General Availability Announcement for Clarity Release 16.1.1
February 23, 2023
By: Tyler Dickey
On Monday, February 20, 2023, Broadcom made Clarity version 16.1.1 available to all SaaS and On-Premise customers.
As usual there are a lot of enhancements! Here are some highlights:
Enhancements for Investment and Task Boards:
The board view continues to receive enhancements in 16.1.1. Notably, you can now configure up to 6 fields and 6 metrics in the card layout. Cards are also able to be broken out by swimlanes (Ex: Tasks by owner, or Investments by Strategy).
Enhancements to Resource Staffing:
Broadcom continues to advance the functionality of the Visual Resource Staffing page. Updates include the ability to minimize/maximize workspaces, adding of a Team tab in the details panel, improved visuals for over/under allocation, and easy-add options for staff and investments.
Plans – Workforce Modeling (Beta):
Clarity has brand new functionality called Workforce Modeling! Workforce modeling Plans provide insight into resource headcount in different scenarios. Headcount is broken down by Role, Employee Type, and Investment. The plan also allows the user to see how many resources have been added or removed by each category. This helps facilitate decision makers on when and how they will use additional resources.
Plans can be organized into a hierarchical structure that rolls up headcount information. Users can see totals and a breakdown of metrics at higher levels in the hierarchy.
- Advanced Visualizations for Canvas
- Timesheet Smart Filters
- Action Item Library
- Smart Automation to expand Business Rules
- Action Item actions on mobile app
- Relabeling and tool tips for Financial Plan details
- Improved Checklist and To Dos
- And More….
For a complete listing of all the enhancements included in this release, see Broadcom’s Release notes.
If you are interested in upgrading to Clarity version 16.1.1, contact Winmill PPM at PPMInfo@winmill.com
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