About Claire and Aha!

Claire is passionate about helping product and marketing managers set brilliant strategy and deliver results. She is the Group Manager, Product Marketing at Aha! — the world’s #1 roadmap software. Claire has more than 15 years of marketing and software experience. Previously, she led product marketing at an agile-based work management platform.

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Just Launched! — Automate Tasks in Aha!

Some days it feels like you are mired in repetitive tasks. From checking that data is entered correctly to adding comments and to-dos, this work is critical to delivering quality work. But I bet you are like me and would like to gain that time back. How nice would it be to automate some of those tasks?

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Just Launched! — Reorder Cards by Priority on the Kanban Board

Workflow Board

Visibility and clarity. These are two key characteristics of high-performing teams. When everyone understands exactly what needs to get done and in what order, they can work together to make it happen. This is why many of you love using kanban principles and the workflow board in Aha! to visualize who is working on what and the status. 

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Just Launched! — Add Approval Gates to Workflows in Aha!

How much time does your team spend each week tracking down the approvals needed to move certain work forward? I bet the answer is “too much.” Many teams struggle with the chaotic review cycles needed for work to proceed. It would be so much easier if you could standardize your workflow with specific approval gates. 

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Just Launched! — Sync Feature Dependencies Between Aha! and Jira

There are two kinds of surprises at work. There are the welcome ones, such as when you learn that your teammate completed a critical work item ahead of schedule. But there are also not-so-delightful surprises, like when your engineering team discovers a technical blocker during development. Unknown dependencies like that can put your big plans at risk. 

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Just Launched! — 6 Note Templates for Better Team Collaboration

notes-templates-in-aha-software

Standing meetings. Sprint retrospectives. Customer interviews. If you already use Aha! to capture wiki-like notes, then you know how powerful it can be to collaborate with your colleagues in real time. But free-form notes have a downside too — such as when everyone takes notes in a different way. It would be nice if the team captured the right details in a logical way, every time.

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Just Launched! — Enhanced Aha! + Azure DevOps Integration Supports Agile Sprints

Custom sprint field in Aha! features

Many of you rely on the Aha! integration with Azure DevOps to coordinate plans with your engineering teammates. Today’s enhancement improves release syncing between both systems. The integration now keeps features in their planned Aha! release, even as engineering moves them into sprints in Azure DevOps. This will help both teams work together closely as you go from planning to building. 

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Just Launched! — New Keyboard Shortcuts in Aha!

Keyboard shortcuts help modal

Mouse vs. keyboard. Which one do you prefer? For most of us, the answer is probably a blend of both. A mouse is great for viewing menu options and choosing the one you want. But when you know exactly what you want to accomplish, a quick keyboard command can save your wrists.

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Just Launched! — Create Custom Account and Workspace Roles

Custom role modal

Account administrators are unsung heroes. So today we salute you with a small gift — the ability to create custom roles for other account admins and users. This means you can empower product and marketing teams who use Aha! with exactly the right level of access to account and workspace settings, such as customizations or integrations.

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Just Launched! — Show the Percent of Work Completed on Roadmaps and Reports

Strategy Roadmap With Progress Bars

“I think we are on track.” Those words should strike fear in the heart of any product or marketing team. Progress updates should not be vague! When folks ask for an update, you need a firm answer. And this requires knowing how much work the team has actually completed — so everyone can move forward decisively. Today’s enhancement gives you a way to do exactly that. 

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Just Launched! — New User Story Mapping Tool in Aha!

Product and marketing teams love user story maps. How do we know? Because it is the second most popular item in our ideas portal. Many of you told us you wanted a better way to align your roadmap with the user and buyer journey. We agreed. And after quite a bit of journey mapping on our end, we are excited to introduce this important functionality so you can do just that.

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