Roundtable Dashboard

Roundtable Dashboard

Roundtable Dashboard is a browser-based application that provides detailed insight into the state and performance of applications developed under Roundtable TSMS.

It is the central reference for both non-technical and technical players, providing oversight, insight and control for management, and extensive tools to design, manage, automate and continuously review work with tasks, workspaces, code and more.

Roundtable Dashboard is a powerful extension to the popular Roundtable TSMS, Software Configuration Management system from our partner Roundtable Software.

Roundtable Dashboard is a web based dashboard application that provides a number of additional features for Roundtable TSMS users, all from the comfort of you web browser, tablet or phone.

Roundtable Dashboard extends the user base of Roundtable TSMS to other parts of the application development organization such as company executives, project managers, business analysts, support and QA personel.

Includes Advanced Task Management, Workflows, Automation APIs (optional module), Graphs and Statistics, Detailed Audit logs, External Issue Provider integration and access to some core Roundtable TSMS features without the need to log in to a development environment.

Advanced Task Management is central feature of the dashboard. We are extending the traditional task management in Roundtable TSMS with many features including priorities, assignments, labels, milestones, comments, worklogs and statuses.

Task Management will be extended after the initial release to support more than just development tasks from Roundtable. This will include things like links to external support systems, DevOps and workflows for tasks.

Roundtable Dashboard Task Management includes detailed views of task and changes made under tasks, and the ability to view source code for objects in Roundtable that are part of a task.

This adds powerful viewing, planning and debugging capabilities to the Dashboard - all available from a webbrowser.

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Workflows are at the heart of the dashboard Task Management and the upcoming workspace and automation features of the Roundtable Dashboard.

Workflows can be designed to map the various stages tasks should go through as part of the development and application life-cycle. Each individual stage in the workflow represents a status or an action that needs to be performed (manually or automatically).

The initial release of the workflows supports task workflows and manually moving tasks between stages. Later releases will include support for workspace workflow and automated, event driven workflows.

Workflows can be combined with automation tasks in Roundtable TSMS. This allows changes in state on a task to execute back-end processes (e.g. imports of tasks into workspaces, compiles, etc.).

When Roundtable Dashboard is used together with Roundtable Automation, automation for Roundtable TSMS is available directly from a web browser - in a fully integrated environment where the workflows, stages, events and associated data is all available from the Roundtable Dashboard. The dashboard will therefore be able to replace a combination of external tools that are often used together with Roundtable to implement a complete SCM flow with elements of CI/CD (Continuous Integration and Delivery).

Roundtable Dashboard includes web based access to existing and exciting new Roundtable workspace management features.

In addition to basic Workspace maintenance and vieweing workspace related data, new features are being added to manage workspace based workflows (for example Imports, releases and deployments).

We have included lots of detailed graphs and statistics that make it possible to see the status of the application development cycle, workload, bottle necks and much more. This is a key part of the system and we will continuously be adding new graphs and statistics as we roll out the dashboard.

In addition to the built in graphs and stats, users will be able to create their own in upcoming releases of the Dashboard.

Workload tracking with estimated and spent time on tasks are the start to time and resource planning for your application development.

Estimated time and spent time can be set against tasks and used for status accounting and follow up planning of work.

Easy to read timelines are available for task workloads.

Adding the Roundtable Dashboard to a Roundtable TSMS environment enables the collection of a very detailed audit trail for all activities in Roundtable. This data is used to create useful statistical data and measurements. The auditlog can also be used for SOX and other compliancy requirements as all activities performed by users in development as well as the Dashboard are tracked.

The Roundtable Dashboard includes support for JIRA from Atlasssian as the first of several external Issue Providers.

A fully functional version of JIRA Software Server with a 10 user license is included in the default stack for Roundtable Dashboard. This makes it very easy to get started with using JIRA and Roundtable Dashboard together. Customers who already have their own installation of JIRA or are using JIRA Cloud can easily set this up to work with the dashboard.

The integration with JIRA allows customers to handle all of their core issue functionality in JIRA, and then use the Roundtable Dashboard to integrate directly with Roundtable TSMS tasks and use the workflow and automation functionality in the dashboard with teir JIRA issues.

Roundtable Automation is an optional add-on module to the Roundtable Dashboard. RTB Automation includes secure REST APIs to execute key Roundtable functions. With Roundtable Automation getting started on a journey with automation, CI/CD and DevOps for Roundtable is now possible.

The automation REST APIs can be integrated into the workflow functionality and also available for external integration with other toolsets.

The automation APIs make it possible to perform core Roundtable TSMS functions such as:

  • Workspace compiles
  • Creating releases
  • Creating tasks
  • Workspace Imports
  • Making Deployments
  • Workspace Integrity checks
More APIs and integration points are in the works and will be added in future releases.

Roundtable Automation can be used within the Roundtable Dashboard workflow, command line tools (like CURl) and CI/CD tools like Jenkins. We deliver a set of sample Jenkins projects for customers to get started with using jenkins and RTB Automation together.

More details are available about Roundtable Automation on the product page.

Roundtable Dashboard is now available from Roundtable Software.

Contact Software Sales ( sales@roundtable-software.com) or nodeable Sales ( sales@nodeable.io) for more details if you can't wait!

We would love to give you a demo and explain how Roundtable Dashboard can benefit your business.