We’ve just released Waymaker 23.2.
If you’ve logged in to Waymaker recently, you will have noticed a new user experience across the platform. Welcome to Waymaker 23.2, it’s faster, smarter, and easier than ever before to use.
We have done this for three reasons.
- Easier and faster navigation.
- Increased speed and responsiveness.
- Setting the foundations for more integrations and AI
In addition, we’ve released feature updates across the platform to the user profile, and the Goals and Tasks modules.
Most importantly, we want to thank our customers who have provided feedback into Waymaker’s digital experience. We love hearing from you, just drop us a suggestion in the app, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s get into the updates across Waymaker 23.2.
1. Easier and faster navigation
We’ve redesigned our navigation structures to make it easier to move between modules of the platform. The most important change for users is that Roadmap is no longer its own module, rather it is found in the Goals module.
The new expandable side navigation also expands and contracts providing maximum visibility to the work of focus.
We’ve also made it easier to see in app intelligent help suggestion by showing articles from our knowledge base that relate directly to what you are working on.
Waymaker help articles are contextual to the page you are on and the work you are doing.
2. Increased speed and responsiveness
Our rebuild has increased the speed of on page actions and data loading to focus on better user experiences. In addition, each page is fully responsive to ensure a seamless experience across every device.
3. Setting the foundations for more integrations and AI
Waymaker 23.2 sets the foundations for our future work on integrations and deeper AI data intelligence.
This will roll out across our diagnostics, goals, meetings, and profiles in the coming months.
4. Summary of platform updates
In addition to the navigation and general layout updates. Here is a set of highlights on updates across the platform.
Goals now includes roadmap and prioritize
There is an expanded Goals module, which now includes Roadmap and Prioritize. Now, when you’re working on your team’s roadmap, head to Goals, choose Roadmap. Filter sets and Gantt charting is available next to the search bar.
In addition, we’ve moved the ‘Prioritize’ tools into its own page within Goals. We’ve done this so it’s easy access for leadership teams or other teams to quickly prioritize ideas into goals.
Head to Goals, choose Prioritize, and filter as you need to quickly prioritize your backlog into goals, outcomes, and/or tasks.
In January we released a major update to the task module which included task automation, task template builder, sub-tasks and group tasks. Tasks now includes Taskboard customization and a new project management Gantt chart.
Day to day productivity will happen in tasks, now you can change colors and add images customize Taskboards to teams or personal preferences.
Choose your own color, choose from royalty free stock images, or upload your own team image to customize your Taskboard. Personally, my private board has a beautiful shot of white sand and blue water of one of my favorite beaches here in Australia.
We’ve also made it easier to add team members, a whole team, or a Waymaker partner that you might be working with. Adding a Partner allows them to see the Taskboard when they’re in Partner mode logged into your instance. It also allows you to assign tasks to them and they can work on this in their own Waymaker app. You’ll see team members who have Taskboard permissions in the Taskboard Edit screen.
If you didn’t know, we also keep a audit trail in the edit screen of every change to the taskboard. You can chat on these updates, or simply scan them to see what’s happened recently.
Project management Gantt charts
Taskboards now include an option to turn on a more sophisticated Gantt chart. All taskboards now have by default the Waymaker ‘Simple Gantt’. Now, if you’re working on a project which you want to set more complex tasks you can turn on the ‘Project management Gantt’.
This will enable:
- Structured data on the Gantt chart showing Task name, assignee, start and due dates, progress.
- Progress bars showing progress of tasks.
- Export to PDF.
- Export to CSV.
The project management Gantt chart is ideal for any productive activity that requires stages, sections, progress tracking, multi-person, deadlines, reporting via PDF or XLS.
Our recent releases in task templates and task automation mean you can create and deploy complex, repeatable actions and execute with simplicity and agility.
And, Tasks are integrated with Meetings so now you can run a project control group, or a client meeting, or team meeting and easily align team members and stakeholders with clarity and certainty using automated meeting notes, integrated charting and automated team updates.
Practical applications for this are.
- App, CRM, or Website development, including tasks such as planning, coding, testing, and deployment.
- Marketing campaign management, including tasks such as content creation, social media management, email marketing, and advertising.
- Event Planning, including tasks such as budgeting, venue selection, vendor coordination, and guest list management.
- Photoshoots and video production , including tasks such as talent management, location scouting, scriptwriting, and post-production.
- Product Launches, including tasks such as market research, product development, marketing strategy, and sales forecasting.
- Employee onboarding, including tasks such as orientation planning, training management, and document management.
- Finance management, including tasks such as data gathering, analysis, and reporting.
- Executive or board meeting integration, including tasks such as agenda planning, meeting scheduling, and meeting minutes management.
- Team updates and administration
- Non-Profit Projects, including tasks such as fundraising, volunteer coordination, program management, and donor engagement.
Waymaker Tasks now helps business leaders execute complex project management in finance, real estate, law, professional services, manufacturing, development, technology, and health execute complex projects aligned to deliver real business outcomes on strategic goals.
You will notice the user profile is now located in the top right of the screen. Clicking on your profile opens your settings for your profile or, if you’re an admin for your organization, you can access the administration center for your company’s Waymaker instance.
In addition, we’ve updated the user profile page to show profile details, current workload, and learning badges earned from Waymaker Academy.
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