Enabling linking of work items to versioned artifacts
When you enable configuration management across ELM applications, artifacts, such as requirements and tests, are versioned. When you link between versioned artifacts, the system uses the configuration context that you specify to determine the correct version of the target. For links across components or domains, you specify a global configuration that groups configurations for the linked artifacts.
Thus, change requests and other types of work items are not versioned or specific to any configuration, and, they do not contribute directly to any global configuration. To create and resolve links from work items to versioned artifacts and to the correct version of the target artifact, the system requires more settings.