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PPM Express Roadmap 2019

Learn what’s new & coming next in PPM Express

We are excited to share with you PPM Express roadmap highlights for the nearest future. These are the items we are working on and are about to start working on.

We think that transparency is a key to successful relationship with our 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 the roadmap might change over time based on your feedback and the new challenges we might face.

Q4

Data Quality Warnings

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.

Integration with Microsoft Teams

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.

Ideation module “PPM Express Ideas”

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.

Work Together module

Communicate major changes to Microsoft Teams channel to stay up-to-date with your team on key events on portfolio and project level.

Strategic Themes

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.

Demand Management/ Ideation module – Integration with Microsoft Teams

Users will be able to 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.

PPM Express Work Management Module

The module will enable users to create their own schedules / plans within PPM Express, as well create and modify tasks of internal PPM Express projects.

Portfolio Prioritization & Alignment to organization strategy

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.

Schedule Visualization Improvements

Schedule section will be updated to display all work item types for connected projects. As a user you will be able to choose which work items types you would like to view and monitor depending on the level of hierarchy needed, e.g. Epics, Features, User Stories, etc.

PPM Insights

PPM Insights module will provide a way to automatically calculate project statuses based on the project data.

Import Epics from Azure DevOps as Projects

As some users have many Epics that they manage as separate projects or sub-projects, we will update our Import Project functionality to allows our users to import Epics from Azure DevOps as separate Projects in PPM Express.

2020

Integration with PPM Express Time

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. Learn more about PPM Express Time

User Permissions bulk edit

Details of users and their permissions will be available for editing in bulk.

Microsoft Modern Project Connector

Sync up your Microsoft Modern Project data, import Projects, Resources and link Resource to existing Modern Project User for quick synchronization with Microsoft Modern Project.

Smartsheet Connector

Sync up your Smartsheet projects data and see how they are going – instantly, in a single dashboard.

My Tasks Page

To easily manage their project activities users will be able to view all tasks assigned to them across all projects on one page.

Roadmap Module

The module will allow creating roadmaps on a project, portfolio and multi-portfolio levels to define project or portfolio strategic objective over a specific period and communicate major steps and milestones planned for achieving that objective.

Improvements in Currency Settings

Currency settings will allow to choose a type of currency for a specific portfolio or project budget.

Improvements in Jira Mapping & Settings

Power BI Pack for Jira

Power BI Pack for Azure DevOps

Power BI Pack for Project Online

Asana Connector

Microsoft Dynamics PSA Connector

Done in Q3

Adding of Several New Project Sections

‘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

Portfolio and Project Timeline Redesign

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

Connect Several Source Applications to One PPM Express Project

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

Clone Existing PPM Express Projects

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

Projects, Portfolio, Resources Bulk Deletion

Bulk delete Projects, Portfolios, and Resources you do not anymore in one click. Learn more

Invite New Users to PPM Express

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

*This is a preliminary roadmap, and the list of features in the backlog might change.

Got ideas for new PPM Express features? Welcome to share your feedback to info@ppm.express

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