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Documentation for Structure version 5.0 and patch releases. Version Index

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Updated On13 August 2018
Next UpdateSeptember 2018

In this roadmap, we'd like to share some of the features the Structure team is going to work on in the near to mid term. The scope of the roadmap is 1 to 2 years.

A few notes and disclaimers about the roadmap:

  • We only list new, important functionality – we are also going to work on other things, such as improving existing features, improving quality, improving user interface, adding minor features.
  • This document lists only upcoming features in Structure. We're also working on Structure extensions, such as Structure.Gantt, which have their own roadmaps.
  • The roadmap is subject to change. We will update it periodically so it reflects our current vision.
  • We only describe features briefly. If you are interested in the details of some specific feature or can provide feedback and ideas, please let us know at info@almworks.com.

It is our general approach at ALM Works to focus on the quality of the product. Sometimes this means delivering a product later or changing plans and priorities, as unexpected dependencies and challenges appear. Therefore, while we try to adhere to the announced roadmap, by no means should it be considered an obligation from ALM Works, and it should not be relied upon when making purchasing decisions.

If you have any questions about our roadmap policy, please write to info@almworks.com.

Versions and Dates

We generally aim to release a minor version of Structure every 1-2 months and a major version every year. The following is an approximate release schedule for the scope of this roadmap.

Target MonthAug '18Sep '18Nov '18Dec '18Feb '19Apr '19
Version5.05.15.25.35.46.0

Roadmap

Here's the list of major features that we're planning to work on in Structure 5.x series up until Structure 6.0.

  • Scrollable Interface – helps to work with a lot of columns at the same time. (tick)
  • Improvements in Work Logged column – ability to filter logged work not just by assignee, but also by user group or role. (tick)
  • Manual Adjustments of Dynamic Content – allowing content coming from generators to be manually moved or removed. (tick)
  • Note / Text Item Type – like Folders, these items can be added to a structure but are not JIRA issues. Notes have their title and text, and can be used for quick planning or leaving comments for a collection of issues.
  • Ability to update Jira data based on Structure data – this will allow users to write certain Structure data into Jira custom fields, links, etc. For example, push Formula results into Jira fields, or update parent status based on children statuses.
  • Hierarchical Custom Field – based on a structure, the field allows selecting an item from a structure as the value.
  • Universal Aggregation and Column Formatting – will allow users to specify how values should be displayed in each column and aggregate values based on several functions, like SUM, MAX, MIN.
  • Context Help and Guidance System – for helping users quickly find a solution within the app.
  • PI Planning, Program Board feature  – SAFe-specific feature for helping users plan the PI and track dependencies on Program Level
  • Organizational Charts – with the ability to make primary items of a structure to be not an issue, but a user, allowing users to build a hierarchy of users and teams.