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Workflow Management Simplified

MDWorkflow is an enforced workflow management tool for centrally managing projects, tasks, object deployment, and structured workflow across all platforms. It facilitates team collaboration and ensures a documented and well communicated software development process throughout your organization.

Design Workflow to Fit Your Process

Automate your optimal project workflow with the MDWorkflow engine, whether you are using agile, waterfall or a hybrid of methodologies.

Capture vital information in custom fields, which can be strings, numbers, checkboxes, drop down lists, dates, times, URLs, user fields, or text boxes. Define the workflow phases when a custom field is visible or editable and by whom.

Are some projects simpler than others? Define custom status transitions per project type or task type and define the authority and conditions necessary to allow a transition to occur.

Once defined, MDWorkflow’s automation capabilities ensure that projects advance smoothly with automatic status notifications in place of dispersed email threads, automated approval processes, and a clean and comprehensive audit history for each change. Automated status updates keep all project stakeholders informed, and even non-technical staff can participate in the change management process. As a bonus, time tracking, estimates, and actuals are included.

Combining automating processes with enforced workflow results in increased efficiency, seamless collaboration, audit compliance, and mandatory decisions by multiple stakeholders for critical steps.

With MDWorkflow, control project flow with status code-based transitions and permissions:

  • Specify permitted transitions between status codes to enforce a specific workflow
  • Ensure data is captured at specified points in the process
  • Block submission, approval, installation, or code promotion until impacted projects/tasks are within the necessary range of status values
  • Initiate a change management function such as approvals and code promotion when a project or task status transition occur
  • Block the next step in the deployment path until the required users have accepted the test results of the prior installation

Ensure Seamless Collaboration

You can access the power of MDWorkflow using your choice of user interface:

  • MDWorkflow web application for access from any browser by any relevant stakeholder
  • MDOpen developer plugin for MDCMS in Eclipse/Rational Developer for i
  • Jira Software/Jira Service Desk running on-premise or in the cloud via REST API integration with MDCMS
  • ServiceNow running on-premise or in the cloud via REST API integration with MDCMS

Get More out of MDCMS with the MDWorkflow Web App

Even if Project and Incident management is primarily performed from MDOpen or a 3rd party Incident Management system, the MDWorkflow web application, which can be run from any web server, including directly from the IBM i, provides a large number of features to expand your organizations’ capabilities:

Release Management

  • Perform Test Acceptance, Release Approval and Installations across all systems directly from the browser
  • Graphical Release Calendar for intuitive release planning
  • Detailed Installation History across all systems
  • Rules Engine for versioning and grouping Objects across libraries and folders for one-step deployment of entire packages to customer systems.

Reporting and Notifications

  • Fully customizable html emails that can be sent automatically or on-demand
  • RFP and Task dashboards for oversight of items to be accomplished
  • Customizable, on-demand Excel reports for Projects, Tasks, Deployment Releases, Time Entry and Objects across systems

Richer Project and Task Management Experience

  • Comment threads for Projects, Tasks and Subtasks
  • Attach documents to Projects and Tasks
  • Full-Featured Text editor for descriptions, comments and custom text boxes
  • Audit History views for all changes to Projects and Tasks
  • One-Click emails to users or groups involved with a Project or Task
  • Direct access to Projects, Tasks and Release Packages from email notifications