Plutora Feature Release Notes for December 10, 2018

Features Included in the December 10, 2018 Release Regional Release Schedule Region Schedule Asia-Pacific December 10, 2018 Europe December 11, 2018 Americas December 16, 2018 Functionality Enhancements Redesigned Navigation Menu Now, you can: Use the + New menu to create any record with a single click. Find Favorites in their own menu. View

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Announcements Feed Customization

The Announcements Feed Customization allows administrators to customize the moving message text at the top of each page. Administrators can also send users a message using the Welcome Message. Location of Announcements Feed Plutora’s Announcement Feed appears above the navigation menu on each page.     Add an Announcements Feed To

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External URL Menu Item Customization

The External URL Menu Item Customization allows administrators to add an external link menu item in the user menu. This menu item could be a link to a knowledge base or other support sources. Location of the External URL Menu Item The External URL Menu Item is located in the

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Home Page Customization

The Home Page Customization allows administrators to select the link in the Plutora icon in the blue navigation menu. Location of the Plutora Icon Link The Plutora icon is always enabled and is on the left-hand side of the blue navigation menu.   Select the Plutora Icon Link To select the link

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Quick Links Customization

The Quick Links Customization allows administrators to customize the quick links at the top of the Home page. Location of Quick Links in the Home Page To locate Quick Links: Click the Plutora icon in the blue navigation menu at the top of the page. Quick Links are located halfway

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Widget Grid Customization

The Widget Grid Customization allows administrators to customize the widgets on the Home page. Widgets appear in groups of three. If the number of widgets is not a multiple of three, the final one or two widget areas will be blank. Location of the Widgets on the Home Page To

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Bulk Update Environments

Introduction You can save time by bulk updating Environment information, stakeholders, and additional information. When bulk updating a field or a tab, data will either be replaced (in the case of text fields and drop-down menus) or added (in the case of Stakeholders and combo boxes).  Pre-requisite You must have

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Initiative Management

Plutora Initiative Management (IM) allows you to extend the core Plutora Platform. It enables you to create forms to collect data, that you can then use in your analytics reports. IM forms extend the already significant Plutora data structure, to allow you to capture and store any data from any

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Introduction To Favorites (Star Icon)

Favorites make records faster to access. Click the star icon on a Release, TECR, TEBR, Report, or Release Template to make it a Favorite, then access your Favorite Items by clicking the star icon in the blue navigation menu. Add Favorites To add Favorites: For: Releases: Go to Release > Manager. Click

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Navigation Menu Features

The blue navigation menu appears at the top of every page. It contains the navigation menu, with links to every part of Plutora. Plutora Analytics Reports Now, Plutora Analytics dashboards can appear as menu items, including Deployment – KPIs and Environment – KPIs. Ask Plutora Support to add the links

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Introduction to Blockouts

Introduction The ‘Blockouts’ feature allows you to view, search, and filter your Blockout periods, which appear in the Release Schedule and Environment Schedule. Blockout periods are holiday periods or other times when a Release cannot occur. Pre-requisite You must have the following user permissions to view/create/delete/update blockout periods: Release Manager: To view

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Add Or Edit Blockouts

Introduction Blockout periods are holiday periods or other times when a Release cannot occur. This article provides you an overview of steps to add/edit a Blockout in Plutora. Pre-requisite You must have the following user permissions to view/create/delete/update blockout periods: Release Manager: To view the Blockout menu option. Create Blockout Periods: To

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Duplicate Blockouts

Introduction Duplicating a Blockout Period saves your time from re-entering information. Pre-requisite You must have the following user permissions to view and create blockout periods: Release Manager: To view the Blockouts menu option. Create Blockout Periods: To duplicate and add a new Blockout Period. Navigation Release > Blockouts Duplicate a Blockout

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Add/Edit A TEBR

Introduction TEBRs are used to govern the process of allocating Environments to the various projects or Agile delivery teams within your organization. TEBRs enable you to request multiple Environment Bookings for a period of time and manage each request through a process of review, conflict resolution, and confirmation. Using TEBRs

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Environment Impact Matrix

Introduction Environment Impact Matrix gives you a graphical view of bookings and shows whether they are Approved, Pending or Rejected against Releases. Pre-requisite You must have ‘View Impact Matrix’ user permission. Navigation Environment > Impact Matrix Environment Impact Matrix Layout a: Filter and view options b: Releases with implementation date

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Add/Edit Systems

Introduction This article provides a brief overview of steps to add and edit Systems in Plutora. Pre-requisite You must have ‘Create System’ and ‘Update System’ user permissions. Navigation Environment > Systems Add a System To add a System: Navigate to the ‘Systems’ page. Click .  The ‘Create New System’ page

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Add/Edit Deployment Plans

Introduction This article provides a brief overview of steps to add and edit Master Deployment Plans and Deployment Plans. To learn more, see Master/Child/Independent Deployment Plan. You can create a Master Deployment Plan or a Deployment Plan. To learn more, see Master/Child/Independent Deployment Plan. See Introduction to Deployment Plan Library

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Add Or Edit PIR Items

Introduction This article provides an overview of steps to add a new or edit an existing PIR item on the PIR Manager page. Pre-requisite To be able to add and edit a PIR item, you must have ‘Create PIR Item’ and ‘Update PIR Item’ User Permissions. Navigation PIR > Manager Add/Edit

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Delete Blockouts

Introduction Deleting a Blockout Period will permanently remove it from Plutora. You can also Bulk Delete Blockout Periods. This article provides an overview of the steps to  delete a Blockout Period from the grid. bulk delete a Blockout Period. Pre-requisite You must have the ‘Delete Blockout Periods’ user permission. Navigation

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Add/Edit Changes

Introduction A Change is a request to deliver new functionality or to make updates to existing functionality, within a Release or Project. A Change lists the technical aspects of a functional change to a System and includes impacts, timings, approvals, and Stakeholders. Changes can have workflows that allows administrators to control the way Changes

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Add/Edit A TECR

Introduction Add or edit a TECR (Test Environment Change Request) when you need to update an Environment or promote a Build to a new Environment. TECRs are used to govern changes to Environments such as: Code deployments Database Data refresh Infrastructure Updates Environment Configuration updates Network updates Server and firmware patches. TECRs

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Add/Edit Environment Groups

Introduction Environment Groups are a way of organizing your Environments so that: Their use case can be shown. For example, UAT Environments might have their own Environment Group. Environment maps can show how they communicate with each other. You can add and edit Environment Groups on this page and set what

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Introduction to Environment Manager

Introduction Environments represent each instance of a System that you have within your organization. For example, if you have ‘System 1’ and you have an individual instance for DEV, SIT, UAT, STAGE, and PROD. This would be represented by 5 individual Environments and linked to the same System 1. Environment Manager

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Add/Edit Environments

Introduction You can add and edit Environments on the Environment Manager page. You can also duplicate environments. Pre-requisite You must have ‘Create Environments’ and ‘Update Environments’ user permissions. Navigation Environment > Manager Add an Environment To add an Environment: Navigate to the ‘Environment’ page. Click. The ‘Environment’ pop-up displays. Fill

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