Stages 7.6

WHAT'S NEW IN THE LATEST STAGES RELEASE

Processes only create value if they are used in practice, otherwise they are only theoretical overhead. Stages 7.6 brings innovative new capabilities that speed up the whole lifecycle from modeling over reviewing and approving new processes to their practical execution in the context of a project or program.

 

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More process releases in less time

With version 7.6, a new process release capability replaces manual review, approval, and update efforts with automated steps. This enables organizations to faster react to external changes and improve their organizational agility while still having controlled and documented approvals in place.

Possible automations include

  • Creation of process versions
  • Notifications via email
  • Interactions with different stakeholders
  • Version state propagation
  • Process releases and push updates
  • Reminders and timeouts
  • Permission assignment

The process is working for you

To assure that processes are applied in practice, the defined process activities need to be planned, executed, and monitored. This typically happens in task management tools like Atlassian Jira or IBM Engineering Workflow Management (ex RTC).

The innovative Stages integration allows to map the relevant processes onto new “activator” elements and deploy the resulting executable models directly into task management tools.

In contrast to BPMN and similar modeling techniques, the business process logic can be separated from the technical task execution. In Stages, the same process can be executed in Jira in one project and Engineering Workflow Management in a different project, each with its individual tailoring.

Stages comes with a set of out-of-the-box activators, which enables a quick return-on-invest of process execution projects, but the technical execution can also be scripted for maximum flexibility.

Consistent process interfaces

To manage complex engineering processes, they need to have a clear architecture of different functions, disciplines, or process areas with well-defined interfaces to each other.

To manage those interfaces in a consistent way, Stages 7.6 allows to group certain process workspaces into collections. Within a collection, process authors automatically get proposals for process interfaces during their usual modeling practice. This avoids inconsistencies and greatly speeds up modeling large process landscapes.

How to get started with Stages 7.6

Register for the Stages 7.6 introduction webinar:

Contact your dedicated consultant to plan your migration.

Contact the Customer Care Team to download and install Stages 7.6 via email 
stages-support(at)methodpark.com or call:  

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