At QuickSchools, we believe in continuous improvement for our product (and service). As such, we employ the Agile Development methodology for software development. This means that we make frequent incremental releases that we call Sprints. The industry standard for Sprints is between 1 – 4 weeks. At QuickSchools, our Sprints are about 3 weeks long, give or take.
Improvements that are included in any particular Sprint are prioritized based on demand. So if a a lot of schools want a certain improvement, or if a lot of schools stand to benefit from a certain improvement, we tend to work on those first. Sprints also include general improvements to infrastructure like hardware, network and security upgrades, as well as improvements to performance, availability and data recovery (improvements you don’t necessarily notice over time). But we do try to include functional improvements to each Sprint as well. It’s really the functionality improvements that people notice and pay attention to.
Sprint D7 – May 21, 2018
That being said, we wanted to be a little more transparent with our releases. We had a release earlier this week (labelled Sprint D7) and it contains the following functional improvements:
- Student Tags
- Scheduling Dropdown (Private Beta)
- Refactoring for Master Scheduler (Private Beta)
- Report Creator bug fixes
If you have any suggestions for improvements, please don’t hesitate to engage our support staff. They will be relaying feedback to our product development and engineering teams for prioritization and development.
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