OpenProject 12.1: A new team planner, a filter to include projects and basic agile boards for the Community

We are proud to present to you OpenProject 12.1. This release will introduce a completely new module, the team planner. With this Enterprise feature, you can visually assign work packages in a weekly or bi-weekly planning calendar view to your team, and keep an eye on everybody’s workload.

Also, we are proud to give the basic agile boards to the Community version of OpenProject with 12.1. Now, making it possible to create agile boards also in the free Community version.

Our OpenProject cloud editions will automatically be upgraded today, 03 May 2022.

What is new in OpenProject 12.1?

Team planner

A new team planner module (Enterprise feature) allows you to visually assign tasks to team members to get an overview of who is working on what. You can display in a weekly or bi-weekly view all work packages assigend to your team.

Team planner weekly or bi-weekly view

Add assignees to your team planner and visualize the workload. You can search for existing work packages to include with drag and drop, or create new work packages. Changing the row will change the assignee of a work package. Change the start date, end date or duration with drag and drop.

Team planner add existing work package and create new

Also, you can include work packages from multiple projects with the new “Include projects” filter option.

Team planner include project example

Agile boards for the Community version

We want to give an important feature to the Community version. Now, that we have implemented with the team planner a new Enterprise feature, we also want to give something to the Community. We decided to release the basic agile boards for the Community. Making it possible to also create agile boards with the free of charge Community version of OpenProject. These flexible basic agile boards allow you to set up any kind of agile board you need. Freely configure the lists (columns) which should be displayed and add and move cards between these lists. The basic boards do not update the work package attributes when moving cards between the lists.

Basic agile board example

The more advanced action boards, which automatically update work package attributes, will remain part of the Enterprise edition.

Include projects filter

The “Include Projects” filter option makes it easier to add different projects to your views and create project overarching reports. This easy filter option is valid for work packages, calendars, and the new team planners.

Include projects filter

Files tab for work packages

We added a new “Files” tab in the work package details. This way, you will have all possible information attached to a work package together in one place.

Files tab

Further improvements, changes, and bug fixes

  • We created global roles for groups to assign these roles to groups and create superuser groups.
  • The project status was given more options to choose from. You can now choose also NOT STARTED, FINISHED, DISCONTINUED to set as a project status.
  • An index page was added also for the team planner and calendar module.
  • API to CRUD links between files (i.e. for Nextcloud) and work packages in OpenProject.

Please see a complete list of all features and bug fixes in our OpenProject 12.1 release notes.

Installation and Updates

To test the features of OpenProject 12.1 right away, create a free trial instance for our OpenProject Enterprise cloud.

Prefer to run OpenProject 12.1 in your own infrastructure? Here you can find the Installation guidelines for OpenProject.

Want to upgrade from a Community version to try out the Enterprise premium features? Get a 14-day free trial token directly out of your current Community installation.

Migrating to OpenProject 12.1

Follow the upgrade guide for the packaged installation or Docker installation to update your OpenProject installation to OpenProject 12.1.

We update hosted OpenProject environments (Enterprise cloud) automatically.

Support

You will find more information about the new features in the OpenProject Documentation or you can post your questions in the Community Forum.

Release Notes

Please refer to the OpenProject 12.1 release notes for an overview of all the new and improved features, as well as a list of fixed bugs.

Credits

Special thanks go to all OpenProject contributors without whom this release would not have been possible.

  • Special thanks for Autoliv for sponsoring the development of the new team planner.
  • Special thanks for City of Cologne for sponsoring the development of the new global roles for groups.
  • Special thanks for reporting and finding bugs go Rainer Proehl, kak tux, Sven Kunze, Çağlar Yeşilyurt, Valentin Ege, Michael Kluge, Christina Vechkanova, Marius Heidenreich, Gerrit Bonn, Benjamin Tey, Daniel Wilke, Avgerinos Fotopoulos, Thilo Sautter, Andreas Sturm.
  • Every other dedicated user who has reported bugs and supported the community by asking and answering questions in the forum.
  • All the dedicated users who provided translations on CrowdIn.