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2 days ago

Mentions and Attachments for Android: Release 1.7

Our latest Android release is going to make communicating with colleagues a lot easier. You are now able to mention people in comments and share photos from your device.

Mentions

Mentions
When you’re writing a comment, just use the @ symbol, followed by the name of the person you want to notify. They’ll receive an email notification a few seconds after the comment is submitted.

Attachments

Previously, you were able to view an entity’s attachments and photos but could not add new ones. Now, you can.
Attachments
Open the Attachments tab and choose a way to add pictures: select an existing one from your device, or take a new one with your camera.

We’re working on improving navigation and general ease of use for our next Android release. Until then, feel free to let us know if you have any feedback or comments to share with our team – just shoot us an email at mobile@targetprocess.com.

2 weeks ago

Targetprocess v.3.9.2: Batch Actions, Terms in Quick Add for all Processes, Entity Conversion Improvements

Batch Actions (States, Tags and Bug Severity)

Starting from v.3.9.2, you can change State, Bug Severity, and Tags for a group of selected entities on a Board or a One-By-One view with just a few steps.

As soon as you select more than one item, you will notice a blue button in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Click on this button to bring up the Batch Actions Panel.

Read more on how to use the Batch Action Panel and our future plans for Batch Actions here.

batch panel 1 release

Terms in Quick Add for all Processes

We’ve added support for terms in Quick Add. From now on, terms from all of an entity's available proсesses will be displayed in Quick Add. This will make entity creation much easier and more straightforward than it was before (when only default terms were displayed).

Imagine you want to create an Initiative, but you don’t know which term corresponds with it in the default process. A bit annoying, right? Now you can find the Initiative entity right in the Quick Add menu, and can create one in less than a minute! Select ‘Initiative’ in the entities list, give it a Name, select the Project it is related to, assign some Teams to it (if needed), and click the ‘Add’ (or 'Add & Open') button.

These changes will affect Top Quick Add, List/Board/Timeline Quick Add and Entity View Quick Add.

Terms in Quick Add screen

Entity Conversion Improvements

When you convert an entity of one type into another (e.g., turning a User Story into a Feature), the ID changes. From now on, you will be able to find the 'new' converted entity by searching for the ID it had before its conversion. You will also be redirected to the 'new' entity if you try to open the ‘old’ entity details view from a direct link.

Minor Updates and Fixed Bugs

  • Login page redesign
  • User/Team fields added to User/Team Allocations export
  • Fixed an issue with the absence of a required custom field on the Project/Program Quick Add form in the context selector
  • Fixed application of a default custom field value when adding more than one entity in Quick Add
  • Fixed default display of current date in Milestone Quick Add
  • Fixed a problem with copying an Epic with nested features to another Project
  • Fixed a case when Planned dates for a card would not be set on a Timeline
  • Fixed an issue where a card wouldn't dissapear from a Timeline after it's dates were changed
  • Fixed overloads display in the Project card planned section
  • Fixed a cut date range in the Allocation tab
  • Fixed a case where the result of a Test Case execution would not be sent to the server
  • Fixed an issue with the incorrect moving of a card to the backlog on Boards with Team and Team Iteration axes.
  • Fixed the display of templates after keyword selection in the Setup Templates tab
2 weeks ago

Batch Actions: States, Tags and Bug Severity

Suppose you have 15 work items which all need to be edited at once. Perhaps their State and Release need to be changed, or a new common Tag assigned to all of them. Previously, there were several ways to do such a massive update, but all of them were tedious or time consuming. Not anymore!

Meet the beta release of our Batch Actions Panel.

As soon as you select more than one item, you will notice a blue button in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Click on this button to bring up the Batch Actions Panel.

batch select

What fields are available in the Batch Actions Panel?

Starting from v.3.9.2, you can change State, Bug Severity, and Tags for a group of selected entities on a Board or a One-By-One view with just a few steps.

The Batch Action Panel will suggest all editable fields that the currently selected items have in common. If you want to change a parent Feature for a batch of User Stories, but you accidentally include a Request in your selection, then you won't be able to complete the edit. You need to make a homogeneous selection in order to change specific fields. For example: if I select several Bugs and Epics, then I can change their State and add a tag. But, I won't be able to update fields for Iteration or Severity, because Epics don't have such properties.

The same is true for field values. In a State selector, you will find only those states which are common for all cards in your selection. If your selected entities have completely different states and transition rules, then you won't find any options available for editing in the State field.

The only exception is Team and User Allocations; they can't be modified in bulk.

Batch on Board

Roadmap

In the current version of the Batch Actions Panel (released with Targetprocess v.3.9.2) you will find options for editing Tags, States, and Bug Severity, as well as for deleting entities in bulk. More fields, such as Team, User Assignments, Release, Sprint, and Business Value will be added with our next release in a few weeks. By the end of the summer, you'll be able to make batch updates from a right-click menu. In early fall, we plan to integrate the Batch Actions Panel into other view representations (List views and inner lists are currently the top priority). Later on in the fall, we'll support batch edits for even more fields, including custom fields.

Let us know what you think of our Batch Actions Panel beta release by sending us a message at ux@targetprocess.com, or by leaving a comment on this post. Have a great day everybody!

3 weeks ago

Targetprocess v.3.9.1: Share views with specific users, a Recent group for the Assignments list

Share views with specific people

You can now share views and groups with specific individual users. This means that you'll no longer have to create a team in order to make views visible for specific people. Just select 'Custom sharing' in a view's Access tab and choose users who will have access to your view/group.

ShareView

Added a 'Recent' group to the list of assignable users

Currently, when you open a list of users to assign somebody to an item, users are grouped by role. We've now added an additional 'Recent' group that contains users who you recently assigned to work items. Please note: This 'recent' list will only be shown if the entire list of assignable users contains more than 6 people.

RecentGroup

Added the ability to filter cards by the date of the last state change

Do you want to filter your cards by the date of their last state change? You can now use the LastStateChangeDate field for filtering and visual encoding. For example: Let's say you want to see bugs or user stories which have been stuck in the 'In Dev' state for more than 2 weeks. Just use ?LastStateChangeDate < Today - 14(days) and EntityState.Name == 'In Dev' FilterByDate

Add specific views from the +Create menu

From now on, you can create a Board, List, Timeline, or Details view directly from the +Create menu. You don't need to create a board first and switch to another view mode afterwards. For example, if you want to create a list, just click on 'List' from the +Create menu. You can then proceed with the setup of the newly created list by clicking the Setup button on a blank template or on one of the predefined templates. All templates are filtered by whatever view mode is currently active.
CreateViews

Improvements

  • Added an 'Assign to me' action to the List view
  • Renamed Project Team to Project Members in the `Notify by email` section of comment boxes

Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed the Quick Add button in the Release view and Notes tab
  • Fixed the incorrect display of state and terms when a team is assigned to an inactive project in the default process
  • Fixed the 'Create bug' button's visibility in the Test Case Run view when Bug Tracking practice is off
  • Fixed an error that occured when opening Entity view after editing Allocations
  • Fixed TP2 page appearing when saving changes in the Settings->Team form
  • Fixed incorrect display of an Attachment's name if it was downloaded with extended unicode symbols
  • Fixed an error that occured when copying an entity that was attached to an Inbox message
  • Fixed display of a comment's creation time when hovering the mouse cursor over it
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