New Features and the role of the Wish List
SSP user, davechalmers, recently made this post regarding the role of the wish list in development decisions. I'll take this opportunity to discuss the role of the wish list in future SSP development decisions along with other areas of influence.
First, the wish list. It can be argued that SSP is the most feature rich of the worship presentation software applications available today. Even so, over the years, we have received hundreds of enhancement requests. Sorting through and prioritizing these requests has been a bit of a challenge, to say the least. It's easy for us to focus on the most recent, the most vocal, or the most interesting requests. With the Interactive Wish List, however, we will now be able to determine which ideas are most important to the broader SSP user base. As more users participate, the better we'll be able to prioritize the use of our limited resources.
The wish list, however, is not the final arbiter of new features. The wish list helps us to better serve our existing user base, which is our top priority. Acquiring new users, however, is also important. We must continue to analyze what it is that causes potential customers to choose another product rather than ours. As trends become apparent, and as we watch what features are implemented in other products, our decisions for future enhancements will also be affected.
Finally, some enhancements will be made simply because we made the decision to implement them. We have a number of ideas of our own that have not really been discussed in the forums nor are being provided by other products. When we choose to implement these ideas as features, its because we believe that new and existing users will find them interesting and useful. Or, it may be simply because it was of interest to us -- after all, it's important to have some fun with this!
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By davechalmers on
Thanks for taking this on board
Hi Doug - thanks for taking this on - I was only trying to catalyse a discussion, which is what seems to be happening so that's great.
not trying to tell you how to do your job!!