Disrupt SF: Part 2 of 3


TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF takes place September 12-14 and a number of new technologies are being introduced for the first time. This is the second part of Elearning! Magazine’s special three-part series covering product introductions at the event in San Francisco.  Read Part 1 here.

ProductBoard is introducing a service for digital product managers that helps them better organize user research and determine which features deserve priority. The product management platform is already being used by more than 100 paying customers during its beta period to establish their product plans and collaborate with engineering teams on their upcoming feature releases. It was introduced publicly at Disrupt SF.

Product managers often gather information from a variety of channels when determining what to build next, but they often don’t have a cohesive way to organize it. ProductBoard was created to tackle this problem specifically and offers users tools to organize and aggregate data and prioritize the list of features that need to be built.

The service works with third-party systems where product feedback is initially collected, such as Zendesk, Intercom and others. A Chrome extension is also available for grabbing information from the internet and collecting information sent via email.

The platform lets users know who’s asking for the change and what problem it solves. It uses an algorithm that summarizes changes requested and how they’re associated with the larger strategic drivers for the company. Then, project managers can prioritize the data in a hierarchy to determine what actions need to be completed when. A score is also assigned to each task so project managers have assistance in determining how to prioritize each task.

Slides, an online service for creating, viewing and collaborating slideshow presentations was also launched at Disrupt SF. The goal of Slides is to bring together all of the elements in current presentation management services, such as PowerPoint and SlideShare, into one updated and seamless experience.

The platform is flexible in that people can watch presentations in real time while on conference calls and mobile devices rather than only being accessible in one room. The sleek design and easy-to-use interface with pre-existing templates makes it easy for companies to import their own content during the creation experience.

The company is working on adding a limited comment section. 


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