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Fast-track your onboarding

How to get value fast.
We recommend starting small and then customizing the tool according to your needs.

Table of content

🙌 Feedback Collection

  1. 1.
    The best way to get started is to establish a routine of sending feedback through Slack into Cycle (e.g: from your Product Feedback Channel) through our Slack integration.
  2. 2.
    Going forward, write each user interview/interaction directly in Cycle. Simply click on "New Feedback" to get started. You can use our templates or create your own.
  3. 3.
    Start with only one integration and then add more. We recommend starting with Slack, followed by Intercom, and then other sources.

🛠️ Feedback Processing

You can then process your inbox every day and get a feel for what customers are asking for. 10-30 minutes should be sufficient.
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To process feedback in your inbox, follow these steps:
  1. 1.
    Highlight the relevant piece of text in the feedback.
  2. 2.
    Click on the 💡 icon (or hit ⌘1) to create an Insight.
  3. 3.
    Link the Insight to the appropriate product initiative (or create a new one).
  4. 4.
    Mark the feedback as processed.

😎 Customize Your Workspace

  1. 1.
    Start with our three built-in doc types
    1. 1.
      Feedback
    2. 2.
      Insight
    3. 3.
      Initiative
One strength of Cycle lies in the flexibility of its data model. This allows you to create multiple doc types to suit your needs.
Another common doc type used is "Problem," which is useful when you do not have a clear idea about an "Initiative". Once you have gathered enough information, you can transfer insights to a child initiative of this "Problem" document type.
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  1. 2.
    Customize your initiative workflow.
  2. 3.
    ​Customize the properties for Feedback, Insights, and Initiatives.
  3. 4.
    Create your first views
    1. 1.
      Initiative pipeline (built-in)
    2. 2.
      ​Roadmap (Now, Soon, Later)
  4. 5.
    ​Split your inbox based on feedback properties.
  5. 6.
    Define your best templates for the following doc types
    1. 1.
      Feedback
    2. 2.
      Initiatives

✍️ Write Your First PRD/Specs

​Our editor is similar to Notion, so writing your specs should be easy.
Write your specs as you normally would, but in Cycle.