What's New in PPM 24.1
The following new features and enhancements are introduced in PPM 24.1.
Portfolio Management enhancements
The following enhancements are added to the Portfolio Management module.
Filter and group backlog items by more fields
You can now filter and group portfolio backlog items by more types of fields, including radio button, checkbox, text area, and tag.
For details, see Portfolio backlog views.
Backlog Board view enhancements
The Backlog tab's Board view is enhanced:
For details, see Board view.
Backlog Roadmap view enhancements
The Backlog tab's Roadmap view now enables you to:
Share portfolio layout settings
You can now share your personal layout settings on the Backlog and Financials tabs, making sure all stakeholders view the same portfolio with a consistent set of layout preferences.
For details, see Share portfolio layout settings.
Demand Management enhancements
The following enhancements are added to the Demand Management module.
Add a custom tab to requests
You can now add a custom tab to a request type and configure the tab to allow users to do the following on the tab:
New validation component type: Tag
A new validation component type: Tag is added. You can add a Tag field to requests, which enables users to add tags as identifiers for a request.
Enhanced list fields on request details
With a refreshed look and feel, the drop-down and auto-complete lists on the request details page now provide more user-friendly experience.
To use this new feature, enable the Use New Drop-Down and Auto-Complete Lists feature toggle.
For details, see View requests.
New dependency conditions for request type rules
Request type rules now includes two new dependency conditions: contains text and contains one or more of.
They help simplify your request rules by defining only one rule where multiple rules were needed before.
For details, see Create advanced request type rules.
The following enhancements are added to the Administration module.
Interface customization extended
You can now customize the PPM standard interface more extensively by:
For details, see Customize PPM interface.
Use API keys as bearer tokens
When enabled as bearer tokens, API keys can be used directly in the REST authentication header.
Export to PowerPoint
You can now export the following to PowerPoint for data sharing and analysis:
Set password-policy parameters in Administration Console
You can now configure the following parameters in Administration Console to define user password constraints:
For details, see Security Guide.
Enhanced support information generation
PPM enhances the kSupport tool in the Administration Console, providing a simplified and more efficient user experience for generating support information.
For details, see Gather information for Software Support from the Administration Console.
The following enhancements are added to the Dashboard module.
Set any PPM page as desktop landing page
In addition to Dashboard pages, PPM administrators can now set any PPM page as the PPM desktop client landing page for specific user groups.
If permitted by the admin, individual users can set any PPM page as their default landing page on the PPM desktop client, overriding the landing page specified by the admin.
New display type for self-service portlet: Board
A new display type: Board is added for self-service portlets, enabling you to display data as cards on a board.
For details, see Set up self-service portlets.
What-if Analysis enhancements
The following enhancements are added to What-if Analysis.
What-if template enhancements
What-if templates now provide enhanced flexibility for what-if analysis:
For details, see Define what-if layout templates.
Share a scenario
You can now share your what-if scenario with others for collaboration.
For details, see Share a scenario.
The following enhancements are added to PPM reports.
New report types: PowerPoint and Word reports
Two new report types: PowerPoint report and Word report are introduced, giving you additional options to create PPM reports.
For details, see PowerPoint and Word reports.
Notify user groups about completed reports
In addition to individual users, you can now send email notifications to groups of users about report completion.
For details, see Submit reports.
Resource Management enhancements
The following enhancements are added to the Resource Management module.
Copy specific requested resources when importing or copying positions
When you import or copy positions from another staffing profile, you can choose to also import the resources requested on these positions.
For details, see Import positions into a staffing profile.
No longer filter resources by position role
When you search for resources to assign to a position, the position's role is no longer used as a default filtering criterion. This helps you find the target resource from more candidates.
This feature is enabled when the NO_INITIAL_ROLE_IN_RESOURCE_FINDER new parameter is set to true.
For details, see Assign resources from Resource Allocation Management page.
Time Management enhancement
When copying a time sheet, you can now choose whether to copy the time sheet's user data.
This feature is enabled when your administrator enables the Enable Copy Time Sheet Include User Data option feature toggle.
For details, see Copy a time sheet.
My Time Sheets app update
You can now use the My Time Sheets app to associate activities with time sheet work items.
For details, see Associate activities with a work item.
Team Management enhancement
From the Demand tab of your team, you can view the assignment and capacity details of individual team members. This makes it easier for you to balance team demand and capacity.
For details, see View assignment details of a resource.
You can now select to import backlog items of a specific feature from an ALM Octane workspace to a PPM project task.
For details, see Link a PPM task with an ALM Octane project.
REST API enhancement
PPM disallows time logging on disabled miscellaneous work items. The policy is now extended to the REST API calls.
For details, see Interactive REST API Help.
The Use Tabs in Request Details Page feature toggle is deprecated. To replace the feature, PPM provides a more flexible solution that allows you to design the layout of request details per request type.
Note: If you already enabled the feature toggle before 24.1, the tab layout settings are preserved for the existing request types after the upgrade to 24.1.
For details, see Select the request layout.