FAQ

Setup

Can I import data from my current tool into Constructor?

We can readily import your data from Trello or Jira. If you're using another tool, let us know and we'll work with you to import your data.

Does Constructor support effort estimates/sizing of tickets?

Yes, Constructor supports t-shirt sizes and Fibonacci points out-of-the-box. If your team uses a different scheme, including a custom scheme, just let us know.

How does access control work?

Constructor has three privilege levels:

  • Admins
  • Members, who can access all boards
  • Guests, who are restricted to only the boards they’ve been explicitly added to

Development

Can I connect Constructor to multiple GitHub repos?

Yes. However, there’s currently a limit of one GitHub organization per Constructor workspace. If you want to connect your Constructor workspace to multiple GitHub organizations, let us know.

How does Constructor associate GitHub objects with tickets?

Constructor keeps tabs on branches whose names start with a ticket ID, including any PRs from those branches.

Can Constructor track multiple pull requests for one ticket?

Definitely; we use this all the time ourselves.

Does Constructor use GitHub issues as its backing store?

No, Constructor has its own data model and store, but we integrate closely with GitHub.

Does Constructor work with GitLab?

Not yet, but it’s on our roadmap. If this is something you need to have, please let us know.

Which branching model works best with Constructor?

Constructor is optimized for trunk-based development. If you’re using a different branching model, please contact us; we’d love to chat about your dev process.

Notifications

Does Constructor support Slack notifications? Will my team be inundated with noisy notifications in a single shared channel?

Each user has a dedicated private channel between themselves and Constructor, just for the Constructor notifications that pertain to them.

Does Constructor support email notifications?

Yes, this is the default for all users.

Ops

Can I run Constructor on-prem?

No, but please let us know if that’s something you’re interested in.

Can we export our data out of Constructor?

Yes, as JSON or CSV.

What’s your security posture?

Our infosec program involves regular internal risk assessments. If you’re aware of a security vulnerability in Constructor, please let us know immediately at support@constructor.dev.