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Understanding what is being worked on - a development list

Idea suggested by Graeme Loudain 6 years ago

Hello,

It would be very handy if there was a noticeboard showing what developments are being worked on, with an indication of timescales.

Graeme

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As a development based company timescales just lead to disappointment, upset customers and incorrect prioritisation. I can understand why any company that lives on ongoing development never gives out timescales unless it is "within the next week".

The current way of working I feel is good. Suggest ideas and then vote on them. However I do find the current layout poor and doesn't surface existing ideas very well for me to vote on. Nor does it prevent me creating duplicate ideas (mods could merge them and votes).

I'm voting but more based on improving the visualisation of what has been suggested, is being considered and actively developed.

It would be useful to see that something was happening to our suggestions even if no timescale was given.

Currently there seems to be no progress on any of the ideas in the Community section.

Hi,

We currently do have a list of Ideas on our system which we look at on a weekly basis. We do not have timescales, like Andy mentioned, because of them not being upheld and completed on time.

We do take issues on the Community serious and look at them actively with various members from Support, Design and Development.

Support are in the process of merging said duplicates but they can be hard to complete as some Ideas are very similar in concept but vary drastically within the Clear Books applications.

Vanish

Thats great!

Can you publish without dates then please?

Thanks

G

How about an 'Under Consideration' list so we could see what might be up next:

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Thats what I think. Something like

Under Consideration | In Development | In Testing | Implemented

Hi,

I have passed it on and it is being put into consideration by management and how we display the information.

Vanish

Have management considered?

Thanks

Graeme

Hello,

I have asked and unfortunately Clear Books will not be actively publishing a public roadmap. This is mainly because we do not want to disappoint users when features are not implemented within the specified time.

We do however look at the most liked comments and posts on the Community and we use that as an indicator as to how to improve Clear Books.

Any new features will be actively posted on our blog via the link below. http://www.clearbooks.co.uk/blog/

Vanish

Having read through the comments, it seems clear that most people don't want to see dates but just some indication that an idea might be implemented at some point in the future.

Surely that's not unreasonable?

I cant see any mention of new features here:-

Any new features will be actively posted on our blog via the link below. http://www.clearbooks.co.uk/blog/

Is there another button to click?

Thanks

Graeme

Hello Colin and Graeme,

We are going to be looking at having an adjustment to the Community to give statuses.

The blog link is for the overall blog posts for Clear Books. There are new feature posts on there and new ones will be posted there in the future.

Vanish

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