The Top 7 New Aha! Features Launched in Q3 2015

A lot has happened since we sent out our last quarterly update in July. It certainly has been a busy summer for the team. We are pleased to announce another quarter of tremendous growth in all areas of the business.
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Just Launched! — View Points on Your Kanban Board

Many product and development teams use shared Kanban boards to increase the flow of work. It is an easy way to visualize who is doing what work and the status of their development projects.
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Who Cares How Millennials Want to Work?


I am Generation X (if a generation really can define a person). Born between the Baby Boomers before me and Generation Ys after, in a group that is smaller than both. Working for a communications strategy firm while in graduate school, my boss told me that my generation was technologically astute, individualistic, cynical, and had a healthy disdain for authority. And this guy liked me. Sound familiar?
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6 Ways Your Resume Says “Do Not Hire Me”


You spent hours digging into your work history and crafting the perfect resume. Your references are prepared to share glowing reports of your work ethic and attention to detail. But you have applied to several job openings, and your phone is not ringing. What gives? Read more…

Just Launched! — Custom Branded Idea Management Software

We launched idea management in Aha! based on a simple concept. Customers will tell you what they want if you give them a voice. We wanted to give organizations a place to bring customers, employees, and other stakeholders to the innovation table. And we wanted to give you a way to integrate customer feedback directly into your product roadmap.
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The Extinction of Bad Management


I once worked for a CEO who chased people around the office. He was an angry man. Another manager I worked for threatened my career when I told him that I had accepted a role at a new company.
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The Evolution of Product Management Tools

Ever wondered why product managers have been forced to fight battles with bows and arrows for so long? Think about it. Software engineers have been the recipient of so many new types of tools in the last 10 years — new languages, platforms, and applications. This partly explains how it’s possible for engineers around the world to create 60,000 new apps each month!
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4 Roadmapping Secrets From Successful Product Managers


Product managers need a visual roadmap. Why? If you do not know where you are going, you cannot expect to get there — or build a great product while you are at it.
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The Worst Job Offer You Can Accept


You just got the job offer you have been waiting for. A sense of relief floods over you that your long search may finally be over. No more uncertainty or sleepless nights. Read more…

Why Doesn’t Every App Autosave?


Every user knows the frustration of composing a long, thoughtful document or email only to experience a last-second crash or power failure right before they click “send.”
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How to Master the 3 Horizons of Product Strategy


Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.— John T. Tindsley, author and lecturer in Theology at University College
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Just Launched! — Easily Build a Visual Strategic Roadmap


Most companies can tell you “how” work gets done each day. But the great companies know “why” they exist and “when” they expect to get key work done to reach their goals. This is called strategy, and it’s a fundamental piece of the roadmapping process.
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When It’s Time to Ignore Your Boss


I have a friend named Steve (name changed) who is a real high-achiever. He started a new job last spring as the Sr. Director of Product Management at a well-known technology company. Before he even started he had his game plan for the first 90 days on the job. Every company should be lucky enough to have someone like Steve on their side.
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The Product Manager Owns the Project Manager


Have you ever worked with an awesome product manager? If so, you know that she set the vision for the product and managed the day-to-day activities of the team. She was at the epicenter of every decision and knew all the cross-functional team members like they were family. She managed the “whole” product. Read more…

Just Launched! — The New Aha! Business Model Builder


We started Aha! with a moral imperative to help teams create better products. That is still what drives us. And today we are proud to give you a totally new way to build the perfect strategy and connect it to everything you do. It might finally be time to get your business planning out of PowerPoint and allow it fully guide your product roadmap.
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