Triskell – Uniquely flexible Cloud PPM
Triskell provides a solution to manage different portfolios. From the Finance Department to IT to R&D etc with the power to handle the complexity of organisations and their specific management requirements.
Triskell provides an extremely flexible and powerful way to manage different business objectives into a single platform. With Triskell you can create, analyse, combine, add, link…. different portfolios with each maintaining its own repository of related objects.
Triskell is the only company-wide SasS solution on the Project Portfolio Management market today to offer you all the flexibility and all the capabilities to:
- Break down any business strategy into multiple portfolios and organisations.
- Dynamically prioritise, fund and staff initiatives and actions according to strategic targets, but also available budgets and resources.
- Plan work and schedule your resources in a standard or agile mode.
- Dynamically control execution and progress on several axes and identify the potential gaps with the original targets.
- Realign periodically strategy and execution.
All that in a single 100% web application, designed for business efficiency, speed (even with large amounts of data), agility, security and reliability.
Fast learning curve with Triskell Triskell unique User interface ensures functional & technical consistency across all panels and features, making navigation and data access very intuitive and easy.
Triskell allows creating several portfolio structures to manage products, projects, maintenances, applications, investments and more.
- Portfolios can be hierarchical (i.e. program / projects / work package).
- They can include several types of objects. For example, an IT portfolio may include projects, maintenances, support activities, risks, deliverables, tasks, issues.
- Each portfolio can have its own breakdown structure, with custom roles and objects attached.
- Portfolios can be attached to organizations. For example, the IT department can manage the IT portfolio, the R&D the product portfolio.
Triskell allows creating several management structures (mainly organizations) to manage departments, teams, customers, internal clients
- Organisations can be hierarchical (i.e business unit / departments / teams).
- Each Organization can have its own breakdown structure, with custom roles and objects attached.
- Management Structures can be used to manage budgets, users & resources, ownerships (i.e. a project is attached to a department), financial & headcount capacity and more.
Advanced Object Modelisation
With Triskell, you can create with a few clicks as many management objects as your solution requires: projects, products, risks, tasks, deliverables, departments, teams, customers, contracts and much more. Each of these objects can be attached to a structure (i.e. portfolio) or another object. Each object can have natively:
- A lifecycle.
- An unlimited number of custom attributes grouped in custom panels.
- An unlimited number of custom roles defining the access to the properties, the attributes and the features for that object.
- A set of features for the object: master plan, Gantt chart, scrum board, resource pools reports and much more.
- An unlimited number of custom relationships with other objects: projects can be attached to products and departments, risks to deliverables, issues to customers, tasks to issues and so on. You can tune up your Solution as you want.
Lifecycles & Workflows
Every object in Triskell has its own lifecycle, from the simplest one (active / non active) to the most complete one. You can define for example lifecycles on projects, Work packages, products, risks, deliverables, contracts and any other object you create. Lifecycles include:
- Stages with control of the roles, attributes and features accessible at that stage (in combination with the user role on the object).
- Transitions between stages with mandatory documents and comments. Transitions can be controlled by role, so that only certain roles can advance an object from a stage to another one.
- History of lifecycle changes for accurate tracking.
Time-Phased Attributes for Budgeting & Resourcing
Time-phased attributes allow users to edit / view periodic data in tabular mode. They can be used to manage costs, headcounts, benefits and any other kind of time-phased data. You can create as many time-phased attributes as you need and they can be attached to any objects (i.e. projects, products, departments, customers, risks, deliverables). They include natively:
- Public and private versions (i.e. budget, forecast, actuals): versions are secured by role and lifecycle. No limit in number of versions. Versions can be edited simultaneously in the same grid.
- Up to 5 analysis axes for data entry (i.e. cost types, regions, resource types, budgetary buckets) with automatic aggregations.
- Multi-currency for budgeting: edit data in Euros, Dollars and any other currency in the same grid.
- Multi-unit for resourcing: edit data in hours, man-days, man-month and any other unit in the same grid.
- Multi-timeframe: enter and view data by month, quarter, year or globally.
- Automatic rating of amounts based on custom rate tables.
- Embedded rollups from child related objects, from pools and timesheets.
Custom Attributes & Panels per Object
An unlimited number of attributes can be attached to every Triskell object. Those attributes can be text, rich text, list, dates, numeric, boolean or time-phased.
- Maximum, minimum and default values can be defined for each attribute.
- Attributes can be grouped in one or several panels with groups, tabs, sections and columns.
- Access to attributes is controlled by role and lifecycle: hidden, read or edit.
- Attributes can be defined as mandatory.
- Icons and colors can be defined for list values and are displayed in scorecards.
- Colour ranges can be defined to highlight numeric attributes in panels and scorecards (i.e. score lower than 3 = red).
- Change tracking: Any change made to an Attribute by a user will be saved and displayed in panels and scorecards.
Change Tracking & History
Any change made to a role, lifecycle, attribute, time-phased attribute is recorded by Triskell. It allows users to analyze how information has evolved over time and who changed the values.
- Change tracking can be activated or deactivated by attribute.
- Changes are displayed in panels for each attribute.
- Changes are also displayed in the scorecards.
Data view on every Object
Every set of objects you have created (i.e. list of projects, products, risks, deliverables, issues, teams, customers) is represented in Triskell as a data view. Data views are a key element for Triskell navigation and data analysis. They include natively:
- Public and private views to speed up data access and analysis.
- Embedded security on data: users can see only what they are allowed to.
- Custom columns, filtering, sorting and grouping (saved in the views).
- Paging to allow manipulation of large amounts of data.
- Display of attribute icons and colours.
- Advanced tooltips for guidance and data changes.
- Exportation to MS Excel or other systems.
Graphs and Masterplan on every Object
In addition to scorecards, Triskell allows users to define dashboards and master plans for any set of objects.
- Filters defined for the scorecards are taken into account in graphs and master plans.
- Multiple graphs can be displayed on the same page.
- Standard representations are available: pie charts, histograms, curves, scatter graphs.
- Graphs can be exported as images.
- Master plans can use colors defined by lifecycle stage for visual enhancement.
- Master plans can display baselines and progress.
Advanced Staffing & Resourcing
Triskell embeds powerful staffing & resourcing capabilities allowing you to control how resource capacity is used through organizations and actions.
- Users can be assigned to different organizations (IT Department, R&D) and within those organizations to management entities (departments, teams).
- Management entity managers can define the global capacity for each user per period (day, month, quarter, year).
- Generic resources can be created also for each entities to plan and schedule future resources.
- Users and generic resources can be allocated to projects, maintenances (as member of the associated resource pool).
- They can then be assigned to sub-objects like tasks, work packages, risks, deliverables or any other object.
- Highly dynamic panels allow each manager to visualize quickly how resources have been allocated, how they have been assigned and what the potential gaps are.
- All panels include dynamic rollups from Gantt chart and time sheets.
- They also include automatic rating, and edition in several resource units (hours, man.days, man.month) and timescales (per day, per month, per quarter).
- Staffing & resourcing data can be rolled up to time-phased attributes or to numeric attributes for further analysis and reporting.
Triskell Gantt chart allows users to schedule any object (i.e. projects, maintenances) in full web mode. The Gantt chart is 100% embedded in Triskell (no interface required). It includes natively:
- Hierarchical management of tasks.
- Multi-unit for duration and effort (hours, days, weeks, months).
- All types of dependencies between tasks (FS, SS, FF, SF) with Lag.
- Multi-baseline management.
- Critical path.
- Multiple modes for resource assignments (fixed duration, effort driven, dynamic assignment).
- Imposed dates.
- Progress management with auto-progress feature.
- Rollup of actuals from time sheets.
- Auto rollup of task assignments to pools and attributes.
- Highly graphical and easy to use.
Triskell embeds also a full web scrum board to allow the agile management of any object: deliverables, risks, issues, tickets, customer requests, ideas Triskell scrum board includes:
- Direct assignments of objects to resources.
- Objects can be moved from one resource to another in one click.
- Objects can be moved over time or made longer/shorter graphically.
- They can be progressed through their lifecycle graphically.
- Advanced filtering to help users focus on real issues and speed up management process.
- Full definition of the object with its attributes, roles and features.
Multi-criteria Scoring on every Object
Our scoring models are based on the SMART approach (Simple Multi-Attribute Rating Technique). SMART scoring models can be associated to any object in Triskell. For example, it is possible to apply score calculation on projects, requests, risks, issues or any other object that has been created. Calculated scores can be saved as attributes and displayed in scorecards.
- Scores are based on hierarchical scoring structures.
- Each node can be weighted to maximize/minimize its importance.
- Each node includes a threshold to highlight it if its score is lower than the threshold.
- Score can be used for filtering, sorting and grouping in scorecards and scenarios.
Scenarios & Simulations on every Object
Triskell supports scenarios on any object. For example, users can build scenarios on a list of projects, products, issues, deliverables or risks.
- Scenarios use numeric attributes or time-phased attributes to express a capacity like budget (warning if exceeded) or a target like benefits (warning if not reached).
- Users can select and order a set of objects (i.e. projects) to prioritize them and to measure their impact on capacities and targets, all that graphically.
- Users can delay objects to optimize the scenario.
- Results are saved as attributes for each object and as versions (for time-phased attributes) for further analysis and decision making.
Triskell includes object templates to standardize and facilitate object creation. Templates apply on any object like project, product, application, investment. Templates includes mainly:
- Properties and attributes.
- Sub-object structures (i.e. work packages, phases, risks, deliverables, milestones).
- Generic resources.
- Gantt chart with tasks and dependencies.
Triskell allows users to book time not only on scheduled tasks as most of the other products, but also on any object like deliverables, risks, issues and tickets. The key features for time booking are:
- Timesheet displayed by week or month (one full week or one full month).
- Up to 4 axes for time entry and analysis: for example, billable Y/N, type (internal, customer).
- Time entry by day, week or month (i.e. a value per day, per week or per month).
- Possibility to enter the estimate to complete (ETC) per day for agile management.
- Actual and ETC units in hours or days.
- History of changes (values and status).
- Comments per Cell for extra information.
- Multiple approvals per role (project manager, team manager).
- Several parameters to control the Timesheet behavior: edit after submitting, edit after approval, comments mandatoy for rejection.
- Advanced search for objects to book time on.
Dynamic Datamart for Reporting
Triskell includes natively a dynamic datamart that can be used for reporting and interfaces:
- Automatic refresh as soon as data is updated no manual process nor delay.
- Any data managed in Triskell is accessible through the datamart.
- Data stores can be built in Triskell on the datamart to extract data no extra- development needed.
- Data stores can include parameters to make them even more customisable.
- Custom reports can be built on these data stores. Output can be processed in Triskell or in MS Excel (with templates for layout and extra-calculation or graphs).
Dynamic Collaboration between Users
Triskell includes several collaboration features on any Object:
- Document management with versioning ñ attach, view or download documents directly from Triskell.
- Comments & thread management.
- Custom alerts & subscriptions.
- Mail & Skype integration.
- User calendar.