An Attribute is a quality or feature that can be assigned to items that lets you classify and categorize your improvement work.
When dealing with lists of Improvements or Projects, you can filter them by their Attributes.
There are three kinds of Attribute Types:
- Value Attributes Types
These are Attribute Types for which your organization has built a list of options.
For example, many of our customers use a Value Attribute Type called "Priority" that is broken down into individual Attributes such as "High" and "Low."
- Weighted Attribute Types
These are Attribute Types for which each Attribute is assigned a numerical score. These scores are used to calculate a score for any item which has been assigned that Attribute.
- Person Attributes Types
This kind of Attribute Type allows you to add lists of users to any item that includes it without making them official members of the team. This is a great way to signify that someone will be affected by it even if they won't be working on it.
By default, a Person Attribute will allow people to pick between users of the following statuses: Active, Frontline, Offline, and Incident (if your organization has the Incident module enabled). However, an organization can request that we restrict a Person Attribute Type so that only users of certain statuses can be added.
- Location Attributes Types
This kind of Attribute Type allows you to add lists of Locations to an item including it without making them official Originating or Responsible Locations. This is a great way to signify that a Location will be affected by it even if that Location is not directly involved.
A Location Attribute will always allow people to pick between every existing Location - they cannot select a deleted Location.