January 16, 2020

Board Genius: Added comment syncing this week.

Matt @TacosToGo

Board Genius syncs tickets between project management apps like Jira, Github and Trello. When I launched the MVP, I set aside some features that I knew would be more difficult to build. One of those feature was syncing ticket comments.

I don't know how many of my users want/expect comment syncing but I do know at least one user (that I lost) thought that comment syncing was something that would "just work" in Board Genius. After letting him know we did not support that yet, he went and looked for another solution. This gave me the motivation to build finally comment syncing!

And turns out it wasn't as bad as I thought - It probably took about half the time that I planned. However, I don't think this means it should have been in the MVP. You simply can't know these things and have to go with your intuition! Also, if I knew this extra task (with unknown effort) was on my plate, I might have procrastinated other things and delayed the MVP launch more than just the time/effort of this task!

That's all for now.

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