The Mendix Developer Portal is the central point for the development of Mendix app projects. Each app has its own central project space, where the development team and their stakeholders can collaborate. This project space provides backlog management, Sprint planning and user feedback management, development-oriented DevOps features, and a central social channel, which is the Buzz. The Buzz can also be accessed through the Mendix mobile app.
The Mendix Platform provides various channels of engagement for different stakeholders:
You can easily invite new team members to the extended development team. Users are authorized for this action based on their user role as part of the role-based access control model.
When you are invited to collaborate on an application project, you receive an invitation email from the Mendix Platform. This invitation contains a link to the platform with which you can immediately access the app project space to which you were invited.
If you receive an invitation but do not yet have a Mendix account, the Mendix Platform will provide you with a signup form to complete. You can then start with an onboarding experience through which you quickly learn the ins and outs of Mendix, after which you can start collaborating with the development team on their application project.
Application development project resources are centrally managed from the Mendix Developer Portal with an advanced role-based access control model. Users can have different roles, which can be configured to allow for various levels of access to project resources. For example, some users might be allowed to make changes to the product backlog, while others might get access to the app model in the Team Server repository.
By default, Mendix provides a set of sensible user roles, such as Scrum Master, Business Engineer, Product Owner, Application Operator, and End User. These roles can be modified to suit your particular organization’s access management requirements.