Aha! is now integrated with Slack to keep the entire team in sync. Slack provides a group chat platform for agile teams, making it easy to keep distributed groups informed and productive through real-time sharing of information and integration with third party systems. You can now automatically send all product planning and roadmapping activity from Aha! to Slack through this integration. … read more
It was reported last week that Snapchat is in the process of raising a large investment round at a $10B valuation. That would make it one of the world’s most valuable private technology startups. And they generate no revenue. While that’s interesting, what’s even more fascinating is the fact that Snapchat turned down a $3 billion cash offer from Facebook just a mere nine months ago.
Building great products is exhilarating. It takes a group of committed, focused, and passionate team members who play their positions to the best of their abilities. When a group with a common set of goals and complementary skills comes together–amazing things can happen.
Companies and other organizations have a roadmap. It forces deep thinking, explains where they are going, and helps keep everyone stay on track. Successful people have one as well whether they know it or not. That’s because they have a clear purpose that helps align the daily grind with their long-term aspirations.
Building a great product is hard. But when your company is your product — it’s everything. That’s why the product team that makes the decisions about where the product is headed has a lot of power. And that’s why people desperately want to know what they are doing. Build the wrong product and they kill the company. Build the right product, define a market, and they are loved. … read more
Joining a startup is like being a kid all over again. And it’s probably why so many people want to be part of one. You’re free. Innovation and risk-taking is encouraged, you get a basic allowance, and you get to work with your brothers and sisters—because startups are like family. There is joy and dysfunction.
Becoming a productive product manager takes time, practice, and perseverance. It’s an apprentice-based profession and you still can not study to become one at school. It’s not like becoming a doctor, accountant or lawyer. So all product managers are raw when then start and must learn on the job. If you’re a new product manager and feeling overwhelmed, do not get discouraged. Dig in.
Not that long ago ‘Dress for Success’ was a phrase many women (and some men) aspired to. If you looked the part, you were halfway to greatness. Or so woman were told. But, times have changed and living and working in any technology hub like Silicon Valley has created a new frame of reference. T-shirts and jeans are perfectly acceptable in most technology workplaces. In fact, some of the most successful people I know do not even own a suit.
The dreaded midlife crisis. You probably are picturing a relative or friend who is a Corvette-driving, silver-haired, 50-something man (or woman) speeding down the road with the top down and a younger partner in the passenger seat. In the most positive light, it’s positioned as a time of reflection, but for many it leads to curious decisions made at home and in the office.
This two-way integration allows you to push your completed features and requirements in Aha! into FogBugz and automatically get status updates back as engineering does their work. When you have completed your product roadmap and feature planning you can move features into FogBugz for the engineering team to work on. You can send them individually or in bulk for a sprint or release.