tool that ALL departments can use simultaneously to track their tasks while having their terminology, taxonomy and processes respected.

To set up Project Templates, navigate to the Customization section from the Customize link in the top right hand section of the menu. If you are a Gemini Administrator you will then be able to navigate to the Templates tab. 

Templates Intro

Creating Templates

Creating Templates from scratch is a highly technical process and not recommended for most users. It is much better to duplicate an existing Template, using the Duplicate link at the top right of the page and then modify the resulting Template. If you duplicate a Template you will be prompted for a Template Key and a Template Name. We recommend that for consistency you name your Template Key in uppercase. The Template Name is what will be displayed in Gemini screens, so do not create a scenario where, for example, you have the Template Keys HDSK1 and HDSK2 with identical names “Help Desk” as you will not see the key to be able to subsequently make a distinction between the two.

Exporting Templates

When you create a Template you create a zip file that Gemini will unpack if it finds it in the Templates folder of the web application. When you export a Template you do exactly the same thing – create zip file. This file can then be transferred between different Gemini instances allowing you to create a global definition of a project – its processes, statuses, workflow etc. and share this with other Gemini users in physically separate instances. If you click “Export” then Gemini will export the currently selected Template, creating a zip file of the same name as the Template Key.

Loading Templates

If your license permits it, you can load Gemini Templates that have been sent to you or which have been created in other Gemini instances, immediately creating an entire project and process sub-system that you can work from.

Learn more about Templates

For more on Project Templates, the unique way in which Gemini lets you tailor its powerful functionality to you, read the rest of the documentation starting here, with Processes.

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