Ten Years and Counting
In 2006, we launched Unfuddle. Things were a little different back then.
Git was in its infancy.
The mention of the word “scrum” evoked images of a sport.
And no one ever said the words “pull request.”
But Unfuddle helped software developers to manage their code and focus their teams. It resonated with project managers, too.
Unfuddle had a certain style to it. It was approachable, intuitive — perhaps even obvious. Project managers loved the reporting tools. Developers loved the clean interface. And we took away the complexities of code hosting so that teams could focus on building stuff — their best stuff.
Unfuddle’s approach has always been incredibly easy to understand. Even today, when teams join Unfuddle, they get it. They still do.
But today, development teams are more complicated. Git, agile, lean, kanban and others have inserted themselves into our workflows.
The future of project management demands tools that simplify and sustain teams — not bog them down. We are not talking about simplistic tools. We are talking about simplified ones.
Tools that do away with the encumberance of “stuff” that only serves to get in the way.
Tools that get right to the heart of the matter: to help teams be on the same page in an environment of shifting priorities.
Tools that get out of the way, and fade into the background like they should so that teams can concentrate on doing awesome work.
What’s in a number?
June 24th, 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of Unfuddle. That’s 10 years of helping teams succeed. Tens of thousands of teams. Tens of thousands of software projects. Ten years of experiencing the pains of software development alongside you — our customers.
It’s all led to a new product that we will be unveiling soon. Its codename is Unfuddle TEN.
We have always been about the straightforward, easy, and simple. It’s our hallmark with Unfuddle. That will never change. And our new product carries on in that 10 year tradition.
If you love software that is obscenely obvious to everyone on your team, you are going to love Unfuddle TEN. We are sure of this.
But we are still working. And we want to know what you need most today. What do you struggle with at work as a project manager of a software team? As a software developer? How can Unfuddle help with your work, your team, your projects?
You can also leave a comment below.
Get back to basics.
We want to bring back the love, the fun, and the success of building software. We want to see teams do their best stuff.
Let’s bring back the feeling that fired you up to be a developer. When working together to solve problems through elegant solutions is what got you up in the morning. When friction on a team was the clashing of great ideas; not today’s clashing that comes over miscommunication, misplaced pride, or miserable expectations.
Are you with us? Then let us know!
Question: What do you struggle with at work as a project manager of a software team? As a software developer? How can Unfuddle help with your work, your team, your projects? Share your answer below or on Twitter or Facebook.