What's New in PPM 9.62

This section provides an overview of the features that were introduced or enhanced in PPM 9.62.

Portfolio Management enhancements

The following enhancements were added to the Portfolio Management module.

New view: Roadmap in portfolio backlog

Roadmap view was introduced to portfolio backlog. It gives you a quick view of schedule-related information of the portfolio contents.

For details, see Roadmap View.

Edit backlog items directly in portfolio backlog

You can edit backlog items directly in portfolio backlog Plain List view and Board view, without having to open the details page.

For details, see Plain List View and Board View.

New access grant: Create Portfolios

The Create Portfolios access grant was added.

  • For new users, you must have the Create Portfolios access grant to create portfolios.
  • For upgraded users, if you have the Edit Portfolio or Edit All Portfolios access grant before the upgrade, by default you will have the Create Portfolios access grant after the upgrade.

For details, see Portfolio Management Access Grants.

Hide portfolio Contents and Timeline tab

PPM adds two parameters for administrators to hide the Contents and Timeline tabs in portfolio details page:

  • SHOW_PORTFOLIO_CONTENTS_IN_PORTFOLIO

  • SHOW_PORTFOLIO_TIMELINE_IN_PORTFOLIO

For details, see Server Parameters.

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Chatbot enhancements

The following enhancements were added to PPM Chatbot.

Enable Chatbot to send notifications

You can configure PPM Chatbot to send notifications of various events. PPM provides two notification templates ready for use. You can also create new templates for Chatbot to send notifications of other events.

For details, see Configuring Chatbot to Send Notifications .

Enable users to process workflow steps in Chatbot

You can configure a decision workflow step, so the recipients can act on the workflow step in Chatbot.

For details, see Enabling Users to Act on Decision Workflow Steps in Chatbot .

Customize Chabot welcome sentence You can customize the welcome sentence that Chatbot sends to a user. See (Optional) Customize welcome sentence.

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Team Management enhancements

The following enhancements were added to the Team Management module.

Customize Team overview tab
  • PPM administrators can set the default view of the Overview tab for all the teams in the system
  • Team managers can change their team's overview layout to override the default setting.

For details, see Configure overview default settings and Team Overview.

Show disabled teams

You can show disabled teams in the My Teams and All Teams page by clicking the "Show Disabled Teams" checkbox.

For details, see Set up a team.

Confirmation pops up when adding resources that are already added to other teams

When you add resources that are already in other teams to your team, a confirmation window will pop up to remind you that if you add these resources to your team, you will also remove them and clear their capacity from those teams.

For details, see Add resources.

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Install enhancement

You can install PPM 9.62 in the following ways:

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Dashboard enhancements

The following enhancements were added to the Dashboard module.

Self-Service Portlet

A new portlet type: Self-Service Portlet was introduced. It can be used in the Portfolio module. It gives you the full flexibility to define what data to present and how it is presented.

For details, see Set up Display Options - Self-Service Portlet.

All the rows and columns in the revamped pivot table portlet support filter

All the rows and columns in the revamped pivot table can be used as paging filters. Click the Filter pane on the right of the pivot table to select the filters.

Revamped pivot table portlet ignores pivot dataset limits

Revamped pivot table portlets will ignore the pivot dataset limits controlled by the parameters in the server.conf file if the Ignore Pivot Dataset Limits feature toggle is turned on.

For details, see Control the size and number of unique values in pivot tables.

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Administration enhancements

The following enhancements were added to the Administration module.

Allow PPM users to reset password
  • As an administrator, you can enable the users to reset their PPM password without having to contact you each time. You can customize the reset password messages to be sent to the users.

    For details, see Enabling Users to Reset Password.

  • When logging in to PPM, if you cannot remember your password, you can reset it and create a new one.

For details, see Resetting Your Password .

Upload files to PPM server

You can upload files to PPM server from the Administration Console if the PPM server is running in Development mode.

For details, see Uploading files to <PPM_Home> directory.

Track time of last successful and failed logon attempts Since this version, PPM tracks the time of the last successful and failed logon attempts. To view the information, click the resource icon in the upper-right corner of the PPM page.
kSync.sh improvements

The following enhancements were added to kSync.sh:

  • You can use parameter to pass the database password.
  • You can deploy the "content" folder when the PPM server is running.

For details, see kSync.sh.

Redeploy "content" and "customization" folder before server restart

When you restart a PPM server node from the Administration Console, you can redeploy the "content" and "customization" folder before server restart.

For details, see Restart a PPM node.

Check filesystem version against database version before startup

PPM center compares the filesystem version against the database version before starting. If the filesystem version is different than the database version, PPM will fail to start.

For details, see Startup Checks.

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Program Management enhancements

The following enhancement was added to the Program Management module.

Exclude finished programs when searching for programs

The radio button Included Finished Programs was added to the Search Programs page. By default, when you search for programs, the finished programs are excluded from the search results.

If you call web services to search for programs, you can select to exclude the finished programs from the search results.

For details, see Searching for Programs and searchProgram.

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Project Management enhancements

The following enhancements were added to the Project Management module.

Manually enter Scheduled Effort in the work plan Quick view

You are now able to manually enter Schedule Effort for a leaf task in the work plan Quick view when the option "Controlling Scheduled Effort Manually" is selected in the task details page.

Use Rest API to override project health

You can now use Rest API to override the project health.

For details, see Interactive REST API Help.

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Resource Management enhancements

The following enhancements were added to the Resource Management module.

Export Staffing Profile in Costs view

Previously, when you export the staffing profile in Costs view, the position demand and assignment were displayed in efforts in the exported Excel.

Now, the position demand and assignment are displayed in costs in the exported Excel. The costs are displayed in the currency you selected in the staffing profile Costs view.

Add Resource Calendar and Resource Information pages for a specific pool to My Link If you are on the Resource Calendar or Resource Information page for a specific resource, and add the page to My Link, the page link will remember the resource. Next time you open the page from My Link, you do not have to specify the resource again.

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Time Management enhancements

The following enhancements were added to the Time Management module.

Show Total Effort in My Time Sheets portlet

The Total Effort column was added to My Time Sheets portlet. It enables you to view the total effort of each time sheet without having to go to the details page.
Use Rest API to get a resource's calendar

You can use Rest API to get the calendar of a certain resource.

Use Rest API to cancel time sheet

You can use Rest API to cancel an unsubmitted time sheet.

Use Rest API to search for work items of a given type You can use Rest API to search for work items of a given type.

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Demand Management enhancements

The following enhancements were added to the Demand Management module.

Create Requests from Quick Edit Page

You can create a request from the Quick Edit page.

For details, see Creating Requests from the Quick Edit Page.

UI rule to set field values A new UI rule was introduced to Request Type. It enables you to read token values from URL parameters and set them to the corresponding request fields.

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Financial Management enhancements

The following enhancement was added to the Financial Management module.

Disable editing costs and benefits in base currency

If you turn off the feature toggle "Allow Users to Edit Costs and Benefits in Base Currency", users can only edit financial summary costs and benefits in local currency. See Adding and Editing Costs and Viewing, Adding, and Editing Benefits.

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Deprecation

The following item was deprecated.

The DMS_SECURE_FILE_EXTENSIONS_WHITE_LIST parameter was removed. Use the DMS_SECURE_FILE_EXTENSIONS_ALLOW_LIST parameter instead.

If you configured the values in the DMS_SECURE_FILE_EXTENSIONS_WHITE_LIST parameter before the upgrade, you need to add the values in the new parameter in order to upload the desired types of files to PPM after the upgrade.

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