View users, check-ins and insights for your whole reporting line

Every user on Progression can have a manager which creates reporting lines up and down the org. With this release you're able to view the people, check-in progress and aggregated check-in insights right down the reporting line.

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Edit skills in framework view

We're always looking for ways to speed up the process of creating a framework, we now let you edit a skill without leaving the framework page.

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Review check-in progress across your whole org

Many of our customers run check-ins as part of a quarterly process where the whole organisation completes a check-in. With this release we make it easier for org admins to get an org wide view of checkin progress:

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This new view shows you each person's progress on their latest check-in and follow up with people who haven't started a new check-in recently.

An easier way to categorise skills

Last week we focused in on a very specific action that we knew was a confusing and lengthy process: categorising skills.

In a Progression framework skills can be categorised in anyway you like but the process of moving a skill from one category to another and adding a new category to a framework was slow and clunky.

We've added a drag and drop interface that makes it simple to re-categorise skills and create new categories. You can find it when you click "edit categories" on the top left of your framework.

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A new website, and open access!

New Website

We've been working hard on getting all our ducks in a row for the last few weeks in preparation for a public launch, and have now turned on public signups!

You can now start your trial from our website and if you like it, get going without ever having to talk to us, which we're sure you're thrilled about. Who needs another zoom call.

That said, we do still want to chat! If you have questions or ideas please do reach out to us on our chat bubble or support@progressionapp.com.

Other things of note:

  • Much more accessible pricing, whatever team size
  • A much bigger library of skills for you to adapt and work from
  • A few case studies from our existing customers.
  • I also re-recorded my video demo (gradually improving, but still a not-so-concise 13 mins!) in case you want to see some of our new features.

Descriptive URLs

Today we've released a small change to how we display URLs, we've made them a bit more descriptive.

So for example:

https://app.progressionapp.com/teams/1234

is now

https://app.progressionapp.com/teams/acme-user-research

and

https://app.progressionapp.com/orgs/1234

is now

https://app.progressionapp.com/orgs/acme

Check-ins get a random string as an identifier e.g. https://app.progressionapp.com/checkins/hRJFUKhuWQyB

All the old URLs will continue working for now, at some point down the line we'll switch over to only using word-based URLs.

We'll be rolling out similar updates for users and skills in the near future.

It's now much easier to copy and replace skills

Add a skill from the library

The difference between your skills and library skills has always been a bit vague. Today that's fixed. We've rolled out an improvement to how you manage the skills in your collection, and bring them in from elsewhere.

From now on if you add a skill from the library it stays the same and you can't edit it automatically. But by making a copy you get an identical replica of that skill that you now own and can edit.

More than that, if you're using one of those skills in a team (or multiple teams) we'll offer to swap the new one in in its place, including any levels that have been added to positions in that team. Think of it as uncoupling the skill from the original while keeping everything else the same.

This should mean you can start with one of our standard frameworks, or a collection of our skills, then whenever you want to make changes do so in one click. Much better.

Add levels to your skills from your framework (and so much more...)

Jonny here!

Wow, so many things have shipped in the last week that I just had to go through our releases in Github to work it all out.

First of all a confession. I've been working on a covid project for the last couple of weeks which has blown up and taken a lot of my time. The amount we've managed to ship even with me a distracted mess is deeply awesome and thanks to Neil. So this list is me taking credit for his work.

I'm going to just list stuff as I find it and we'll see how we get on eh.


A new more sensible navigation pattern across all org pages

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You'll spot when you head to your organisation that it now has nice tabs to separate your teams, skills and people. When you have 50+ skills, 20+ teams and 100+ people the old way was not working, and we've fixed it.

We also improved that pattern wherever else it lives, to give you consistency.


Skills improvements

A whole load of improvements to skills here.

1. A way better way of finding and adding skills to your frameworks

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We added search and filtering to all lists of skills. So thats in your org's skills list, in the framework when you're adding skills and in our skills library too. No more endless scrolling!

2. You can now add levels to your skills from your framework page

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This is a biggy for us. Previsouly in order to add a new level to a skill you'd have to go and edit the skill in its own page. Now you can do it all from your framework, meaning creating, improving and updating skills can happen as you're building your framework. So much better.

3. Add skills directly to categories

No longer do you have to add skills to a framework then separately put them in categories. Click the (+) in any category header and you can add skills directly, saving you vital clicks.

It even scrolls you to the skills you just added to make life even easier.


Misc improvements

We've also continued to make Progression more secure, squashed bugs and added things that our customers have been asking for. The road to an infinitely easier framework creation and measuring experience continues!

We're now into our pre-launch roadmap, so expect to see dramatic updates to our website, new clearer pricing and much much more.

As always, you can check out our roadmap (here) for more!

A better way to add skills to your framework

As our skill library has grown from around 40 skills to over 100 and from 1 publisher to 5, the original interfaces we created for browsing and finding skills have needed an upgrade. Today we're updating our "skill picker".

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Now, when you're adding skills to a framework, you can filter by publisher and search the skill library.

Over the next couple of weeks we'll be rolling out updates to how organisations can browse their own skill libraries as well as updated Progression skill library.

Export, import & sync your users from CSV

A key feature for supporting larger teams is enabling imports of users and then syncing that data with Progression. We've taken the first step in rolling that out with our new CSV export import & sync feature.

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You are now able to download all your users in a CSV, including fields like name, manager, team, position and active status. You can then modify and reimport. We'll create new users for the ones that don't exist and update existing users where the emails match. All this happens as a background process which means it can easily scale to support the import & sync of thousands of users.

Eventually we'll use this same technology to allow you to connect your HR system so all your users are automatically kept up to date.