Parking Lot View

The Parking Lot needs beefing up.  If you have a lot of granularity to your Parking Lots (created Parking Lot A, Parking Lot B, ... Parking Lot Z) it gets hard to us UX wise.  The gray expandable box on the Board view resulting in lots of scrolling.  Creating them is time consuming. Multiple clicks - on the board you add it then edit it. On the Release page you can convert a release to a Parking Lot but can't create one out of the gate as a Parking Lot.  List view doesn't let you prioritize. Using Filters, especially on List, is clunky, especially if people don't update their filters correctly.  Having a Page dedicated to the features of grooming the Parking Lot specifically would go a long way to making large parking lots useful.  Right now they really are not.

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  • Jan 14 2016
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  • Luc Van de Vyver commented
    April 19, 2016 06:58

    From the UI point of view a suggestion :

    a lot of Parking Lot  means mostly : a lot of lots with a few items.

    It would be nice if we can stack the lots vertically (instead of only horizontal)

    That would reduce the scrolling considerable and it allows some extra orderinglogic

  • John Seifert commented
    October 13, 2017 11:57

    For us, releases are how our roadmap is defined.  It is very time consuming panning back and forth to see what is on the parking lot for 3-5 years roadmap of releases..  We need to filter the release detail view by parking lot, date range, product, release owner and so on.

     

    Please provide this filtering capability.

  • Nathan Dintenfass commented
    May 10, 2018 23:29

    +1 The slide-out Parking Lot seems nice in a demo, but in our real work it’s an awful experience for two reasons. First, lots of horizontal scrolling but even more painful because it’s done in a little side window. Second, when you make a new Theme in the Parking Lot the parking lot scrolls immediately back to the far left, forcing you to then re-scroll all the way to the right to rename it. This is maddening every time I go to spin up a new Theme, which is the core activity at the front of our product development funnel — this means at the moment I should be empowered by Aha to originate a Theme I find myself impeded by Aha instead.

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    Austin Merritt commented
    August 15, 2018 02:09

    A quick update here -- the issue mentioned in the previous comment has been fixed. Now when you add a new parking lot column, the parking lot will no longer scroll back to the first column.