Linear Unveils Revolutionary Timeline Feature to Streamline Project Planning
- Linear has released a new timeline feature which allows customers to better plan and visualize their projects over time
- The timeline feature includes drag and drop bars to easily adjust project timelines, as well as progress bars to show the completion status of issues
- Linear also offers predictions of when a project may be completed based on team velocity, rest of the issue downloads and chief guests
- Lastly, there is also a post project option with an icon to distinguish it from other projects.
Live Visualization and Project Model Changes: New Timeline Feature Launches
- The timeline feature has been requested for a long time
- It provides a live visualization of what is going on in projects, with the challenge of merging data to allow users to interact with it
- There were many design changes made to create an experience that is both free and accurate when interacting with the timeline
- A new model for creating projects has been added with acronyms and icons
- Users cannot currently change start dates once the project starts, however this may become possible in the future
- Two techniques are used to make scrolling smoother: virtualized list for vertical scrolling and render batching for infinite scrolling.
Custom Scroll Bar Improves Performance and Navigation for Larger Projects
- This video discusses a custom scrolling bar used to improve performance when viewing larger projects. The native scrolling behavior can cause glitches such as overlapping and resizing bars, so the custom scroll bar was added to avoid those issues
- It also allows for better navigation with smoother transition and automatic scrolling when reaching boundary limits. Additionally, the design process involved several iterations of exploration to create an interactive timeline that could show predictions
- The challenge was to present enough information while keeping the timeline fast.
Maximizing Efficiency: How Project Management Can Help Streamline Development
- Projects are typically kept small in scope and limited to one feature
- A 3 month period is usually used when planning projects as priorities can change
- Projects are shipped early so feedback can be received and changes can be implemented if needed
- Bug fixes and optimization are not handled by projects, labels are more suitable for this use.
An In-Depth Look at Quarterly Planning and Project Tracking at Our Company
- We have a quarterly planning process to identify projects and features to build
- The project brief outlines the goal for the project and details any user research done
- Tasks are scoped out as a team, with most teams consisting of three people (an engineer, designer and possibly user facing)
- Labels are used to categorize and track issues
- Story points are used as a relative measure of task complexity
- For design tasks, the approach is identifying the problem first before scaling.
Efficient Collaboration in Global Teams: Linears One Week Cycles
- Linear works in one week cycles with two teams from different time zones
- Cycling involves discussion, assigning tasks, and prioritizing projects to get an estimate of how much work needs to be done
- Exploration tasks are done for larger projects to create better estimates
- Engineering goal rotation is also part of the cycle, with engineers helping customer support and gaining knowledge from exposure to user problems and bugs.
Linear.app Introduces New Feature with Slack Integration, Previews and Demos at Release Event
- Linear.app is providing previews for their new feature, providing an opportunity for feedback
- Slack has been provided as a platform for communication and feedback
- A button has been added to the Avatar menu allowing users to easily access Slack
- There may be design demos during the new release event showcasing the features that have been built
- Attendees have the opportunity to hang out and ask questions.