• Farzad Ban, almost 5 years ago

    Hi DN,

    I miss this place. It feels like it was yesterday we worked with Andrew and his team to redesign DN for the first time. Given the community here and the potential, we had to take it on, no matter how crazy the timeline was (If I remember this correctly, it took us about a week or two to get it done).

    Anyway, after a decade of working on all kinds of projects with teams from trendy startups to fortune 500 companies and governments, we learned a lot about productivity and what blocks most teams to reach their true potential.

    So around Christmas, back in 2016, we started sketching. Our goal was to create a radically transparent project and task management system for teams. Almost 2 years and a successful beta launch on PH, Roadmap v.1.0 is finally here!

    With Roadmap, you can prioritise your projects with clarity, manage your team's tasks with transparency and track true progress with just a glance.

    Have a look. I hope you like it.

    4 points
  • Julian H, almost 5 years ago

    A small thing I found: Your "Next up"-link at the bottom of the product page links to "onroadmap.com/why-roadmap", which doesn't work. The nav links to "why" only, that works.

    1 point
    • Farzad Ban, almost 5 years ago

      Thank you Julian for letting me know. We recently shortened all of our links to What, why, how, and who so that might have caused the issues. Fixed and pushed live.

      0 points
  • Luke MillerLuke Miller, almost 5 years ago

    What's going on with that shakey hover state on the left nav?

    1 point
  • John Low, almost 5 years ago

    Hello Farzad,

    Just wondering is 3drops as agency still works on client projects or focused entirely on Roadmap. Thanks.

    1 point
    • Farzad Ban, almost 5 years ago

      We still take on client work from time to time when the right one comes along. We are definitely more picky than others when it comes to finding the right fit thanks to Roadmap. That means we no longer depend on client work to pay our bills.

      But we are still active and looking for the one. Our last client work was about a couple of months ago and it was probably our most challenging and rewarding project yet. We worked with governments around the world to simplify and unify the online visa processes for over 60 countries at once. Working with that many stakeholders, on such a complex system, with a tight deadline given by each country, and so many moving pieces, we really pulled off the impossible and shipped a solution we are really proud of. Not to mention that it was delivered on time and within budget.

      To me, personally, with my history with visas, that project meant a lot. I've been stateless for half of my life and I still don't have permanent citizenship anywhere in the world. I wrote a post about what it's like and what I learned in the past 14 years here if you are interested: https://medium.com/@farzadban/what-i-learned-from-getting-deported-twice-and-building-two-successful-businesses-in-the-process-6cf114facacd

      Anyway, I think we've found a good balance between starting and growing our own businesses and helping others with theirs when our values and our ideas of how work should be done match.

      Hope that answered your question.

      3 points
  • Bill Addison, almost 5 years ago

    Love the design for this website!!!

    0 points