Roadmap’s development debt acted as a major roadblock for quick delivery of features to customers, and designers could not touch the codebase.
Working with Roadmap, we built a companion time tracking app in Ember. This allowed Roadmap to leave its legacy codebase behind and enabled quick collaboration and iteration. I developed reusable processes for Roadmap to use on future projects.
I acted as product manager, designer, and front-end developer, allowing me to guide features from conception to implementation in Ember, our chosen front-end framework. I sequenced releases, wrote tests, configured servers, and setup a continuous integration process.
As we released features, I organized our beta testing program to work with existing customers to incorporate their feedback into the next iteration.
Short feedback loops between myself, customers, and the lead developer made it easy to test the new design system and development process. Roadmap has applied the processes I defined on Odometer to all their development projects.