We are thrilled to announce the release of Tempo 7.3, which we like to refer to as “Go-Go-Gadget Tempo,” based on the number of amazing new gadget features that are highlighted in this release, in addition to several other awesome new features and improvements. Our Tempo Labs team and brilliant developers have worked tirelessly all summer long to bring this new bevy of resources to our admins and users.
Let’s get started with the unveiling!
New Tempo Gadgets
In total, there are eight new Tempo gadgets — for a total of 11 that are now available, including the Team Hours gadget, the User Timesheet Progress gadget, and the People in Version gadget — that are geared for Executives, Project Managers, Account Managers, Team Leaders, and Tempo Users.
- Can be added to Confluence to create dynamic reports
- Are compatible with JIRA Wallboards
- Are customizable
- Deliver real-time and snap-shot business intelligence to your organization, so you can:
- Identify your largest customers and projects
- Determine how account resources should be allocated
- Monitor team and employee availability and momentum
- Identify potential resource shortages
- Adapt projects according to progress and availability
- Use the data for future planning
Gadgets for Accountants, Managers, and Executives
1. Account Hours by Customer Gadget
The Account Hours by Customer gadget displays hours worked during a designated period for each selected customer account. Data can be displayed as a bar chart, pie chart, or a table. The available periods to choose from include the current period, previous period, week, Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, and year-to-date. This new gadget is a great addition for Managers and Executives to track, plan, and allocate their organization’s resources, and to identify possible resource shortages.
Here’s a sample view of the bar chart. You can hover over the columns and the accounts to view more details, and click the customer name link to view the account timesheet for that customer.
Here’s an example of the bar chart view with percentages (the pie chart can also be viewed by numbers of hours instead). You can hover over the pie slices to view the accounts and percentages, and click the customer name link to view the account timesheet for that customer.
Here’s a sample of the table view, where the number of hours and percentages are displayed along with a total sum. Click the customer name link to view the account timesheet for that customer.
2. Account Monthly Budget Burn-up Chart Gadget
The Account Monthly Budget Burn-up Chart gadget displays the progress of hours worked for an account against its designated monthly budget. This chart also includes an estimation line that shows a forecast of how the progress will be later in the period and when the budget is reached. The estimation line is optional and can be turned off. Users can designate the budget periods as a current or prior period. This gadget is an awesome new addition for Managers and Executives to plan, allocate, and monitor their resources, and their account budget projections.
Here’s an example of the monthly burn-up chart. The account name contains an active link to the account timesheet for the selected account.
3. Account Custom Budget Burn-up Chart Gadget
The Account Custom Budget Burn-up Chart gadget displays the progress of hours worked by an Account, and allows the user to insert a custom budget and also choose a custom period. The gadget provides great flexibility in how the user can visualize data for a given account. This gadget is a great addition for Managers and Executives to monitor the progress of their accounts, and to plan and allocate their resources accordingly.
4. Total Hours Gadget
The Total Hours gadget displays worked and / or billed hours for all accounts, customers, and categories. Data is viewable in pie chart, bar chart, or table format. This gadget is great for Executives to track overall worked and / or billed time, and to help them plan for the future. The ‘total hours’ by account, customer, or category is always an active link to the appropriate details page.
Gadgets for Team Leaders
5. Team Timesheet Gadget
The Team Timesheet gadget is great for Team Leaders and Executives to track overall worked time for a given team (this gadget is available only for Tempo admins). The gadget displays a team’s timesheet for a designated period.
Here’s a sample team timesheet displayed on a JIRA wallboard. The team name is an active link to the team timesheet for the selected team, while each user name is an active link to that user’s timesheet.
6. Planned Time by Team Gadget
The Planned Time by Team gadget displays planned and unplanned time for a team in the future. Data is viewable as an area chart, pie chart, bar chart, or a table. This gadget is a great new addition for Team Leaders and Executives to track overall planned time from a current date. The team name is an active link to the team timesheet for the selected team.
This is an example of the area view for this gadget. You can hover over the outlines to view more details. The area chart is a great view for Team Leaders to identify when team resources are available for new tasks.
Gadgets for Tempo Users
7. User Timesheet Charts Gadget
The User Timesheet Charts gadget displays a user’s logged hours within the current period and is viewable by pie chart, bar chart, or area chart. The displayed user name is an active link to the user’s timesheet.
Here’s an example of what the pie chart with percentages looks like (it can also be displayed with hours instead of percentages). Hover over the slices to view more information and the number of hours.
Here’s what the bar chart looks like on a JIRA wallboard. You can hover over the columns to view more details.
8. User Timesheet Gadget
The User Timesheet gadget displays a user timesheet for a selected period. The available periods to choose from include current period, previous period, week and 2 weeks.
Additional New Features
Project Custom Colors for Planning
Project administrators can now select a custom color for a JIRA project to be displayed in Tempo timesheets for planning purposes. With this feature, you can easily tell — without opening the planned time dialog — that users are partially allocated to several projects, as shown below.
Red Bar Display for Over-allocated Resources
An orange bar now fills the full day if a resource is fully allocated according to a user’s availability. With this new feature, this bar turns red if the user is over allocated.
Tempo Getting Started
Tempo admins and users can now access tips on configuring Tempo and some of the key features of our product directly from the navigation list.
So there it is! What do you think? It’s a lot at once, but we’re really excited about this release and all that’s included. We’ve also got a number of improvements that have been added in response to your feedback (have we mentioned how much we appreciate your feedback and suggestions?) and bug fixes, which you can read about in our 7.3 Release Notes.
We hope you enjoy Tempo 7.3 as much as we do, and as always, we welcome your comments and feedback!