What's New Explore the enhancements we added this month

May 2019

Spotlight

Programs now supports risk management, enabling you to identify risks and response actions at the program level.

You can also view all program- and project-level risks in the program risk register. Because projects of different sizes and budgets typically use different risk matrices to quantify risk impacts and calculate risk scores, project-level risk scores are recalculated using the program matrix to provide a consistent scale for prioritizing risks within the program.

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Send notifications to stakeholders – users or groups – when a workflow task has completed.

To set up notifications, go to the Workflow Configuration page, open a workflow configuration, and select a task. Under Notification Options, select the users or groups that you want to notify when the task is completed.

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Enhancements

Task hand-off functionality is expanded to include Finish-to-Finish logic between two tasks. Previously, FF logic was supported only between a task and a milestone. The enhancement allows two or more tasks with hand-offs to finish on the same date.

Committed Due Date is now available as a column on the Task List page and in the Tasks detail window on the Activities page. The field displays the most recent committed due date and can be helpful when you must recommit a task.

Nested context menus are now supported on the Work Plan and Hand-offs page to reduce the length of the menus and make them easier to scan.

The Project Usage panel on the Activities page now provides a spreadsheet view of assigned units for selected resources and roles. Select resources/roles in the left panel and scroll the spreadsheet to view corresponding assignments over the duration of the project. The spreadsheet timescale is matched to the Gantt view timescale, helping you visualize resource/role usage against the activities in the view. In addition, use filters to focus the Gantt on activities for selected resources or time frames.

Baseline values are now included in schedule scenarios. This can be useful when doing what-if analysis to make project adjustments.

Staffed and Unstaffed remaining bars are added to the role usage histogram on the Activities page.

April 2019

Spotlight

Programs now provides a Timeline view on the Milestones Summary page.

The view displays each project in the program as a collapsed summary bar from start to finish, with program milestones displayed as icons above the bar. The view provides a high-level display of program progress.

Create hand-offs between tasks assigned to different activities.

Also, create hand-offs between assigned and unassigned tasks and change the activities to which tasks are assigned after hand-offs have been created. Expands hand-off flexibility.

Enhancements

Assign single or multiple tasks to an activity with a new Assign Activity option on the Task Card and Task Grid context menus. A related context menu option enables you to remove tasks from activities. The close-at-hand commands can make creating and working with tasks faster and easier.

A Data Date column is added to the Baselines page, helping you decide which baseline to set as project or user baselines. The Data Date column is read-only and is populated from historical data specified by the Baseline Date point.

On the Activities page, baselines are available on the Scenarios list and can be edited. Select a baseline and edit it as you would a scenario. Changes saved to the baseline are reflected in the baseline fields of the current schedule.

Cost spread values are maintained when moving the start date for the project on the Cash Flow page. For example if the original start date is February 2019 with $100,000 for 2019 and the start date is moved to February 2020, the $100,000 is also moved to 2020 along with all other spread values . In previous versions, when the start date was moved the spread values would be lost and have to be redistributed.

Click the Pending icon on a Work Plan task card or the Info Bar to open the task details flyout with the Commitments tab displayed.