Friday Oct 23, 2009

Mandatory Project Content

Oracle Open World was exciting last week, and Agile PLM 9.3 was very well received. The keynote and other sessions were heavily attended. The PLM demo booth saw pretty good traffic! I was asked this question by a PPM customer at the PLM Demo Booth. "How do I make sure that a project deliverable does not get deleted by a user?" I explained to the customer that this can be done rather easily, and that has been an existing feature since 9.2.2. The customer's response was "That information right there was worth the cost of attending Openworld!" I thought I would write a quick blog post explaining how this can be done, to the broader audience. [Read More]

Monday Sep 28, 2009

9.3 Feature: Drag & Drop Content to a Project

Usability was greatly improved in the 9.3 release. This is evident in the Web 2.0 look and feel as well as more intuitive interaction with the user. This is a short post to illustrate usability improvement in one area of PPM. The use-case is that of adding new content to a project. Prior to 9.3, users had to search for content from the Content tab, and had to go through a couple of clicks to add that content. 9.3 retains that method and adds another (and in my opinion, cooler) method to add new content to the project. [Read More]

Thursday Sep 10, 2009

9.3 Feature: PLM Reference

In 9.3, we introduced a new attribute for the Project base-class called 'PLM Reference'. This blog post explains why we did this, and highlights some best practices on how to use this field. Before we go into details about why we introduced this field, let me talk about what the attribute is. The 'PLM Reference' attribute is a multi-list type attribute and can contain one or more objects in Agile PLM. You will notice that populating this field involves searching for Agile PLM objects. You will also notice that this field can only be filled in at the root project level, and automatically rolls down through the entire project structure. [Read More]
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