New Feature: Status Board For Product Roadmap
While executing product plans during a quarter it’s critical to track the progress of your roadmap items. You may want to check which initiatives are done, in progress, or not yet started. That’s exactly what the new status property of roadmap items enables. The status is visible across all the roadmap views: on the card view and on the Gantt view popovers with a colored dot. Hovering over the status dot shows its name.
Announcing support for multiple projects
The ability to manage multiple projects or multiple roadmaps has been one of the most frequently requested features for shipit. Typically these users are managing multiple products, programs or projects in a larger organisation, or they are freelancers who support multiple companies. Today, we’re launching support for multiple projects under a single billing plan to serve these use cases.
Must Have Product Management Tools in 2021
Just like a developer has a range of tools for every task, product managers have a preference on which tools they use throughout the day. And while we have our own preferences too, we have tried to also highlight some of the alternatives as there’s is no one-size-fits-all type of tool.
Product Updates Q4 2020
Much of this quarter was about refining the Gantt view of the product roadmap. One basic assumption of shipit is that structuring your roadmap into calendar quarters suits most companies. We aim for offering simple solutions, and this means often means building opinionated software. Both the quarterly rhythm and the simplicity have been working well for our users. However, we also constrained roadmap items to stay within quarter boundaries on the Gantt view of the roadmap.
Software Checklist Testing
For half of my career I worked either in mature businesses or well-funded late stage startups with teams big enough to be able to write comprehensive tests. Turned out there is also another side to the story: that’s when you work for an early-stage startup. At different stages of the company you need developers (and other people) with different set of skills. Hiring a senior engineer that would take several months to architect the perfect scalable platform, and then spend another 6 months re-writing everything from scratch in a different language is not the best fit for a 1-10 person company that wants to move real quick in order to find the product-market fit.
AI Product Management
AI brings new opportunities for building products, but also some new challenges and pitfalls in the product management process. Several factors require special consideration when building AI products, ranging from technology constraints, data and privacy considerations, as well as legal and regulatory issues. In this article, we will be focussing on aspects related directly to the core product and technology and, more specifically, those related to bringing innovative products to market.
Product Updates Q3 2020
The past quarter we’ve been busy adding new features and iterating over existing ones thanks to the feedback we get from you and the analytics data we gather. This is not to say that we haven’t done some big and useful structural changes that are not visible directly visible but have a major impact on the speed the website loads. Below are the major changes and additions that went live in Q3 of 2020.