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2018-05-16T08:31:00Z

What needs improvement with IBM Engineering Workflow Management?


Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with IBM Engineering Workflow Management.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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One of the downfalls of this product is that we are not able to customize it for our specific requirements. I'm not sure whether that's an issue with the product or with the company's implementation.

2021-11-18T03:58:14Z
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Unfortunately, the solution is very heavily vendor dependent. It requires a strong partnership with IBM, and you rely on them for fixes or access to certain things. There are new fixes all the time and each new fix can bring in a new functionality. The development aspect is not well aligned. There's a requirement tool, a testing tool, a project management tool, a reporting tool. They are separate but all work on one platform although they don't function that way. It can take some time to figure out where the responsibility for a problem lies. They need one team rather than inefficient multiple teams. Another issue is that the solution is not yet supported on Docker.

2021-02-24T15:33:46Z
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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

We are currently using version four, but we looked at versions five and six and they are getting better and better. They're making planning easier. In version six they have something called a Quick Planner which would be nice to have in our version. In fact, if many of the features they have in five and six could be offered in four as well, that would be beneficial to us. Some administrative tasks are difficult to perform. These could be simplified. For example: setup sprint/iteration period - start and end. It may be simple to have a button to End Sprint / Start new Sprint and the application handle setup and definition. Another example in user holiday's handling to have one click to apply general holiday that applies to all team members.

2019-09-24T05:43:00Z
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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

A lot of room for improvement: * Report generation (.xls, .pdf) from filters. * "Contributor list" and "enumeration list" in plans and reporting. * Extending JavaScript support. * Team availability calendar on dashboard and plans. * Automatic subscription of users to dedicated types of work items, but not all of them. * Plan modifications from widgets to dashboards, if the option is displayed.

2018-08-14T11:13:00Z
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Upgrades, even minor versions, seem too labour intensive, especially with the enhanced objects, which is why the Jazz platform should be so good.

2018-05-16T08:31:00Z
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