As a project lead, you probably spend a lot of time with your team in Slack. FYI’ing, unblocking, nudging, and even chasing 🏃 are important little communications that help teams move forward faster.
The problem is, as the size and scope of projects goes up, so goes the number and frequency of these communications.
To stay efficient and scale, Pingpad’s new Messenger for Slack collects all your watched and assigned Cards into one unified view, then makes it fast and easy to take action on them:
1. add a comment to the Card’s Slack thread to clear a roadblock or…
A key to moving fast as a team is efficient knowledge sharing:
Ok, so I can’t scientifically prove 10x improvements in each case… But one thing is sure: if I write something down and you can’t find it, we get 0x better.
Pingpad gives you both a kanban…
Slack is your team’s nerve center. It makes it easy to wade into the details of any conversation, day or night.
But wading through #channels message by message is an inefficient way to see the “signal” of your team’s daily work.
Wouldn’t it be cool to get a quick overview of recently active projects and tasks or freshly updated wiki pages across teams?
That’s what Pingpad’s new Recent Changes feature enables:
Yesterday I created my first quick teaser video. I used iMovie and CloudApp, and had a lot of fun creating it. It can definitely be improved, so I wanted to share it here for some feedback :)
The video tries to highlight:
Pingpad’s Kanban Board View is excellent at visualizing stages of project work or categories of information. It’s simple and maps so well to common left to right, top to bottom reading patterns.
But when it comes to visualizing large amounts of info, or mixing and matching that info based on queries, it’s hard to beat the classic table.
So to make it easier to get new insights about your team or project, particularly as projects grow in scope, we’re excited to introduce our new Table View alongside. It sits “right next” the Kanban View in the top right navigation:
I sure love Slack, but just about everyone I talk to is suffering from a case of Slack Overload. More specifically, these are two of the biggest symptoms of Slack Overload I’m hearing from people:
So what’s a young Slack Jedi to do when faced with the prospect of unhappy clients, failed projects, or process breakdown due to Slack Overload?
Here at Pingpad, we’ve turbo-charged the humble…
Update: launch coverage in TechCrunch
One of Slack’s biggest strengths — fast, free-flowing conversations — is also a source of big challenges: finding all those messages in context, when you need them.
As messages flow throughout the day, many strong signals emerge:
The challenge is, each strong signal is easily enveloped in noise as the day progresses. …
Every Slack channel has a purpose and personality. Some are for projects, others for teams, and still others focus on specific topics.
Despite being unique, most channels face a common problem: getting everyone on the same page, and the team in rhythm around the various notes, tasks and docs related to the channel's discussions.
That's why we’re introducing Pingpad Boards. They're designed to, "sit alongside" Slack Channels to help teams: