Aha! Updates

Just Launched! — 20 Report Templates for Product Managers

Lucky or wrong — if you only rely on your gut to make decisions, you have a chance of either being lucky or wrong. We know that using data (not your best guess) to make product decisions will give you an edge. Reports in Aha! help you organize, visualize, and analyze everything that is happening with product management. And when you need to see a lot of information at a glance, list reports are your go-to view.

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My Name Is Taylor Le — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

Taylor Le

I love learning about the origins of language and how it shapes the world. Reading the work of people from all different backgrounds provides unlimited perspectives and opportunities to grow. In college, I took every type of literature, writing, linguistics, grammar, and editing course that I possibly could.

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Just Launched! — Better Product Management Analytics

What feature is next? How many new ideas came in last week? What is the status of a key Q3 goal? Exporting data and doing spreadsheet gymnastics each time you need an answer to these product questions is not efficient or effective. You need a better product management tool. One to manage and report on the team’s plans and accomplishments so you can quickly analyze data, make decisions, and drive your product forward.
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Just Launched! — New Aha! Integration With Desk.com

Your customers are not the only ones with great ideas. Your prospective customers are also a source of inspiration. And ideas from both groups are often shared with the support team when there is a problem or someone wishes your product did something differently. Unfortunately, these suggestions rarely make it to the product team for consideration, much less onto your roadmap. Instead, the ideas stay locked in your support application or worse — lost forever in an email black hole.
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My Name Is Tom Bailey — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

I have always been interested in making, building, or fixing something. This interest led to a variety of summer jobs as I was working through school — from bartending to renovating houses. Each experience served me later on as a product manager. My favorite though, was my summer job working as a ferryman on the Helford River in Cornwall, England. It turned out this role had many parallels to product management.

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Just Launched! — Manage Your Product Backlog With an Agile Board

It is impossible to move fast when you are disorganized. Seasoned product managers know this well. As your team grows and your product matures, the number of features in your product backlog gets bigger too. (Maybe too big.) And it is never possible to build everything. As a product manager, your job is to make sure your team is focused on the features that deliver against your strategic vision and goals.
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Just Launched! — A Better Way to Plan Your Next Product Launch

What is the hardest part of being a product manager? If you ask 100 product managers, they might just give you 100 different answers. But there is one common challenge we hear from customers — major product launches. Not a big surprise, really. Delivering a new customer experience is hard. And delivering it by a specified date is even harder. The number of details you need to keep track of can seem impossible.  Read more…

Just Launched! — Access Aha! Ideas Portals With G Suite Single Sign-On

SSO. Three letters with a lot of power for product managers. Seriously. The power to free you from an onslaught of emails. And the power to collect all the brilliant product suggestions from the various teams in your company — all in one place and without friction. Can SSO really do all of these things for a product manager? Combined with an Aha! Ideas portal it can. Read more…

7 Blog Posts for Curious Product Managers — June 2017

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If you are like any of the product managers I know, you do not spend much time sitting still. You are naturally curious and want to learn everything you can. Well, in June, we shared plenty of new articles to keep you on your toes.  

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My Name Is Steve Dagless — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

Steve Dagless

I have always known that the pursuit of money for money’s sake will ultimately result in unhappiness. My parents taught me these values. The messages were clear — if you value something, work hard, and make informed choices, then you will create opportunities that deliver intrinsic value.

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Just Launched! — Share Product Roadmaps in Aha! Notebooks via Single Sign-On

Your product roadmap represents the future of your business. That is why the information in your plans is sensitive — yet most of your team and even the extended company needs to know what is coming next. So, how can you keep lots of people in your company updated? If you are in the Aha! Enterprise+ plan, our latest update gives you a streamlined and secure way to quickly share your roadmap plans.
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Just Launched! — The Perfect Report for Strategy and Product Reviews

Product managers should be power users of their products. How many times have you heard that? It may sound cliché, but we think it is true. And we are certainly power users of Aha! — when we recently began to prep for our bi-annual company meeting, we found ourselves liking the hierarchy report. But we did not love it. To truly work for us, we needed it to include additional information and metrics. And we knew if we needed that, then you did too.  Read more…

Just Launched! — The World’s Best Board for Managing Features

We might be a bit biased, but we think Aha! is awesome. Perhaps it is because you often tell us how much you love us. As a thank you, we just improved what was already the best way for product managers to define and manage product features. Maybe we are a little full of ourselves — you decide. Read more…

Just Launched! — Enhanced Aha! + GitHub Integration

The smallest changes can make big impacts for product managers. You fret the details while working to see the big picture. You seek to capture valuable insights so you can build what matters. And you know that engineering will periodically need access to those insights as they tackle the “how” of creating an elegant solution.  Read more…

The Top 6 Blog Posts for Product Managers — May 2017

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More great blog posts about building lovable products. This was a busy spring. We introduced Lovability, the bestselling book from Aha! CEO Brian de Haaff. Resources for product managers to bookmark include The Building Blocks of Lovability and The 3 Signs of Product Love.
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