Amplify promotes a visual approach that is intuitive for all users that can be customised to suit most benefits realisation and transformational change programs. In the sections that follow, you will be introduced to the common interface elements that you will be making use of frequently as you work with Amplify.
Amplify's interface is divided into four areas:
The Top menu of Amplify is your go-to area for quickly accessing your top level items. Depending on where you are on the site, you will see a different menu.
If you are viewing a legacy item, like initiatives or workstreams, you will see this menu:
The Amplify icon at the top-left of the page is used to control the side navigation by alternating between a full width menu or a minimised version that only displays the menu icons.
The Hierarchy button opens a window that allows you to navigate a tree structure containing all of the projects that you have access to.
The Registers button provides quick navigation to your various registry pages.
The Enterprise Registers button provides quick navigation your enterprise's registry pages.
Those viewing modern items, like programs and reporting groups, will see this menu:
The Hierarchy and Registers buttons remain the same as above however the Register button is proceeded by Breadcrumbs. The Breadcrumbs represent your current pathway from Enterprise to the item you are currently viewing. Each individual Breadcrumb is also a drop down box containing a list of items at that level. These Breadcrumbs can be used to navigate laterally through your programs while retaining your current view. For example, if you're viewing a RAID register in one project, you can use the breadcrumbs to move to the RAID register of another project within the same classification.
Universal to all Amplify locations is the right-hand-side of the Top Menu:
The Quick Create menu allows you to create an item from anywhere in Amplify (relevant to current hierarchy and permissions).
The Search box provides several functions. Users can type the name of an item here and receive a list of related items to navigate to. Users can also access their favourite items, recently visited items, and shared team items here.
Users can also access their User Menu from the Top Menu. Depending on the permissions, a variety of options are available.
The Amplify Side Navigation is used to quickly navigate around the current level that you are viewing. The Side Navigation can also be minimised and expanded for convenience. In either state, no functionality is lost.
The Up-Level button will navigate you to the previous item in the hierarchy (if available).
The Menu Title indicates where you are in the current hierarchy and what is available.
The Edit button , if available, gives the user access to the properties of the current level of the hierarchy.
Menu items with a chevron indicate that there are submenus contained within. Click on one of these menu items to expand it and show all of the options.
The Page toolbar provides various options for the current page and may look different depending on which item you are currently viewing. The basic anatomy of the toolbar is typically:
- Classification of the current item
- Title of the current item
- A Favourite button
- A row of buttons and actions relevant to the current item
The Workspace represents the area of your screen that contains all of your current item's information. The Workspace can be expanded by minimising the side navigation.
The tools in the Toolbar often have an effect on what is displayed in the Workspace.