Customer Story

How ustwo's engineers save 47 hours per month using ZenHub

    • IndustryProduct Design
    • Founded2004
    • Websiteustwo.com

Results

  • 47 hours/monthEngineering team saves
  • 11 hours/monthEach Project Manager saves
  • 3Tools consolidated
  • 50%Increase in GitHub usage

Looking to accelerate, not complicate

ustwo is a global digital product studio that spans New York, Malmo, Sydney, and London. In addition to creating award-winning games like Monument Valley, which has sold over 2.5 million copies, they also partner with industry-leading brands like Toyota, American Express, Barclays, and Nokia, among many others.

ustwo adopted ZenHub to help guide the development process of a new expense-logging application. With offices across three continents, the team needed a low-overhead project management solution that would centralize discussion. They also hoped to accelerate their agile, Scrum-based sprint process.

Basic tools didn't have the reporting functionality we needed. Others felt like data overload, with heavy implementation resulting in underuse.Ranu Rajkarnikar, Project Manager

They'd already evaluated several other tools, including physical task boards and burndown charts.

“Basic tools didn't have the reporting functionality we needed,” said Ranu Rajkarnikar, ustwo project manager. “Others felt like data overload, with heavy implementation resulting in underuse.”

ustwo ZenHub story
ustwo's offices span New York, Malmö, Sydney, and London.
ustwo designers
Team members in New York were able to consolidate 3 tools after adopting ZenHub.
ustwo Payback application
ZenHub helped the team stay focused while building Payback, an expense-logging application.

Breaking down the walls between developers and “everyone else”

Upon finding ZenHub, the team decided to begin a trial. Soon they were able to centralize every workflow in one place, GitHub, reducing communication friction between technical and non-technical team members.

ZenHub's Multi-Repo Task Boards make morning standups more impactful, allowing ustwo to visualize development process and potential blockers.

ZenHub's Estimates feature makes it easy for team members to estimate time or complexity of GitHub issues. Thanks to Milestone-integrated Burndown Charts, historical speed is easily referenceable; as a result, sprint plans are more accurate.

“By using ZenHub with GitHub, we now have a record of progress and discussion,” said Ranu. “ZenHub has made our workflow simple and organized.”  

We now have a record of progress and discussion. ZenHub has made our workflow simple and organized.Ranu Rajkarnikar, Project Manager

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