Dear Readers, Another successful and busy year is coming to an end and we are already curious about what’s next in 2020.
As you know from our previous Report, we are currently finalizing ONEPOINT Projects 19 and we can now give more guidance on our release timeline. Additionally, we want to give a first glimpse on our new collaborative planning approach for agile projects.
Talking about plans for the New Year – we will again be sponsoring a number of conferences in Europe and the US. One of our highlights will be our own ONEPOINT Connect user meeting in April 2020 in Munich. We hope to see many of you at one or the other event.
This said, I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Gerald Aquila, Founder & CEO
ONEPOINT Projects 19
As we know that some of you are already eagerly waiting for release 19 — especially for our new, integrated agile planning & controlling component, we want to inform you that we needed to postpone the release to early next year. In mid-January we should have a better grasp on the stability of the latest changes and thus, for a target release date.
Preview: Collaborative agile planning
The main reason for the delay is that we have made the decision to abandon our usual edit & check-in-based planning cycle for agile projects, and to allow concurrent editing on agile projects. Although we have been aware that this might have a significant impact on our release schedule, we are convinced that this has been the right decision, as agile planning feels much more “natural” and dynamic with the new collaborative planning workflow.
This new collaborative approach will initially be available for agile projects only and means that you are always in edit mode (no need to press the “Edit” button). There is also no working copy, so all changes you make are instantly visible to other users (no need for a “Check-In” button). There is still the ability to historize your current plan by pressing the new “Snapshot” button in order to create a plan version. When submitting a status report, a version will be snapshotted automatically.
We are already eager to get your feedback on both this new way of planning and the new upcoming agile features – so stay tuned for the next Report when releasing ONEPOINT Projects 19!
Conferences in 2020
In 2020 we will again sponsor several conferences in Europe and the US, including:
Last but not least, we are currently organizing our annual ONEPOINT Connect user meeting which will take place in Munich at the Hilton Munich Airport from April 22 to 23. We have already sent out the initial invitations – a more detailed agenda will follow early next year. We are already looking forward to it. Save the date in your calendar and register today! :-)
Info-Tech / SoftwareReviews
Your opinion is very important to us! As you know, we have a strong focus on continuous improvement and your opinion is valuable not only to us, but also to others. Info-Tech Research Group is an IT research and advisory company offering comprehensive software reviews. In February 2020, their SoftwareReviews division will publish a report on project portfolio management solutions, and we would be delighted if you could take 10 minutes of your precious time to participate in the multiple-choice-based survey of your experiences with our hybrid PPM solution.
You might have seen the Blog PROJEKTErfolg on our website already. Currently it is only available in German, but we are working on providing all existing and, of course, future articles in English as of next year.
Our blog covers important project management tools and methods to help you manage your projects easier, more relaxed and ultimately more successfully. The focus is on hybrid project management, thus a best of breed approach of traditional and agile methods. In addition, important project management terms are briefly explained in a constantly extended glossary.
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