Product Idea Process


You've found the Ideation community, searched for possibilities, and finally suggested an idea to help Jama Software work better for you. What comes next?





Now that your idea has been "Submitted", it is automatically open for the community voting process. This will be the time to add further documentation, and garner discussion and votes among your community peers. A Jama Software official may come in and ask clarifying questions to help firm up use-cases to support your idea card further. 




Once your idea has generated enough votes and interest: 

It will qualify to enter the "Product Review" status. The votes will be measured and evaluated, on a monthly basis, by Community Management. Qualifying ideas typically will have received a vote number equivalent to 10% monthly Community unique login traffic. The votes, to be counted, will also be evaluated on the diversity of interest. This will trigger your idea being officially funneled to a monthly internal Product Review Process at Jama Software.

Alternatively, you may submit an idea which is already planned and on the Roadmap. In that special case, the idea will automatically qualify to go into Product Review status to facilitate direct communication with you.

Note: these metric's can and will change according to business needs.




The Product Review will have four possible status outcomes:


"Not Applicable at this time"

While this idea is popular and interesting, it is not aligned with the current Product vision and direction and we will not be adding this to our Roadmap.
"Future Consideration"

This idea resounds with our product vision and direction and while it will not go directly on the current Roadmap, we have this idea earmarked for future discovery.
"Long-term Roadmap"

This idea is going on our Long-term Roadmap, which means it is an idea we plan to work on but, may require completing foundational work beforehand.
"Near-term Roadmap"

This idea is going on our near-term Roadmap, which means it is targeted to be released within the next 6 to 12 months.


Once this status is decided, a member of the Product team may reach out to all Idea card stakeholders for discovery purposes. There will be an initial status given at this time but, as roadmaps are a "fluid" document, these status' will be interchangeable along with it. 




If idea is researched, developed and launched:







The idea will receive a status of "Released" and The coordinating release notes will be attached to the card.


Please direct any and all questions about this process to the Community Manager. Thank you for your continued support, we look forward to partnering with you!