Our favourite use case of Screenful is rotating the dashboard on a TV screen at the office. We believe that such screens can play an important role in communicating status and visualising progress. While there’s plenty of data collected in your task management tool, the fact is that not everyone logs into those tools on a daily basis. That’s what the TV mode is for, taking data out of the tools and putting it on a wall so that people can’t avoid seeing it.
Have you ever had the feeling that you’ve lost the visibility to all the projects that you’re managing? Do you know how many of them have tasks that are delayed? Do you know whether each of your employees have enough work assigned to them? Does someone got too much? These are some of the questions we wanted to answer for with our new Task Status screen.
We have introduced a couple of new features that provides a lot more flexibility for customising your dashboards. You can now
- Create multiple instances of a screen
- Mix data from multiple sources into a single dashboard
- Rename individual screens within your dashboard
Sometimes it can be hard to stay track of your work if your tasks are scattered over multiple boards. This can happen if you’re working on multiple projects at once, or if your projects are split into multiple separate boards. Worry no more, we’ve just released a data aggregation feature, which allows you to track and visualise activity over multiple boards.
Figuring out the best way to manage your projects with Trello requires some creativity. There are no projects, features, or epics in Trello. Instead, you have cards, lists, and boards. But usually that's just enough to create a workflow to match your needs. With a single board, you organise your cards into lists. That's straightforward. But what to do when you have more lists than can conveniently fit on a single Trello board?
While the terminology we use revolves around agile software development, we’ve always wanted to keep our product generic in a sense that it doesn’t dictate how your team works, or even what type of work you do. After all, the concept of tasks, boards, and workflow are quite universal and apply to all kinds of activities.
One of the first mockups we came up with when we started working on Screenful was a simple list of tasks that the team is currently working on. We named it Current Tasks and it was so simple it almost felt silly. However, it's one of the few designs from that era that has stayed relevant until today.
As part of our ongoing architecture redesign, we've also had to redo all of the individual dashboard screens. That has been a lot of work but It also gave us an opportunity to make improvements based on the learning we've gained along the way.
Tracking your lead and cycle times help you to understand how quickly your cards move across your Trello board. If your cards represent user stories, then it tells you how quickly you can deliver new features to the users of your product, and allows you to answer questions like
How long will it take to have a feature delivered to end users after it was added to backlog?
We’ve been busy with redesigning our analytics backend and now we’re ready to introduce some filtering capabilities that you have been asking for a while already. With the new filtering feature, you can get answers to questions like: