About Jessica and Aha!

Jessica is passionate about showing product managers there is a better way. She is the Product Marketing Manager at Aha! - the world’s #1 product roadmap software. Previously she led product at YouEarnedIt, a top five employee engagement platform. Before that she was a product marketing manager at several business-to-business SaaS companies.

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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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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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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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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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Just Launched! — New Aha! + Slack Integration for Product Management

Aha plus Slack integration

You are in a deep Slack conversation with the product team. Finalizing launch details. Making product trade-off decisions and agreeing on how an important new feature will work. The team is working well together. You want to keep the conversation going and make sure you capture the important new ideas that will impact your roadmap as they happen. Now you can.
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Just Launched! — Prioritize Daily Work With the Aha! Calendar Report

Dates keep us sane. From scheduling releases to prioritizing daily tasks, product managers take comfort in knowing precisely what needs to be done and when. But there are days that even the most productive among us struggle to keep up with the growing to-do list. When it happens to me, it becomes hard to focus on what is most important.
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Just Launched! — Visualize Status on the Aha! Starter Roadmap

Aha! starter roadmap showing status

Life as a product manager moves fast. You need to craft strategic roadmaps that outline your goals and initiatives but also track the daily details of features and releases. You must be able to see both at all times. And everyone on the team must be kept in sync along the way.

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Just Launched! — Aha! Mockups Now Have Version History

We have all been there. You are working closely with the team. Defining requirements, iterating quickly on designs. Everyone is pushing hard to get the feature definitions completed. But now you need to revert to an earlier version of your mockups. But where are those designs? Did someone save over them?

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Just Launched! — Visual Roadmap for Portfolio Planning

Managing one product is a big job. Managing multiple products? Even bigger. The truth is that, as the size of your product portfolio increases, so too does the complexity. You want to be able to quickly showcase how each product is contributing to the overall goals of the business. We might not be able to magically streamline your product portfolio, but we can give you the visibility you need.

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