Last Wednesday marked our first official (and virtual) Release Event.
We showed off new features like Teams and our upcoming Productboard Integration, shared great insights and best practices from Shortcut customers, heard our CEO's vision for the future of Product Collaboration, and showed off some of the exciting things that are coming to Shortcut in 2021!
Throughout the next week or so, we'll share each session from the event. Starting today, with a recap of the 2021 Product Update that closed out the event, presented by Nik Pai, our VP of Product, and Tiffany, our Senior Product Marketing Manager. Why start with the last session? In this case, it's because that session, as the two presenters might imply, was the most product oriented.
Here's the recording of our 2021 Product Update session from our event:
You can also access the full video of our March event, if you'd like to kick back and watch the whole thing.
This year we're setting out to help your team do a number of different things:
Monitor and Communicate Progress
Our continued Roadmap enhancements will help you communicate up to leadership and out to stakeholders, sharing upcoming plans alongside full visibility into the progress being made towards the completion of those plans. Plus we'll be adding more monitoring functionality and additional Roadmap enhancements so that everyone has access to the views they need to understand what's going on.
Organize Your Work by Team
Last week we launched Teams to help our users make deeper connections between teammates, the work those teammates own, and the processes those teammates use to help them better organize and operation as a team. The new Teams feature is foundational to Shortcut's future, which means we'll absolutely continue investing in it to ensure its even more powerful and useful.
We launched a series of new charts to help you and your teams the insights you need to make data-driven decisions. We're certainly not stopping with these: expect even more filtering and customization capabilities to come.
Integrate More of Your Tools
Our upcoming Productboard Integration will make it easier for product teams to connect their product planning to the development work found in Productboard. Also, the preceding sentence came up only one mention short of tying the Guinness World Record for most mentions of the word product in a single sentence.
Visualize and communicate planned work with the Roadmap
Available in Shortcut Labs
The Roadmap gives a clear view into how work larger initiatives is progressing, helping keep everyone aligned on the highest priorities. The Roadmap makes it easy to visualize and communicate planned work to leadership and everyone else in your org.
The latest update to Roadmap allow you to:
Organize your Shortcut with Teams
We added Teams to be the default and most powerful way to organize work by team in Shortcut (very appropriate of us, we think) and better align the way you work in Shortcut with the way your team likes to work in general.
Our initial release of Teams provides the ability to:
See Teams in action:
We’ve released new charts to help you measure performance and get the insights you need to make data-driven decisions.
Use the Iteration Velocity Chart for powerful sprint insights
The Iteration Velocity Chart can help you track and understand your team’s historical average output across Iterations and sprints. This is a great chart to use for measuring the impact of changes to process or planning as you can quickly see the impact of the change on your team's average Iteration velocity over time.
Improve process, identify bottlenecks and more with the Time Spent in Workflow and Created vs Completed Charts (Shortcut Labs)
We released two new charts in Shortcut Labs to help you improve process and efficiency:
Monitor and communicate progress
We'll continue pushing to provide useful, actionable detail that doesn't overwhelm you with too much information on one screen. Here's what you'll see next:
Organize your team and their work
Teams are a core element of Shortcut’s future and now the most powerful way to represent you team. As such, it'll be continually updated and improved. Here ‘s what we’re building next in Teams:
Reporting on performance
Our goals are to help your teams stay productive and efficient by giving your organization the insights you need to make data-driven decisions
Integrate with your favorite tools
Your project management tool (you know, us) should fit right in the middle of the rest of your process. That's why we're very excited about our partnership with Productboard. The Shortcut Productboard Integration will make it easier for product teams to seamlessly connect their product planning to their product development work. You'll be able to:
Here are some of the 2021 Projects our product team is researching:
To share your opinions about any of the projects above, get in touch with our product team and tell them all about it! Schedule time with them here:
We look forward to having you be #tunedintoclubhouse with us at our next release event in late May / early June!