What’s New In BrightWork 15.11
BrightWork has released the newest update (15.11) to its project and portfolio management solution on SharePoint. With the updated version comes a host of new and exciting features including:
- Swimlanes for Kanban Boards
- SharePoint 2019 Compatibility
- Project Cache Mapping
Swimlanes for Kanban Boards
The Lists Board view was introduced to BrightWork in version 15.8 and has received immensely positive feedback from our user base. Kanban boards enable project managers to move through work quickly, addressing risks, tasks, and issues in a visual, modern way.
With the latest release, we have introduced Swimlanes to our Kanban boards. The term Swimlane derives from the metaphor of lanes in a swimming pool and conveys the work process of a specific team member or department.
Swimlanes give ‘at-a-glance’ visibility into many tasks while the drag-and-drop functionality allows you to manage and re-plan your project without navigating away from your boards view.
SharePoint 2019 Compatibility
It would be easy to assume that most businesses have moved their workloads into the cloud but recent studies have shown that as many 62% of IT decision makers in large enterprises said that their on-premises security is stronger than cloud security.
With SharePoint 2019 being released this year, Microsoft has shown it’s commitment to these enterprises who value the increased security of on-premises solutions.
BrightWork is now compatible with SharePoint 2019. Learn how to migrate to BrightWork on SharePoint 2019.
Project Cache Mapping
The Project Cache allows you to report on Project Summary information from the Project Statement, Project Tracker and Project Metrics. Previously the only way to map columns from these sources and customize the Project Cache was by accessing the Global Project Cache mapping file. This process was not easy and required SharePoint Designer 2013 along with a knowledge of HTML and XML coding.
A new feature has been added that simplifies mapping a column from the Project Metrics to the Project Cache, removing the need to edit the global Project Cache mapping file manually.
This functionality follows on from the successful implementation of a similar feature that allowed mapping from the Project Summary.