ZenHub changelog
ZenHub changelog
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Board 2.0. is out of Beta!

 

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With today’s release Board 2.0 is officially out of Beta and Generally Available to all ZenHub users. We’ve added several new and improved features to Board 2.0 over the last few months and would like to encourage everyone to give it a try.

As part of Board 2.0. leaving Beta we’ve added a few more highly requested features:

Board View Options

  • Toggle Show Pull Requests
  • Toggle Show Open Issues

Issue Card View Options

  • Toggle Show Estimates on Issues
  • Toggle Show Dependencies on Issues
  • Toggle Show Repos on Issues
  • Toggle Show Sprints on Issues
  • Toggle Show Epics on Issues
  • Toggle Show Releases on Issues
  • Toggle Show PR Reviewers on Issues
  • If you’ve switched to using Condensed View, some of the data point toggles are not available with Condensed View enabled.

All the above features are accessible through Board Settings in Board 2.0.

Insight-full improvements!

 

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Team Productivity Insights are now live! Spend less time pouring over reports and see exactly what you need, directly on the board. These insights will:

  • Automatically break down work in progress into development & review time so you can understand how long each phase is taking.
  • Let you know when review time is taking significantly longer than development time so you’re aware of blockers, sooner.

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Additionally, we’ve added anomalies tracking to show you which issues took abnormally long to complete. This will help you identify why cycle time might be rising, spot trends among particularly challenging issues, and prompt conversation among the team.

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Not sure where to start? We've leveraged our data to provide you real benchmarks from real teams. Learn more here!

Condensed View for Board 2.0

 

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Today marks the launch of our first new Board view for Board 2.0! Over the last little while we’ve been reading user feedback around wanting a cleaner and more compact board view that allows you to see more tickets on the board within the same space. Armed with this feedback our design team took to the drawing board and created our new Condensed View.

The condensed view abstracts the majority of ticket information, removes spacing between tickets and increases the number of tickets viewable at a given time on the board.



To give Condensed View a try, first start by opting into Board 2.0. via the board settings. If you’ve already opted into Board 2.0, simply enable Condensed View by toggling it on within board settings. 



We’re really excited about this new board view and have been using it internally for a little while. We hope that this new view provides enhanced utility and clarity to your board experience.

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Board 2.0 Feature Updates

 

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Our Board 2.0 has been in beta for a little while now and we've been delighted at the response we've received from our users. We've been spending our time reading your feedback and building out some of your most requested features.

Today we are excited to release Multi-select and Bulk Editing for Board 2.0. These features have been in progress over the last little while and are some of the most requested features from our Board 2.0 user base. With the introduction of Multi-select to Board 2.0, we've also made a few improvements to the feature.

Multi-select can now be used within the Closed pipeline to take bulk actions on closed tickets including bulk applying labels, moving tickets out of the Closed pipeline and bulk assigning epics. Multi-select within the closed pipeline has been a long standing feature request for our board and we are happy to bring it to the Board 2.0 experience.

We'd like to encourage everyone to give our Board 2.0 a try, especially if you've previously opt-ed out due to Multi-select missing. To opt-in, simply navigate to your board settings and enable 'Board 2.0'

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Important changes about Sprints & Milestones

By the end of the year, GitHub Milestones will no longer appear in ZenHub. This won't affect the majority of teams, as over 85% of users have already switched from GitHub Milestones to ZenHub’s Automated Sprints. But change isn’t easy, so we want to share a bit more about ZenHub Sprints and what this means for your team.

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Why we built automated sprints

Our goal is to reduce overhead so you can spend more time building. We noticed that our users were spending a huge amount of time manually setting up and managing each sprint cycle. So, we decided to improve the experience in a number of ways by adding the ability to:

  • Automatically create upcoming sprints
  • Automatically add issues from the backlog to the upcoming sprint (optional)
  • Automatically move unfinished issues to the next sprint (optional)
  • See sprint scope change, at-a-glance progress, and a summary of unfinished work directly on the board
 

📚 Resources

  

You can read more about our thought process and the features of automated sprints here.

What this means for you

By the end of the year, you won’t see GitHub Milestones in ZenHub (e.g. in the board filter, or in the Burndown chart). We’ll be focusing our resources on further automating and improving sprint planning. Historical Milestone data will still be accessible through GitHub’s Milestone page. The Milestone drop-down will also still be visible on issues when using the ZenHub extension in GitHub.

Our support team is here to… well… support!

Although the automation of ZenHub Sprints has made it a seamless switch for the majority of teams, we understand that any change can be tricky and we want to help. Here are a few resources to get you started:

These changes are Epic!

 

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Using epics to plan and organize your work is a huge benefit of using ZenHub. We've rolled out some additional functionality to help make managing epics easier and more visible to you and your team.

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  • Quick create for epics - you can now quick create epics through the pipeline quick create button. Press the + button on any pipeline and then click on the issue icon to see it transform into an epic.
  • Epic flyover on the roadmap - you will no longer be tabbed out into a new page once you click on your epic on the roadmap. Instead we've enabled the flyover similar to what we do for issues on the board so you never have to leave your roadmap when reading or updating your epics.

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  • When creating epics, auto add to roadmap with the ability to opt out - adding epics to a roadmap can be time consuming so we do it for you if you want us to. Whenever you create an epic we'll add it to your workspace roadmap by checking a box at the bottom of the epic create page. You can opt out if you don't want to add your epic by unchecking this box. If you quick create an epic we'll automatically add it to the roadmap for you. You can always remove your epics from your roadmap if you don't want them there as you normally could.

Sharing is caring. Share Reports via URL

 

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We know how impactful sharing team and project progress with others can be when working on the next big thing so we've added a new way to share reports. Reports can now be shared via URL as well as the existing CSV Export to help other team members get a quick snapshot of your work.

ZenHub Board 2.0 Beta

 

⭐️ New

 

 

We're excited to launch our ZenHub Board 2.0 Beta! Our Board 2.0 has been built for speed and efficiency from the ground up. The Board 2.0 creates a new board experience that includes the following new features:

  • Improved Drag and Drop Experience
  • Separate Pipeline Counts for Issues, PRs and Story Points
  • Wider issue cards and cleaner board view

If you'd like to participate in the beta, make your way over to board settings and toggle on the new board.

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New board doesn't quite do it? You can opt out at any time.

We'd love to hear any feedback you have about our Board 2.0, you can book a feedback session through this Calendly Link

We've raised the stakes with Planning Poker Groups

 

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Like milk and cookies or Hall & Oates, some things are just better together. That’s why we’re excited to share Planning Poker Groups, allowing you to request estimates from your whole team at once!

When requesting estimates during a round of Planning Poker, users will be grouped based on your previous selections. This means you can choose your entire team in one click rather than selecting them one-by-one. And in case you missed it - you can now notify team members via email when it’s their turn to add an estimate 📫

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You asked, we delivered. Dark mode has arrived in ZenHub!

 

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Dark mode lovers attest to its ability to reduce eye strain in low light conditions. Most importantly, we think it happens to look especially snazzy! Available on both the ZenHub web app and the ZenHub browser extension for GitHub.

Enabling dark mode can be done in just one simple step, no matter where you use ZenHub!

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  • For those using the browser extension in GitHub, ZenHub’s dark mode will automatically update based on your GitHub preferences. In other words, if you use dark mode in GitHub, you’ll have dark mode in ZenHub!
  • For those that use the web app, dark mode can be conveniently activated by clicking the up arrow on your profile on the bottom left, and toggling on dark mode. That’s it, you’ve got dark mode!
  • The release of dark mode is also accompanied by an improved (default) light mode with new styling and color updates.

If you’re having any troubles turning on dark mode, check out this support article!

Also, if you’d like to know more about how we built our dark mode, check out this blog post!