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2 weeks ago

Targetprocess v.3.12.9: API and Visual Reports improvements

Improvements to our API

Users can now reference custom fields directly by their names in API v2. For example, instead of

CustomValues["Risk"] or CustomValues.Number("Risk"), you can simply write Risk. You can use this same syntax in Metrics as well.

Custom fields can also be set directly by their names in API v1. Instead of the clumsy syntax

{
  CustomFields: [
    { Name: "Risk", Value: 20 }
  ]
}

you can simply write

{
  "Risk": 20
}

Please note that if you have several fields with the same name but a different field type for the same entity type, you will not be able to use the new syntax. If this is the case, you can still use the old format.

Visual reports: data difference popup

We have added a data difference table for Burn Up & Down reports. You will now be able to see a list of entities for which the Effort, Effort Completed, or Effort To Do values have been changed in comparison with the previous period. Added or removed entities are also listed here, in case you're creating a Burn Up report by count of records.

To open the data difference popup, just select any point on the chart and click “Data”.
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If you have multi-numerics in the Y axis (with the exception of Count of Records), you will be able to switch between them in the data difference popup.
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Minor improvements:

  • Increased the number of available custom fields from 60 to 100
  • The info popover about the ability to expand all cards in lists will now only be shown once per user
  • Avatars in the system are now round

Fixed Bugs:

  • Axes counts should take into account axis filter
  • Setup tab for views: when user tries to quickly setup a Board and selects card types and axes - his settings are not applied
  • Fixed an issue where you couldn't open a filter and type because the the focus was on the UI filter
  • Fixed drag-n-drop of lists and reports to a dashboard
  • Fixed an error message that would appear when switching between items that had times posted under different roles
  • Application will no longer hang when a user assigns people to Project and changes Team access
  • The Split Entity action on Boards will no longer be slow when accessed from Boards
  • Fixed Comet (live update) issues related to the Split Entity action
  • Sorting by ForecastEndDate will no longer break views
  • Fixed a problem where users could not edit subversion plugin profiles
  • Fixed an issue where Requests would not be created in the Email plugin because of their content type
  • Redirects to views will after an SSO login will now be successful
  • Visual Reports: fixed an error that would occur when adding a periodic date to color, then changing the grouping option
  • Visual Reports: fixed an incorrect term for Team Iterations for users with custom terms
  • Visual Reports: fixed double chart updates and record duplications in the Source Data popup
  • Visual Reports: fixed wrong color when user changes entity source in a template
  • Visual Reports: error on using aggregated and non-aggregated calculations on the same axis
  • Visual Reports: fixed an unstable error that would occur when manually adding calculations to Burn Up & Down charts
  • Visual Reports: reports will no longer auto-update on inactive tabs
2 weeks ago

Accelerating Growth with $5M Funding for our Agile Management Platform

Today, it’s good to be Targetprocess. After 14 years of stable, natural growth, we are excited to dive into acceleration mode with $5M Series A financing led by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Zubr Capital. Read the announcement.

“The goal of taking on this funding is to get bigger. We see the opportunity right now because more companies understand the value of agile to provide faster response and quicker delivery… It’s the perfect time because Agile is moving beyond IT into other parts of the organization, shares Andrey Mihailenko, co-founder, in this TechCrunch article.

What does it mean for you?

Overall, we remain the same Targetprocess that our 51,000 users across 80 countries know and love. Through thoughtful growth, we will continue to deliver the best platform for visualizing work across the enterprise. And with additional capital, we will further invest in our development teams to provide new features even faster, and enable customers to make better, more informed decisions.

With planned growth of our sales, marketing and customer support teams, you can expect that we will maintain our live, 24/7 customer support channels and provide even more great resources and opportunities to connect with your peers, Agile experts and our team. Our R&D teams will expand to ensure that you remain on the cutting-edge of project management.

Learn more with the following resources, or email us with your questions. We look forward to what’s to come!

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3 weeks ago

TargetConf2018 Guest Speaker: Jorge Rivero

The first ever Targetprocess International Customers Summit is just over a week away. Remember, you can always find our full speaker list, schedule, hotel recommendations, and other important details at our event page.

We hope you can join us in Berlin this month to share your story, learn from other users, and speak with us in person.

Jorge Rivero

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Title: 
Innovation Director
Company: Vinci Energies
Session title: From a traditional WBS to a collaboration platform

For teams used to planning and managing projects with a typical WBS (work breakdown structure) approach, adapting to Agile can be daunting. It’s more than just changing a tool—it means rethinking the way you plan and manage your projects.

Targetprocess was implemented by several Business Units at Vinci Energies to give more transparency to projects using traditional PM approaches, and to provide an opportunity for teams to improve their efficiency and customer satisfaction while managing projects. Jorge will share the story of this transformation.  

Bio:

Jorge Rivero, born in Spain 1970, started his career in the automotive and food Industry at different international positions in the electrical and automation areas.

In 2007, he joined the Industrial Division of Vinci Energies in Germany (Actemium), changing his perspective from end customer (proposes the challenge) to system integrator (delivers the solution). In Actemium, he extended his experience to Chemical and Life Science industries, and further developed his passion for People and Project Management.

With a degree in informatics from the University of Valladolid, and with his extensive experience in the electrical and automation fields, his additional involvement in IoT and I4.0 was natural. From his actual position as Innovation Director at Vinci Energies Germany, he is fully committed to further tear down the walls between both engineering domains, taking advantage of Vinci Energies’ solid positioning in both fields.

3 weeks ago

TargetConf2018 Guest Speaker: Alankar Trivedi

The first ever Targetprocess International Customers Summit is just a few weeks away. Remember, you can always find our full speaker list, schedule, hotel recommendations, and other important details at our event page.

See you in Berlin!

Alankar Trivedi, Institution of Mechanical Engineers
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Title:
Development Service Manager
Company: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Session Title: Expanding the borders of Targetprocess: Non-IT setups for any team

Alankar will be presenting a few unique use cases for using Targetprocess for non-IT purposes. These processes and setups could prove useful for any organizations or teams looking to unify information on meetings, collective efforts, or customer support. You can expect to see:

  • Processes for recording and updating meeting minutes
  • A setup for sprint retrospectives
  • Business cases for desktop support

Bio:

Alankar spent 4 years as Head of Development at Comensura, where he was responsible for all development teams and technology-related processes and workflows. Comensura has been using Targetprocess for nearly a decade (for both IT and non-IT purposes) to help manage the supply of people in large organizations across public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Five months ago, he assumed his new position of Development Service Manager at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers—one of the fastest growing professional engineering organizations in the world.