Better reflect the way your organization sets up workflows
Create guardrails for your team's work in progress
Improve searching for or filtering data
Stronger Teams, more intuitive Workflow logic, and more robust categorization options.
More Report filters and ability to remove weekends from charts
Additional Story actions, set/update actions and more so you can work keyboard first
Update tables in-line for faster and easier editing
Streamline your setup with the new Team-to-Workflow relationship and optional Projects
A keyboard experience with more extensive shortcuts, actions, navigation and search.
Connect development work in back to your product strategy
Updated Burndown Chart and customize your view of the Reports Page
Plan and present your high-level work visually
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18 October, 2021
Now you can choose Teams, Projects, or Story Type to color-code your Story cards. Select the View Settings toggle to color-code Story cards by Teams, Projects, or Story Type. Please note, the Stories page color-code default is by Team.
22 September, 2021
We've released changes to our Data Model that provide a more intuitive, structured, and still flexible model to organize your work.
Here's what new:
Learn more by reading more about the new functionality on our blog.
Want help with transitioning to the new data model? Check out the guide.
17 September, 2021
The Burndown chart has been rebuilt to be more intuitive and useful. Here's what's new:
Quickly edit Epic metadata inline, or take action from the new Epic Action menu.
Now you can reorder and choose to hide or show certain Charts on the Reports page. Use Show/Hide Charts to select what you want to see and in what order. Once you’ve selected your desired order and filters you can bookmark the URL to come back to that specific view. Or share the URL with your team to make sure everyone is looking at the same view!
Now you can use the Relative Dates range to filter your data on the Reports Page. Using the Date Range selector, choose relative dates (i.e., past 3 weeks, past 2 months, or last quarter). Once your desired relative date is selected, these will persist in the URL so you can bookmark and share the link. When you use this link to view data (for the past 30 days as an example), the data will change as time progresses!
Note: Dates on your Reports page reflect your Organization's UTC offset, which can be configured via Settings (gear wheel) > Workspace Settings > General Settings.
Check out our Help Center for more info.
We have two Power Bar actions that unlock new functionality with Story Templates and Spaces.
Use CTRL+K or CMD+K to:
Create Story From Template Search for a Story Template and create a Story from a template.
Go to Space. Search for a Space using the Power Bar and navigate directly to that Space.
The Power Bar is now out of Shortcut Labs! Everyone can use the Power Bar to optimize their keyboard experience with more extensive shortcuts, actions, navigation, and search. Here’s what you can do with the Power Bar today:
With the new Productboard + Shortcut integration, product teams can connect their product planning in Productboard to all the tactical product development work happening in Shortcut.
With this integration, software teams can:
You can now filter the entire Reports page by Story Owner. Select one or more users (or none!) and all Charts will be filtered to only include Stories owned by the selected users.
Note: The Story Owner filter, like all filters on the Reports page, acts as an OR filter.
The Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD) empowers teams to make process changes and allows for more accurate estimating and forecasting of work. We've updated the CFD with:
Here's a full summary of changes to the CFD:
This Power Bar (available in Shortcut Labs) optimizes the keyboard experience with more extensive shortcuts, actions, navigation and search. Here’s what you can do with the Power Bar today:
We have added the following Shortcut fields to the far-most right columns of your connected Google Sheet:
No action is required at this time and the update should not affect your current use of the Google Sheets Shortcut integration. To learn more about the integration read about it in thisblog post.
Filter and set start and end dates to download a snapshot of your Roadmap so you can pop it into a presentation or doc to easily communicate planned work or provide a clear look at how work is progressing.
We have added the following Shortcut fields to the far-most right columns of your connected Google Sheet:
No action is required at this time and the update should not affect your current use of the Google Sheets Shortcut integration. To learn more about the integration read about it in this blog post.
Modify Workflow States in the Cycle and Lead Time
Customize Start and End Workflow States in the Cycle and Lead Time Chart to better fit the way your team works. These tailored metrics can help you make more data-driven decisions around performance and identify areas for optimization.
Updates to Roadmap are being shipped on a rapid and ongoing basis. Here are the new features we shipped for Roadmap in April:
Our new "Teams" feature makes teams a first-class citizen of Shortcut, just like they are within your organization. Teams have people, they own work and they have a process to complete that work. As such, Teams in Shortcut contains Users, own Stories and Epics, and can run Iterations. By providing this thread between people, their work, and their process, Teams provides a foundation to organize around within Shortcut.
Our first release unlocks the following functionality:
This will immediately help you:
Read more over about Teams and the vision at the blog.
The addition of Milestones next to Epics in the Roadmap makes it even easier to map short-term efforts to long-term business goals. Clean visualization keeps your team ahead of blockers, plan the best course of execution, and manage expectations with an easily digestible big picture view of everything going on.
Here's everything that's new with the Roadmap:
Shortcut's newest reporting tool is our Iteration Velocity Chart. This chart enables you to track and understand your team's historical average output across Iterations and Sprints, helping you better estimate team capacity. You can also slice and dice this data by Story Type because you may not want to track your Bug work on the same level as your Feature. But, then again, you might want that, which is why we show all Story types together by default.
The chart shows how much work was completed in each past Iteration as well as the running average across multiple or all Iterations. These insights provide you with better information when making, as well as the ability to see the impact of changes on shipping velocity as your team grows and takes on new initiatives.
The latest update to the Shortcut API V3 enables users to update a Story's external links and to also find all Stories associated with a given external link. Her's what's new?
We released a set of charts and reporting enhancements as part of Shortcut Labs that will help you measure performance and make better, data-driven decisions.
What are these charts and enhancements?
You can activate these features in your Shortcut Labs settings. Shortcut Labs is available to organizations that are on a Standard Plan or higher. Read all about it here.
Shortcut Labs provides anyone with a Standard Plan or higher early access to new Shortcut features before they're broadly released. These features are polished and fully-supported, but are also still in development, which means your feedback can and will help shape what they become (or don't become).
Shortcut Labs is available right now. What's in the Lab today?
Visualize your work on a timeline to easily communicate upcoming plans and ongoing progress. The Roadmap is automatically filled in with your org's Epics, displaying them by start and end date, and sorting them by priority. Read more at our blog.
Google Sheets Integration:
Connect your Story data to a Google Sheet for custom analysis. Once set up, any updates that happen in your Shortcut Workspace will dynamically update to a connected Google Sheet.
We've updated the Burndown Chart to provide you with more insightful information at a glance! In addition to the Ideal Stories Remaining and Actual Stories Remaining lines, you'll now see bars for Stories Completed, Stories Added, and Stories Removed. Learn more about Burndown Charts here.
The workflow between GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, and Shortcut is now stronger than ever. Set up customizable GitHelpers, take advantage of open work auto-detection, utilize Draft PR support, and even more! Learn what's new in the blog post.
Emoji Reactions in your Activity Feed!
When someone reacts to a comment in a Story you follow, it will show up in your Activity Feed.
Try out the new Navigation design (beta). Enable the new design in your Settings.
The Story dialog now shows the completed/total Task count, in the new and old navigation.
The new Story card design in the new Navigation (beta) will have completed and total Tasks represented on the Story card.
Customize your Git Helpers
We've added the ability to customize your default branch format in the Git Helpers dialog. Mix and match different attributes, or use dashes instead of slashes to work better with your CI tool. This new setting applies to all Users and VCS providers in your Workspace.
Learn more about customizing the Git Helper branch format here.
Table Markdown Helper! Now it's faster and easier to create tables in any markdown field in Shortcut.
Dark Mode for Shortcut Mobile (iOS and Android) is now available.
Organize and filter your team's work faster by assigning Groups to Iterations
With this new Group functionality, you can assign Iterations directly to Groups, allowing your team to organize and filter work by those specific teams and squads.
We've done some behind-the-scenes work to update our GitHub integration. You will not notice any immediate difference to your current integration; all features you're accustomed to will stay the same. However, this new integration will allow us to build more features to bring you more joy.
Migration to the new integration is required and is not automatic. The old version will deprecate on May 1st.
Authorize your integration on the GitHub Integration Page.
Add to Story icons now have labels on the Story card dialog.
Tasks are back in their own section on the Story card dialog.
Relationship types dropdown is now listed as tabs to save you a click on the Story card dialog.
Attach files -> URL" is being removed (in favor of External Links) on the Story card dialog.
Update existing Story Relationships.
Access a handy list of 50 of your most Recently Viewed Stories and Epics.
Create a Group in Workspace Settings. Note: Members of your Workspace are allowed to belong to multiple Groups.
Group @mentions send an email and in-app notification to all users who belong to that given Group.
Execute commands with the Action Bar.
Group by Iteration on the Reports page.
Group by day, week, and month on Reports page.
Story name column after Story ID in table views, to see relevant information quickly in narrow displays.
Apply date range selection immediately when navigating to Reports page the first time.
GitHub issues and pull requests are recognized when they are added as external tickets to a Story.
Tooltip highlighting shift-click shortcut in Stories page.
Tooltip highlighting shift-click shortcut to start editing Story description.
Unfurl Story comment in Slack.
Render link to comment in Story badge.
Render link to Epic as styled badge.
Streamlined Story card design
Shortcut Training Platform to educate Users (available in the in-app Help menu)
Sample Workspace to illustrate how to best leverage Shortcut for a growing software team (available in the in-app Help Menu)
New section headers in Epic page, Iteration page, Project page, Milestone page, and Label page.
Consistent Story icon throughout Shortcut, including Epic page sidebar, Search dropdown, Epic card, and Project page sidebar.
Email notification for Iteration change on Story.
Collapsible sections in Stories page sidebar.
Iteration name in Story card.
Move view control to the right on Status page to manage clutter.
Color and spacing on Iterations page consistent with rest of Shortcut.
View number of unestimated Stories on Reports page.
Duplicating Story includes Iteration field.
Filter by Story name in Iteration page.
Link to Epics in group by sections in Iteration page.
Link to Projects in group by sections in Iteration page.
Move group by control to the right on Epic page to manage clutter.
More intuitive blocking and blocked by icons.
Infinite scrolling and skeleton loading for more performant Iterations page.
Consistent hide archived button checkbox throughout Shortcut.
Differentiated Iteration Done icon to help blue-green color blind users.
More readable velocity chart on Reports page.
Use Iterations immediately after enabling, without browser refresh.
Choose Story count or points on Reports page velocity chart.
Consistent styling of Epics filters in Stories page sidebar.
Frontend optimizations on Iteration page for more performant real-time updates.
Navigate to Iteration after creating it.
Revised Reports page layout for more efficient use of space.
Headline metrics on Reports page.
Usability tweaks to date inputs during Iteration creation.
Consistent ordering of Iterations in Stories page filter.
Consistent ordering of Iterations in Story dialog dropdown.
Blocked Story notification in your Activity Feed
Now when you follow a blocked story, you'll get notified in the Activity Feed when the blocked Story gets completed.