Fills a major hole in most product development toolbelts
Most product and project management tools focus on 3 views: roadmap of what's ahead, kanban view of what's currently in motion, and backlog of all the things you could possibly do.
What's majorly lacking in almost all of these tools is the toolset to effectively prioritize the items that go into each of those views. What you're left with is a giant list of things to do and a lot of supplemental tools (xls files, gannt tools, etc.) to try and do prioritization work. The whole point of product development is to figure out what the highest value things could be getting worked on and when/why, and thus, by focusing on "here's what is being worked on" over "here's what we should be working on and why", many other tools largely miss the mark.
ProductBoard's tools are custom built to solve the prioritization problem - you can choose company objectives, track customer segments & customers, score features by value/effort, and then slice & dice these things all sorts of different ways in order to best determine the right work to focus on when.
At its core, it feels like software that was designed by and for product managers, which is refreshing when compared to other tools in the space that feel like they were designed for the abstract goal of "getting things done".
* At it's core, it's just a well designed & enjoyable piece of software to use every day.
* Its prioritization toolset allows you to effectively sort/filter/schedule features along all sorts of different dimensions in a way that no other tool I've seen allows for.
* Its "insights" inbox allows you to way more effectively manage the influx of requests/feedback than other tools.
* Though the tool is easy to use, getting started can be tricky because of needing to figure out how best to map your product to the very flexible data model that ProductBoard allows for.
* I wish it had more integrations and/or a public api for syncing engineering tasks - it connects to the big ones (Jira/Pivotal/Trello) really nicely, but many folks use other tools.
Helps tell our product story
This is helping us prioritize our features. A little help on our bandwidth and if we have the pipeline full. This helps us have a clean deliverable to stake holders. Very easy portal feature to better engage company and clients. Helping us manage our large client feedback pool from multiple sources.
Very visual. It can handle the large influx of customer feedback and help funnel that to the right part of our product. Helps other departments feel involved in the product evolution and road map. Great way to keep people in the loop to what we have cookin. Love the portal aspect. Very powerful feature set there. Can't wait to engage our client based with a full portal of where we are going, where we are, and where we've been.
Easy self on boarding. Great sales process. Great overall.
Not too many cons yet. I don't anticipate too many. Not sure how fast they crank out new features yet.
Fantastic way to communicate and manage your roadmap
I have worked with productboard at multiple companies, and it's always been received well. People like the feel and organization of it and how much of the process it can help with; parts that just don't get enough attention with other products.
The best part about productboard is how teams can vet and plan improvements to their products based on how much those improvements support and achieve a company's objectives. It's so easy to get things in, annotated, and shaped that you actually do it; you don't just say you will eventually.
To start, you can use just the parts that are the most important to get up and running, and then you can use more of it as your team begins to integrate productboard into their process. And it's not hard work to get your ideas and backlog in and move forward—it's cathartic.
The biggest thing for me is performance. Sometimes some parts of the UI feel a little sluggish when lots of items are displayed and clicks get delayed. It would also be a little nicer to have the Drivers feature available at the lowest level of pricing.
Very powerful tool
I love that with Productboard you can collect all the customer feedback easily and customize it according to your needs. Thanks to this, it's easy to see what should be implemented first and which requests can wait
It can be a bit overwhelming at the beginning as it has a lot of different functionalities. However, [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] was amazing on the calls and explained to us how everything works.
We'll be using productboard for as long as our company is in business
Ability to create a home for product feedback
Ability to organise feedback against the product's hierarchy, which then completely objectifies what to build next -> productboard is the only product that can do this
Creating a publicly available portal
You can't automatically link your userbase and their orgs, meaning that you have to manually create a new organisation each time you receive feedback from a new company
The roadmapping section hasn't been great (no gantt view), however, it's about to be released
Best of breed Software
There is no better way to record your feedback and, more importantly, link your feedback to a feature that a user has asked for.
Also: the ability to strategically view all features is amazing.
There is no way to record conversations (actual audio) and save it.
Some of the filters are slightly confusing.
Curate your user feedback and manage your backlog
Productboard is an excellent tool to help you make sure your roadmap is driven by real user feedback and value to your customers.
Productboard is a fairly young company and is still building out some "no brainer" features, but they also release fantastic updates often!
Amazing helper for every organization1!
- central location for gathering all your product feedback from several locations
- easy collaboration with a team (e.g. comments)
- data driven decision support (e.g. user impact score, driver impact)
- roadmap preparation capabilities
There are definitely minor thing to improve, but nothing that would prevent us from using the tool efficiently. Really, we love using Product Board on a daily basis.
Our new product goldmine!
Better customer insights. Raw feedback that even developers can read about. Centralised team ideas.
We love using the feedback highlighter tool to link it to features and components, this is such a flawless function!
The custom views you can get on the different sections of the product really make our jobs easier.
You can really deep dive into your target groups preferences, understand the major needs and remove unnecessary noise. The progress of the features is easy to track and to share with stakeholders.
On Firefox, there is a very slow scrolling speed when all features are expanded, which can be frustrating. Also, the fact that there are only one-way integrations with Trello and Github makes us create many duplicate features.
Great product roadmap planner that makes everything visible
Productboard is a very useful tool to make our relationships transparent with our stakeholders both inside and outside the company.
The Productboard has a beautiful interface design and is very easy to use. We can easily plan product roadmaps from general to the finest details.
Prioritization scores of product features are calculated automatically according to different parameters. Thus, we can clearly see which feature we should develop first.
User feedback and tools for collecting new ideas are also outdated and very useful. We can also include our users in our product development processes.
Using the Productboard first time it should be confusing to make a setup according to your needs, but when the system understood everything gets clear and runs smoothly.
Although it has very different layouts, you may not be able to create a layout for your specific needs.
Great feedback organization software
Productboard allows me to easily understand, organize, and bucket feature requests and feedback items from our customers. As a Support Leader, it's crucial to understand where our customers are running into hiccups or what features they wish they had. Productboard allows our organization to gather insights and analyze trends based on all these customer asks. It also has a great integration with Intercom, which allows our support team to seamlessly share product feedback in a customer interaction with our Product team to process.
Productboard's UI and organizational structure makes it a bit difficult to understand who specifically gave you the feedback. It's a manual process to export users' insights so that our support team can follow through on customer feedback once we've delivered on their asks. I wish it was a bit more seamless to close these feedback loops, since it does do a strong job at keeping everything organized.
Great software for Product Managers
The ability to organize and prioritize my product roadmap and its features with a great deal of customization and granularity. Product Board has been instrumental in achieving our business goals and detail our product roadmap every step of the way.
The cost per user is a bit high. Still has to work some UI issues that are detrimental to user experience.
Fantastic full-flow product tool
Easy to capture the best ideas for your product
It has helped me develop a strong process for product.
Product Board allows me to capture all ideas from my users/customers and prioritize them with complex scoring drivers and weight them differently by product. It allows me to objectively decide what is the best feature to focus on and illustrate that decision with metrics.
Somewhat expensive, I'd like all people in my organization to be using it but we have to limit it to essential users.
Collect and organize insights from sales, customer support, and customer interviews
Build a roadmap and share it with the teams and stakeholders
The blog is a very good and qualitative learning resource for new PMs.
It might be challenging to keep your team in the loop as they don't get email notifications about updates on the boards. You will have to @-tag every person in comments.
Great tool to centralise user feedback
Productboard has been great for us to centralise our user feedback and transform it in real, actionable insights.
Great tool to centralise user feedback, great and flexible usability
Could improve relating feedback to features beyond simple user impact, such as prioritisation by market segments. I know this feature is being built atm though.
Good product for PM
It gives us structure and a place to maintain a large part of the product cycle(eg: feedback/insights -> ideas -> feature and other attributes(objectives, comments, prd links, etc.) -> prioritisation -> roadmap -> feedback(again)
Mobile app would be useful, not a must have.
Great organization tool for those in the product function
Helps in Keeping everything organized in a way that allows me to easily communicate priorities to the rest of the business (eg they have built in graphs and visualizations that I use often to help me show why certain things should be prioritized over others)
SSO is only enabled for higher pricing tiers
Great tool for product managers
It helps me track lots of information that otherwise would clutter my ZenHub board. It's also a good way to help my stakeholders see the bigger picture and the evidence around some of the product decisions we make.
not sure yet, I have only used the product for a few months.