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ServiceNow Team Development Overview

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In this article we discuss the basic functionality, meaning and best practices of ServiceNow team development.

What is ServiceNow Team Development?

It is a ServiceNow utility that solves the development conflicts when two or more teams working together on single development instance.

  • In large project development, many teams collaborate with each others but soon things becomes messy when multiple developers start working on a single development instance.
  • To avoid this, team development application is the best option.
  • It works on the principle of having one parent sub-production instance and more than one child sub productions where developer works independently.
  • They can easily work locally in these child instance and can share the code and resolve conflicts (if any) with parent.
  • The chances of code collision is reduced to minimum and provide an agile development experience throughout the development process.

Complete Video Tutorial Of Team Development?

List of Features of ServiceNow Team Development?

  • Help in managing & branching operations in an easy way, that includes push & pull of record versions among instances.
  • Easy and comprehensive way to compare one development instance to other development instances.
  • Provides a central dashboard to see & manage all Team Development activities.

How to setup team development?

  • Navigate Team Development Application

  • Access rights for developers: Provide the following rights to the developer. Admin or (teamdev_user, teamdev_code_reviewer, teamdev_configure_instance)
  • Define a remote instance:- Navigate Team Development –> Remote Instances –>Create New
  • Create an exclusion policy:- create an exclusion policy to prevent pushes or pulls to particular instances in the team development hierarchy.
  • Enable a code review: To Review changes pushed on an Instance.

Navigate to Team Development –> Properties and select the check box

  • Select the parent instance: The parent instance is the only instance you can pull changes from and push changes to.
  • Set up an instance hierarchy

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