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Obo Tracker

  • How is Obo Tracker different from Jira dashboards?

    Jira dashboards are built for engineers. They lack the higher-level views and history that PMs need. They don't offer the custom alerts that show you at a glance where you need to focus. And you have to configure each widget just so.

    Obo Tracker is designed for Product Managers so they're never blindsided by Jira changes. You simply connect to Jira Cloud and start using it in minutes.

    Check it out and let us know what you think.

  • Do I need help from my Jira Admin to use Obo Tracker?
    Obo Tracker uses your existing Jira Cloud permissions to securely connect to the projects you have access to. Set up is easy and takes a minute. No Jira Admin required.
  • How do I know if I'm using Jira Cloud?
    If your Jira URL contains atlassian.net then you are on Jira Cloud. You'll find more details on Atlassian's Community site.

Obo Organize

  • How do I use Obo Organize with Jira?

    Easy! Connect to Jira Cloud using your existing permissions. Takes less than a minute, and you do it just once. Then, anytime, you can import just the items—epics, stories, tasks, anything–that you want to organize and plan.

    Want fast feedback from stakeholders and customers to resolve conflicting priorities? You're just one click away from Obo Priority.

    You have the option of one-click updates of your Jira issues with their Obo Value (consolidated value based on Obo Value Survey results), Obo Cost (cost estimate you enter in any units you use), and/or the priority you set in Obo. You specify which fields in Jira to update.

  • Can I use Obo Organize to create roadmaps? What else?

    Yes! Obo Organize helps you organize and plan agilely. Plan anything, from epics to features to initiatives and more. 

    Obo Organize is a quick way to create high-level roadmaps that explain the "why" behind product decisions. 

    Run Obo Value Surveys to stakeholders and use results, consolidated in each item's Obo Value, to guide decisions. If stakeholders disagree, show them why you've made tough trade-offs.

    Product Managers, Engineering Managers, IT Managers, and others use Obo Organize for planning, story pointing, prioritizing, and personal Kanban. Learn more here.

  • Can I share plans I create in Obo Organize?

    Yes! In Obo Organize, click the Share icon and set up links for specific people or audiences. Those who have the link can view, but not edit, the latest version of the plan you shared. Share with as many viewers as you like—they don't need licenses. You can remove share access at any time.

Obo Priority

  • How do I use Obo Priority with Jira?

    Easy! Connect to Jira Cloud using your existing permissions. Takes less than a minute, and you do it just once. Then, anytime, you can import just the items—epics, stories, tasks, anything–that you want to prioritize with fast feedback.

    After you run Obo Value Surveys, you have the option of one-click updates of your Jira issues with their Obo Value and/or the priority you set in Obo. You specify which fields in Jira to update.

  • Can I use Obo Priority with other planning tools?

    Sure! Obo Priority is for product managers who want to get fast feedback on priorities from stakeholders and customers. You can use it with any planning tool.

    Just import the items you want feedback on from a CSV, XLSX, or XLS file. Obo Priority automatically generates Obo Value Surveys and links you send to stakeholders and customers. You see responses immediately, so you build buy-in and make more informed decisions. Export to CSV, XLSX, or XLS.

    Patent-pending Obo Value Surveys are the best way to clarify priorities and assess the value of each option independently of others. Plus, we added fun quotes to make survey takers smile. 😊

  • What's different about Obo Value Surveys?

    Obo Value Surveys are pre-built surveys that combine several statistical survey techniques, which is why they’re patent pending. You use them with just a few clicks: pick your audiences, get a link, and send it via email, Slack, text, carrier pigeon, etc.

    People take the surveys on any device.

    Obo presents results for easy side-by-side comparison and calculates consolidated value scores that are easy to understand and use. Obo manages the entire survey process, including tabulating and presenting the results. And the surveys are fun and easy to take. Here’s a quick vid:

Obo Power Tools

  • What are Obo Power Tools?

    Obo Power Tools are SaaS applications purpose-built to tackle tough product management challenges fast. Uncover delivery risks, know where to focus, align stakeholders, and prioritize with fast feedback and buy-in. Power-up and get winning products to market faster with Obo Power Tools. Use one or the whole toolbox.

  • Why call them "Power Tools"?

    Product Managers told us that they found many PM products to be too time consuming to implement—a "heavy lift" that wasn't yielding the benefits they'd hoped for soon enough.

    So we developed Obo Power Tools to provide powerful solutions that help solve tough Product Management challenges fast.

    We're just getting started, with more Obo Power Tools coming soon. Let us know if you'd like product updates.

  • How do I install Obo Power Tools?

    There's no installation: Obo Power Tools are software as a service. As long as you have a current browser and internet access, you're good to go.

 

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