SwiftEnterprise 9.9 Release Notes

03 March 2022

1. Release Summary

SwiftEnterprise 9.9

2. Product Enhancements

2.1 Roadmapping

2.1.1 Track Progress of Your Project Initiatives at a Glance

In this release, we have introduced a new feature, Agile Roadmapping, to give you a visual overview of the progress of your initiative at a glance in a precise way. This helps you observe which Theme/ Release/ Sprint is planned for what duration, and how it is progressing. Also, based on the current pace of the workitem’s progress, it shows the potential slippage in its completion so that you can take necessary actions on time. You can also expand it to the next level to understand how each level is performing and maybe contributing to the overall slippage.

Agile-Roadmapping

2.2 Usability Enhancements

2.2.1 Refreshed User Experience for Activity Log

In the continuous effort to provide you the best UI experience,  we have redesigned the Activity Log and Previous Versions segments of workitem with the new-gen UX design. The new interface for the Activity Log segment enables you to see the activity changes and compare the differences between the two versions on the same screen. You no longer need to navigate to separate segments to see the activity log and version differences.

SwiftEnterprise Activity log

2.2.2 See the Timesheet of ToDos/Tasks of a Particular Workitem Type

From now on, you can filter out the timesheet as per the parent (workitem) type of a ToDo/Tasks. This will help you see the timesheet of all the ToDos/Tasks belonging to a particular workitem type like User Story, Work package, etc.

Timesheet-RN

2.2.3 Introduced Draft Stage in the Timesheet Workflow

In this release, we have introduced a new stage, Draft, at the beginning of the timesheet workflow. This stage represents that the timesheet is pending with the timesheet owner. The time logs filled in this stage remain in ‘Saved’ state until it is routed and approved. The Draft stage along with the Approver’s stages represents the complete lifecycle of the timesheet workflow where you can know exactly where your timesheet is in the workflow. The same is reflected in the Workflow Stages in the Administration.

2.3 Important Announcement

2.3.1 End of Support for Old UI

Please note that effective from 1st April 2022, the old UI will be deprecated and will no longer be available in the application. You are requested to use this time period to get accustomed to the new UI.

2.3.2 End of Support for Old Activity Matrix

The old Activity Matrix will not be available effective from 1st April 2022 in the application. You are requested to use this time to get accustomed to the New Activity Matrix that we have introduced in this release.

3. Functional Impact

3.1.1 STaRT Behavior in an Agile Project

To maintain the overall consistency of behavior, from this release onwards, you will get the same STaRT behavior inside an Agile project which you get in a non-Agile project. So, for example, the Planned Effort will always be the sum of the Actual and Remaining Effort. This and other behaviors seen in STaRT Task plans in non-Agile projects will also be applicable for STaRT Task plans of Agile projects.

4. Bugs Addressed

SE 9.9 Bugs Addressed

5. Platform Supported

SE 9.9 Platform Supported

6. Deliverables

SE 9.9 Deliverables

7. Annexure 1: Release Compatibility

Release Compatibility: SwiftEnterprise 9.0.0 and above means, while upgrading an existing customer installation of SwiftEnterprise, you will consider following –

7.1 Upgrading the database component

  1. If your current release is prior to SwiftEnterprise 9.0.0, then you must upgrade the database by running DB.EXE for all the interim releases up to SwiftEnterprise 9.0.0.
  2. Once you have reached 9.0.0 version, you can directly run SwiftEnterprise 9.9.0 DB.EXE
  3. If your current release is SwiftEnterprise 9.0.0 or above, you can directly run SwiftEnterprise 9.9.0 DB.EXE

7.2 Upgrading the WildFly component

  1. Make deployment as mentioned in the ReadME.pdf, present in the SwiftEnterprise 9.9.0 release folder.
  2. If your current release is SwiftEnterprise 9.8.0, then follow the deployment impact present in this release document.
  3. If your current releaseis prior to SwiftEnterprise 9.8.0, you must apply the deployment impacts mentioned in all the interim releases up to SwiftEnterprise 9.8.0. Once that is done, then follow the deployment impact present in this release document.

7.3 MSP Plugin Version

The MSP Plugin Version is not tied to release compatibility. It is changed whenever there are fixes or enhancements in the plugin code. The MSP plugin version is mentioned in the Release Summary section of the Release Notes. We append ‘updated’ tag to the version number if there is a change in the plugin version shipped in the previous SwiftEnterprise release.