We are excited to share with you PPM Express Roadmap highlights for the nearest future. These are the major items we are working on or about to start working on.
We believe that transparency is a key to successful relationship with our PPM software users, which is exactly what we’re trying to grow. We also share it to get your feedback – please tell us what is important to you!
Please note that priorities in our backlog and roadmap change over time, based on your feedback and input. We share backlog for this and next quarters. If you have questions about some features – feel free to get in touch with us.
Issue types from Jira available for view inside PPM Express. You will be able to see all epics, features, user stories, tasks and other issue types for your teams in one place. A view of all Jira issues will be also available on “My Space” page in tandem with other connectors.
Improvements in Azure DevOps, Project Online and Jira Software work item/issue field mapping, so users see extended custom fields. Advanced configuration settings will be added to Jira connector to provide flexible set up options for different business needs.
Idea Flow improvements, adding Resource Planning and Estimation Capabilities to Ideas / Project Requests
The module allows to define and track goals / objectives for the organization / department / business unit and track how projects and portfolio contribute to these objectives / KPIs.
Continuing working on number of UX and UI improvements and new feature requests from customers.
We extend our set of connectors- adding Smartsheet сonnector to connect and sync up project data for better portfolio management and visibility.
Program, Sub-Program and Sub-Portfolios Support
The module will allow creating roadmaps on a project, portfolio, and multi-portfolio levels to define project or portfolio strategic objectives over a specific period and communicate major steps and milestones planned for achieving that objective.
Advances to our project accounting / financial management capabilities: Ability to track detailed forecasts, compare forecast with actuals, calculate profitability and margins
Support different views of Project Dashboard, Portfolio Dashboard and Resource Dashboards for different types of users per their role / permission level
Support project interdependencies
Visual improvements of the “My Space” page – view of all your tasks from external connectors on one page.
Tasks from Microsoft Planner available for view in PPM Express task management. You will be able to see all project-related tasks from Microsoft Planner for your projects and teams use in one place.
Tasks from Project Online, Azure DevOps available for view inside PPM Express. You will be able to see all epics, features, user stories for your teams in one place.
Report on your projects in automated time tracking tool “PPM Express Time” that provides connections to multiple systems – Office 365, Outlook, Jira, Microsoft Planner, VSTS, Git and others to track user activity and connect it with PPM Express for reporting and visual control of time spent on your projects. Find out more about PPM Express Time and learn how to configure integration.
As some users have Epics or Features that they manage as separate projects or sub-projects, we have updated our Import Project functionality to allow our users to import any Azure DevOps work item type (default or custom) as separate Projects in PPM Express. Learn more
Users can connect their ideas / demands created in PPM Express with Microsoft Teams by adding a “Demand Management” tab in a Teams channel which points to specific business challenge in PPM Express and shows its details. Learn more
The module enables users to create their own schedules / plans / tasks within PPM Express, as well create and modify tasks of internal PPM Express projects. From now on PPM Express becomes a full-cycle project portfolio management platform where you can manage your work on all levels, whether it’s a task, a project, or a portfolio, integrated with external systems as JIRA / Azure DevOps / Planner or not. Learn more
After the release of the first phase, we continued with further development and enhancements of our Task Management Module. We have released some visual improvements, task dependency, and a timeline scaling added task management to Power BI reports, and integrated the task management module with PPM Express Time for automated time reporting. Learn more
The Resource Management module allows users to create a resource plan for a project and successfully manage resource utilization and allocation. You can easily keep track of your resources both within a project and across many projects, as well as manage proposed and committed resource plans. Learn more
My Space page is a place where you can review all Tasks, Action Items, Risks, and Issues assigned to you across all projects on one page. This page helps our users to organize their work as here they can easily see what tasks they have assigned for this week, next week, late tasks, critical ones, etc. Learn more
The module allows users to create resource plan for a project and successfully manage resource utilization and allocation.
PPM Insights module provides a way for project managers to be on top of all the crucial changes to projects and portfolios.
Filters are now available on the majority of projects, portfolios, business challenges, and ideas sections.
Short notifications / warnings on data quality will provide a way to notify users in case there are any inconsistencies in their portfolio / project data and give them a tip on which data should be modified to provide consistent data of the project and portfolio details, statuses and progress. Learn more
Integration with Microsoft Teams will allow installing PPM Express app directly in Microsoft Teams, select a specific project or portfolio for a relevant channel and work with it from Teams the same way as it can be done on PPM Express website. Learn more
The module will support project ideation / project crowd sourcing process in organizations that are looking for ways to collect ideas from their employees and align the ideas with strategic priorities and business challenges of organization. After review and prioritization of submitted ideas organization can select the ones that will deliver maximum benefit to organization with minimal cost and time and create a new project for execution. Learn more
‘Lessons learned’, ‘Action items’, ‘Key decisions’, ‘Steering Committee’, ‘Change Requests’ sections have been added to Projects Details Page and have been included in Power BI reports. These reports are also accessible from Projects card menu now. Learn more
Review the details for your Project and Portfolio in general or see the information for the Key Dates and Iterations from the Timeline directly by navigating to the timeline hints. Get the information about the number of Projects by status, by progress, and key dates in Summary section on the Portfolio Details page. Learn more
Link one project created in PPM Express to several projects managed in different work management systems (e.g. Jira and Planner) and combine project progress and general project information (resources, key dates, issues, risks, etc.) from several source systems in PPM Express. Avoid constant switching between different systems and keep track of overall project and portfolio progress in one place. Learn more
If you clone PPM Express Project, a complete copy of this project will be created, so that you can avoid manual configuration of Project Details Page when you create a new Project similar to an existing one. Project statuses, fields and columns of project sections, as well as their position on the Project Details Page, will be copied from the existing Project to the new Project. Learn more
As a tenant administrator you can allow new users to sign up to your PPM Express tenant either automatically from the same Office 365 / GSuite tenant or by sending them invitations with relevant permissions directly in application. Learn more
Strategic Themes Page will continue evolving of Ideation Module and will allow to specify strategic priorities and business challenges in the organization. The page will contain a predefined set of strategic themes, as well as an option to add new themes that are strategically important for your organization. Learn more
Portfolio Prioritization & Alignment Screen will allow to set strategic themes and their importance (weight) for the selected portfolio and it’s projects and calculate portfolio alignment score based on predefined formulas. Learn more
*This is a preliminary roadmap, and the list of features in the backlog might change.
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