San Ramon, CA, 28thMay, 2010
OutSystems Launches Wisdom of Crowds, Opens Product Development Process to the Community.
New crowdsourcing application provides the IT community with a direct line to OutSystems' R&D for feedback on Agile Platform features and future versions.
OutSystems, provider of the industry leading Agile Platform application development environment, announced today the launch of a new community-oriented application: Wisdom of the Crowds;
This crowdsourcing application gives Agile Platform users a dedicated space for providing direct feedback to OutSystems on what new features or services that they want to see in the Agile Platform;
Built using the Agile Platform in a single week, Wisdom of the Crowds also allows for users to interact with one another online, sharing feedback on proposed releases and voting on ideas submitted by their peers;
Wisdom of the Crowds is currently in public beta and is open to anyone registered with OutSystems’ Agile Network;
The application will remain open indefinitely and will evolve over time using Agile sprint cycles to include enhanced functionality and features;
In the two weeks that Wisdom of the Crowds has been active, 388 users have contributed 189 ideas with 537 comments and 1719 likes (votes) by the community;
10 ideas have already been implemented and have been made available in the latest version of the Agile Platform
13 ideas are set for implementation by OutSystems and will be included in the 5.1 product release targeted for a June delivery;
"Our community knows what they want out of the Agile Platform, so it only makes sense that we should provide a better channel for feedback and ideas than a simple message board,” said Mike Jones, VP of Marketing for OutSystems. “We’ve been using Wisdom of the Crowds internally to gather input and ideas on a number of different topics, so we decided to open it to our developer community to get their input on what they want to see in the Agile Platform. We’ve found it to be a great instance of enterprise-class use of a social, web-based, agile-built application.”
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OutSystems’ Agile Platform is used by IT teams around the world to rapidly develop and manage flexible web applications and business processes using agile methodologies. The integrated platform unifies the two life-cycles of application development and business process management within a single, powerful environment - enabling the automation of business processes and delivery of flexible web applications that are built for continuous change.
Companies use the Agile Platform to integrate, develop, deploy, monitor and change web apps and business processes - delivering business value in weeks rather than months or years.
Introduced in 2001, with over 6,500 installations, OutSystems’ Agile Platform has been honored with multiple CODiE and JOLT awards and is supported by an active community of more than 1,700 developers, 500 certified practitioners and over 50 implementation partners. Its free Community Edition is also available at https://www.outsystems.com/download.