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Retrospective and Roadmap: Q1 2018

by Simon Herd on January 24, 2018

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Retrospective

Retrospectives by their very nature give you an opportunity to celebrate the good things, but also acknowledge (and learn from) where things did not go necessarily to plan. While we had quite a few wins in the last quarter we also tackled a number of tasks that turned out to be bigger than expected.

So what did we do well last quarter:

  • Export form responses - Hot on the heals of adding the ability to pipe form data to Jira fields, we increased your options for aggregating and reporting data by making it easy to export form data to a spreadsheet.
  • Teaming up for Business Teams We began a new partnership with Rachel Wright, author of the Jira Strategy Admin Workbook. We'll be sharing Rachel's expertise in a series of guest posts and we have built some of here handy templates into ProForma with more to come.
  • Template Library - Just in time for the holidays, we released a new batch of process templates in our Template Library.  We now offer a full suite of templates for Finance, HR, IT, Marketing, Operations, Procurement, Project Management and Risk Management teams.You'll also find that we're adding templates from the Atlassian playbook, beginning with the team health monitors.
  • Expanded support and updated SLA -  We extended our support hours to ensure that we deal our highest priority support issues as they arise and not just during our standard support hours. This has been reflected in our updated SLA.

What are we still working on

  • Native server app and refreshed UI
    While we have bedded down the architecture for the new native server app and are working through implementing the new version, it is a bigger task and one that we will continue to work on next quarter. It also became apparent that the new server app relies on a UI refresh (ADG3), but we cannot ship the new UI until we have finished the server app.
  • Create a PDF of ProForma forms
    This is a feature has been put back on the backlog until we have finished the server app.

Roadmap

This quarter is dedicated to releasing the new server app and refreshing the UI across both the server and cloud versions. We will also try and ship some quick wins when times allows.

  • Native server app and refreshed UI
    The native server version is under active development and we have expanded the size of the developer team to increase the speed at which we can push through the work. We hope to ship the new app this quarter.
  • Partner program launch
    We will be launching out partner program with Atlassian Solution Partners. The Partner Program assists Solutions Partners in optimizing Jira for business teams.
  • App week surprises
    Some of our team will be attending the next Atlassian App Week in March. As always this is an intense five days of collaboration between app vendors and the Atlassian team. We can't wait to see what we can achieve during the week.

Thanks for following our quarterly updates. We're happy to have you with us as we grow and develop ProForma. Please feel free to contact us if you have any comments or suggestions.