Aha! Updates

Discover the newest Aha! product enhancements, features, and behind-the-scenes company stories.

My Name Is Claire George — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

Claire George Aha!

Language has always fascinated me. It is a tool for communication that allows people to convey their ideas, needs, and wants. I studied modern languages (French and Japanese) at university — it gave me a deep appreciation of what it takes to understand others and made me more intentional about how I communicate in English as well. Read more…

Just Launched! — Enhanced Rally Integration Syncs Estimates on Epics and User Stories

T-shirt sizes. Planning poker. Bucket system. These are just a few of the techniques that agile teams use to estimate work. However, no matter which method used, there is one commonality — it is important to tie those estimates back to your roadmap so that you always have a clear picture into the effort required and the impact on your product plan. Read more…

Just Launched! — New Web Notifications Alert You to Updates in Aha!

Engineering just shipped the latest release. The UI team finalized three designs. Marketing has a new blog post ready for product review. And it all happened this morning. Yikes. How do you keep track of every change — without being tied to your inbox for updates? You need something that notifies you in real time without taking you away from your most meaningful work.

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My Name Is Nathaniel Collum — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

nathaniel collum why i joined aha

It was my first year of high school. I was doing fine scholastically, but I did not yet have a passion — my “thing.” So I decided to pursue two things that genuinely interested me at the time: the soccer team and the school musical. Turns out, I am really bad at soccer. But I did get the lead in the high school musical. Read more…

7 Blogs to Help Build Your Leadership Skills

Top March blogs leader skills

What brought you to this blog today? Was it curiosity? Your desire to be a better leader? Probably both — those two are inseparable. Technology changes so fast these days. And that affects everything from customer preferences and expectations to how we guide and engage team members. To stay on top of all these developments, you have to be tenaciously curious. Read more…

Just Launched! — Enhanced Jira Integration Syncs Estimates and Work Done on Epics and User Stories

“Best integration ever!” and “You guys made my Aha! + Jira dreams come true.” Those are just a few of the messages you sent us when we recently launched our new integrations framework. We share these notes with the entire company — so thank you for sharing them with us.
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Just Launched! — Add Colors to Custom Fields to Visually Highlight Product Information

Edit options view for custom fields

Red means stop. Green means go. One look at a stoplight report and you immediately know if a project is on track or off the rails. Associating colors with important information — such as budget, status, or priority — helps product teams quickly know where to focus.
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My Name Is Daniel Rodriguez — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

daniel rodriguez why i joined aha

I thought it would be temporary. It was a freelance job as a web developer, helping a former co-worker build a social network for musicians. That first freelance opportunity turned into another and another. I enjoyed experiencing and learning from the diversity of companies, projects, and people that I worked with. Before I knew it, “temporary” turned into six years. Read more…

Up Next! — Better Product Roadmap Presentations via Aha! Notebooks

Aha! Notebooks slide layout view

“We want to see the product roadmap tomorrow…” “Hey! Can the sales team get a look at when that feature is coming?” I bet you get these a lot. Building, maintaining, and sharing product plans is just one part of your job as a product manager. But producing a roadmap and constantly keeping it up to date can be downright painful and time-consuming.

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My Name Is Joseph Antrosio — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

Joseph Antrosio Aha!

I have always been curious, especially about assumptions that are built into technology and systems and how they can be broken. My father instilled this in me at an early age. It has been a driving force throughout my life — peeling back the layers to discover why things are the way they are, how things work, and where things could break. But I quickly learned one important rule. Read more…

Just Launched! — Custom Workflows for Master Features, Features, and Requirements

Every team works in a unique way. There is no universal approach to building product. And no one tool works perfectly for everyone. Unsurprising, given the many different products, methodologies, and company structures. This is why we built Aha! to be wildly flexible — so you can customize our product management software and make it your own.
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Just Launched! — A Fresh New Look for Aha!

Aha! redesign of new header area

Looks matter. I realize this might sound superficial. But we all know that aesthetics have a real impact on user experience. This is why our team at Aha! has been working on a fresh page look over the past few months. And we are excited to unveil it — a new header for the Aha! user interface (UI).  Read more…

Just Launched! — Enhanced Aha! Integrations With Microsoft VSTS and TFS

Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) users rejoice. The most flexible integration between Aha! and these popular development tools is here. You now have full control over the way information flows between Aha! and VSTS or TFS — including faster imports, deeper customizations, and automatic updates.

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Just Launched! — Create a Self-Running Roadmap Presentation

Six hours, 700 handshakes, thousands of mouse clicks. Your annual sales kickoff and partner trade show are important events for sharing your roadmap. But it can be exhausting to manually present your plans. Over. And over. And over.

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Just Launched! — New Options for Sharing Your Product Roadmap as a PDF

Have you ever spent way too long piecing together a puzzle of Excel printouts? I know I have. Aside from the paper cuts, it was especially annoying because I spent a significant amount of time creating the perfect detailed view. But because of the scope of the plan, it ended up spilling over several pages and printing in sections. And if I tried the “fit to page” option, you needed a microscope to read it. Ouch.

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