Most of you using Mavenlink are not software developers - you come from many different industries with many different specialties. For those of you who aren’t familiar with building software, there’s a relatively new methodology called "agile" that many of us use to develop our products, including the team at Mavenlink. Our agile methods are what we use to prioritize our work and meet your requests, requirements, and feedback in a timely manner.
Agile Methodology expands on the approach and its functionality, “Agile development provides opportunities to assess the direction throughout the development lifecycle. In an agile paradigm, every aspect of development- requirements, design, etc.- is continually revisited. This ‘inspect-and-adapt’ approach to development greatly reduces development costs and time to market.”
We just finished building what we call the ‘Project Tracker’ into the workspace for you to manage any of your projects in an agile way. We feel this is the best approach to fostering teamwork, collaboration, and frequent adaption in what teams are working on. It also has the side benefit of making it far easier to manage each task & deliverable, keeping things clean, simple, and, most importantly, ON TIME.
This feature has been out for nearly a week and is already getting some great feedback from projects large and small. I think you’re going to love our PM tools as much as we do. Keep an eye out for an upcoming screencast, but in the meantime, give it a try.