VersionOne overhauls their Agile PM tool’s UI

VersionOne, one of the juggernauts on the Agile tool industry, is prepping to launch a total overhaul of their user interface. And judging by the teaser images, it looks like a big leap in the right direction.

Last year we at Amcom Technology had evaluated a number of Agile tools, including V1. Our thoughts at the time were that it was incredibly feature laden which would suit a very mature agile shop, and our team was relatively new to Agile and the UI just felt too heavy as we wouldn’t use many of those advanced features (and thus not worth paying for something we wouldn’t use).

What I’m hoping to see in this new UI is a better balance towards those who want to keep the process simple, lightweight, and fast.

New Features

Some key new features they’re touting in the next release:

  1. Menu enhancements / faster navigation
  2. Readability improvements
  3. Whiteboard improvements
  4. Switch from pop-ups to modals windows (presumably jQuery style)
  5. Better search abilities
  6. Modernized/Cleaner UI
  7. FireFox 5 & IE9 support
  8. HP Quality center 11 integration
  9. Electric Cloud Integration
  10. Git Integration
  11. Hooks to their Data Mart/Analytics for B.I

Release Webinar

If you’re interesting in finding out more they have a few webinars scheduled which you can sign-up from here.