|Zenhub Incorporates AI-Powered Features|
|Written by Sue Gee|
|Tuesday, 15 August 2023|
The software project management platform for agile software teams, Zenhub, has announced a raft of AI-powered facilities that will serve as a co-pilot to help reduce manual updates and improve productivity.
Zenhub is an agile project management tool that is natively integrated into GitHub. It is used by more than 8,000 software teams across the world, including Red Hat, Adobe, and NASA, for real-time roadmap visibility and team productivity insights.
Zenbub's approach to reaping the benefits of AI focuses on the team rather than the individual and the AI-powered features it is incorporating in its platform will assist in all the ancillary activities to writing code, such as managing projects and tasks, categorizing and prioritizing work, and other productivity-related activities. So rather than help write and debug code, the role of GitHub's Copilot, Zenhub AI aims to simplify the day-to-day processes and operational overhead involved in software project management, which can often get in the way of shipping code faster.
Another difference is that Zenhub wants to involve interested parties in the evolution of new AI-powered capabilities. According to Tyler Gaffney, Zenhub’s CEO:
“Our approach to building AI is different from most vendors today as we are building in ‘public’ with complete transparency. Our objective is to thoughtfully build AI for real-life use cases by actively collaborating with our end users and customers. Hence, we’ve also announced our early access group, where participants work with the product team directly in shaping how Zenhub AI works."
Today's announcement provides details of planned AI-enabled features being incorporated into the Zenhub platform AI Labels the first one of which, used at project inception, is available in public beta today:
As soon as a team member begins entering data into Zenhub, the system suggests potential labels for the information. Since labels power reporting, analytics, and more across the development ecosystem, this innovative feature reduces cognitive load and saves developers time while ensuring accuracy across the team’s development process.
Other AI-enabled platform features that are coming soon are relevant to specific parts of project development:
Claimed to be an "industry-first feature" it will have:
the ability to surface what work informed the "Zenhub estimate," which could also help humans better estimate what will be required to get the job done. How prior work is completed will influence future work estimations and ensure the team is on track.
All these seem to make excellent use of AI to positively impact the day-to-day activities of software teams. To learn more and get early access when these new features are ready you can apply here to join the Zenhub AI early access group.
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|Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 August 2023 )|