The other day, I blogged about participant counting. Today's topic is activity counting.
Having worked for large companies like Honeywell, GTE, and Océ, I am a fan of the movie Office Space. So when I first started producing monthly reports for Autodesk Labs, I named my reports the Technology Preview Strategy Report so it would be TPS Report for short. I now produce them quarterly, but the name has stuck.
Product development teams are the ones who supply me with technologies to preview on Autodesk Labs. The TPS Reports include counts of the new, updated, retired, and graduated technology previews to show how actively the teams are leveraging the Autodesk Labs process. Recall that the technology previews come from the same teams that do the product development, so those developers have day jobs in addition to creating and responding to feedback for a technology preview.
With this in mind, here's what we saw in the latest TPS Report.
From the graph above, you can see that comparing across Q1 activity for each year, FY17 was average but a little low with regard to the number of new technology previews. Hopefully, the development teams will have some new technologies to share in Q2.
Another data element included in the TPS Report is activity by industry.
The intent is to make sure we actively get feedback from all of the industries we serve. You can see that teams providing solutions to the AEC (Architecture Engineering & Construction) space were, by far, the most active.
Thanks to the Autodesk Labs community members who participate in these technology previews. We know that you have day jobs too — places to create, things to make, and media to bring to life. Thank for taking the time out of your day to register for a technology preview, try it, and share your feedback. Your experience shapes the future of our technology. Without you, the product development teams are like trees falling in the woods.
Activity counting is alive in the lab.