About PPM Dashboard Pages and Modules

Modules are either provided by Micro Focus or application administrators and can be supplied to users as either Private Dashboard pages or Shared Dashboard pages. Modules must have a unique name and can contain one or more Dashboard pages, each with one or more portlets.

Private Dashboard Pages

Private Dashboard pages are modules that users add from preconfigured pages. And users find them in the Private pages folder of the Personalize Dashboard page. These private Dashboard pages can be edited and personalized by users to increase their usefulness. Preconfigured pages available to be added into Private Dashboard pages are provided by either Micro Focus or application administrators.

PPM-provided Preconfigured Pages

PPM-provided preconfigured pages are listed after you click the Add preconfigured pages drop-down menu item located on the Personalize Dashboard page (see Figure 4-1. Personalize Dashboard page and Figure 4-2. Add Preconfigured Pages to Dashboard dialog box).

Application Administrator-Provided Preconfigured Pages

Modules created by application administrators appear in the Shared pages folder on the Personalize Dashboard page (such as Sample, shown in Figure 4-1. Personalize Dashboard page). Administrator-provided preconfigured pages are modules that administrators have configured so that end users can add them to the Private pages folder by the copy and paste functionality or by using the Add preconfigured pages. Once moved to the Private pages folder, administrator-provided preconfigured pages can be personalized by the user; modules appearing in the Shared pages folder cannot be edited.

For information about configuring modules, see Modifying Modules.

Figure 4-1. Personalize Dashboard page

Figure 4-2. Add Preconfigured Pages to Dashboard dialog box

Shared Dashboard Pages

Shared Dashboard pages are modules that are created by application administrators and users find these in their Shared pages folder. Shared modules can be configured such that users can add them to the Private pages folder and edit them, or shared modules can be made uneditable—these type of modules are especially useful when application administrators want to share specific details and status with their stakeholders.

Landing Page (Default PPM Dashboard Page)

The landing page is the default PPM Dashboard page that displays when a user logs on to PPM.This page can be configured by the application administrator.

If the user does not have access to the module that contains the landing page, the user's first private page is used as the default PPM Dashboard page. If the user also does not have any private pages configured, the first shared page is used as the default PPM Dashboard page.

For information on how to configure this page, see Configuring the Landing Page (Default PPM Dashboard Page).

The module's name appears in the Preconfigured Pages column and the module's description is listed in the Description column.