Delightful and powerful software for scrum teams
For more than 30 years, Borland has offered tools that optimize software development.
Borland engaged with Expero to help create a new hosted software application for Agile teams. The product needed to be innovative, take advantage of the underlying StarTeam change management platform, and move from conception to release in less than a year.
Today, the Borland Agile product provides support for scrum-based sprint planning, backlog management and tracking. The product enables control and visibility across the software delivery lifecycle that cannot be achieved with standalone Agile tools.
Scrum Masters, Product Managers, Developers & Executives
“Why can’t development software be delightful?”
Given the emphasis on UX, it became clear that the software needed to do more than just improve on existing Agile tools. During interviews, several target users said, “I just want it to work like my iPhone…easy to learn and fun to use.” This sentiment of “delighting” users became a guiding principle for the release.
Expero worked closely with Borland’s team and employed an Agile approach to requirements, user research and design. The 1.0 release yielded a very positive response from the market and UX innovations such as:
- enabling scrum masters to determine whether sprints are on track by real-time co-visualization of burndown, velocity and other key values within team boards and backlogs
- guidance for users unfamiliar with creating Agile requirements (e.g., epics and user stories) in the form of templates and help in context from the greater Borland community
- providing an aggregate view of backlog themes and contents allowing stakeholders to quickly adjust against MVP criteria.
UX DESIGN & PROTOTYPING
USEFULNESS & USABILITY TESTING