Bring Teams Together for Document Reviews

Whether it's design documents, user stories, or requirements, most development teams need to conduct peer reviews of documents. Often that takes the form of long email threads and nagging reminders. By creating a document review process that is customizable and enforceable, teams are able to see outstanding reviews in one central location and receive automated reminders so they don't become a bottleneck. 

Collaborator is the only enterprise-grade tool that can handle reviews for both code and documents, allowing you to bring all peer reviews across your development lifecycle into one central platform.

Starting a New Document Review

Getting started with a document review in Collaborator is simple. In this video, we walk through creating a new review, setting review roles, and building a review template. Review templates enable you to configure custom checklists and participant rules so that you can achieve high quality deliverables at each stage of development, from design documents, user stories, and requirements, to test plans, source code, and deployment scripts.

 

 

Adding Files to an Existing Review

Once you have the review created, you can add artifacts easily by dragging and dropping them in or utilizing one of our free plugins. You can add any text-based file, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, pdf, or image file.

 

 

Marking Defects, Making Comments, and Completing a Review

Once you are ready for feedback, reviewers can add pushpins on documents to anchor defects and comments. This makes it easy to collaborate on diagrams and images. This video shows how participants can mark and resolve defects, comment on certain sections, and close out a review.

 

 

Reporting and Metrics to Build an Audit Trial

Whether you are trying to verify that team members have spent sufficient time of reviews or just add documentation to comply with quality standards, reports in Collaborator let you see all the metrics you care about. You can even add custom fields to review templates to track additional KPIs.

 

 

If you are interested in learning more, schedule a demo with one of our engineers or you can watch our recent webinar, "How to Create a Collaborative Document Review Process".

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