Organize your future workload with ProdPad
June 08, 2018

Organize your future workload with ProdPad

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with ProdPad

We use ProdPad at present in 1 of 4 agile teams to help organize ideas for mobile banking. The other teams are planning to use it as well. However, on the front end, the entire organization has access to input ideas for the product owner to then sift through and decide if an idea, or groups of ideas, should be added to the backlog.
  • It allows people to just throw Ideas up on the wall to see what sticks, without the hassle of email chains, meetings, notes, etc.
  • It integrates with both TFS and JIRA, which is handy to push Ideas into user stories, epics, and tasks. Saves time from copying and pasting.
  • It's visually appealing so we can look at lists or chart view to spark team conversation of what to organize and pull into future sprints.
  • The linking of fields between ProdPad and JIRA isn't ideal, and leads to some duplication.
  • The use of real estate on the Release view could be improved.
  • It's relatively cheap, so cost wasn't a huge issue.
  • Time savings are a definite win, as now we can avoid using meeting time to discuss initial ideas. People are just directed to add their ideas and let them be fleshed out in ProdPad before getting to a later dev stage.
We were just capturing ideas in an Excel workbook, but that forced ownership to a single user for changes and updates and there wasn't any direct integration with project backlog. We actually didn't select ProdPad, a new VP came and brought it with him because it worked so well at his last place. Everybody here jumped on board, though.
It's definitely an improvement over our old Enhancements list that anyone could add to and just collected dust on a Share drive. ProdPad allows ideas to be sorted and archived, plus let's people comment on ideas - so it's pretty obvious is something is a good idea with lots of support or just some crackpot theory.