Fresh features on shipit: Confluence integration and improved roadmaps
We just rolled out a set of new features on shipit. Confluence Integration You can now store requirements documents for each roadmap item in Atlassian Confluence. If you connect your confluence account with shipit, whenever you create a roadmap item it creates a new requirements page in confluence. It is pre-filled with a template and placed under a space and parent page you can set up in the integration. We also revamped the looks of our integrations page.
shipit 1.1 released
We’ve just released the first update for shipit. Here’s what’s new. First, we have a new, more visual representation of product roadmaps. These are great for sharing and impressing your team and stakeholders. Note how you can now easily switch between bullet-point and Gantt chart view of the roadmap. The duration of roadmap items (and with that length of the Gantt chart bars) is expressed in sprint granularity. This means you can really quickly select the start and end sprint in order to set the duration of the roadmap item.
shipit is now ready for you
We are excited to be at the point now to have selected users sign-up and try the product. The current version of the product focuses on planning a product roadmap. It employs a simple rolling quarterly planning process. We described the approach in an earlier post on Medium. The second key aspect is about addressing the “why” for product initiatives. While there are numerous options when it comes to ticket management and planning boards, often the bigger picture is lost in a sea of tickets.
How to ship product with a quarterly product roadmap and sprint-based execution
Every now and then I get asked how to best organise a product roadmap, and how to execute on it. I’ve been asked frequently enough to publish my suggestions here in this post. Product management with “advanced common sense” One of my all time favourite terms is how David Allen summarised his Getting Things Done approach for personal productivity: “advanced common sense”. It shows that an approach that works doesn’t have to be complex.