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1 month ago

TargetConf2018 Guest Speaker: Bruno Lefever

The first ever Targetprocess International Customers Summit is fast approaching. We hope you can join us in Berlin on May 16-18 to share your story, learn from other users, and speak with us in person.

In addition to the workshops and presentations from our own team, we'll also be hosting a number of guest speakers who will present their unique business cases and experiences with Targetprocess. We'll share the full details on these talks as they come in, but you can always find our full speaker list, schedule, hotel recommendations, and other details at our event page.

See you in Berlin!

Bruno Lefever, AE

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Title: 
Enterprise Transformation Coach
Company: AE
Session Title: Evolution to a network organization with empowered teams using TP3

A few years ago, the CEO of AE, Bruno Denys, was inspired by Niels Pflaeging’s talk: 'Organize for Complexity'. Bruno Lefever's talk will reflect this inspiration, and share ways to trigger and motivate high performing people, in order to ultimately stimulate their entrepreneurship to achieve a higher grade of professional well-being.

Bruno will walk you through AE’s transformation journey of evolving from a traditional hierarchical organization to a network organisation. People and professional motivation are the driving forces in such a transformation. The session will illustrate this using real life examples on how Targetprocess was used to enable change. Get ready to learn about backlogs based on networked collaboration and short term value creation.

Bio

Inspired by methodological work, Bruno began his career in 1988 as an analyst-developer, and acquired the basic skills of model driven software engineering. He’s been convinced of this approach from the very beginning.

He continued his career as a consultant and worked on numerous consultancy assignments. These assignments had one common denominator: organizing work based on a structured methodology. He delivered successfully a broad range of assignments in various industries (insurance, telecom, banking, services, utility, etc.) on functional analysis, ICT architecture, strategic architectural work, business-ICT alignment, business improvement, and project/program management.

In 2004, Bruno acquired the PMI project management professional certificate (PMP). He joined AE in 2006 as a competence center manager, coordinating the various competence centers for business ICT alignment. Apart from this, Bruno kept an active consultancy role in various recent assignments: project management, enterprise architecture and strategic alignment.

Originally primarily active in IT departments, he extended his activities to the full breadth of an organization to serve business improvement needs by working on communication between business and technical departments.

The basis of nearly 30 years experience in the consultancy business (business and ICT side) gives Bruno a wide ‘chameleon’ capability, allowing him to suggest and apply corrective actions for strategic projects.

He has an in depth understanding in the following domains and has put these into practice in recent missions:

• Change management • Business improvement • Quality management • Methodology based solutions and approaches • Service-centric systems engineering • Component based analysis and architectures • Business – IT alignment • IT strategy • Agile teamwork • Project management, PMI implementations. • Rescue of complex projects in trouble • Applying agile at scale • Agile transformation of organizations

1 month ago

TargetConf2018 Guest Speaker: Jürgen Müller

The first ever Targetprocess International Customers Summit is fast approaching. We hope you can join us in Berlin on May 16-18 to share your story, learn from other users, and speak with us in person.

In addition to the workshops and presentations from our own team, we'll also be hosting a number of guest speakers who will present their unique business cases and experiences with Targetprocess. We'll share the full details on these talks as they come in, but you can always find our full speaker list, schedule, hotel recommendations, and other details at our event page.

See you in Berlin!

Jürgen Müller, Swiss Healthcare Performance Group

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Title:
 Founder and Managing Partner 
Company:
 Swiss Healthcare Performance Group
Session title: Digital Transformation in Healthcare  Inselspital Switzerland

Enacting digital transformation at healthcare institutions is a big challenge—not just for the IT department, but for the entire company. Both the health system as a whole and the health of each individual must benefit from the digitization of processes. In such a transformation, IT teams will generally need to:

  • capture customer requests
  • prioritize and visualize their status
  • order them to running projects and prioritize across projects, based on company strategy
  • ensure that everything can be planned based on available team resources
  • make use of different methods such as Scrum or PRINCE2 for the implementation of requests
  • control the entire process, from demand to delivery

Inselspital (the University Hospital of Bern) took on this challenge over a year ago, choosing Targetprocess to help back up their transformation. Jürgen Müller consulted with hospital management and helped the organization to undergo the necessary process and tool changes, ensuring that every step drove medical innovation and improved the resulting patient care.

Jürgen will tell the story of this transformation, and describe how every company can continuously improve the processes and tools that align, plan, and visualize work.

Bio:

Jürgen Müller has over 20 years of experience in program, project, and portfolio management though his previous employment as CIO and (Interim)-Manager for several healthcare providers and university hospitals in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. He started his professional career as a management consultant with Accenture in 1996.

As a founder and acting partner of the Swiss Healthcare Performance Group, Jürgen is now responsible for coaching C-Level and management representatives through the development and implementation of new (IT) strategies, as well as portfolio, program, and innovation management.

Together with the largest university hospital in Switzerland, he developed a new approach for using Targetprocess as an agile portfolio and project management tool to guide customers through their journeys of digital transformation.

2 months ago

Targetprocess for iOS | Releases 4.5, 4.6: ‘Shift’ prioritization, Expand / Collapse for inner lists

Expand / Collapse for inner lists

Expand/Collapse functionality has been added to both the 'Me' tab and entity inner lists. This makes it easier to navigate through long inner lists by collapsing sections that you are not interested in, and focusing on expanded work items. The system will save the collapsed section's state for you when you open the app again.

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Prioritization with 'Shift' support

Previously, from a safety perspective, we did not give you the ability to change card priority right from your mobile device (just in case you have the 'Prioritize only if the Shift key is pressed' option set in the main app). After reading your feedback, we realized that it is sometimes necessary to change this setting right from your mobile. That's why you can now set your private Prioritization settings right from your iPhone or iPad!

This decision will be saved to your local mobile app settings, and won't overwrite the setting on your web application. So now you can decide for yourself whether to turn the 'Prioritize While Moving' setting ON in View Setup, or leave it OFF to prevent accidental priority changes while using Targetprocess on your mobile device.
Moreover, you can even turn the setting OFF on your device, even if the view has 'Prioritization on' checked on your web app.

You can not locally overwrite the "Prioritization off" web option.
Web settings
Possible mobile settings
Prioritization on
Prioritization off
Prioritize only if the Shift key is pressed

Please feel free to share any thoughts you have with us. Use the Feedback form in the app's 'Me' tab, or shoot us a message at mobile@targetprocess.com.

Click here to download the iOS app.

2 months ago

Visual Reports: Chart filter enhancements, terms support, additional calculations, facets improvements, and a lot of bug fixes

Hi there! It has been an unusually long time since the last release from the Targetprocess BI team, but we have been working hard on some significant changes in Visual Reports. We're very excited to share what kind of awesome things we've implemented in these last four weeks.

Chart post-aggregation filters

Many of our users have asked for the possibility to exclude certain values from charts after income source data has been calculated and aggregated. For example, let's say you have a chart that displays developers vs. a count of bugs fixed by these people in some period of time. But, you don't need to see all of the developers; you only need to see people who have fixed more than 10 bugs. This was not possible before, but it is a problem which we have happily solved by implementing post-aggregation filters in reports. You can find them in the chart data panel.

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By the way, we have added a section which contains information about the provided chart data and source data filters in the data panel view mode.

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Facets rendering

We have improved facets rendering to make it more compact and user-friendly.

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Additional calculations

The aggregation function TEXT_AGG(text expression or array[text]) can be applied to categories. It combines all corresponding values of categorical variables for data points into a single value (a comma is used as the values separator). TEXT_AGG can be used for configuring labels without grouping by field, so all text values associated with data points will be displayed as a single value.

Here are some examples of this function for User Stories:

TEXT_AGG([Project]) will give 'Hogwarts, Data Service, TP Pro'
TEXT_AGG([Assigned User]) will give 'Oleg, Ilya'

MEDIAN(numeric expression) returns the median value in a numeric dataset.

PERCENTILE(numeric expression, percentile) returns the value at a given percentile of a dataset. The 50th percentile, that is setting percentile to 0.5, is equivalent to using MEDIAN with the same dataset.

Custom Terms in reports

We have added support for process terms in Visual Reports. You will be able see your own familiar terminology in the source editor, fields catalog, and suggestions.
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Team State

We have added a [Team State] field to all assignable sources such as User Story, Bug, etc. The field will be sorted automatically when it is added to an axis, in the same way as it's ordered on your boards.

On-demand chart updates, and a constantly renewing field catalog

Previously, we were updating charts periodically (1 hour for entities and 4 hours for historical reports). We decided to change the way reports are updated. All reports will be updated on-demand now, which means that a report is updated to the latest version once it is loaded in your browser. The system will keep it up-to-date until it is opened in tab. We also decided to update the fields catalog as well, so if terms are changed or custom fields are added, it will be reflected in the fields catalog right away.

We really appreciate your feedback on our Visual Reports Editor. What do you like about it? What could be improved? Let us know what you think at ux@targetprocess.com