WorkBoard Release Notes

Week Ending August 5, 2022

  •  We fixed 104 bugs, mostly surrounding OKRs. Here are a few examples of what's resolved:
    • KR RAG color displayed red when it should be green.
    • Clicking on search result was not showing the list of KRs.

Week Ending July 29, 2022

  •  A whopping 38 customer reported bugs were fixed. Let’s look at some highlights:
    • You can now access the future series in Meetings without issue.
    • Some quarterly KRs were showing as never updated even though there were updates. Fixed that weirdness.
    • There’s no more issues with loading OKRs into ADO.

Week Ending July 22, 2022

  • We sent out our July Product Launch Newsletter, jam packed with exciting updates. Check out our Release Blog for more details.
  • Big News in Biz Reviews: 
    • Quickly find your Biz Reviews, and organize and curate your list of go-to reviews. 

    • Group together a set of Biz Reviews for MBRs or QBRs, or simply organize them in shared or personal Collections. Share a set of Biz Reviews with others using one link, and archive the set for everyone when the cycle is over. 

  • OKR Enhancements

    • Easy OKR alignment, with in-the-moment, Machine Learning algorithm suggestions.

    • Improvements to Annual and Quarterly OKRs -- automate progress updates for annual Objectives with integrations, and more.

  • OKR Canvas Improvements

    • New search filters and sorting options are designed to help you find the canvas you want, fast. 

    • Use the new hotkeys on the OKR Canvas toolbar to add sticky notes or insert shells in a flash.

  • We also fixed 18 customer reported bugs! 

Week Ending July 15, 2022

  • We fixed 51 customer reported bugs. Here are some highlights:
    • Some folks were having trouble accessing their Meeting agenda - this is all fixed. 
    • Calendar view action items are now appearing in Calendar view as intended. 
    • Cascade KR calculation is taking the starting value into consideration when averaging child updates as needed. 

Week Ending July 8, 2022

  • We took a vacation! Deployments will resume the following week.  

Week Ending July 1, 2022

  • OKR updates to key results with multiple targets
    • Key result automations are now here for annual and quarterly key results. Annual and quarterly key results getting data from Snowflake and Salesforce: Check.
    • Better accountability, with the option to set owners for quarterly results.
    • Calculate averages of quarterly results over the course of the year with calculation upgrades.
  • Configuration for those orgs with ever changing Fiscal Years
    • We now have the infrastructure to accommodate variable fiscal years and quarters where dates for each quarter change year over year changes and still maintain the integrity of QoQ insights. Get in touch with your CSM for any questions! 
  • We fixed 11 bugs. One you might notice: Some confidence rating text boxes had a black background with black text, making the text illegible. Now the text is easily legible! 

Week Ending June 24, 2022

  • OKR Updates for Key Results with multiple targets: 
    • You can now select their measurement as an average of Key Results over a period of time 
    • Data connectors can be linked so Key Results are populated automatically from integrations 
    • Unique owners can be selected for individual Key Results
  • Organizations that have variable fiscal years where dates for each quarter change year over year can now configure those dates for their instance - reach out to your CSM with questions.
  • We renamed the Lookback & Learn shell in OKR Canvas to Reflect & Reset. We feel this change more accurately reflects the process teams take when starting planning cycles.
  • Glitches get Stitches. We fixed 11 bugs, with some notable fries here:
    • Application was blanking out when trying to create OKR. No more!
    • Single instance meetings in GCal showed up multiple times in the WB Meetings Module. Now you just see one, like it should be. 

Week Ending June 17, 2022

  • We made a handful of improvements to OKR Canvas including:
    • You can now use text headers as you form clusters of stickies inside the Lookback & Learn template.
    • Accessibility updates like new keyboard shortcuts. 
    • New search and filtering options on the canvas landing page. 
  • We improved the design of the Key Result and Chart trays in Biz Reviews 
  • Small but mighty changes to the Meetings dashboard to help get you where you’re going faster.
    • The page autoscrolls to your next meeting
    • As you scroll, the date reflect that which you’re currently viewing on the calendar (rather than the current date)
    • The red line on the page outlines the current time of day in your meeting list

Week Ending June 10, 2022

  • We fixed 12 bugs! Here are a few highlights:
    • Clicking on the present mode icon was not opening Biz Review in presentation mode. Now, you can present away.
    • Biz Reviews iFrame content was significantly smaller than it should be, unreadable. You no longer need a magnifying glass to read it. 
    • Some folks couldn’t edit their profile pictures. You can now snap and edit to your heart’s desire. 

Week Ending June 3, 2022

  • We fixed 17 bugs last week. Here are a few highlights: 
    • A spinning wheel was occurring when trying to view Key Result comments. That's all gone!
    • Adjustments were made so starting values don't get skipped in calculations for automated and integrated Key Results. 

Week Ending May 20, 2022

  • New Features in OKR Canvas:
    • Resize sticky notes: Adjust the size of your stickies to give you even more space to share your ideas.
    • Names on sticky notes: User names are added to new sticky notes when they're created.
    • Accessibility updates: Added keyboard shortcuts and functionality for accessibility.
  • The "hand tool" is now the primary mechanism to move/pan around OKR Canvas, accessed from the left-toolbar. If you use a mouse, you can pan around the canvas with the left button while holding the Space bar.
  • We zapped 10 bugs. Here are some highlights:
    • Deleted teams are now removed from the heatmap (Before, they were just hangin’ around…)
    • You can find KRs by searching for user name in Biz Reviews again.
    • Excel export showed KR period of Jan 01 1970 - Jan 01 1970. No more retro incorrect dates.

Week Ending May 13, 2022

  • We made two bug fixes
    • There’s no longer a 500 error was appearing when importing OKRs. 
    • Some users were receiving an error “You don’t have access to add a topic to this meeting” when attempting to add topics to meetings. Whoops - this is all fixed.

Week Ending May 6, 2022

  • We made a few small UI tweaks aiming to make a big impression with a tighter and more consumable list on the Meetings List page. Now it's easier to spot if there isn't an agenda for the meeting.
  • We fixed around 23 bugs! Some satisfying squashes:
    • Some folks were unable to remove a user from a meeting. All fixed.
    • Google Sheets integration is able to grab data for the right week to week cadence to prevent KR miscalculations.
    • Team OKRs weren't showing for co-managers. Not cool on our end, so we're glad we can keep everyone focused on their results again!

Week Ending April 29, 2022

  • We're excited about performance gains made across the site over the last 90 days: 
    • 61% improvement in web requests that allows for faster page loads all around!
    • Page loading should feel 42% faster with improvements to how we sequence what we load.
    • 32% faster load time when clicking opening up the My Objectives page. Who doesn’t want to get to their OKRs faster? 
    • 47.4% faster initial load on meetings pages. 
  • We’ve added new nifty features to OKR Canvas:
    • Invite non-team members to collaborate -- Help Article outlining the process
    • Duplicate stickies with the toolbar or Control+C and Control+V hotkeys
    • Lock object positions on OKR Canvas (Like templates, text headers, stickies).
    • Lookback & Learn template are locked by default during canvas creation.
  • The Workstream Board view has been updated so it always fills the available browser window.
  • We fixed 17 bugs. Let’s review some hits:
    • AI Tag search was failing  when using "&" symbols. Now you can use ampersands to your heart’s desire. 
    • KRs set as 'Should decrease to' were showing incorrect RAG color. No longer!
  • We made a Meetings enhancement: 
    • We'll prompt you if leave with an unsaved topic/takeaway, so you don’t run away and lose any work! 

Week Ending April 22, 2022

  • We've been working on making performance gains across the platform so WorkBoard is more responsive and faster. 
  • We fixed 18 bugs! Here are some highlights: 
    • We squashed an issue with changing owners of KRs
    • The OKR Heatmap export no longer results in the spinning wheel of death 
    • Creating AIs from Slack is working properly again

Week Ending April 15, 2022

  • We sent out our April Product Launch Newsletter, jam packed with exciting updates. Check out our Release Blog for more details.

  • Biz Reviews Delight Updates. 

    • Introducing the ability to create multiple Hotbox and Action Item Trays in Biz Reviews and highlight what’s important to you. 

    • The right-click Quick Action menu allows you to reveal shortcuts and make edits to your Biz Review without having to scroll.
  • Users can now connect their Trello board status to Key Results in Workboard, and choose to automate updates based on count or percent completed.
  • For users whose organizations leverage SSO, you can now login using a Tableau Personal Access Token.
  • OKR Power Moves
    • Now you can copy a KR to another objective within your team, or to another objective on another team with certain permissions.
    • Filter on annual, quarterly, or past OKRs in the Alignment Tree :tree: and narrow to the information you need.
  • Bring in OKRs from any team or time period to streamline the alignment conversations you’re driving in your OKR Canvas sessions.
  • Microsoft Teams Updates: Search for an objective by name, team, or owner, and clearer status of objective progress.
  • We resolved 10 bugs! Here's an example:
    • We resolved grammatical error on Excel Integration popout.

Week Ending April 8, 2022

  • Performance updates were super-charged the last few weeks. Here are some of the benchmarks from the recent cache improvements (and you might see why we’re excited): 
    • The average response time is now less than one second (0.97 sec!)
    • Throughput increased by 16.5%
    • Current average throughput is 60.9 hits/sec
  • Time zone selectors have been updated so you can search and select for your zone using PST, EST, etc., rather than searching for a random city near you.
  • We fried almost 20 bugs!

Week Ending April 1, 2022

  • There’s now the option to have more than one Action Item Tray in Biz Reviews.
  • 21 Bugs squashed. This was a big week with a ton of bug fixes landing in production. Here are some standout fixes:
    • Unfortunately Key results driven by Datastreams were returning as "Never Updated" and defaulting to Red. Behind us and apologies for the demo disruptions.
    • Was a little too hard to click on a KR and navigate to Biz Reviews - squashed.
    • Show Key Results wasn’t sticking after Biz Reviews Presentation Mode. Sticky again and back to preserving memory.

Week Ending March 25, 2022

  • Have you ever written an extensive KR only to realize it should have belonged to a different Objective? Same here. Now you can copy a KR to another objective within your team, or to another objective on another team with certain permissions. Here’s a Help Article with more details.
  • 7 Bugs were found and fixed. Here are some resolved issues: 
    • KR that was set to "Should fall within range" defaulted to starting value if last update was 0.
    • Negative numbers in a KR weren’t tracking correctly.
    • Fixed 'no event triggered' issue when clicking on my key results tab.

Week Ending March 18, 2022

  • We're continuously making updates to OKR Canvas:

    • Create your own little piece of the world (or canvas) with custom text headers, now insertable via the left toolbar

    • "Are you really sure you want to delete that?" We added delete confirmation screens to Lookback and Learn & OKR objects.
  • Over 11 bugs fixed! Here are a few that were on the docket:

    • When trying to move an Action Item from one workstream to another (e.g., feature intake → biz review), the AI was “mirrored” and not actually moved. That’s all sorted out!

    • Files in shared drives for Google Sheets weren’t visible. Now you can see all intended files, shared and otherwise.

    • The Two-Level Alignment View was taking a full minute to load. We sped that right up.

Week Ending March 11, 2022

  • Integrations are a hot topic. This release, we fixed some bugs across different data connectors. Here are some squashed issues from last week:

    • PowerBI and excel connectors were switching from % measurements to numbers. Now they'll do what users told them to do!
    • There was a little embarrassing spelling mistake where we called OKRs, ORKs… glad that one is out of the way.
    • 3-4 usability and functional bugs for setting PowerBI, Excel, Rally key result connectors squashed.
  • Meetings!

    • The add to AI to meeting popup was appearing behind the AI details popup and couldn’t be accessed. All fixed! It’s the sort of bug that made us realize how attached we had become to this nifty tool to quickly add AIs to next meetings!
    • Now when you favorite a meeting, the last meeting is pinned in the series to your favorites. Use your pinned meeting to help prep for your next one in a series!
  • Accessibility. Whoa! We fixed 112 WCAG violations on our Add/Edit Objectives and Key Results dialogs. Read more in our March Accessibility Release Notes

Week Ending March 4, 2022

  • OKR Canvas alert! We made some big improvements to sticky note interactions allowing for a more intuitive and smoother user experience.
    • First, we broke apart the move and edit text interactions. This means a single click on a sticky note will lock focus on that note, and enable the toolbar and ability to move the note. A second click will enable a user to "edit" text.
    • After creating a sticky note, the cursor auto-focuses so you can immediately add text.
    • Sticky notes dragged directly from toolbars to Lookback & Learn now attach!
    • Side note: We modified the ability for users to change OKR visibility to also include: 1) Management can view and 2) All reports to owner can view
  • As always, we’re finding and squishing bugs to keep things running smoothly. Here’s an example of an issue we said sayonara to last week:
    • WB app in MS Teams: Some users were unable to post to the channel after selecting a tab type.

Week Ending February 25, 2022

  • We knew it was a struggle to reach your Next Level OKR Alignment View, so we made it a whole lot easier to find. Instead of accessing it via the team views only, locate the Next Level View right in your My OKRs page. Then, easily share your page view organized by Objective using the unique URL.
  • Some bugs are bigger than other bugs. We think of this one as a big giant squash. Old values weren’t being wiped from some OKRs after a time duration was changed. This is all fixed now, so values appear as intended
  • Another bug we put to rest: Some folks were having trouble loading meetings and 1on1s :spin:. We like when things load and when things load well, so that’s not an issue any longer.

Week Ending February 18, 2022

  • Review our exciting February releases in detail in our Release Blog! 
  • Calibrate and Celebrate for WebEx is live! This is an awesome way for teams that work in WebEx to receive notifications about weekly goals and progress directly in the program. Want to know more about how it works? This nifty article has all the details. 
  • Enjoy the ease of using the newly places search filter in the Meetings dashboard.  
  • You can now accomplish big things with the flick of a few fingers. We’ve added some Keyboard Shortcuts  for both Mac and PC. Give ‘em a try: Ctrl+G opens Global Search and Ctrl+O opens an Action item.
  • Want to notify your whole team of something? You can now @ mention teams in WorkBoard, and every member will receive a ping on Slack or Webex!

Week Ending February 11, 2022

  • Alignment by Objective view wasn’t being organized in alphabetical order. We want your objectives to be listed in the order they’re meant to be, so we made a fix of this one!
  • We fixed a few bugs that are too small to mention, but big enough to improve your experience. Hopefully we caught them before you even noticed. 

Week Ending February 4, 2022

  • January was an awesome month in terms of accessibility improvements in our Add Personal/Team Objective and Key Results section. Review our complete Accessibility Release Notes here
  • We think this is going to be a crowd pleaser. Want to go back to your individual homepage? Clicking on the WoBo logo will transport you there. (Before, nothing happened when you clicked).
  • If you open up the OKR tray in your RBR to see KRs today, it will be there waiting patiently for you in the same state tomorrow.

Week Ending January 28, 2022

  • We heard you loud and clear that copying Workstreams, one of the favorite efficiency hacks for WorkBoard pros, wasn't working properly. It’s fixed – so you can go back to making your super moves!
  • Performance enhancements were made across the site to help shorten loading times for you Google and Outlook users.
  • Lots of other, smaller, bugs were fixed -- 27 in OKRs alone! We're making sure you have the most seamless experience possible.  

Week Ending January 21, 2022

  • Over 45 bugs were fixed! (Both bugs reported by you and bugs we found). Here are some highlights:
    • Filtering is working properly again for Objectives
    • Workstream assignee defaults have been fixed
    • Description is now properly appearing and text is no longer overlapping for RBRs
    • 1on1's show only 1on1's, and not all Meetings
  • We continue to make performance enhancements across the platform, and are measuring the improvements with incoming data! 
  • The January launch newsletter was sent. Check out the WorkBoard Release & Roadmap Blog for more detailed information on our delightful feature updates and launches. 

Week Ending January 14, 2022

  • Our teams continue to expand our Key Results integrations for a seamless experience between your data management systems and WorkBoard. 
  • We fixed some minor bugs around Meetings. We can't promise to reduce the number of meetings you have, but we can help make the product as useful for you as possible.  
  • Performance enhancements were made to help stability of the site, so you can focus on your work. 

Week Ending January 7, 2022

  • We fixed bugs surrounding slowness issues for some customers, so items load at the lightening speed we all desire. 
  • Were you receiving an error message when updating group Key Results? Sorry about that! All fixed. 
  • We fixed some of our buttons so that screen reader users can now access each close and save button in browse mode.

Week Ending December 31, 2021

  • We made some updates to help reduce your weekly screen time reports. For both iPhone and Android users, you'll now see headers for action items and meetings, and improved meeting filters to quickly find what you're looking for. 
  • This one's meta. We now allow mirroring of mirrors, which wasn't available previously. 
  • We fixed a few old bugs that are too small to mention, but will help make for a more delightful experience.

Week Ending December 24, 2021

  • We had a quiet week due to the holidays, but still made strides improving the KR experience. Not only did we make it more beautiful, but we also improved the calculations to make them more accurate.

Week Ending December 17, 2021

  • We made updates and tweaked the visuals for RBRs so it looks and acts nicer when you use it. 
  • Check out in depth Accessibility Release Notes for the month of December. The short of it is that we refined keyboard patterns for our My Objective's tab navigation, improved color contrast on the page, and improved the focus management. 
  • WorkBoard and Workday are now integrated! This makes it easier for you to manage and maintain WorkBoard Individual User reporting and Team hierarchies. Check out this article for more information and answers to common questions. 
  • We fixed bugs that you discovered and reported - thanks for helping us make these improvements! Here are some highlights:
    • iPhone app no longer crashes when adding topics (phew!).
    • The series link in the Meeting description was being duplicated, so we solved that. 
    • Calendar invitees without WorkBoard accounts were being removed, almost like they weren't important (we know they are!). We made sure to fix this issue. 

Week Ending December 10, 2021

  • We know having a seamless experience at your fingertips is important, so we've been improving the app for iPhone and Android. A few things:
    • The app now uses new meetings API for add, edit, delete meetings of both types (1on1s and group meetings).
    • We fixed a few issues that were showing in the new meetings screen, so they shouldn't bother you anymore.
  • You might notice a new, more appealing design in Objectives. We hope it suits your fancy. 
  • We spruced up charts in the RBR section so the look and function is superior to what it once was. 

Week Ending December 3, 2021

  • We made some Accessibility improvements in KR tagging. 
  • Did you notice a few little bugs in New Meetings on the iPhone app? We did, too, so we cleaned those right up. 
  • Before, @ mentions and Workstream tagging was incorrect when creating an AI. We want you to be able to @ and tag as you need, so that's been resolved! 

Week Ending November 26, 2021

  • We enjoyed some time off this week, but still did some work behind the scenes to improve your WorkBoard experience! 
  • Workday integrations were completed for various customers -- We continue to look at what's working and what can be improved to streamline this integration even further. 

Week Ending November 19, 2021

  • Gone are the days where you had to search for your favorite RBR. You can now set a specific RBR as your start page! Hot tip: When viewing your RBR, click the Kebab tool and then select "Set as Start Page." 
  • We made improvements to Key Results and tags so you can continue to set and crush your goals. Here are a few snapshots of work we did in this area:
    • New column was added in KR tags listing to show the number of keywords assigned to the tag.
    • Completed adding of keywords in Create tag and Edit tag popup
    • Working on the accessibility issues and tool tips in KR tags.
  • If you set Personal OKRs, there's no longer the "Organization Can View" option. This means your Personal OKRs can remain just that. 
  • We made performance updates across the site that should increase speed and stability in your experience. 

Week Ending November 12, 2021

  • Access the insights you need to accelerate OKR adoption and empower teams with five new analytics views!
  • Bring strategy execution into weekly focus in Webex! Easily access your team and organization’s strategic priorities directly in Webex Messaging and Meetings.
  • We've been working to improve the Jira integration. Now you can more accurately capture your KR completion by measuring progress by story points, and effortlessly connect Jira work to your OKRs with an easy-to-use Query Builder.
  • Save time manually updating your Key Results, and improve transparency of team progress now with Rally & PowerBI. 

Week Ending November 5, 2021

  • We've been working on improving our beloved RBR's. Here are some great updates:
    • The Change Owner Feature that lets you reassign ownership of a RBR to anybody who has edit permissions.
    • We added a Powerpoint Slide # to the iframe embed box. Now you can specify a slide number when you embed a Powerpoint presentation using the IFrame tray.
    • You may have noticed in Presentation Mode where “infinite scrolling” made it difficult to know when you were on the last slide. All fixed!
    • We also sorted out a little problem with the Powerpoint slide controls so now they’re on the screen too.
  • We made platform updates that might not seem obvious but should strengthen your overall WorkBoard experience! 
  • The user experience should feel flawless, so we made updates to help you have a more seamless and aesthetically pleasing time on WoBo.
  • Who doesn't like the nice new refresh button on Meeting Agenda page?

Week Ending October 29, 2021

  • We made platform and performance improvements across the site. You should feel the benefits of some faster load times, efficiencies, and more! 
  • Fixed that pesky broken "Meet Now" button, and meetings not appearing in some folks' dashboards. 

Week Ending October 22, 2021

  • We worked on some delight features for OKRs and performance updates.
  • Who doesn't love a regular bug fix, too? We fixed a bunch, but here's a quick example: The meetings dashboard should now load for everyone without a hitch. 

Week Ending October 15, 2021

  • Sync your calendar with WorkBoard meetings to easily add agendas to each of your meeting, ensuring everyone’s time is put to good use! 
  • We've fine-tuned the Calibrate & Celebrate cards in Teams so leaders can send reminders wisely. 

Week Ending October 8, 2021

  • We fixed some small bugs on the iOS app so you have a smooth experience while on the go. 
  • Multiple customer reported WebEx integration bugs have been squashed! You should now experience a roadblock free experience. 

Week Ending October 1, 2021

  • We made some performance enhancements across the site. Here's a favorite: The loading time for RBR pages has been reduced from 8 seconds to 5!
  • My Objectives component and Secondary Color Contrast accessibility was improved. Learn more about the details in the September 2021 Accessibility Release Notes.
  • WebEx and Meetings play nicer together after some bug fixes. No more fights on the playground. 

Week Ending September 24, 2021

  • We made delight and bug fixes we think you'll like surrounding Key Results and Meetings. They're probably too small to list in detail, but here are just a few:
    • You can now add a KR tag in other KR types.
    • Fixed 403 error when pulling 1on1 meetings.
    • Calculations for mirrored KRs now appear correctly. 
    • The update button is no longer mysteriously missing from KRs on the Objective page. 
    • Fix meeting link not getting added to owner calendar when participant creates meeting
    • Fix too many meetings appearing in series list

Week Ending September 17, 2021

  • Safety first! We made security updates to further ensure your protection on WorkBoard. 
  • You can now pin WorkBoard to Microsoft Teams Sidebar! The latest update to the Microsoft Teams brings WorkBoard to the surface in the Microsoft Teams app. We love to see it. 
  • We made improvements so you'll discover faster performance awesome new features in Biz Reviews. Who doesn't love these sort of updates?

Week Ending Sep 10, 2021

  • Source results from Salesforce more easily and often with the new self-service integration experience!
  • The latest update to the Microsoft Teams brings the full WorkBoard experience to the surface in the Microsoft Teams app.

  • We have added a new annual objective with quarterly results view and implemented several collaboration improvements to Biz Reviews, including a Full screen mode for a more immersive Biz Review experience.

  • Fixed a number of other bugs that are probably too small to mention, but hopefully make for a more delightful experience.

Week Ending Sep 3, 2021

  • Platform performance improvements: 
    • 65% improvement on average of updating key results and putting score on the board!
    • 59% faster experience on average of saving key results
    • 38% faster initial load on average of workstreams
    • 64% faster experience of adding a new member to large teams
  • Accessibility and crisper look and feel across OKR pages and key result interactions.
  • Bug and delight fixes:
    • User experience improvement so it is a lot more clear that prior result updates can be edited and adjusted. Here's to it never being a question again!
    • Your Biz Reviews lists are now sorted alpha numerically and hopefully a lot easier to find.
    • Date of last update for result roll-ups should now reflect the date of last update made to the underlying results
    • &s some times like to show up with a few extra characters. We made some fixes to these on action items to send those characters back into hiding.
    • OKR alignment is automatically applied when results are sourced from other OKRs. You should now be able to remove that alignment if you would like.
    • A few more bugs here and there!

Week Ending Aug 27, 2021

  • Bug fixes centered around APIs, Webhooks and admin capabilities
    • Improvements to admin flows; the path for adding new organization admins is back up and running. Unnecessary selections for removing users from teams or changing their team roles are resolved so you have less obstacles in your way.
    • In-app guidance and labels for inviting external users from other organizations to your team for collaboration should be significantly more clear.
    • Workday user provisioning can now re-activate accounts of previously de-provisioned users who have rejoined the company.
    • Tweaks to self-serve SSO set-up
    • Zapier integration to update key result data was tweaked for better reliability
    • API webhook optimization for sending data for weekly key result updates
    • API adjustments for calling last update values for group results and mirrored key results

Week Ending Aug 13, 2021

  • Pop-ups for commenting on key results in Biz Reviews were floating a little too far away from the key result they belonged to. They’ve floated back home. 
  • The handy list of your direct and dotted reports’ key results was having some trouble giving you the transparency you need. It is back to delivering on its duty. 
  • Intermittent issue with loading of the full key results list under the My Key Results page was fixed. 
  • Filtering to past OKRs from the My OKRs page was having a couple of hiccups. Back to searchable and retrievable.  
  • Converting an action-item to a sub-action-item workflow had a search glitch that was resolved. 

Week Ending Aug 6, 2021

  • Enhanced Annual Objectives with Quarterly Key Results with:

    • Simplified navigation and forms to set quarterly results 
    • Filter enhancements to focus on quarterly results 
    • Consolidated View all results under an annual objective when scrolling below the Heatmap 
    • Annual objectives with quarterly results included in all exports (Print, Word, Excel)
  • Accessibility Enhancements around OKR functionality
    • Improvements to Key Result Due for Update Page
    • Improvements to Key Result Details page
    • Smaller improvements to objective Pop-up
  • Early access to our enhanced meetings integrations are now available for Outlook early access clients.
  • Fixed a number of other bugs that were probably too small to notice but are important to drive stability and performance!

Week Ending July 23, 2021

  • Some performance tuning to help Workstream loading to be a whole lot faster! 
  • A few more minor bug fixes 

Week Ending July 18, 2021

  • Accessibility Enhancements around OKR functionality
    • Improvements to Key Result Due for Update Page
    • Improvements to Key Result Details page
    • Smaller improvements to objective Pop-up
  • Fixed a number of API bugs and a couple more bug fixes that were hopefully too small to notice

Week Ending July 2, 2021

  • Launched three powerful new capabilities:

    • WebEx Integration: You can now bring the WorkBoard experience into WebEx so you always have your OKRs in your line of sight! @ mentions in WorkBoard will now send a real-time notification to users in WebEx

    • Confidence Ratings Enhancements: See confidence ratings throughout the application, including Biz Reviews and Mirrors
    • Create Annual Objectives with Quarterly Key Results: Simplify OKR creation where objective remains constant and the KR targets are varied over the year, and get a more cohesive view of QoQ progress
  • Refreshed and simplified the language for selecting measurement and Data Source Types in the OKR wizard to make it a little easier
  • Fixed a number of other bugs that were probably too small to notice

 

May 30, 2021

  • Introduced a new accessibility feature! You can now “Skip to Main Content” and “Skip to Secondary Navigation” to help both keyboard and screen reader users quickly navigate to the main body of the application and to a tool's secondary navigation
  • Continued to make several important accessibility improvements, including keyboard interactions and semantic labeling of components in My Objectives
  • Fixed a number of small bugs

 

Week Ending May 21, 2021

  • Added Planned vs. Actual Line Charts to Biz Reviews
  • Resolved instances of unexpected behavior of the back button from KR Details
  • Fixed a number of other bugs that were probably too small to notice but are important to drive stability and performance!

 

April 26th, 2021

  • Enabled Calibrate & Celebrate for all customers using Microsoft Teams   
  • Launched an option for Committed Key Results for all customers

 

Week Ending Apr 16th, 2021

  • Fixed display issues with mirrored Key Results in Biz Reviews  
  • Fixed a couple of bugs found during early access to Calibrate & Celebrate
  • Refined the My Direct and Dotted view to ensure all relevant Key Results are displayed
  • Tinkered with our internal workings to keep things running smoothly

 

Week Ending Apr 2nd, 2021

  • Launched a series of exciting updates to our Mobile App in iOS:
    • New tab view for My Key Results 
    • Refreshed look and feel of My OKRs page 
    • Simplified navigation to organization OKRs 
    • Clean-up of the Action Item list
  • Made some big improvements to accessibility in our web login flows
  • Export to Microsoft Word can now display KR comments 
  • Improved performance and load times for My OKR pages 
  • Resolved a few recurring Email notification bugs 
  • Fixed a few other bugs that were probably too small to notice

 

Week Ending Mar 19th, 2021

  • Turned on Calibrate & Celebrate in Microsoft Teams for a small set of users (more to come soon!)
  • Fixed an issue with “&” in the jump-to field
  • Resolved an inconsistency with comments in a “Mirror” of a Mirror
  • Fixed a glitch with display of interval Key Results in KR Trays and the Hotbox of a Biz Review
  • Resolved an inconsistency in the number of teams displayed when sending a nudge through Results Analytics
  • Fixed a couple of small bugs in searching for and adding tags to Action Items

 

Week Ending Mar 12th, 2021

  • Turned on Confidence Ratings & KR Predictions for everyone!

  • Resolved team name changes not being consistently reflected in the alignment view

  • Made sure the sort order of KRs in Biz Reviews is consistent when you click "Show Me Key Results"
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some users from adding tags to Action items
  • Made a few other small bug fixes to keep things running smoothly

 

Week Ending Feb 26th, 2021

  • Unified OKR filters across all OKR pages

  • Launched a set of enhancements to Results Analytics that make it much easier to send kudos to the highest-scoring teams, send a nudge to the lowest-scoring teams, and message any teams with 0% or 100% progress

  • Made a set of small but important performance improvements

  • Fixed how special characters (like “&”) show up in Team names and workstreams

  • Cleaned-up the My Objectives page for new users

  • Solved a few inconsistencies with the last update dates

  • Made sure Biz Reviews are enabled to show up for everyone by default
  • A few other small bug fixes to keep things running smoothly

 

Week Ending Feb 19th, 2021

  • Made a small change to Action Item attachments

  • Fixed a couple of bugs that were probably too small to notice

 

Week Ending Feb 12th, 2021

  • Reduced the load speed for the team directory in admin tools to under 2 seconds
  • Cleaned up text wrapping in Biz Review Objective trays
  • Solved a few inconsistencies with filtering for Sub-Actions on “This Week” page
  • Fixed a glitch in saving and auto-refreshing results based on workstreams
  • Made sure “KRs due for update” and your list of Key Results are fully in sync
  • Fixed a few small glitches

 

Week Ending Feb 5th, 2021

  • Reduced load speed of OKR alignment in large orgs to be much snappier
  • A few tweaks to help Results Analytics do its data crunching
  • Enabled Key Result sorting to carry through the app
  • Solved a small glitch in the admin tools’ functional team search
  • Made sure you can add interval and cascaded results to Biz Review KR trays
  • Fixed a few other bugs that were probably too small to notice

 

Week Ending Jan 29th, 2021

  • Enabled provisioning of more than one email to a user
  • Fixed a glitch that prevented email notifications from being sent to some users
  • Tinkered with a some internal workings to ensure our platform runs smoothly

 

Week Ending Jan 22nd, 2021

  • Made some big performance improvements:

    • ~25% improvement in updating KRs 
    • ~35% improvement in loading Biz Reviews
  • Launched Confidence Ratings for Key Results (configurable by organization)

  • Enabled Key Result Prediction (configurable by organization)
  • Added icons to show permission settings for Key Results (configurable by organization)
  • Made our Biz Review KR trays a little more legible
  • Enabled team archiving through public API
  • Made some important accessibility improvements to the login flow and a few other spots in the platform
  • Tweaked our code to accommodate Slack API updates
  • Made a few other small bug fixes to keep things running smoothly

 

Introduction to our Release Notes

With the WorkBoard Release Notes we hope to provide you with visibility to how our platform is evolving with every update. For more details on specific features or bug fixes, check out our Roadmap Blog or contact your Customer Success Manager.

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