Standard and Custom Extensions

Standard and Custom Extensions

Extensions enhance the standard functionality of ITM Platform. 

Standard Extensions

The standard extensions available in your environment are developed by ITM Platform or a certified partner.

To access them, go to CONFIGURATION > CUSTOMIZATION > Extensions Panel.

Your ITM Platform’s environment already has standard extensions that you can install, configure, and use. Your panel may show new extensions over time. 

To install an extension, click on its icon and click on the “Install” button. Once installed, click on “Configure.”

The configuration will vary depending on the information needs of the extension. Once configured, you will need to activate the extension in all cases. 

The panel will display a green verification icon on installed extensions.

You can also disable or uninstall extensions. Note that you will lose any settings you had if you uninstall them.

Custom Extensions

With the help of custom extensions, you can create additional functions, alter standard behavior, and connect ITM Platform with other applications. 

The same extensions panel will show you the extensions that your organization has created.

They allow you to respond to events, such as updating tasks and purchase amounts or changes in project status, and responding with actions like sending an email or requesting more information from users. 

You can also program recurring actions using the scheduler and synchronize ITM Platform with your ERP, CRM, or any other application used in your organization.

To learn how to create extensions, you have the documentation and the GitHub repository where the code for the extension examples resides:

  1. Example 1: When a project is updated, send a message to a static email address.
  2. Example 2: When the actual value of a purchase is updated, send an email to a static address if the amount exceeds the purchase quote.
  3. Example 3: Send a daily email to the project manager of a specific project containing all tasks whose completion date is later than today.
  4. Example 4: Synchronize ITM Platform customers with Hubspot companies: only those that have Hubspot ownership sync_itm_platform set to true.
  5. Example 5: Allow users to enter the actual amount of revenue if < = Projected amount.

Related documentation:

 

Mass updating purchases

Mass updating purchases

ITM Platform allows you to perform operations on a group of project purchases by navigating to the purchases section and selecting the purchases you require. The selection is made by ticking the tick box to the left of each purchase.

As soon as you start making your selection, you can see the number of purchases you selected at the bottom of the list, and three options are enabled.

  • Copy: Copies the selected purchases to another project, as explained in more detail in the section on copying purchases. Apart from copying purchases, you can choose to include the tasks related to the purchases you are copying.
  • Edit: It allows editing several fields of the selected purchases in a mass update process, as explained in the next section.
  • Delete: Deletes all selected purchases. Before deleting the purchases, ITM Platform will ask for your confirmation.

 

Update purchases

Clicking the option “Edit” opens a pop-up showing how many purchases you are editing.

Clicking on the option “see which,” you get a list of the selected purchases.

The pop-up allows setting several options applied to the selected purchases.

  • Status: Select the status you want to apply to all selected purchases or select “Keep Current” if you want to keep the status unchanged.
  • Type: Select the type you want to apply to all selected purchases or select “Keep Current” if you want to keep the status unchanged.
  • Purchase Budget: Select the purchase budget you want to apply to all selected purchases or select “Keep Current” if you want to keep the purchase budget unchanged.
  • Provider: Select the provider you want to apply to all selected purchases or select “Keep Current” if you want to keep the provider unchanged.
  • Projected amount: When mass updating the projected amount of purchases, you can choose from three options from the dropdown menu.
    • Keep Current: Leaves the projected amount of each purchase unchanged
    • Fixed amount: Choose this option to apply a fixed amount to all purchases. All edited purchases will have the same projected amount.
    • Percentage: Choose this option to multiply the projected amount of each purchase with a percentage. The edited purchases can have distinct projected amounts.
  • Actual amount: When mass updating the actual amount of purchases, you can choose from three options from the dropdown menu. Please note that the changes will only apply to purchases with a status that allows for an actual amount.
    • Keep Current: Leaves the actual amount of each purchase unchanged.
    • Fixed amount: Choose this option to apply a fixed amount to all purchases. All edited purchases will have the same actual amount.
    • Percentage: Choose this option to multiply the projected amount of each purchase with a percentage. The edited purchases can have distinct actual amounts.
  • Due Date: Select the due date you want to apply to all selected purchases or select “Keep Current” if you want to keep the due date unchanged. Please note that the due date will remain unchanged for purchases that depend on a task.

Once you are satisfied with the changes, click Next to apply them. Once you confirm, the changes may take up to a minute to appear on the purchases.

Mass copying purchases

Mass copying purchases 

ITM Platform allows you to perform operations on a group of project purchases by navigating to the purchases section and selecting the purchases you require. The selection is made by ticking the tick box to the left of each purchase.

As soon as you start making your selection, you can see the number of purchases you selected at the bottom of the list, and three options are enabled.

  • Copy: Copies the selected purchases to another project, as explained in more detail in the section on copying purchases. Apart from copying purchases, you can choose to include the tasks related to the purchases you are copying.
  • Edit: It allows editing several fields of the selected purchases in a mass update process, as explained in the next section.
  • Delete: Deletes all selected purchases. Before deleting the purchases, ITM Platform will ask for your confirmation.

 

Copying purchases

Clicking the option “Copy” opens a pop-up showing how many purchases will be copied.

Clicking on the option “see which,” you get a list of the selected purchases.
The pop-up allows setting several options that will be applied when copying the list of selected purchases.

  • Destination Project: Select the project you want to copy the selected purchases from a dropdown list of all available projects. By writing in the field, you can filter the list.
  • Dates: The due dates of all purchases will automatically be adapted based on the difference in start dates between the origin and destination project.
  • Status: Select the status you want to apply to the purchases copied to the destination project or select “Keep Current” if you want to keep the status unchanged.
  • Include descriptions: Select this option to include the descriptions in the copied purchases.
  • Include documents: Select this option if you want to include the documents of the copied purchases.
  • Include custom field values: Select this option if you want to include the custom field values of the copied purchases.
  • Include provider: Select this option if you want to include the provider in the copied purchases.
  • Include projected amount: Select this option if you want to include the projected amount of the copied purchases. Leave the field on the right empty if you want to copy the amounts of the origin project or set a percentage to multiply the projected amounts with.
  • Include purchase number: Select this option to include the purchase number of the copied purchases.
    Include actual amount: Select this option to include the actual amount of the copied purchases. Leave the field on the right empty if you want to copy the amounts of the origin project or set a percentage to multiply the actual amounts with.
  • Include related tasks: Select this option if you want to include the tasks related to the selected purchases, as explained in more detail in the “Include related tasks” section below.

Click ” Next ” to proceed once you are happy with the selected options. Before copying the purchases, ITM Platform gives you a summary of the purchases to be copied and a list of warnings, if applicable.

When you receive warnings on the summary screen, you can either choose to cancel and include additional purchases in the selection to fix these issues or choose to proceed. Once you confirm, the copied purchases may take up to a minute to appear in the destination project.

Include related tasks purchases

Select this option to include the purchases that depend on the tasks to be copied. When you select the option, a section with additional options is opened.

  • Dates: The dates of all tasks will automatically be adapted based on the difference in start dates between the origin and destination project.
  • Status: Select the status you want to apply to all tasks copied to the destination project or select “Keep Current” if you want to keep the status unchanged.
  • Priority: Select the priority you want to apply to all tasks copied to the destination project or select “Keep Current” if you want to keep the priority unchanged.
  • Type: Select the type you want to apply to all tasks copied to the destination project or select “Keep Current” if you want to keep the type unchanged.
  • Include descriptions: Select this option to include the task descriptions in the copied tasks.
  • Include documents: Select this option if you want to include the documents of the copied tasks.
  • Include custom field values: Select this option if you want to include the custom field values of the copied tasks.
  • Include dependencies: Select this option to include the relations between predecessor and copied tasks. Relations between predecessor tasks and copied tasks can only be copied if the predecessor task and the dependent task are included in the list of selected tasks.
  • Include task members: Select this option to include the assigned task members on the tasks to be copied. A section with an additional option is opened when you select the option.

  • Assign team members to the destination project. If you select this option, team members are automatically added to the destination project if they are task members on one or more copied tasks. If the option is unselected, any task member that is not a team member on the destination project will not be included.

Mass copying tasks

Introduction

ITM Platform allows you to perform operations on a group of tasks of a project by navigating to the Tasks section and selecting the tasks you require. The selection is made by ticking the tick box to the left of each task.

As soon as you start making your selection, you can see the number of tasks you selected at the bottom of the list, and four options are enabled.

  • Copy: Copies the selected tasks to another project, as explained in more detail in the next section. Apart from copying tasks, you can choose to include the task members, purchases, revenues, risks, or issues related to the tasks you are copying.
  • Update Status: Select a status from the dropdown list to the left of this option and click on the button “Update Status” to change the status of all selected tasks
  • Delete Task: Deletes all selected tasks. Before deleting the tasks, ITM Platform will ask for your confirmation.

  • Move Dates: This allows to move the start and end date of all selected tasks. The date you select applies to the start date of the earliest of the selected tasks, and the rest of the tasks will be moved within the same number of days.

Copying tasks

 

Clicking the option “Copy” opens a pop-up showing how many tasks will be copied.

Clicking on the option “see which,” you get a list of the selected tasks.

The pop-up allows setting several options that will be applied when copying the list of selected tasks.

 

  • Destination Project: Select the project you want to copy the selected tasks to from a dropdown list of all available projects. By writing in the field, you can filter the list.
  • Dates: The dates of all tasks will automatically be adapted based on the difference in start dates between the origin and destination project.
  • Status: Select the status you want to apply to all tasks copied to the destination project or select “Keep Current” if you want to keep the status unchanged.
  • Priority: Select the priority you want to apply to all tasks copied to the destination project or select “Keep Current” if you want to keep the priority unchanged.
  • Type: Select the type you want to apply to all tasks copied to the destination project or select “Keep Current” if you want to keep the type unchanged.
  • Include descriptions: Select this option to include the task descriptions in the copied tasks.
  • Include dependencies: Select this option to include the relations between predecessor tasks and the copied tasks. Relations between predecessor tasks and copied tasks can only be copied if the predecessor task and the dependent task are included in the list of selected tasks.
  • Include documents: Select this option if you want to include the documents of the copied tasks.
  • Include custom field values: Select this option if you want to include the custom field values of the copied tasks.
  • Include task members: Select this option if you want to include the task members of the copied tasks, as explained in more detail in the below section “Include task members.”
  • Include purchases: Select this option if you want to include the purchases that depend on the selected tasks, as explained in more detail in the “Include purchases” below.
  • Include revenues: Select this option if you want to include the revenues that depend on the selected tasks, as explained in more detail in the “Include revenues” section below.
  • Include risks: Select this option if you want to include the risks that depend on the selected tasks, as explained in more detail in the “Include risks” section below.
  • Include issues: Select this option if you want to include the issues that depend on the selected tasks, as explained in more detail in the “Include issues” below.

Click ” Next ” to proceed once you are happy with the selected options. Before copying the tasks, ITM Platform gives you a summary of the tasks to be copied and a list of warnings, if applicable.

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The warnings that the pop-up screen can show are:

  • Summary Tasks: ITM Platform will show a warning when you are copying tasks of which the summary tasks are not included in the list of selected tasks. Clicking on “see which,” you can see which Summary Tasks are missing. If you choose to proceed, the tasks will be copied, but without being the child of the summary task.

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  • Dependencies (Predecessor): This warning will be shown if one or more predecessor tasks are not included in the list of selected tasks, while their dependent tasks are in the list of tasks to be copied. The warning will only be shown if you include the task dependencies.

When you receive warnings on the summary screen, you can either choose to cancel and include additional tasks in the selection to fix these issues or choose to proceed. Once you confirm, the copied tasks may take up to a minute to appear in the destination project.

Include task members

Select this option if you want to include the assigned task members on the tasks to be copied. A section with an additional option is opened when you select the option.

  • Assign team members to the destination project. If you select this option, team members are automatically added to the destination project if they are task members on one or more copied tasks. If the option is unselected, any task member that is not a team member on the destination project will not be included.

Include purchase

Select this option if you want to include the purchases that depend on the tasks to be copied. When you select the option, a section with additional options is opened.

  • Status: Select the status you want to apply to the purchases copied to the destination project or select “Keep Current” if you want to keep the status unchanged.

  • Dates: The due dates of all purchases will automatically be adapted based on the difference in start dates between the origin and destination project.

  • Include descriptions: Select this option to include the descriptions in the copied purchases.

  • Include provider: Select this option if you want to include the provider in the copied purchases.

  • Include documents: Select this option if you want to include the documents of the copied purchases.

  • Include projected amount: Select this option if you want to include the projected amount of the copied purchases. Leave the field on the right empty if you want to copy the amounts of the origin project or set a percentage to multiply the projected amounts with.

  • Include purchase number: Select this option to include the purchase number of the copied purchases.

  • Include actual amount: Select this option to include the actual amount of the copied purchases. Leave the field on the right empty if you want to copy the amounts of the origin project or set a percentage to multiply the actual amounts with.

  • Include custom field values: Select this option if you want to include the custom field values of the copied purchases.

Include revenues

Select this option if you want to include the revenues that depend on the tasks to be copied. When you select the option, a section with additional options is opened.

 

  • Status: Select the status you want to apply to the revenues copied to the destination project or select “Keep Current” if you want to keep the status unchanged.

  • Dates: The due dates of all revenues will automatically be adapted based on the difference in start dates between the origin and destination project.

  • Include descriptions: Select this option to include the descriptions in the copied revenues.

  • Include documents: Select this option if you want to include the documents of the copied revenues.

  • Include projected amount: Select this option if you want to include the projected amount of the copied revenues. Leave the field on the right empty if you want to copy the amounts of the origin project or set a percentage to multiply the projected amounts with.

  • Include revenue no.: Select this option if you want to include the revenue number of the copied revenues.

  • Include actual amount: Select this option if you want to include the actual amount of the copied revenues. Leave the field on the right empty if you want to copy the amounts of the origin project or set a percentage to multiply the actual amounts with.

  • Include custom field values: Select this option if you want to include the custom field values of the copied revenues.

 

Include risks

Select this option to include the risks related to the tasks to be copied. When you select the option, a section with additional options is opened.

 

  • Status: Select the status you want to apply to the risks copied to the destination project or select “Keep Current” if you want to keep the status unchanged.

  • Type: Select the type you want to apply to the risks copied to the destination project or select “Keep Current” if you want to keep the type unchanged.

  • Impact: Select the impact you want to apply to the risks copied to the destination project or select “Keep Current” if you want to keep the impact unchanged.

  • Probability: Select the probability you want to apply to the risks copied to the destination project or select “Keep Current” if you want to keep the probability unchanged.

  • Include documents: Select this option if you want to include the documents of the copied risks.

  • Include descriptions: Select this option to include the descriptions in the copied risks.

  • Include total cost: Select this option if you want to include the total cost of each of the copied risks. Leave the field on the right empty if you want to copy the amount or setting of the origin project or set a percentage to multiply the total cost with.

  • Include total schedule variation: Select this option if you want to include the total schedule variation of each of the copied risks. Leave the field on the right empty if you want to copy the number or set of the origin project or set a percentage to multiply the total schedule variation with.

  • Include change in scope: Select this option if you want to include the change in scope of each of the copied risks.

  • Include mitigation plan: Select this option if you want to include the mitigation plan of each of the copied risks.

  • Include contingency plan: Select this option if you want to include the contingency plan of each of the copied risks.

  • Include the total cost of risk management: Select this option if you want to include each of the copied risks’ total cost of risk management. Leave the field on the right empty if you want to copy the amount or setting of the origin project or set a percentage to multiply the total cost of risk management with.

  • Include total hours of risk management: Select this option if you want to include the total hours of risk management of each of the copied risks. Leave the field on the right empty if you want to copy the number or set of the origin project or set a percentage to multiply the total hours of risk management with.

  • Include risk manager: Select this option to include the assigned risk manager on the risks to be copied. A section with an additional option is opened when you select the option.

 

    • Assign risk manager to destination project: If you select this option, team members are automatically added to the project if they are risk managers on one or more of the copied risks. If the option is unselected, any risk manager that is not a team member on the destination project will not be included.

  • Include custom field values: Select this option if you want to include the custom field values of the copied risks.

 

    Include issues

    Select this option if you want to include the issues related to the tasks to be copied. When you select the option, a section with additional options is opened.

     

      • Status: Select the status you want to apply to the issues copied to the destination project or select “Keep Current” if you want to keep the status unchanged.

      • Type: Select the type you want to apply to the issues copied to the destination project or select “Keep Current” if you want to keep the type unchanged.

      • Include documents: Select this option if you want to include the documents of the copied issues.

      • Include descriptions: Select this option to include the descriptions in the copied issues.

      • Include change in project cost: Select this option if you want to include the change in project cost of each of the copied issues. Leave the field on the right empty if you want to copy the original project’s amount or setting or set a percentage to multiply the change in project cost with.

      • Include change in project schedule: Select this option if you want to include the change in each of the copied issues. Leave the field on the right empty if you want to copy the number or set of the origin project or set a percentage to multiply the change in a project schedule with.

      • Include the cost of issue management: Select this option if you want to include the cost of issue management of each of the copied risks. Leave the field on the right empty if you want to copy the amount or setting of the origin project or set a percentage to multiply the cost of issue management with.

      • Include hours of issue management: Select this option if you want to include the hours of issue management of each copied issue. Leave the field on the right empty if you want to copy the number or set of the origin project or set a percentage to multiply the hours of issue management with.

      • Include issue manager: Select this option if you want to include the assigned issue manager on the issues to be copied. A section with an additional option is opened when you select the option.

     

      • Assign issue manager to destination project: If you select this option, team members are automatically added to the destination project if they are an issue manager on one or more of the copied issues. If the option is unselected, any issue manager that is not a team member on the destination project, will not be included.

    • Include custom field values: Select this option if you want to include the custom field values of the copied issues.

    Gantt Chart

    The Gantt chart will be displayed on waterfall projects

    Toolbar

    • Create a new task
    • Edit a task
    • Undo – Redo
    • Collapse – Expand all summaries
    • vZoom in-out
    • Zoom to fit
    • Navigate time spans
    • Show active baseline
    • Create a new baseline
    • Automatically schedule tasks by dependencies (toggles on/off)
    • Schedule selected tasks by dependencies (one time)
    • Set task duration based on estimated effort (See the effort-based duration section for more on this)
    • Show critical path
    • Search tasks by name
    • Import from MS Project
    • Export to PDF

    Contextual menu

    When you right-click on a task, a menu will show the various options available, such as edit the task, filter by name, add a task, indent, outdent, or delete.

    The availability of some of these options are conditioned to the task’s characteristics:

    • A task cannot be deleted if it has a team assigned, has risks associated, or has issues associated
    • The indent option will be available if the previous task can be converted to a summary. For example, if the previous task has a team assigned, the indent option will not be enabled

    Columns

    You can customize the columns section’s layout (left panel) by right-clicking on any column’s name. You will be presented with various options

    • Filter
    • Select which columns you want to be displayed
    • Sort by one or multiple columns

    Your custom view will be saved and available on your next visit. Clearing the browser’s cache will result in your preferences to be reset to the default setting.

    Task editing

    You can edit a task by clicking on the edit button while positioned on the task, right-clicking on the task and selecting “Edit” or by double-clicking on the bar representing the task on the Gantt’s right panel

    Most options display information about the task and are self-explanatory. Nevertheless, some fields require further explanation:

    • GENERAL →  Effort: read-only field displaying the sum of all user estimated efforts. It does not include the unassigned effort if the task had any.
    • GENERAL →  Manually scheduled: Checked by default, allow users to schedule the task manually. Unchecked will schedule by dependencies automatically.
    • RESOURCES : You can set both the percentage and number of hours for each resource. See the effort-based duration section for more on this.
    • ADVANCED : You can apply constraints for your tasks. Please note that at task creation, a “Start no earlier than” constraint will be set to the task start date. If you remove it, the task will start following its dependencies, or at the project start date if there are no dependencies.

    Task dependencies

    You can set dependencies between tasks in all their forms (Start-Finish, Start-Start, Finish-Start, Finish-Finish) and set the number of lead or lag days between them.

    There are three ways you can do so:

    1. Hover the start task’s bar and drag the circle to its successor. You can then double click the arrow created between the tasks to edit the dependency.
    2. Display the predecessor and successor columns and add the task you want to create a dependency to. You can add a suffix to indicate the direction of the dependency (SS, SF, FS, FF) plus or minus the number of days in case you need to add a lead or a lag.
    3. Edit the task and use the tabs Successors and Predecessors.

    Effort-based duration

    You can set the task’s duration based on the estimated efforts of the team assigned.

    To do so, on Edit task  RESOURCES set the percentage of dedication and the number of hours you estimate the task will require for each member. Then, select the task or tasks, and click on the toolbar’s icon “Set task duration based on effort”   . As a result, the task will automatically set the duration to the number of days of the team member that will take longer.

    For example, a task has two users, both of which have 40 estimated hours. This setting will make the task duration to be five days. If you change the percentage of one of them to 50%, the task will take ten days.

    Progress calculation

    Summary tasks and project calculated progress will show the progress according to the progress calculation method applied to the project.

    Each summary will have its “% Done” updated when one of the subtasks is updated. Similarly, the “Calculated Progress” located on the right-top corner of the page will also be updated. Note that the “% Completed” field on the left will only be updated when you save with the “Create an automatic progress report” option checked.

    When you save the Gantt chart, you make it available for other users and trigger some other actions:

    • Team members will be notified according to their communication preferences
    • Estimated hour distribution will be recalculated if need be.