Jama Analyze 2019.1
Release date: 2019/01/14
Faster to add new dashboards
Adding a dashboard now uses a side panel for quick access and easy visibility.
SOS-DEF-2978: EMEA data export emails aren't getting received.
SOS-DEF-3062: When metrics are deleted in the Directory edit metric dropdown, the UI redirects to invalid request page.
Jama Analyze 2018.8
More responsive navigation
The left navigation panel is now easier to read, as well as more responsive to different screen sizes and longer lists of dashboards.
Easier editing in context
You can now use a slide-out panel to create new milestones. This is the first of several areas of Jama Analyze where a right side panel will make adds and edits quicker, easier and in context with your data.
SOS-DEF-2718: Saving a milestone without a name changes the date to UTC.
SOS-DEF-2781: Learn more link for MailChimp opens the MailGun help window instead of the MailChimp help window.
SOS-DEF-3048: The dashboard settings page loads blank for dashboards that are created while creating an item count metric.
Jama Analyze 2018.7.1
SOS-DEF-3042 - Imports failing due to "coverage counts" endpoint not responding within 20 second timeout.
Jama Analyze 2018.7
Release Date: 2018/11/12 US/EMEA
Better update scheduling for dashboards
- You can now export dashboard data on a regular schedule.
- To prevent losing options during set-up, the dashboard settings page now autosaves.
Improvements when uploading multiple JQL queries
- When you upload multiple JQL queries, you can apply them to multiple dashboards during that process, instead of repeating the upload for each one.
SOS-DEF-2707: Long metric names without spaces run out of the selector drop-down when building a metric.
SOS-DEF-2720: Defective Jira metric prevents user from moving and deleting metrics on the dashboard.
SOS-DEF-2826: Long values run out of their respective fields on the historic trend drop-down.
SOS-DEF-2937: Jama Connect item count metric form does not validate dashboard field.
SOS-DEF-2941: Data pops out of directory page when a large value for a metric is submitted.
SOS-DEF-2943: When an invalid value is submitted for an incremental target of a combined metric, the percentage symbol reloads incorrectly and covers up the error message.
Jama Analyze 2018.6
Release Date: 2018/10/15 US
Export dashboard data
In addition to sharing information from a dashboard (either by publishing a report or making a dashboard public), you can now export data from a dashboard to be used externally. Select Request export in the dashboard settings to receive a spreadsheet with the data from all metrics on that dashboard by email.
SOS-DEF-2726 Data pops out of metrics when large value for metric is submitted.
SOS-DEF-2746 Long dashboard names are missing ellipses in the navigation on Firefox.
SOS-DEF-2751 Long dashboard name in the Directory under "Recent Activity" creates overlap on the list of metrics and left navigation.
SOS-DEF-2767 "Reported By" dropdown list on metrics is overlapped by "Historic Data" drop-down widget.
SOS-DEF-2769 Team poll labels overlap when given large values.
SOS-DEF-2805 Dashboards created from a Jira ingredient template form do not display "Share with others" settings.
SOS-DEF-2843 Cannot reset password for a user who has not completed onboarding form.
SOS-DEF-2851 Milestone names pop out of display window on metrics when milestone is given a long name.
SOS-DEF-2853 Metrics on dashboards are not displaying properly when large values are reported on.
SOS-DEF-2865 Jira Cycle time metrics data export doesn't match metric data.
Jama Analyze 2018.5
Release date: 2018/09/17 US/EMEA
Ability to bulk add Jira filters (JQLs), speeding up time to metrics.
Use the ability to upload multiple Jira filters to speed up the creation of metrics and dashboards. Upload a CSV of the metrics to be created, which may include the dashboard they appear on. Jama Analyze checks that the metrics are using valid JQLs, and will create all the metrics at once, speeding up the time to kick off a new dashboard.
- When creating new metrics, the display period is now set to "the day the period ends" by default.
SOS-DEF-2736: Customer environment review: Clicking on metrics from dashboards yields a 403 error
SOS-DEF-2698: The z-index of target tooltip results in obscuring info
Jama Analyze 2018.4
Release Date: 2018/08/20 US and EMEA
Ability to refresh the filters list on demand in the Item Count form.
When creating a new item count metric, use the refresh icon to the right of the Jama Connect filter selection to get the latest list.
Note: If you are not seeing the filter you expect, even after refreshing, check that you've set up the filter so that Analyze can see it. One of the following must be true:
- The filter must be marked public.
- The organization administrator who set up the Connect-Analyze connection must be the same user who created the filter in Connect.
SOS-DEF-2734: Jira Importer asks for nonexistent data.
SOS-DEF-2681: Invalid target value marks date as invalid.
SOS-DEF-2682: Composite charts incorrectly showed the ability to set a target.
SOS-DEF-2714: Drop-down widget isn't reflecting the correct trend color.
SOS-DEF-2713: Z-index of drop down widget incorrect.
SOS-DEF-2698: Z-index of target tooltip results in obscuring info.
Jama Analyze 2018.3
Release Date: 2018/07/23
- You can use Jama Connect filters to create metrics that show item counts that match specific filter criteria, such as status. This capability is available through the new option "Item count" on the Jama Connect metric creation page.
- You can now specify filter scope with the Jama Connect GET /filters endpoint. The projectID is now optional.
- When importing from Jira, metadata now loads first. Now you can start building JQLs more quickly, and not wait for the full JIRA dataset to load.
- Dropdown trend view added to dashboard metrics
- As of this release, Jama Analyze is now available for customers in the European Union.
- The author filed in the public filter API now works correctly when the authorID is that of the current user.
- SOS-DEF-2657: You can save metrics with a horizontal bar chart as a default. Existing metrics with the default chart of horizontal bar charts can be edited.
- JA-DEF-24: Filter by user email now works
- SOS-DEF-2714: The trend widget on dashboard metrics shows incorrect red/green coloring of %increase or %decreases if the metric's trend type is "minimize" (see screenshot below). In those cases, -% changes should be green, since that is the intended trend of the metric.
Jama Analyze 2018.2
Release Date: 2018/06/04
- Data Export now includes all metrics that appear in the Directory.
- New multi-select inputs for filters on Jira templates, as well as the inputs on Add to Dashboard on ingredient and recipe forms and team poll assignment.
- It's now possible to change Jama Connect integration credentials if they share the same host.
- Dashboards won't duplicate when editing an invite-only dashboard where the name is deleted.
- Workspace filters no longer freeze when setting a start date that is more current than a selected chart interval.
Jama Analyze 2018.1 (April 28th, 2018)
Release Date: 2018/04/26
- Notion is now Jama Analyze™. The version nomenclature has been updated to reflect that.
- As part of our planned rollout of the Jama Product Development Platform, Notion has been rebranded as Jama Analyze. All bookmarks and links will properly redirect to analyze.jamacloud.com.
- Support issues are now handled through the Jama Support channels.
- Jama Analyze is currently only available for Jama Connect hosted clients. If you use Jama Connect on-premises and would like to learn about the options available for using Jama Analyze, please contact your Account Manager.
Integration with Jama Connect
Updating our logo and domain isn't the only way our platform is expanding. It is now possible to integrate with Jama Connect to build two new charts to track the volatility and quality status of projects.
Volatility trend reports
Volatility is a well-known measure for predicting risk to product delivery caused by too many unplanned changes, especially later in the product cycle. Jama Analyze allows you to build volatility trend reports for your projects in Jama Connect, scoped to specific item types and item changes.
Quality coverage report
"Are we building the right thing" and "Are we building the thing right?" are two common questions product teams will always ask. With Jama Analyze, you can build custom quality coverage reports for your Jama Connect projects to help you better answer those questions with confidence.
April 7th, 2017
- Manage your time zone setting. Your time zone is a global setting across your Notion account and can be managed from your account settings page. Your selected time zone defines when charts update in Notion. Reminders to report, digest emails, and nightly imports all use this setting as well.
- Count JQL queries by Story Point. JQL searches typically return counts of tickets to Notion based on the search (e.g. number of tickets assigned to a team). To make tracking things like Velocity easier, we now also sum story points for you based on your JQL search and the presence of the story point field.
- Jira template recipes now support scoped filters. When you are using the Cycle Time templates, you will now only see the issue types and statuses associated with your selected project.
- A new and improved onboarding form was released to help new customers get started with Notion.
March 23rd, 2017
- Edit a JQL metric from Jira. After you create your metric using a JQL, it is now possible to edit the query itself. To do so, find the metric in your directory or on your dashboard, click Edit and then Metric Settings. From this view, you will be able to edit the JQL and hit Submit. When your import runs next, it will start pulling results based on the new JQL. It will not fetch nor update any historical (previous) values.
- Jira template recipes now support Daily as a frequency type.
- Lots of little infrastrcuture updates were included in this release to help Notion run smoother for your team.
March 13th, 2017
- Start small with ingredients. Metrics can now be created from the ground up and ingredient first. Sometimes it helps to gather all your pieces in one place before building your larger metrics.
- Metric transparency. When viewing a dashboard, you will notice an avatar located in the bottom left corner of each metric panel. Hovering over these avatars will let you know who created the metric and what team member is responsible for reporting any associated ingredients.
- Daily imports from integrations are now enqueued by the time zone set for your account. You can manage your time zone from your account settings page.
February 23rd, 2017
- Metric Management Made Easy. It's hard to say goodbye, but sometimes it's necessary. So we made it easier to delete your metrics—regardless of their source. This includes the ability to delete individual ingredients as well as metrics added from integrations. Learn more.
- You can now use team polls as ingredients in your recipes. It's a great way to track things like team happiness and see how it relates to your output.
- We've added back the ability to edit data connected ingredients.
February 9th, 2017
- Daily and Quarterly Metrics. Need to get more granular than weekly data? Want to map your quarterly goals with your team? We've got your covered. Learn more.
- Recommended Dashboards for Pivotal Tracker. As a follow up to multi-project support in Pivotal Tracker, you can now select recommended metrics for quick dashboard building. Learn more.
- Project tags are shown Pivotal Tracker metrics cards, making it easy to identify which project a metric belongs too.
January 31st, 2017
- Pay-as-you-grow pricing! We've updated our subscription plans and opened up our integrations to members of all plans. It's never been easier to get started with Notion. Learn more.
- Bulk ingredient reporting. Made easy. Your data is only valuable when your team can actually view it. And we've made it even easier to get your data in Notion with the ability to update multiple ingredients at once. Learn more.
January 11th, 2017
- Minor bug fixes related to the previous release.
January 5th, 2017
- Bulk reporting! If you have multiple ingredients due on the same day, it's now possible to update them all from one table. On any day you have multiple ingredients due, you'll see a link at the top of your reporting page that will take you to the reporting table. You can update some or all of your ingredients at once, as well as a few previous values for those ingredients. More changes coming here soon!
- Presentation mode! We've heard from many of you that pulling up your dashboard in a meeting has been a great way to get your team talking about your metrics. Our presentation mode now makes this even easier. At your next meeting, open your dashboard and hit the Start slideshow button. You can then go fullscreen and look at a detailed view of your metrics, one at a time.
- Add ingredients directly to dashboards without the need to create them as a recipe as well. This helps to keep duplicated content out your directory when you want to share individual components of your larger metrics.
- Our Intercom integration now supports company segments in addition to the user segments we had previously. Our integration has also been updated to support OAuth.
- The ordering of metrics on your dashboards are now global to all users on your team, ensuring that everyone is on the same page and seeing content presented in the same manner.
- Our print style sheets have been updated to accomodate charts that were running off the page. Print styles are currently supported in Chrome.
December 15th, 2016
- Pivotal Tracker for Notion now offers multi-project support. When you connect to Pivotal Tracker, you can quickly navigate to all the projects you have running in Tracker and add metrics specific to each project to your dashboards. Compare velocity, throughput, and more across your projects, side by side, for the first time.
- Our knowledge base is now in the app. If you get stuck at any point along the way, look in the bottom right corner for our handy and helpful knowledge base that loads right on the page. And as always, you can still reach out to us directly by hitting the "Talk to Us" button at the top of the panel.
- Google Sheets for Notion is out of beta and available to all users. Our Sheets add-on serves as a historical data importer. If you are transitioning your data into Notion, you can create ingredients on the fly from your spreadsheet, or update your existing ingredients you already have. It's a great way to quickly get a large volume of data into Notion without having to write to the API. Visit the integrations page in Notion and select Google Sheets to get started.
- The Notion API is also out of beta and available to all users. Visit the integrations page in Notion and select the API to get started.
November 9th, 2016
This release addresses a few items and bugs that were left out of our last major release.
- We've made it easier to navigate back to your connected data sources when on a dashboard. Simply hit the Add Recipe button and you will see the data sources you have already connected to listed there as well. We've also made it easier to tell which data sources you have connected to when viewing the data connectors directory. Connected sources will be highlighted green.
- You can now edit the display periods of custom recipes. Once a recipe is created, you may decide that the x-axis needs to shift a day or two. This can easily be achieved by returning to the edit page of a recipe.
- Fixed activity feed avatars that weren't appearing for some of the new integrations.
- Fixed the hover state appearnce of charts on detail pages.
- Fixed import success emails for new integrations that were not sending.
- Fixed the responsive styles of the log in pages on mobile devices.
- Fixed the error message when an invalid Jira host is entered on auth.
October 31st, 2016
- Mix, measure, and learn with six new SaaS integrations! Notion now supports direct connections with Bitbucket, Github, Intercom, Mailchimp, Mailgun, and Mixpanel. Track daily counts of your lists, segments, and events all in one location.
- To take full advantage of our new integrations, our recipe creation form supportsreusable recipes regardless of the source. This means, in addition to manually reported ingredients, you can use any of your custom recipes as an ingredient. More importantly, you can mix and match the data imported from any of your SaaS tools. Mash up data from Zendesk and Pivotal Tracker to get true cycle times. Divide Mixpanel events by user counts from Intercom to see feature adoption rates. New signups tracked in Intercom can be compared to Mailchimp subscribers to provide an accurate lead conversion ratio. The possibilities are endless!
- Recipe creation also supports mixed schedules, meaning you can use ingredients with different reporting dates (including frequencies) in the same recipe. In other words, if you have an ingredient that is updated every Monday and one that is updated every Wednesday, you can use those ingredients in a recipe that reports every Friday. The new recipe will simply look backwards in time for the most recent report date for each ingredient and it will grab that value.
- Default recipe chart types can now be set during the creation of a new recipe. This means that all team members can now see recipes the way you intend for them to be seen. Individual team members still have the ability to set their preference from the dashboard view — but when creating or editing a recipe, the default chart type can be defined and will apply to all team members who do not have a custome preference set yet.
- Recipe visibility permissions have been improved, making it easier to ensure the right data is being seen by the right team members. During recipe creation, you can select to have your recipe be listed or unlisted. Unlisted recipes (and any new ingredients created at that time) will not appear in the Directory for anyone accept you. Team members are unable to use unlisted metrics as ingredients in their own recipes. Please note, unlisted recipes can still be added to public dashboards, in which case team members will be able to see the data.
- The recipe creation form has been completely revised in order to support our new features listed above.
- The ingredient autocomplete form now includes recipes and ingredients, regardless of due dates.
- Hitting enter on the ingredient assignment form will enter the selected value from the dropdown.
- The date picker now allows for ingredients to be due the day of or the day after the interval ends.
- Visibility permissions have been made more transparent.
- Unlisted ingredients and recipes now only appear in the Unlisted tab in the directory for the creator of those items. Previously, they also appeared in the All tab, which sometimes resulted in accidentally exposing data not meant to be seen in the event you were sharing your screen.
August 26th, 2016
- The Directory is a great new way to see all the data your team has flowing through Notion. Think of it as a master dashboard where you can pull up any recipe, team poll, or ingredient that exists in your system. (Data associated with invite-only dashboards remaining private.) You can read all about it here.
- Card Resizing on the dashboard is now possible, allowing you to add even more customization to your dashboards. In the top right corner of each card, you'll see a grid icon that reveals a menu of sizing options. The bigger the card, the more data we'll show.
- The x-axis label now includes the frequency in which the chart is updated for quicker understanding of the data you are looking at.
July 27th, 2016
- Data insights have been added to the sidebar of your recipe show pages, giving you yet another way to learn how your team is currently performing. No you can toggle on the mean & standard deviation, rolling average, or quartiles to add a layer of insight to your charts.
- Unlisted ingredients can now be created during the recipe creation process. By marking an ingredient as unlisted, members of your team are unable to use that ingredient in other recipes. This is an additional way (beyond invite-only dashboards) to help add a layer of privacy to your data within your organization. Ingredients are shared by default.
- When connecting to a data source, we now maintain the loading banner for you, letting you know that your initial import is still running. We also refresh the page for you, so no need to nervously wait and wonder when it will finish.
- Invite-only dashboards (and the published reports made from them) now have a lock icon next to their name, helping you distinguish between private content and data that is accessible to your entire team.
- Interface improvements have been made to the recipe create form, making it clearer to you what fields become locked when you use a shared ingredient across multiple recipes.
June 30th, 2016
- Edit a recipe. A few sprints ago we introduced the ability to update team polls with ease. Now you can do some of the same with custom recipes.
- When you first create a recipe, it's not uncommon to want to make a small change to the equation after giving it some additional thought. Starting now, as long as no one has added any data yet, you can update your equation from the edit screen.
- It's also possible to update the day your data is reported on thanks to our new date shifter. If you were collecting data at the end of the week, but now want it at the beginning of the week, simply edit the recipe and you'll see a new form to change the schedule. We'll automatically shift all of your previous data for you.
- Advanced density picker. You now have more options when viewing your charts. We've added a density slider to the detail pages of any of your metrics. Assuming you have enough data, you will now have the option to expand the window to show as little or as much as you want at a time. This also means you have full historical access to your data.
- Setup guide. Need help getting started with your new Notion account? We've got your covered. Our new setup guide outlines the steps needed to set up your first dashboard and get your team engaged. You can find it linked in the left sidebar navigation or by visiting: https://app.usenotion.com/setup
- Our Jira beta integration received a few updates this release, including the ability to set the frequency of your JQL imports.
- We made a few updates to our onboarding workflow, ensuring that teams can get in and get started in fewer steps.
June 14th, 2016
- Publishing a report from a dashboard would not maintain the expected recipe order, given you had previously rearranged the recipes. This works now.
- Ingredients of recipes from data sources were not displaying the correct frequency.
- When setting up a Jira integration, the UI to create your first recipe only appears after the import has been completed. This prevents you from getting in a "Huh, this clearly doesn't work." state.
- Updating our system React 15 caused a few hiccups throughout the site, these have been found and squashed.
June 7th, 2016
This is one of our larger updates in recent months -- and almost every feature was based on user feedback. Please keep 'em coming!
- Report once, use twice -- and more! We're very excited to finally support reusing ingredients across multiple recipes. It's been one of our most requested features and is now live. The next time you create a recipe, you can select the name of an existing ingredient as you type it in. This ingredient will use the same reporter and reporting schedule from the existing recipe, meaning a team member has to report just once, but their value can be used across numerous recipes. It's a great way to increase the number of recipes you are tracking without increasing the amount of work.
- You can also edit an existing team poll to refine your surveys. Made a typo or found a better way to ask your question? No worries, simply head to the settings view for your team poll and you update your question and labels.
- Reorder your dashboard with a simply drag and drop. This was another highly requested feature and we are quite pleased with the result. On any dashboard, you'll now notice a small indicator in the bottom right corner of every recipe card. Grab this corner with your mouse, and drag your card to its new position. It's really that simple.
And like the visualization state of a recipe, the recipe order is unique to each team member. This means everyone can customize their dashboard how they see fit.
- Targets now have tooltips -- letting your team get a quick insight into your measures of success. Just hover the mouse over the target on one of your recipes and a tooltip will appear.
- Responsive charts. A lot of you are on the go and find yourself trying to stay up to date with your team metrics. With this release, we've introduced a few updates to the way our charts are rendered which improves the usability of the charts on smaller screens. This includes charts that scale up and down as the page size changes as well as x-axis improvements so labels don't overlap each other.
- More updates to the charts:
- Tooltips now the percentage change of past values so you can better understand trends over time.
- The tooltip has also been repositioned. To prevent tooltips from covering your surrounding data, we've snapped all tooltips to the bottom of the chart, resulting in a more consistent experience.
- Multiline and stacked charts for all! You can now render any custom recipe as a multiline or stacked chart, which will show each individual ingredient of that recipe as a component.
- Easier navigation on the activity feed. Previously, you had to click the little dots under each report date on a chart to pull up the comment thread for that date. We've updated this such that the entire column is clickable -- a drastic improvement.
May 17th, 2016
- Notion + Slack = :thumbsup:! Our all-new integration with Slack is now live, making it easier than ever to align your team with data. Once connected (now done with just a single click), you'll be able to use Slack's slash commands to display your recipes right in your channels.
- We've also improved our onboarding workflow by offering better recipe recommendations to first time users. Since you are already onboarded, we don't want you to be left out, so feel free to browse the recommended options and get started with ease.
- Responsive charts! When you scale your browser window up and down, your charts should adapt in real time. No need to refresh the browser.
- A line height issue was causing recipe cards in Firefox to order incorrectly. We straightend it out.
- If you tried to assign an ingredient to a member of another company, you'd receive a very unhelpful error. You are still unable to assign ingredients to members of other teams, but we now handle the error message much more gracefully.
- Import performance improvements.
April 25th, 2016
- The Notion API is now in beta! Through our API, you can import historical data for your recipes as well as set up your ingredients to be reported directly from your own database or any external tool that gives you access to your data. We've already seen some interesting ways teams are using it. If you are interested in learning more and using the API yourself, please reach out.
- Our Jira integration is also in beta! We are currently looking for teams to test our newest integration as we finalize a few details before making it available to everyone. If you'd like to take a look, fill out the form here.
- Sometimes it helps to see a completed success state to get a better idea of how to set up your own dashboards. Using the recipes found in our KPI guide, we've created a way to get some inspiration for your team. Please feel free to share!
- Dashboards now display targets, making it even easier for you to see how the team is doing at a glance. To set a target on your recipes, just go to the recipe settings.
- You've probably already noticed, but our email reminders have an all-new design to help communicate the status of your recipes and ingredients.
- Depending on the name of your dashboard, the wrong one could be shown to you at first if you also integrated with Pivotal Tracker or Zendesk during the onboarding.
- When you have a line chart with no data, the line is now gray rather than red.
- The sidebar remains highlighted when you click through to a recipe detail page, making it easier to navigate back to your dashboard.
March 7th, 2016
- Dashboard management has improved even more. As an admin, when you visit the All Dashboards view, you will be able to set which dashboard is the Team Dashboard—the board which all members of your Notion account have access to and can not be made private. This dashboard is now also the first dashboard users will see when they log in. It's a great way to keep team metrics front and center to your team.
- Cycle Time by Story Type, a Pivotal Tracker recipe, was rendering different line colors on the dashboard chart when compared to the detail page. This has been corrected.
February 22, 2016
is now possible for all admin users. Just head to the dashboard settings of the board you wish to delete and you should see the option at the bottom. This will only delete the dashboard, not any recipes that appear on it. Any orphaned recipes will be placed onto the default team dashboard.
The default team dashboard can not be deleted at this time. We have a few more updates and features to ship around dashboard and recipe management that will make this a bit more manageable. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us.
- Sprint summary emails should now be sending at the beginning of a new sprint. This feature currently only works for Pivotal Tracker integrations.
- Performance and speed enhancements should be noticeable to users with a large number of ingredients.
Febraury 9, 2016
- Team Poll templates can now be found in the Recipe Library. Use these as a started point to track qualitative metrics from your team.
- Advanced statistics are now listed on every recipe detail page. Easily see what the mean, standard deviation, and volatility are for your data sets.
- Faster support is now just a click away. In the bottom right corner of the app you may have noticed a red chat bubble. Feel free to reach out with any questions, concerns, or just to say hi! We are friendly folks and love to hear from our customers.
- Recipes added from the Recipe Library can now be edited and deleted.
- Import stability.
January 26, 2016
2016-0304 v1 Release
Notion is now out of private beta and open to all!
- Customize your dashboard
When toggling the chart style of a dashboard recipe, not only does that change stay the same if you click through to the recipe show page, but it will stay set each time you visit the dashboard. These settings are controlled on an individual basis, so feel free to make changes without effecting your teammates. When you publish a report, you also have the ability to customize what chart style to show.
With this release, we are officially out of private beta and Notion is open to the general publis. All new signups enter into a free 30-day trial and have access to all features. Learn more on our pricing page.
- Charts now have an x-axis for additional clarity.
- Empty dashboards have a slight redesign making it easier to get started.
- Descriptions are now included in recipe templates, so when you build a recipe from the Recipe Library or add one from a connected source, the description field will be pre-populated.
- The min/max labels are now displayed on the show page for a team survey, making it easier to read your team's reported values.
- Message indicator now only counts user submitted content. Daily integrations no longer add to the tally.
- When building a report with recipes from Pivotal Tracker based on your iteration lengths, the summary sentences now mention the corret frequency.
- A survey is no longer listed as "reported" on your ingredient list if any member of your team reports on it, but you haven't.
- Various UI and under-the-hood improvements to tune things up for general availability.
December 28, 2015
Our Pivotal Tracker integration has some new improvements, including two new recipes and summary email reports.
- Sprint summary emails will now be sent to you and your team at the beginning of each sprint if you have integrated with Pivotal Tracker. It's a great way to keep your team up to date on your iteration story flow, throughput, velocity, and your backlog burn rate.
- Cycle Times by Story Status and by Story Type are two new recipes you can add to your dashboard when you integrate with Pivotal Tracker. These recipes will help your team have a better understanding of how accurately you are delivering stories throughout a sprint.
- Moving a recipe off of a dashboard would cause any prevously published report for that dashboard to crash. This is now fixed.
- Team polls were incorrectly showing your reported value as the ingredient on a published report. Now, they properly show the number of responses for the most recent poll.
December 15, 2015
This is one of our most exciting releases. Our goal was to deliver as many of the most requested features from you, our customers, as possible. Edit and reassign ingredients, easily navigate to your reporting page, create multiple admins, and more. You don't want to not read this one.
- Edit existing ingredient names
Sound familiar: In creating your last recipe, you spelled Productivty wrong. Do you live with it or start over from scratch? "Why isn’t there a way to change the name of my ingredients!?” Thankfully, now you can. Head to a recipe’s settings and edit ingredient names as much as you want so you can focus on real productivity.
- Reassign ingredients
Yup, fixing typos isn’t the only thing you can change about ingredients. If you created a recipe in the past and now want to reassign who the ingredient belongs to, you can do that too. Head to a recipe’s settings to make this change as well.
- Add (and remove) team members from team polling
If your team is growing with new members, it's important for their voices to be heard. From the settings page of a team poll, you can now easily add or remove any existing team member. None of your previous polling reports will be altered.
- Easy access to report on ingredients
We’ve made it easier than ever to submit data. From anywhere in the app, you can now access your ingredient report page (assuming you have ingredients assigned to you) via the dropdown menu on your username in the top right navbar.
- Quick reporting
We’ve also introduced a few changes that will speed up your data submission time. On a reporting page, the input field is now pre-selected. Meaning you can enter in your number and hit enter without using your mouse at all. What’s more, if you instead hit “cmd-enter” you will be taken to the next ingredient on your list, allowing you to report dozens of ingredients in seconds.
- Admins (yes plural!) can now report on all ingredients
Two exciting updates to admin users. First, you can actually create additional admins. If you are the current admin, head over to the members page to upgrade confirmed users. Second (and most importantly), all admins can now report on all ingredients. We understand how painful an incomplete chart can be when you are trying to share a report with the rest of your team. As such, we’ve granted access to admins to be able to report on any ingredient in the system. So choose your admins wisely.
- Clicking on a recipe card now actually works!
From a dashboard, you no longer have to click the name of the recipe to see its details. Simply click anywhere on a recipe card and you’ll be taken to the detail page.
- Reporting on a Team Poll is now anonymous
This change actually worked its way into product a few weeks ago, so you may have already noticed it. To improve the experience of team polling, all submissions are captured anonymously.
Additional updates and fixes
- For our Pivotal Tracker users, an Iteration Flow recipe has been added. This chart visualizes the state of stories each morning so you can track how your sprint progresses over time.
- The recipe formula is now listed on the settings page as well.
- Fixed the formatting of the formula in the sidebar on a recipe detail page.
- Ingredients on a reporting page are now ordered by due date, making it easier to find which is due next.
- Additional meta data has been added to the ingredient list on a reporting page as well, so it's easier to know which recipe each ingredient belongs to.
- Reporting while the tooltip is active no longer causes the tooltip to remain on the screen.
November 16, 2015
- Updated Tooltips. We are always looking for ways to improve our visualization, and this sprint we focused on the tooltips. Now you can hover almost anywhere on the chart and you'll see the tooltip appear for that report interval. ANd with more complex charts, like Pivotal Tracker's Throughput for example, you will see a break down of each stack in the column.
- Pre-built dashboards after connecting to a data source. We've decided to make things one step simpler for you to start seeing the data that matters most to your team. When you connect with Pivotal Tracker or Zendesk, we'll automatically create a new dashboard for you with the recommended recipes on it. Of course, you can still always visit the integration page and add more metrics.
- Email alerts when a data import is complete. Set up your initial imports and then go grab a cup of coffee. We'll ping you to let you know when your first data import is complete.
- Pivotal Tracker recipes are now tied to iteration length. Certain metrics — Velocity, Throughput, and Backlog Burn Rate — are now reported on the first day of a new sprint, rather than updated daily. This makes it much easier to see your trends over time. Look for more little updates like this in the future related to the Pivotal Tracker integration.
- Published reports where incorrectly being updated with new data added after their publish date. This only would have affected older reports you have made...so you probably didn't even notice it. And now that it's fixed, you never will.
November 2, 2015
You can now easily create team polls as a metric type, making it easy for you to survey your team and get qualitative data to compare alongside your quantitative data.
Do you have an effective way to track your team's happiness? Do you know how your team's mood correlates with the success and failures of your sprint goals? Your velocity might be great, but how does the team feel about the value they are delivering?
For most product teams, these are difficult metrics to measure and explore. But we're making it easier than ever.
When creating a new recipe in Notion, you can now select to add a metric or a new Team Poll. When setting up your poll, you can add a question to ask your team, set your labels on the answer scale (a range from 1 to 10), and select which members of the team you'd like to report.
We believe having a fuller understanding of your team health results in a better understanding of your product health. Get started today!
- When building a recipe, the preview of report dates was incorrectly showing the same date for all of them. Nothing was wrong on the backend, but it certainly was confusing to use. The good news is, it's fixed.
- Adding comments from a recipe show page caused the input field to become disabled, making it impossible to add another comment without refreshing the page. Also fixed!
October 21, 2015
- It's now easier to see the targets you set on your recipes. When you click through on a recipe card from the dashboard, you should see the your target indicated by a bullseye and a dashed red line. If you don't see one, simply go to the recipe settings to add your target. Target lines also appear in your published reports, old and new.
- We've also introduced a chart density picker, allowing you to view more of your historical data than before. When viewing an individual recipe, look for the menu in the upper right corner of the chart to change your density.
- This release also tackled some more visualization styles. In addition to stacked and line charts, we now offer single number displays. You can toggle between certain styles from the menu in the upper right corner of each recipe card on your dashboard. (In a future release, these changes will save.)
- A data discrepency on the backend was causing some published reports to incorrectly calculate percentage changes by reference the wrong date. The delivered fix applies to all past reports as well. All should be right as rain.
October 5, 2015
We've tightened up our onboarding process, so if you are already reading this, you probably won't see much of the work. But we did make it even easier for you to add new team members, so just invite them and they'll tell you all about it.
- Notion is better with teammates and we've made it even easier than before to add them. From your team members page, you'll now see a unique URL that you can share with your team. All they have to do is follow the link, complete a form, and they'll have access to your dashboards. (Don't forget, you can make dashboards private, too.)
- A new onboarding workflow for account owners has been designed to help integrate their first data connecter. If you haven't set up a data connector yet, head here to try it out!
- A few new visualization styles are making their debut this week. Stacked column charts and line charts are now the default view for some of our Pivotal Tracker and Zendesk recipes. Look for more styles and customization features soon!
- We were experiencing some scaling issues with Zendesk performance. This is now improved.
September 22, 2015
2015-3738 Beta Release
This release marks the last release of alpha. Yup, we’re now in beta! Lots of little fixes, some bigs ones. Too many to list in a tl;dr summary. So kindly read them all below.
- Quick Insights have been added to the recipe detail page to let you quickly compare your current value against past values. Visit your dashboard and click on one of your recipes to see them in action.
- You can also get quick insights right on the dashboard itself. Next to the reported value, you’ll see a positive or negative percentage change based on the previous report.
- We’ve added some meta data from your recipes to the sidebar on a recipe show page. Now you can see who created the recipe and when, what the formula is, what the trend is, and more.
- Charts automatically switch to 26 columns when you have more than 13 intervals of data, letting you see more of your data at a glance.
- Ever make a report but then have trouble getting back to your dashboard? It's probably because we didn’t have any navigation. (d'oh!) Well, we’ve now provided said navigation. Look for the dropdown menu in the top right corner and you’ll easily be able to jump to any dashboard you have access to.
- Speaking on navigation, we also originally and unintentionally made it difficult to navigate back to your dashboards when viewing a published status report. We fixed that issue as well and introduced a link in the header bar.
- The recipe Throughput has been added to the Pivotal Tracker library.
- Historicals for Zendesk loaders
- Tightened up status reports from private dashboards
- Total Points Not Started was calculated incorrectly
- Maintain reporting schedule on error
September 9, 2015
We now have Zendesk integration!
Notion + Zendesk
– Zendesk makes it easy to support your customer. Notion
makes it easy to support your support team.
As a manager, do you have any idea how much time you are spending responding to tickets with a Bad Satisfaction Rating? And do you have any idea how that time affects the morale of your team?
Our Zendesk integration and existing features allow for that and more. Track recipes like Satisfaction Response Rate, Median First Reply Time, Current Number of Assigned Tickets,
and Total Number of Reopened Tickets
to get quick insights into how your customer support team is doing and how their volume influences the rest of your product roadmap. Sign in to get started.
- In Safari, numbers were incorrectly rounding to two decimal places in the chart's tooltip. Marking the first time that something worked correctly in IE and not in Safari. Thankfully, order has been restored.
- When you first connect with a data source, the initial value will be for that moment in time, rather than what it was at 4:30am PST.
- We now do a better job of visualization tiny numbers. If your data set ranges from 1 to -1, the Y-axis now starts at one, rather than four.
- If you happened to publish a report two weeks ago, you may have noticed that the generated summary sentence was incorrectly comparing the total change against an individual ingredient, rather than the total. We hotfixed that issue two weeks ago and any past reports that were incorrect have been corrected as well.
August 24, 2015
Send reports and comments with ease to Slack;
Pivotal Tracker now loads data from six months back;
Swap out a data connector you no longer wish to track.
Notion + Slack webhooks
– If your team uses Slack (and let's be honest, who doesn't?),
we've introduced the ability to post notifications to a channel of your choosing whenever a comment is posted on a recipe or when a report is published. Check out our easy-to-follow instructions
or head over to the new Account Settings page to get started
This is the tip of the iceberg on what's possible with Slack, so if you have any requests, please let us know.
- We now do a better job of loading historical data when you connect with Pivotal Tracker. For all of the time based recipes, rather than just showing you the current days value, we can load up to six months worth of data. Of course, we don't have the tools in place yet to scroll abck and view all of that data, but it will be coming shortly.
- Related to Pivotal Tracker, it is now possible to swap out your API key with a new one. So in the event you were testing things out, or have multiple projects in Tracker and want to switch it, you can now do just that! Please note that when you swap projects or API keys, all of the recipes associated with the first connection will be wiped.
- You can now link to specific dates in the activity feed for a recipe. So if you have a conversation from a previous interval you wish to share, when you navigate to that date, the URL will update accordingly which allows you to share direct links with your team.
- When you connect with a data connector, you'll now see a few recommended recipes specifically called out in the list. If you're not sure what you should be tracking as a team, this is a good place to start. See the recommended recipes for Pivotal Tracker here.
- If you have connected with Pivotal Tracker, you may have been receiving an email at the end of every day notifying you that the reports have been completed. Since this happens daily anyway, there's no need to send the email. So this has been fixed.
- A lot of under the hood performance issues have been released, so hopefully you are seeing a smoother experience as you navigate the site.
August 12, 2015
Notion + Pivotal Tracker
— Build better software. Make smarter decisions.
We’re thrilled to announce our first integration is now live! If your team uses Pivotal Tracker, you can easily integrate with Notion and pull over more than a dozen recipes that will automatically update each day — no need to assign out ingredients, no need to remember to report.
This integration is the first of many that will be coming in future releases, so if there is a SaaS tool that you would like us to integrate with, please let us know!
The recipes that come over from Pivotal Tracker behave just like normal recipes in our interface. You can add comments, set trends and goals, add them to multiple dashboards, and include them on your summary reports. Click here to get started
or look for the Data Connector link in the side bar
- Ingredient report landing pages were only working if you were signed in. This might have prevented you from making a report when clicking a link from a reminder email. All fixed now, so you should be good to go.
- Ingredients set to be reported at the end of the month caused a few bugs in various places of the interface. These should all be fixed. If you see any funky time related bugs, please let us know.
- Reporting an ingredient or building a report after midnight GMT also caused a few timestamp issues, depending on what time of day it was. Sadly, we did not invent time travel. Rather, we simply fixed the glitched.
July 27, 2015
- Edit Recipe Meta Data – Three releases ago, we introduced the ability to add meta data to your recipes, like setting the trend, format, and goal. And as many of you found out, you were unable to set these for your previously existing recipes. Thankfully, you can now edit these for all recipes, new and old. Be sure to update yours to get the full benefit of your status reports.
- Bi-weekly Reporting – If you are a product team like us, you are probably used to measuring everything in two-week intervals. So if you work in sprints, you can now set up your recipes to be reported every two weeks, instead of every week or month. Let us know if you have other intervals in mind as well.
- All features and no bugs make Jack a happy boy.
July 13, 2015
- Private Dashboards – Sometimes you have data that you don't want everyone on your team to see. We get that. And now, we allow that. As the owner of a dashboard, you can access your dashboard settings and make your dashboard private. Only the team members that you grant access to will be able to view your dashboard.
- Edit Dashboard Name – tired of having your dashboard be called "Testing out Notion"? Fear not, you can change that now in your dashboard settings, too.
- New and Improved Activity Feed — Our previous commenting system was rather straight forward: click into a recipe and add a comment to a long thread. We've since added some enhancements and reworked it a bit to provide more value.
- Underneath each interval along the x-axis of your chart, you can pull up a comment thread specific to that date. How come your numbers were so high or so low last month? Add your insights directly to June 30th and you'll always be able to go back and remember why.
- It's also easier than ever to add comments. On an ingredient report page, you can now optionally include a message along with your reported value.
- Charts rendered in published reports were continuing to show future intervals rather than being frozen at time of publish. This is now fixed.
- Timestamps on published reports were fixed to GMT. They are now the timezone of your account.
June 29th, 2015
- Status Reports – We've all been there. It's Sunday night, and rather than watching some great reality television, you're stuck putting together numbers pulled from emails and Excel docs and the various tools your team is using. And worse yet, you are compiling your numbers into a Word document, fully knowing that you'll be lucky if people even open it again after your meeting. That all ends now.
Your reports can now live directly in Notion, making the process of creating and sharing your weekly or monthly status reports as simple as clicking a button.
In the top right corner of your dashboards, you will see an option to "Build Report". Using natural language generation, we provide you with a brief progress report on each recipe — what is your current value, how did you improve over the previous period, and how are you tracking against your targets. Ingredient snapshots are also listed and you have the ability to include your own commentary to complete the picture.
When published, reports can automatically be emailed to your team members or you can share the URL yourself. Past reports can be found under the Account section of the side navigation.
Take a look at an example report: https://app.usenotion.com/publications/2?direct=1&token=e6149be0650045bf9e7796bb
We look forward to hearing how you use Reports with your team.
- Percentage format now properly multiplies your value by 100.
June 15th, 2015
- Recipe Meta Data – You can now set the trend and format type. Trends help you identify if your goal is to maximize or minimize your KPI. Format types include the default number format, as well as currency and percentage. Depending on the selected format, the UI will properly represent the calculated value by prepending a $ or appending a %. The percentage format also automatically multiply your equation by 100.
- Recipe Targets – Set a target to identify what your team is working towards. Incremental targets follow the same frequency as your reporting schedule. Or you can set your target as a total value. And depending on your format, you can also set percentage growth (the period over period) or steady growth (a fixed increase each period).
- Mulitple Dashboards – Segment metrics by function, team, or however your heart desires and create as many dashboards as you want. Recipes can be listed on multiple dashboards without the need to duplicate any data or report twice. Edit any existing recipe to set which dashboard it belongs to or define it when you create new recipes.
- There were zero production bugs to fix this release...Holy cow! The app is perfect. (In reality, there are probably bugs hiding in the dark corners of the app. You know the drill: If you see something, say something.)
June 1, 2015
2015-2122 Alpha Release
This release marks the official beginning of alpha! Our thanks to our super exclusive pre-alpha users for all their testing and bug finding. We couldn't have done it without you.
- Password reset – We know how it is. You try to be extra clever when creating your password and throw in a bunch of extra characters and letters...and then two weeks later, you forget if it was an @ or an a, 0s start to look like Os, and an l is an I. Well worry no more because now you can just request your password to be reset and you can start the forget-me-not process all over again.
- Overdue reminder emails – Speaking of forgetting things, in the event, you forget to report on your assigned ingredients by the due date, you will receive a single email the following day. Hopefully, that is enough to remind you.
- Reporting digest emails – As a recipe owner, you will receive an email at the end of the day if and only if you have created recipes that were due that day. The email will include all the recipes that are complete, and all the ones that are still missing so you can send a gentle reminder to your team members.
- Troubleshooting – If you get lost at any time along the way or want a refresher on how to use the app, we now have a troubleshooting page live at usenotion.com/troubleshoot.html
- If you've been tracking data for a while now, you may have noticed that you could only update the past four entries. This is no longer the case. You can now edit as far back as four periods before the first due date.
- The x-axis now properly labels the year or month, which were missing before.
- Bars now have a minimum height, so in the event, your chart approaches zero, you still have something to hover over for more information.
- Some of our fonts weren't loading in Chrome. We appreciate you putting up with Times New Roman in your charts, but that certainly wasn't by design. Hopefully, they look better to you now.
- All pages should now have a title and we added an .ico file, so if you are like us and have 500 Chrome tabs open, hopefully, it's a little easier to navigate.
- A bunch of dead links was scattered throughout the UI, leading to confusion. These have since been removed. We promise to only but them back when they are fully functional.
- The activity feed now correctly shows the updated value as the far right bar, making it easier to understand what was updated/submitted.
- Ingredient bars now have a slightly different shade of yellow than a completed recipe bar, further helping to distinguish when a report is incomplete.
- We now show a helpful error message if you enter the wrong email or password on sign in. Before, we said nothing... which helps no one.
- Despite what you were taught in middle school, there are some scenarios where you need to divide by zero. And representing data as ratios is one of them. Thankfully, we've bent the rules and made this work.
- The recipe equation builder has been updated to prevent an odd number of parenthesis from crashing the dashboard.
- Invited users no longer appear twice on the Team Members page.
May 18, 2015
- Email Reminder Digest — If you have 10 ingredients assigned to you on the same day but dread receiving 10 individual emails, this will excite you. Reminder emails are now simplified to a single email digest that reminds you of all the ingredients due that day. Adding space to your inbox and sanity to your workflow.
- Recipe Library — Helping teams find the right metrics to track now has a home. Predefined recipes grouped by function and vertical can now be found via the sidebar navigation. Select the recipe you want to add to your dashboard and the formula will already be defined for you. Tweak the formula as needed, or simply assign reporters to your ingredients and you'll be on your way. We'll be continually adding to the library each release. If you have a recipe you'd like to see just let us know.
- There's no place like home. Clicking the Notion logo in the menubar will now take you there, rather than destroying everything.
- Anonymous report avatars crashed the activity feed.
- Zeroes are numbers, too. As such, reporting all zeros no longer prevent charts from rendering.
- Recommended recipes on a brand new dashboard are now fully functional.
- Values with decimal points are now rounded down to just two in the UI making it a little more manageable to read.
May 4, 2015
- Activity Feeds – The story behind your data now has a place to live. Click on a recipe card from your dashboard and you’ll find an activity feed specific to that recipe. See reports as they come in, add notes, ask questions, and keep track of your decisions.
- Table overflow has been wrangled on expanded recipe pages. Data no longer escapes the container.
- Firefox — charts weren’t working correctly (read: at all) in Firefox. They do now.
April 20th, 2015
- Charts! (Probably one of the reasons you are using Notion in the first place.) Positive values, negative values, incomplete reports, or completely missing…we’ve got you covered.
- Recipe creation notification. Helps explain what exactly happened when you hit that Create button.
- Dave Shanley. While we are proud of our CEO, we no longer hard-code his name on every report landing page. It now probably shows your boss’s name.
- When logged in on your reporting page, you should only see active ingredients. Deleted ingredients are now just that, deleted.
- It’s now more clear that assigning ingredients requires you to enter an email address.
- What’s a team name? We now include a better description when you first sign up to help answer that very question.
April 6th, 2015