Hi, guys! As you know, we are doing our best for teaching Riter AI how to deal with main project management issues. We are convinced that these tasks should be automated as far as possible. Riter AI is learning to predict a sprint's success or failure, evaluate the accuracy of given assessments based on the previous experience, prevent possible threats associated with the human factor and much more. But in a lot of teams these tasks still remain the responsibility of users and most of them make the same mistakes which could be avoided.
Hi, guys! Today we would like to touch on the issue of software development methodologies in general and Agile usage in particular. Undoubtedly, this theme is rather ambiguous and causes controversy among a lot of teams members. Our users often express diametrically opposing views on the appropriateness of using different methodologies in the work process. At the same time, each side provides reasonable arguments in its favor. We could not remain indifferent to this question and tried to give our own assessments of the issue.
Meet the upgraded version of Riter which provides greater functionality, improved interface and more useful optimizations for our users. With each release we try to develop in different directions to take into account the expectations of both developers and managers. This time Riter will please you with the higher project management capacity, increased statistics awareness, rich GraphQL API and much more.
In the new version we have significantly enriched Riter project management capabilities, so that you are able not only to create topics as it used to be, but also to modify, merge and archive them. All these actions become available on the settings page which can now be found in the main developers menu. You will see a full list of a current project topics there. Each topic has a name, a state (active or archived) and a set of possible aliases.
We are pleased to present you a new version of Riter with even more features and improved design. Extended possibilities for developers and project managers are focused on predicting your needs and customizing the application for them. You will find out about updated Riter setting options and the latest bug fixes in the post below.
Now it is much easier to get on the page of some default project you are working on. It may be quite useful if you are involved into a lot of jobs, so you do not have to search every time for that one you opened literally half an hour ago. In the new version Riter saves information about the latest project (or several ones if project groups are used) in cookies and redirect you to its main page when you login the application. If there is no any recent project visited, you will be taken to the first available one.
Hi, guys! The updated Riter version 0.8.0 is ready for use. This release will pleasantly surprise you with the extended functionality of project management and statistics tracking which can be equally useful for both developers and managers. New sprint configuration options become also available now. And as usual, we continue to work on the application design and performance. You will find a detailed description of all Riter changes in the post below.
With the new version, you don't need to switch between several projects you are working with all the time to look through existing tasks, create a new one or track the statistics. You can save a lot of time grouping them instead. It gives you the opportunity to unite some related projects data and display on the same Riter pages for more convenient work with them. Such a group can also be used to gather all projects of a specific user together.
Hello, guys! Before you start managing your company and projects with Riter, we would like to talk about organizing work in teams. Our software allows you to stay aware of everything happening at work, manage tasks and track their progress, gives your team space to collaborate. But with all its capabilities, Riter can not tell you what tasks you need to implement and how to assign them to developers in the best way. After all, no matter which advanced tools and methodologies you are using, some things you still have to decide on your own. At some point, if the team is not properly organized, you can face a problem of tasks absence or lack for some developers. This applies mainly to remote employees and freelancers. You can decide that this is not your problem, but in our opinion, this is an incorrect approach that will not only harm the team, but your projects as well.
Hi, guys! Meet an updated version of Riter with better performance and more stable operation. In this new release we focused on fixing bugs and finalizing existing functions. As a result of some optimizations, work in Riter became even more reliable and pleasant! You will find a full list of changes below.
When you create a new task, it is automatically placed into one of the sections on the main page. It can be a section of some chosen week or an unscheduled stories section. Thus, all your tasks are conveniently grouped by weeks. But how should the stories be sorted within one section? Somebody may note that sorting order is not so important, because you can easily move tasks to any place of the page in an instant. However, our developers decided that some default order still does not disserve. Now stories will be sorted by the date and time of creation, so new tasks will always be added at the end of their section. Check it right now!
Hi, guys. Recently Riter was updated to version 0.7.0. Discover new features here, and then visit your company tracker page to try them yourself. You will find:
- Useful features which are supposed to simplify your work on projects.
- Fixes of some detected errors and ambiguities.
- Performance optimization for better application response.
Riter is a product designed for all kinds of teams regardless of their strength and location. Whether you live in Atlantic, European or any other time zone, the tracker needs to adjust to you and remain user-friendly. The local time of each team member can be different, that must not complicate the interaction within projects.
So, we decided to use a time zone of the company owner on all statistics pages. This will allow to synchronize the work progress of all users and see the whole picture regardless of the differences in time. In the nearest future the owner of the company will be able to select the time zone that should be used as commom one for statistics from the project management page. Now it's set automatically. You can look through projects statistics on the corresponding pages where it is grouped by weeks from Monday to Sunday.
Welcome to Riter v0.6.0! Some interesting improvements were added to it lately, which you should know about. You will find an overview of the most important updates below. Be sure that you use all features of your software!
Sorting stories on the fly
Good news! Stories sorting is now not only possible, but also extremely simple. You can replace a story within its section or move it to another sprint by dragging and dropping it to the required destination. The process is performed via websockets that makes it more than convenient and fast to use.
Note, that you can not drag approved stories - they are not amenable to interaction - but you are able to move stories around them so that they may be replaced anyway. You are also not allowed to drag-and-drop a story to an overdue section for obvious reasons.
During a previous couple of weeks our team has worked hard so that we could surprise our users with a new release. Meet the last version of Riter with more features and an improved design. Now work with stories and tracking statistics become even easier. Find out about these and other pleasant changes of Riter below.
We have added some useful filters to statistics pages. Now managers are able to filter global company statistics by users and projects. Developers have got an ability to use filters by topics and users within their projects. You will find them on the right of each statistics page. To apply a filter just click on a required value. By default, all filters are active, so statistics include all data. You can exclude records for some users, story topics and projects from the report, unchecking them in the list of filters. The statistics table will be updated automatically. To know more about tracking statistics, see corresponding documentation for managers and developers.