Improving the Guest Experience + Other Updates (v2.55)
This release brings improvements to the guest experience, as well as six beautifully-designed templates for you to get stuck into.
New Invite Options: Team Member or Guest
- Users with paid accounts now have the option to invite others as either Team Members or Guests to their team.
- Team members have full access to the team space and all functionality, whereas Guests only have access to the boards that have been shared with them.
- Guests can collaborate on your board without needing to sign up. It's perfect for working with external clients or with those stakeholders who like to swoop in and out.
- Guests get a basic guest dashboard, containing only the boards they have been invited to, keeping the rest of your team space secure.
- You can belong to multiple Accounts as either a guest or a team member. Use the switcher in the bottom left to switch between them.
- Guests can now be managed in the Admin dashboard.
- The “Account Viewer” role has been removed as a concept, and all existing Viewers have been converted to Guests, each with their own guest dashboard (see below). This makes it a lot clearer to an individual what they can and can’t do in a Metro Retro team.
A guest can only see the boards they have joined
- Improved Team Switcher: The team switcher in the bottom left now contains all teams you have been invited to, whether team member or guest.
- Updated Legacy Boards: The Legacy Boards view now contains all your personal legacy boards, no need to switch back to the old version.
- Performance improvements: We have improved the overall performance of numerous API endpoints.
- Closed the Access to v52 with “Structured Meeting” functionality: We have decommissioned the older version with the Structured Meeting capability as it isn’t being used enough to warrant supporting it. It is on our short-term roadmap to create a better version of the Structured Meeting feature that allows you to plan a meeting agenda in detail before your meeting.
- Scrum Values Assessment: A scrum team activity where the team rates themselves against the 5 Scrum Values, and decides how to improve their team practices.
- Elephant in the Room: “Let’s talk about the elephant in the room” — in other words, what are you not saying during our regular retrospectives? This is a challenging but rewarding retrospective activity that asks the team to raise the issues they’re avoiding. A toughie but a goodie!
- Genie in a Bottle: This retrospective gives each team member three wishes. A wish for themselves, a wish for the team, and a wish for the project!
- On the Radar: Reveal what people are thinking about a set of topics and prioritize the most important issues in the center of the radar.
- Value Proposition Canvas: Make sure your product or service actually addresses customer needs, pains and jobs to be done. Map your product offering to the target audience’s pains and gains!
- Empathy Map: Use the Empathy map during customer research to capture feedback and conversations in an easy-to-use, tangible deliverable.
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Jamie and Steve