Productboard Release Notes

Stay up to date with the latest releases and features from Productboard.

May 2022

May 26, 2022

Subfeature prioritization improvements for drivers and prioritization scores
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Subfeature prioritization improvements for drivers and prioritization scores are now available to customers and you can add drivers & prioritization scores to subfeatures.Prioritization_of_subfeatures.gif

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Subfeature prioritization improvements for formulas
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Subfeature prioritization improvements for formulas are now available to customers and you can now add formulas to subfeatures.
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May 25, 2022

Automate propagation of Jira Development Statuses to Productboard Feature Statuses

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April 2022

April 28, 2022

Create templates to save time and align your team

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By creating templates, your team will save time when creating new features, products, components, objectives, releases, or insight notes, while ensuring that the most valuable information is included.

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April 21, 2022

Loom Integration for Roadmaps

Essentials_and_up.svgThe Loom integration for Roadmaps is now available to all customers. You can now click the video icon on any roadmap to start recording a walkthrough.

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April 7, 2022

Suggested notes for features

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With machine learning, productboard can automatically find additional feedback related to a feature or component and surface it as suggested notes in your features tab.
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Manual progress tracking

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In the sidebar of features, objectives, and releases, you can now toggle on manual progress tracking. You can then drag the progress manually to a value that you wish to have.
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March 2022

March 31, 2022

Calculated objective and release progress tracking
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You can now visualize objectives and release progress on roadmaps to keep the rest of the team and your stakeholders in the loop on how they are progressing. The progress is calculated from the status of the underlying features. 
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March 21, 2022

Create your own prioritization formulas

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We've just released Formulas, Productboard will now support all the best-known formula-based prioritization frameworks such as WSJF, RICE, ROI as well as home-build formulas.

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March 17, 2022

Track feature progress on roadmaps

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Visualize progress on roadmaps to keep the rest of the team and your stakeholders in the loop on how your features are progressing. The progress is automatically calculated as your features status changes. 

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March 09, 2022

LABS πŸ§ͺ: Localize your customer-facing Portal

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You can now select your desired language in a Portal’s settings to have all system-generated strings including Portal copy, buttons, and emails automatically translated in your language of choice.

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March 03, 2022

Find out who has visited your roadmap

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You can now view who has visited your roadmaps in the roadmap header, so you can make sure that your team and key stakeholders have seen your plan.

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March 02, 2022

RICE score formula

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We've just added a new tab (Formulas formulas.svg )in the Features board sidebar, where you can enable the RICE score. You can use the RICE score formula to get started with prioritizing your features quickly. Using this popular prioritization framework, you can decide what to build next by scoring your ideas against the RICE score formula: reach, impact, confidence, and effort.

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March 01, 2022

Insights automation

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We've just released Insights automation easy-to-use automation engine, allowing admin Makers to set up simple rules to tag notes or assign them to the relevant owner based on the content and attributes of the given note. No more manual triaging - just set up your rules and let Insights Automation do the routing for you!

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Productboard <> JIRA integration improvements

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You can now authorize the JIRA integration in Productboard even if you're not an admin in JIRA, this way you can import your JIRA backlog to Productboard without needing to chase up your JIRA administrator.

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LABS πŸ§ͺ: Share your roadmaps with external stakeholders and customers

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We've just released customer-facing roadmaps to LABS πŸ§ͺ! If you enable the feature, you can share your column-based roadmaps with customers and external stakeholders.

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February 2022

February 25, 2022

LABS πŸ§ͺ: Add emoji to feature comments

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You can now use the following emojis ( βœ…, 😍, πŸŽ‰, πŸ™, πŸ‘€, πŸ‘) to react to comments to give quick feedback to your colleagues.

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February 24, 2022

Insights digest weekly email

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You can now receive the Insights trends weekly email digest! The digest gives makers and contributors an overview of trends in their workspace to help them understand where they need to focus their efforts or if anything needs their attention.

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February 17, 2022

Amplitude and Mixpanel integrations

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You can now integrate Productboard with Amplitude and Mixpanel!

With both integrations, you'll be able to: 

  • Aggregate customer and product data from multiple sources in a single place to get a richer view into feature performance
  • Use cohorts built-in Amplitude and Mixpanel to filter notes, features, and roadmaps, and create custom User Impact Scores.
  • Better serve your target personas by studying qualitative feedback alongside behavioral product data.

Mixpanel: Learn more | Amplitude: Learn more



Improvements to time-based roadmap interactions

  • We have improved the dragging of cards on the timeline roadmaps, to minimize unintentional empty spaces on the roadmap. 
  • When changing swimlanes, time horizon, time granularity, or filtering all cards will be condensed with no gaps by default.

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February 15, 2022

Feature Collaboration enhancements

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  • Notifications: You can switch between Direct notifications for the features you own, and Following notifications for the items you follow. Additionally, when you click on a notification it'll take you directly to the comment section and scroll down to the comment, so you don’t need to scroll and look for it.

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  • Feature view: To help you navigate inside the feature's view, we added segmentation for fields, comments, and history.

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February 04, 2022

Salesforce integration error handling 

  • We improved error handling for our Salesforce integration. Now, you'll see the exact reason why the integration attempt failed during the Salesforce account or opportunity sync, so you can easily fix the issue. 

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January 2022

January 31, 2022

Jira workspaces

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We have just released Jira workspaces! It's now easier than ever to keep your Productboard <> Jira integration working seamlessly!

Each Jira workspace has its settings that you can access to reauthorize or manage your Jira integrations.

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January 19, 2022

Department and job titles

You can now add your department and job title to your profile! Click on the avatar on the bottom left, and then your name to access your profile and add your job and department:

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Follower improvements

We have released some improvements to the following functionality: 

  • Follow any supported item (Feature, Note, Objective ...) with just one click!
  • Add multiple followers to an item in the same go without the need to reopen the follower dialog multiple times.
  • Understand the number of followers of any item.

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January 14, 2022

LABS πŸ§ͺ: Feature release and timeframe change email notification

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Whenever you follow a feature where timeframe or release is changed, you will receive an email notification containing all the important information about such change - what was changed, when, by whom.

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December 2021

December 22, 2021

Azure DevOps integration improvement

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We released a small but powerful improvement in the Azure DevOps integration. We are now supporting Azure DevOps parent-child relations to work items.

You can now enable parent-child relations to work items. This way, you can track parent (usually epic) to child (usually feature or other work item type) relationship between Productboard and Azure DevOps.

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December 17, 2021

Roadmaps enhancements

  • You can now easily remove features from releases directly on the canvas [column and timeline]
  • You can now easily remove features from objectives on a timeline roadmap

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December 16, 2021

Insights trends

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Insights Trends is a summary layer that sits on top of the Insights board to visualize how your feedback changes over time. It helps makers to quickly identify and stay on top of the most relevant, recent, or trending themes in the collected feedback.

Whether you are preparing for strategic planning or want to check how a recent campaign has impacted your incoming feedback, Insights Trends are here for you.

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December 01, 2021

Custom Field Swimlanes for feature time-based roadmaps

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  • You can now use any existing custom dropdown field as a swimlane on feature time-based roadmaps
  • You can create new custom field swimlanes straight from the roadmap.

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November 2021

November 15, 2021

Bulk assign a timeframe to features

You can now select multiple features and update their high-level or specific timeframe in bulk on your features board.

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November 09, 2021

Azure DevOps Areas

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We're releasing an improvement in the Productboard <> Azure DevOps integration. We are now supporting Azure DevOps Areas in the Push dialog.

You can now choose an Area path to push your features or subfeatures from Productboard to Azure DevOps.

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November 05, 2021

Tags and Title / Content filters

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When applying Tags as a filter on the Insights board, you can now choose between three different options:

  • Any of the selected tags
  • All of the selected tags
  • None of the selected tags

We also made improvements to the Title and Content filters. You can now choose the options:

  • Contains any of these keywords or phrases
  • Contains all of these keywords or phrases
  • Contains none of these keywords or phrases

Applying filters from the Tag Cloud will be disabled after the release. You will still be able to see the count of tags for your currently viewed notes but won't be able to click on them.

You can learn more about the Tags and Tile and Content filters here.

 

November 03, 2021

Reports

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We've just launched Reports! In your Productboard workspace, you can now access Reports to better understand how your product team is operating, so you know what to focus your efforts on as a team.

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  • understand the overall Productboard adoption over time.
  • understand if your team is actioning on the feedback.
  • understand if stakeholders are visiting roadmaps to drive alignment

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Timeframe column

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You can now toggle on the Timeframe column on the Features board. Using the Timeframe column, you can overview what the team planned and when things change, you can easily make changes to keep your plans up to date. 

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With the Timeframe column, you can:

  • Add a time frame value directly on the Features board
  • Filter and sort features by time frame

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October 2021

October 19, 2021

Features API improvements

  • We have just added support for the CREATE Feature endpoint.
  • To support the CREATE Feature API, we are also now supporting a minimal READ Hierarchy API. Specifically, Products API (List all the Products + READ details of a Product) + Components API (List all the Components + READ details of a Component) so you can determine where you want to CREATE a new feature in the hierarchy.

Learn more

 

October 14, 2021

Date created filter on the Insights Board

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We’ve just updated the placement of Date created filter on the Insights Board. This will allow you to access the filter more easily.

  • Date created filter will now be always accessible at the top right of Insight Board.
  • The options and functionality remain unchanged

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October 07, 2021

Feature visualisualization on time roadmaps: Flat list

You'll have now the option to choose if you want to show featureDurationunder objectives or just keep it as a Flat list. This will give you flexibility to control how feature timelines are communicated on the roadmap.  For example, you'll be able to plan features in time on one view and have a view the flat list of the same features on the sprint planed in time.

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September 2021

September 29, 2021

Microsoft Teams integration

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One of our most popular feature requests is now LIVE: our brand new Microsoft Teams integration allows you to push messages from Teams into Productboard, receive notifications when your messages are processed, and track the status of your notes in an overview tab. Now it's easier than ever for organizations using Microsoft Teams to collect invaluable product feedback. 

September 27, 2021

Favorite collections 

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  • Makers and contributors can mark their most important insights collections as favorites. This allows users to customize the order in which collections are displayed, so locating notes and processing insights is easier.
  • The Insights board now contains a new Favorites section to access these collections easily.

September 22, 2021

Time horizons roadmaps are here!

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  • In the settings of any timeline roadmap, users can toggle on time horizons to plan and communicate in quarters, months or weeks.
  • With time horizons toggled on, users can display feature visualizations:
    • Duration: when things are being worked on
    • End date: when things will be launched
  • Users can assign timeframes such as months, years or quarters to features, objectives and releases by using the new date picker or through interactions on time horizons roadmaps
  • We've renamed the Objectives timeline roadmap to High-level objectives roadmap and now have time horizons turned on by default
  • We've launched a brand new type of roadmap: How to create a Feature launch roadmap

September 21, 2021

  • We've added support for feature timeframes on our Features APIs: READ, UPDATE, Notifications (Webhooks)
  • We now support Jira IDs in our APIs.

Together, these releases allow users to sync Jira Timeframes to Productboard using the API. Learn more in our API documentation located in our Developer portal.

September 14, 2021

  • πŸ§ͺ New Labs feature: Collaborate on your product vision using roadmap comments! When enabled, a new icon will display a sidebar so you can view user comments and create your own. Users will see a red dot notification on the icon if there are unread comments.
  • πŸ§ͺ New Labs feature: Find out who has viewed your timeline roadmaps recently, so you can ensure everyone stays in the loop, aligned around a common vision.
  • Importing companies into Productboard from your Salesforce account? Previous, we required a domain for de-duplication. Now, if a company in your Salesforce account is missing a domain, we will use the company's name to de-duplicate as well, keeping your Productboard account nice and tidy.

September 13, 2021

September 7, 2021

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Our Insights board offers new default folders to help makers triage customer feedback more efficiently! πŸš€

  • There is now a new default folder called Unassigned. This folder collects all unprocessed notes which don't have owners assigned to them.
  • My inbox has now been renamed to Assigned to me. You can find all notes which are assigned to you as the owner here.
  • Shared inbox has now been renamed to Unprocessed. You can find all the unprocessed notes in the organization here.

These changes should allow makers to triage feedback quickly among teammates, so your team can capture more insights than ever!

September 6, 2021

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Take complete control over the granularity of your roadmaps with zoom! πŸ”Ž

In the bottom right corner of any timeline roadmap, you will see -100%+ indicating the current level of granularity. Click the minus button to zoom out and click the plus button to zoom in.

If using a trackpad-enabled device, you can zoom in and out of a timeline roadmap by pinching.

September 2, 2021

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  • When importing accounts from Salesforce into Productboard, we'll display a preview of how many accounts they're about to import. This allows you to double-check that your filters are correct and that you're bringing in the amount of accounts that you expect.

September 1, 2021

  • Does your fiscal year start sometime other than January 1? Instead of configuring this separately for each individual roadmap you make, you can now set your fiscal year start date across your entire account in your Settings page.

August 2021

August 26, 2021

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New Labs πŸ§ͺ feature: 

Save time and effort with feature detail templates that standardize your team's feature descriptions. Turn these on today in your Settings.

August 20, 2021

  • Notes created via Slack, email, or Chrome will automatically be assigned to the maker creating the note. Previously, the notes would have been unassigned.

August 19, 2021

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Our Azure DevOps <> Productboard integration now offers two-way synchronization for feature names and descriptions, so your teams can stay up-to-date across tools.

August 11, 2021

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  • Users can now drag-and-drop images straight into a note or a feature description!

August 4, 2021

  • Salesforce opportunity notes are now searchable.

July 2021

July 1, 2021

Smart feature suggestions

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✨ Scale or Enterprise plans: Once you've linked a significant number of notes to features, Productboard will offer smart feature suggestions powered by machine learning. We'll highlight the most relevant features so you can save time and process notes more efficiently.

In order to see smart feature suggestions:

  • The note must be written in English
  • The note must contain at least 5 words (excluding stopwords like "and", "or", "they" etc)
  • Suggestions can only include features that are linked to at least one note.

June 2021

June 24, 2021

Visualize & resolve dependencies

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It's easier than ever to keep your project on track with dependencies:

June 23, 2021

Clubhouse.io integration

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Once you've defined your product strategy in Productboard, use our new Clubhouse.io integration to implement your plans:

  • Automatically push a Productboard feature into a Clubhouse Epic
  • Seamlessly sync development status between both tools

Learn more about configuring the integration here.

June 16, 2021

Salesforce Opportunities integration

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After careful beta testing, our Salesforce opportunity integration is live

  • Turn critical go-to-market information into product feedback via insights πŸ’‘
  • Set up collections or filters to find your Salesforce feedback in your Inbox or your Features board πŸ”Ž
  • Identify which feature ideas are tied to potential revenue πŸ’°

Turn on the integration here (admins only) or learn more in our Help Center article.

June 10, 2021

Product Permissions

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Product Permissions πŸ” allow your team to collaborate without losing control over your most sensitive data by granting full, read-only, or restricted access to each of your products.

May 2021

May 20, 2021

Thematic roadmaps

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Thematic roadmaps are here! 🌈 Organize your roadmap thematically by grouping together similar objectives. Use themes to communicate which objectives 

  • support the same goals
  • relate to the same product
  • are built by the same team
  • share similar levels of importance

or some other organizing principle. Then, use custom colors to visualize your themes right on your roadmap! Read the new Help Center article: How to color-code your objectives by theme

Insights from Images

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One of our most popular requests is here! Starting today, you can create insights from images! 🏞 Screenshots, gifs, any other useful images can now be connected to feature ideas.

  • To add an inline image to a note, simply copy-paste the image into your note, or copy-paste an image URL into your note. 
  • Highlight an image to generate an insight. View the image in a feature idea's Insights detail.
  • Click on the image to expand it to full-size.

April 2021

April 22, 2021

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  • Dependencies are here! πŸ₯³ Mitigate risks and keep your delivery process running smoothly by spotting dependencies early.
    • Identify whether a feature is blocking - or is blocked by - another feature in your hierarchy. 
    • Display dependencies on your roadmaps.
    • View dependencies on your Features board.
  • [BETA] Import Salesforce opportunity data to your notes.
    • Turn critical go-to-market information into product feedback via insights
    • Set up collections or filters to find your Salesforce feedback in your Inbox or your Features board
    • Are you a Scale or Enterprise customer using Salesforce opportunities and Productboard insights? Sign up for our beta here.

March 2021

March 31, 2021

User Impact Scores and Tags on Roadmaps

It's easier than ever to convey relevant information to your stakeholders by adding user impact scores and tags to your roadmaps:

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Here are a few suggested ways to use this feature:

  • Display user impact scores to explain how important or timely a feature is for your customers
  • Use tags to display which pricing plans receive a feature (i.e. Basic, Enterprise)
  • Use tags to display which platform a feature will launch on (i.e. iOS, Android)
  • Use tags to display what type of feature you're building (i.e. improvement, bug fix)

Add user impact scores and/or tags to any roadmap via the Settings menu in the top right corner - don't forget to save your changes before you share your roadmap!

March 4, 2021

Features in time under objectives or releases

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We've made it easier than ever for product teams to communicate their plans!

  • Release timeline roadmaps (All plans) and Objective timeline rodmaps (Scale and Enterprise plans) will now display features in time! See at a glance exactly when your teams are working on specific features, and manage those feature timeframes right from your roadmap.
  • If any of your features are scheduled outside the timeframe of its objective or release, the roadmap will display an overlap. Double click the overlap to automatically adjust the timeframe of your objective or release.
  • If any of your associated features don't have a timeframe of their own, you can assign the objective or releases' timeframe in a single click. 
  • Need to unassign a timeframe from a feature on your roadmap? Click β€’β€’β€’ on a feature, then click Clear timeframe.
  • Features with assigned timeframes can nestle next to one another on the same line of your roadmap. So compact!

Custom fields swimlanes:

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February 2021

February 22, 2021

Salesforce integration 

  • Our Salesforce integration has graduated! πŸŽ“ After a few months of careful testing, validation, and refinement, the integration moved from Early Access to General Availability. Scale and Enterprise users can import company data from their CRM straight into Productboard, then use that data to build dynamic segments.

February 19, 2021

Slack integration update

  • Slack integration updated to conform with Slack API updates. Users can now push messages from private channels or private group chats, and control the channels to which Productboard has access.

February 2, 2021

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Jira integration enhancements

One of our most essential integrations just received a big upgrade. Check it out:

New features and functions ✨

  • You can now unlink and relink features and subfeatures from Jira issues.
  • Something going funky during configuration? Our new troubleshooting page will help you identify and resolve configuration errors ASAP. We've also expanded our Troubleshooting Jira Help Center article.
  • Using underline, quote, or Jira color markdown elements in your Productboard feature description will be supported in your Jira issue description field.
  • You can now re-authorize a Jira integration with a new Jira administrator.
  • Don't want to use 2-way sync? Even with the checkbox unchecked in your integration settings, we will still sync your Jira status to Productboard.
  • Using Jira next-gen projects? Productboard releases now sync with Jira next-gen fix versions.

Happy little improvements πŸ› 

  • Productboard will prevent you from creating multiple releases with the same name (which would cause an error during Jira synchronization).
  • Previously, a user pushing a feature or subfeature into Jira would encounter an error if they were not the owner of that feature or subfeature in Productboard. Now, users can push that feature or subfeature into Jira, and the owner of the Productboard feature will be listed as the Reporter in the Jira issue.
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