As software engineers, we have to wear many different hats. Whether you're building a chat application, an e-commerce website, or the next social network, you have to take many factors into account and manage them in a smart way. Timing, costs, complexity, dependencies and resources, just to name a few, are all aspects of software development and part of our core responsibility.
If we mismanage any of these aspects, the project will suffer. Keeping everything in your own head is a surefire way to fail. You need to have a system, you got to have structure.
Having suffered software development mismanagement in the past, we decided to build a product to help us move the mental load onto a collaborative and visual space that allows us to see the big picture.
When all the moving parts are communicated clearly and visually, it becomes easier to manage, problems can be identified before they become roadblocks, and communication becomes streamlined.