Posts tagged "Project Management"

Full page screenshots, feedback widget for visitors : new features to capture client and team reviews easily

May 19, 2020 Posted by Bug tracking, Design Feedback, Product updates, Project Management, Testing, User Acceptance Testing, User Experience 0 thoughts on “Full page screenshots, feedback widget for visitors : new features to capture client and team reviews easily”

At ZipBoard we are working on improving the experience to capture and manage feedback from various stakeholders.  We want to work with you, to make your team productive and collaborate seamlessly.

We are excited to share some of the new features that make capturing feedback a breeze – full page screenshots for those longs scrollable pages, screenshot widget that can be embedded on your own site, to name a few. 

Let’s have a look!

Full-page Screenshots

Do you find it challenging and time-consuming to annotate only a certain part of the website? Well, that is no more the case now, we have added “Full Page Screenshots” feature within the tool. So now you can take a screenshot of the complete webpage and mark all the changes and feedback in one single image. 

This will save you a lot of time and effort. Add all changes and revisions in one single screenshot. No more going back and forth in the project folder.

Learn more about this feature

Automatic naming of Screenshots based on the name of the HTML page

You would agree that at times we get stuck trying to name the project or files within that project.

And then typing a name, then erasing it and retyping something else is a common thing that we are all guilty of. We got a better alternative and support system for you. 

Only take the screenshot and ZipBoard will name it for you, you can edit it if needed. ZipBoard names the screenshot based on the webpage name. Now you can find your screenshots, no more worry about losing them in a bunch of screenshots. 

Announcements in one click for enterprise customers

It’s ok for a small team to keep everyone updated on the latest announcements. But what if you work with many collaborators (colleagues and clients). It’s difficult to update everyone at once on a team-wide announcement, right? To simplify this we have added an update all at once via announcement feature. As of now, this is available for enterprise plans only, as it’s usually a large team size that needs this feature.

Learn how to make an organization-wide announcement in ZipBoard

Embeddable widget on your site

Wouldn’t it be easy for anyone to review and add feedback on your website? Get feedback from anyone visiting your web page with the Embeddable widget feature. You have to embed the ZipBoard widget code within the webpages where you want to show the ZipBoard tool. Anyone visiting that web page can take a screenshot and annotate the image.  

Website visitors have to only provide their email and name. So that the feedback gets added to your account dashboard with that guest’s user detail. 

The owner of the project can then review all the guest’s user’s feedback on the dashboard. But the guest users will only be able to add feedback and not look at other’s feedback. 

Such a great way to get more unique feedback from a lot of people without even adding them as collaborators!

See how simple it is to install the ZipBoard widget

App redesign – Cleaned up the UI and some workflows

In this update, we also worked on enhancing the user interface and workflow. You will notice a much clean UI design. After analyzing the user’s usage on the tool, we noted the most important and used elements. Based on the analysis, we kept important tools on the dashboard, placed it in a more accessible part of the screen. So that you can have an amazing user experience. 

  • Now you can directly add and review content from the tasks page. 
  • On the left sidebar, you can see all components of the project instead of the dashboard.
  • The project name lets you switch to another recent project from the same screen.
  • Filters are moved as a slide-out option on the right side.
  • No extension required for reviewing uploaded SCORM files.

We want your team and clients to have an amazing experience while reviewing your websites.

That’s all we have in this update. These features are already live so go ahead and try those out now. 

Learn about all the existing features

What’s next,

More integrations – Microsoft teams

We are soon adding integration for Microsoft teams and single sign on. Not only can you share screenshots and review web pages and other media, but you can upload and work on PDF documents, videos and images. All within the ZipBoard dashboard, a complete collaboration platform for your team. 

Now that’s something we do not see anyone else offering. What do you think?

See what all media you can work with now.

Import/ CSV Migration 

Already have a list of tasks that you want to upload in the ZipBoard dashboard? We have great news for you. Soon we would add the Import/CSV migration feature. With this, you can upload all your tasks and feedback in a few clicks. 

Are you as eager as we are to have this feature in ZipBoard? 

See how you can currently export data from ZipBoard

More issue management enhancements

Tracking and managing issues is a great part of the whole workflow. And we are working on this all the time. We will be enhancing the management of issues for improving the efficiency of your teams. 

Some huge improvements are being done to the workflow from the user’s perspective. We want you to be super productive and get your work done without any hiccup.

Guide on how to manage the project dashboard

Feel free to suggest what all features you would want to see in the future updates. Let us know what you feel about the recent changes. And how do you think it will impact your workflow.

Add your suggestions on our public roadmap

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Tips To Establish A Project Management Process In Learning Development

July 30, 2019 Posted by Design, E-Learning, Process, Project Management 0 thoughts on “Tips To Establish A Project Management Process In Learning Development”

Learning Creation can tend to be chaotic, if proper processes are not followed. Missing deadlines and ineffective content also results from an unplanned learning delivery. Assigning roles and priorities can help create a repeatable process in e-learning. Here are a few tips to establish an effective process for learning delivery

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zipBoard Updates: Video Reviews, Integrations, Kanban, Messages, New Pricing

June 19, 2019 Posted by Product updates, Project Management 0 thoughts on “zipBoard Updates: Video Reviews, Integrations, Kanban, Messages, New Pricing”

We have made a lot of improvements in zipBoard.co to make reporting issues a breeze using videos. Now, your clients / SME’s can share their reviews not just using marked up screenshots, but marked up videos as well. Not just that, you can also use zipBoard to get reviews on videos created for your clients. We have also launched our API and a zapier integration and launched a new pricing.

Why do designers need project management tools

May 6, 2020 Posted by Design, Project Management 0 thoughts on “Why do designers need project management tools”

Are you a designer? Are you always struggling to keep your inbox in control? Are you the one who has to spend more time clearing the clutter than actually designing?

The design is no longer done in isolation. Design these days is a team sport. Rather it always was, when it comes to designing experiences. It’s not only the designers who define the design sprint team. Designers, developers, business analysts, clients, SMEs interact and discuss to structure the design roadmap. Working together prevents pitfalls and leads to better planning. This, in turn, saves cost and time.

When people from different domains come together to achieve a common goal, collaboration gets critically essential. And keeping up with the flow of information can easily get overwhelming without the right project management tool in place.

Things to consider while choosing the Project Management System for design teams.

  • Team comprise of designers as well as non designers(techies, hard core business guys, marketing and sales representatives, etc.)
  • Design is not something static, it’s a process that needs to evolve and prosper with time.
  • Design assets and files can be huge.
  • Different stakeholders might need to get involved in different sprint stages.
  • For collaborating over mocks and designs contextual feedback and discussions are a must.
  • Creativity can’t wait. Thus, real time updates and reporting are a must to ensure smooth and timely flow of facts and figures.
  • Integration with day to day design team tool is a plus as it strengthens collaboration while being in the familiar space i.e. shallow learning curve and adoption time.

Reasons Why Designers Need Project Management

Collaboration and communication

“The way we talk about design to stakeholders is critical to the success of our projects. We must become better communicators of design to people who may not have the same depth of experience in design or technology that we do.”

As NASA rule#15 suggests: ‘More often than not, the seeds of success or failure are planted during the early planning and team-building stage’. Thus, to facilitate better communication proper channels need to be established right from the planning phase.

Communicating design well to the internal team as well as the external stakeholders opens channels for suggestions and enhancements based on real experiences. that gives design the right direction. An easy way to share and discuss design is a boon for creative teams. And if the same channel can address all the stakeholders involved(internal or external)its an additional feather that make the collaboration process smoother.

Here is how a creative director — Ales Nesetril spends his time.

Now if a single project management tool can keep track of these scattered internal and external facing communication paths. It will surely save designers from the insane pressure to keep things manageable.

Bucketing and prioritizing Tasks

The phrase ‘First things first’ holds true in every scenario. All tasks the design team intends to accomplish are not identical in terms of criticality. The priority, severity and complexity of each task is different and needs to be handled accordingly. But the absence of a system that clearly buckets your tasks for different modules and priority can easily overwhelm you. This adds to the mess and pressure that already prevails catering to strict deadlines. One shot planning is obsolete and undesirable. So, tasks keep coming at their pace as the team decides for successive modules and gathers feedback for the previously designed modules. Having a system set to place these tasks in desired lists keeps thing in order and makes the workflow effortless.

Time Tracking

At the end of each design sprint the biggest concern is ‘where we spent all the time? Damn it was 5 days! Did we just did this only? Why couldn’t we beat the plan?’ — These thoughts will keep hounding you and your team unless you get organised. Just having a project management tool in place won’t do wonders. All the tasks and discussions need to be reflected in the system. Continuously updating the tasks as per the current status keeps everyone in sync. This in the long run helps you identify the silos where you need to work to improve your process.

Setting up a process and not improving it over time is sheer foolishness

A central reference to locate assets, thoughts, tasks and time and resources spent on the same is a great source to analyse and understand the trends.

Final Thoughts

Based on your team structure and design process the requirements for the project management tools may vary. But the broader picture remains the same. To avoid being lost in collecting bits and pieces all the the time you need a platform to collate and track your tasks, communicate with your team and clients and finally to peep into the performance and efficiency achieved.

zipBoard is a tool to manage projects and issues in your web design process with your entire team in one place. Be it a developer, designer, manager or external stakeholder, everyone can collaborate, exchange feedback and track tasks in zipBoard.

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Project Management Tools For Designers

April 3, 2019 Posted by Design, Project Management 0 thoughts on “Project Management Tools For Designers”

Design these days is a team sport. Designers, developers, business analysts, clients, SMEs interact and discuss to structure the design roadmap. When people from different domains come together to achieve a common goal, collaboration gets critically essential. Keeping up with the flow of information can easily get overwhelming without the right project management tool in place.

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