9.3 Feature: Drag & Drop Content to a Project
By abhijit.kakhandiki on Sep 28, 2009
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.
This is how it can be done. Users can search for any objects by running an simple, parametric, advanced or saved searches. Users can then push the search results to the navigator (left) pane by clicking on the 'Navigator' button. Users can then simply drag and drop any objects from the Navigator pane to the Content tab of any project.
Two other points to note here:
1. This is the simplest way to add tasks or gates from the same project as deliverables to other tasks or gates, since you can see the entire project tree structure in the navigator and just need to drag and drop the appropriate task or gate.
2. You can also drag and drop from the 'Recently Visited' section of the navigator pane, thus making good use of your "object browsing" history.
Go ahead! Try it!