Release Notes

Release Notes

Release Notes

Release Notes for 1.1.704

25th June, 2020

New Features
  • Topic card comments can now be edited and deleted from within the Discussing column
  • Dark Mode is available for everyone now. It can be accessed from the left menu
  • Dedicated menus to improve the experience for Guests
  • End Meeting button is now always visible to the Facilitator once the meeting has started
  • Link to our Security Policy PDF has been added to the footer

Bug Fixes
  • SVG assets were not always displaying on Chrome – fixed
  • Adding comments to topics on mobile had stopped working – fixed
  • IntroJS guide has been disabled for mobile
  • Scrollbars were appearing on Firefox when Dark Mode was active – these have been removed

Release Notes for 1.1.693

16th June, 2020

Bug Fixes
  • Removed notification that appeared when trying to edit someone else’s topic card. This has been replaced with clearly defined editable and non-editable fields.
  • End Meeting button Lean Coffee meetings had stopped working
  • Additional text from Add Topic button removed
  • Topic cards going underneath columns when dragged form the Discussed column
  • Additional spacing removed from mobile layouts
  • Topic card author name re-alignment
  • Logo position fixed for iPad

Release Notes for 1.1.688

16th June, 2020

New Features
  • ZOOM performance has been improved with an API update
  • Comments are now visible in the Discussed and To Discuss columns
  • End Meeting button relocated to the top of the Discussed column for better visibility
  • You can now discuss topics for longer with additional time lengths available to select from
  • IntroJS style guides for Lean Coffee meetings, have been added for Facilitators and Attendees
  • The invite attendees popup has been made easier to use
Bug Fixes
  • Dark Mode colour updates
  • Reduced topic card vertical heights
  • The IntroJS onscreen help guide has had text updates and has also been restyled
  • Facilitators are unable to scroll the control panel on Firefox
  • The radio buttons on the Lean Coffee meeting summary popup had stopped working

Release Notes for 1.1.668

9th June, 2020

New Features
  • Dark Mode option is now available
Bug Fixes
  • Topic author names have been made darker
  • Vote button not appearing for some people in a particular set of circumstances

Release Notes for 1.1.665

8th June, 2020

New Features
  • Lean Coffee Meeting Summary PDFs now display content clearer
  • IntroJS style guides for Lean Coffee meetings is available for some Users in Beta
Bug Fixes
  • SignalR occasionally dropping connection for some users
  • Vote button not appearing for some people in a particular set of circumstances

We still have a long backlog of requested features and ideas to improve Lean Coffee, which we will deliver in the coming weeks. Please contact us with any feedback.

Release Notes

The BIG update is Live!

The BIG update is Live!

We are delighted to reveal our new and improved Lean Coffee Table! We have been working hard on shaping our tool to give customers what they asked for – enhanced functionality and a sleeker user interface.

The originator of the Lean Coffee Table meeting format, Jim Benson, has given us some great feedback which we have incorporated into the new version.

Completely refreshed user experience, optimised for all devices

Improved menus for site navigation
Cleaner topic card design and ability to add new cards
You can now capture actions and learnings as the session progresses

Other key improvements include:

  • Facilitators can allocate more votes at any time during the session (once the previous 3 have been used up).
  • Simpler merge functionality has been introduced to help combine similar topic cards
  • Actions can also be added by anyone at any time, not just against the topic under discussion
  • The ‘anonymous author’ option is maintained across all columns on the board.
  • The addition of a ‘go with the flow’ option at the end of a timed discussion. This horizontal thumb is for those that don’t have a strong opinion either way.
  • Users can edit and delete their actions or learnings (Editing comments is coming soon)
  • You have a greater choice of timer sounds
    and we’ve changed the default too!

We still have a long backlog of requested features and ideas to improve Lean Coffee, which we will deliver in the coming weeks. Please contact us with any feedback.

Release Notes

New Agenda-based meeting format

New Agenda-based meeting format

Subscribers to Lean Coffee Table will be the first to try our new agenda-based meeting boards, for free.

Many of our global customers have asked for an alternative meeting format for their distributed teams. The new structured meeting type will be highly interactive and visually simple, building on our Lean Coffee Table experience.

Online meetings are an increasingly important part of our time at work and yet they often fail to deliver the benefits they could.  Mainly due to a dull, traditional approach and limited tools.

Our vision is to change this by maximising the engagement and creative contribution of all participants.

We can achieve this using real-time interactivity, enabling multiple-contributions whilst maintaining a clear focus with a simple and pleasing layout.

The agenda-based meeting board will be released in a Beta version and will be free for our LCT subscribers for a limited period. We would love to hear your feedback and suggestions.

In the future we will offer the new meeting format as an optional upgrade to your LCT subscription.

 

The benefits of our new agenda-based meeting board

 

  • Engage attendees with a genuinely co-created meeting, rather than one that is facilitator driven.
    • Simple design maintains a clear focus, with real-time contributions and innovative ways to gauge levels of interest
  • Maximise contributions by:
    • Helping attendees co-create the most engaging agenda by adding notes ahead of the meeting
    • Gathering contributions from attendees during the meeting, as they post links to articles or images to be included in the summary
    • Allowing attendees to write contributions, which were not possible within the agenda time limit.
  • Make it easier for the facilitator
    • Create the minutes and actions in real-time, visible to everyone, then distribute a .pdf of the meeting minutes after it finishes.
    • Manage time with simple time and progress feedback.
    • Copy an earlier agenda for those regular meetings
    • Gauge levels of interest and engagement of attendees with the real-time ‘topic  thermometer’

 

Note: not all these features will be available on the first day.  We are most interested in getting your feedback on the early iterations and so are adopting the principles of an MVP (minimal viable product) to validate our assumptions and to learn as quickly as possible. Luckily, we have 1000s of users like you who will help us to do this.

Release Notes

Proudly ISO27001 Certified

Proudly ISO27001 Certified

The Lean Coffee Table team, as part of RippleRock Ltd. is very proud to announce we are now certified to the international gold standard of ISO27001:2013.

We invested our time in achieving this so that we can provide added reassurance to you, our clients. It turned out to be a valuable process, helping us to examine and explicitly define and improve some of our internal processes.

You want to know that your Lean Coffee sessions and data are safely stored, and we trust that the new ISO certification, together with the frequent penetration testing we undertake will provide you with that confidence.

Over the last year we have found ourselves completing long questionnaires for some larger clients who have a detailed Information Security criteria and an established purchasing process. ISO27001 should lower the bar to purchasing Lean Coffee Table by helping our customers ease the path through their due diligence processes.

 

Release Notes

A wider ‘Topics’ column

A wider ‘Topics’ column

More space to gather your topics

You now have a wider column to review topics before voting and discussion.

The application now loads with the wider column open. There are two ways to close this column and see the other discussion columns, the best way is to click on ‘Sort and move topics’ as this will reveal the other columns and then show the topics in priority order. Alternatively you can click on the arrow at the top right to close the wide column.

The facilitator can move topics around the column to cluster similar topics together and, yes,  you will soon be able to combine similar cards into one for voting purposes.

Click ‘Sort and Move Topics’ to close the wider column and give you a prioritised list of Topics.
To expand the wider topics just click on the chevron.