Let’s Do This Together: Developing InfraWorks 360 with the User Community

The software world sure has changed. Remember when new product versions came out every few years, not just from Autodesk but from everybody? And during that time between releases nobody really had any idea what to expect? Sure there were beta programs but they were comprised of a select group, there by invitation only.  Well times have changed and it’s now becoming the norm to develop products in plain view of the people who will use them, even ask their input during the process.

Our InfraWorks 360 product team at Autodesk has adopted this philosophy and has begun the practice of publishing the product roadmap: what they’re developing and planing to develop for the coming releases.  Traditionally, this would be highly unorthodox – a company wouldn’t dare allow the competition to know what they’ve got coming or give the public any expectations that they might not be able to deliver on. But we’re all growing up and realizing that we can make a better product if we do it together…

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