Space Issue Boards: Plan, Prioritize, and Track Your Work
Today we’re releasing Issue Boards, our own take on the board concept for issues in Space. In this post, we’ll explain how this tool can help you organize and prioritize your work, whether you adhere to Scrum, Kanban, or a mixed process.
Manage Vacations in Space
Now that the "high season" has come to a close and we are getting back into our routines, we’d like to tell you how Space can help you track your next well-deserved vacation.
QA Is Like Playing Chess Against Bugs
Anna Kutarba is a QA Engineer for JetBrains RubyMine with a PhD in Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Learn about Anna's QA karma, her relationship with bugs, and the luck and determination that help her stay on track in this interview with Ekaterina Ivanova, a JetBrains Technical Writer and Copywriter.
Chats: Stay Informed, Discuss, Take Action
How can we keep the information load at a manageable level, cut down on the number of times we need to jump between apps, and still get all the perks of effective team communication? In Space, we decided to make Chats the central hub for real-time information sharing. We want it to be a single inbox that will streamline group chats, direct chats, and notifications, and that will also let you react and actually *do* things right in the message stream.
Checklists: Plan, Brainstorm, Outline
Checklists in Space are our vision of a lightweight tool for top-down planning. You can use them to plan a milestone, a version, a feature, or an event such as a team gathering. Whatever you can brainstorm and outline for your project, you can plan thanks to our hierarchical checklists. In this post, we would like to give you a quick overview of Project Checklists. Every project contains
Manage Employee Absences in Space
Establishing a transparent process that helps team members meet their goals on a day-to-day basis is key to the success of any team. One side of this process is communication and planning. To plan, a team needs to track its members’ availability — you need to know when you and your teammates are all free to schedule an activity such as a meeting, a brainstorming call, and so on. The same pr
Dashboards with a Personal Touch
Our vision for Space is to make an efficient collaborative environment for teams. We believe that for an integrated solution to be effective, it should provide the optimal level of information needed for each team member to perform their role, instead of becoming a source of excessive noise, distraction, or informational overload. That’s why we put our focus on personalizing every bit of informati
Cross-project Agile Boards in YouTrack: The Best Recipes
Today we would like to tell you about cross-project Agile boards and monitoring your work progress in several projects through a sprint or any other iteration. General use case My team works on two projects simultaneously, and I want to monitor the progress for both projects on the same board. One answer that springs to mind is, "Create a cross-project board. What could be more obvious?" True,
Multi-Level Agile Boards or How We Support Epics
Update:Please check the updated tutorial about Agile Boards for Epics in YouTrack 7.0. We get quite a few questions from our customers which can be summed up as "Does YouTrack support multi-level agile boards, and do you have epics?" The short answer is "Yes." For the long answer, please read on. What is it all about? Though there are no clear-cut rules in Agile for using the terms epic
Using YouTrack 5.1 as Your Help Desk
Update: With the YouTrack 5.2 we introduced the enhanced Help Desk workflow that allows you to support multiple customers in a single ticket/issue. Please refer to the Helpdeskers, Support Multiple Customers in a Single YouTrack Thread blog post for the Help Desk configuration and setup instructions. It's been a while since we added mailbox integration in YouTrack. Mailbox integration is a key
Handling Email Feedback: YouTrack to the Rescue
Hello everyone! Thanks to our users, we receive lots of feedback every day. You post questions in our forum, create issues in our bug tracker, and, of course, you send us emails. If you get feedback emails on a regularly basis, like we do, and your support team or a member of your development team processes them, you've probably faced the tiny inconvenience of keeping track of the status of an ema
YouTrack 2.0 RC3: Check Out the New EXE Distribution
We hoped that RC2 would become the final RC for the upcoming YouTrack 2.0. However, today we decided to publish the new Release Candidate 3, and for good reason. The main feature of this RC3 build is the brand new EXE distribution option. The EXE file bundles Apache Tomcat application server and JRE 1.6, meaning you will no longer need to worry about pre-installing software that is required to ru