Adam Cogan demoed SSW’s TFS Smashing Barrier at the ALM Conference @ Luna Park yesterday. It’s a neat little user control that has always existed on the SSW website (visible only to internal staff) that allows a user to quickly report an issue on the page and to find out:
- What active tasks are there for the current web page?
- What tasks have been completed for the current web page
It helps stop the following common scenario:
- Tristan: “Hey! This button is atrocious. You should fix it”
- Mark: “I think we’ve got that captured already. Let me check”
- … 5 mins later …
- Mark: “Yep it’s already there.”
- Tristan: “Oh… Okay”
- Mark: “Now what was I doing again…”
5-10 mins might be wasted here
What we want to happen is:
- Tristan: “Hey! This button is atrocious.”
- Tristan: “Let me check the backlog on this page”
- Tristan: “Oh it’s already there”
Only 2 mins of Tristan’s time is wasted here
Precious time saved when the information is right in front of the user already.
Here’s what it looks like:
TFS Smashing Barrier was well received with about 70% of the attendees thinking it was a great idea.
Great work guys.