Aha! Updates

My Name Is Peter Klipfel — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

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Building things is my favorite way to learn. Even better when I can build things with people who I can learn a lot from. I took my first programming course in college, which lead to my first Ruby on Rails internship at an analytics aggregation company. That summer, I spent every waking hour learning Rails.

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The 7 Most Talked-About Blog Posts — January 2017

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January is no time to hibernate. Especially not at Aha! — we stayed busy rolling out product enhancements and new integrations. And on the blog, we kicked off the New Year with posts to reimagine your career, guide you on your job search, and inspire your best work in the coming year.

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Just Launched! — More Intelligent Voting on Ideas

More, more, more. It seems like everywhere you look, people want more. And this is particularly true when it comes to customers and feature requests. But this is not necessarily a bad thing. When customers have feedback, it is a good sign they are passionate about your product. So, listen to the voice of your users.
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My Name Is Ashley Hamilton — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

Ashley Hamilton

“Do you have any hobbies?” This is a hard question. Over the years, my curious nature has led to paddleboarding, knitting, gardening, speaking Italian, and most recently, the ukulele. Of course, not every hobby becomes a lifelong passion. But I am always up for a new challenge. Read more…

Just Launched! — Aha! Starter Product Roadmap

Amazon set the record last month for the world’s fastest delivery — 13 minutes. Now that is fast. Want to build your product roadmap in less time than it takes Amazon to set a world record? Read on.

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Just Launched! — New and Improved Aha! Navigation

We just launched the new Aha! Starter roadmap — the fastest way to build a visual roadmap. (If you have not checked it out yet, you should.) Whenever we deliver new functionality, we stop and think about how it fits into the overall product experience. What else will be affected? Is there an opportunity to make the product even better? Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

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My Name Is Molly Jane Quinn — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

I was dreaming about Aha! long before I knew it existed. Let me explain. It was a cold night in December 2014. I was at a cookie party — you know the kind, where you bake dozens of treats and swap with other guests. I was in the kitchen chatting with a childhood friend of the hostess. We were talking about her job as well as mine.

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Just Launched! — Aha! Integrated With GitLab

Simple to enjoy. No, I am not referring to my morning cup of coffee. I’m reminiscing about a few of my favorite features I worked on as a product manager. What made them so enjoyable? It was not the technology. The common theme was awesome collaboration between product and engineering.
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6 Memorable Blog Posts — December 2016

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How is it already 2017? The end of the year always seems to rush by in a hurry. But we managed to keep busy in the midst of the holidays. After all, there were a lot of stories to tell. From product management myths to career advice — we covered it all on the Aha! blog this month.
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Just Launched! — Enhanced Security on Custom-Branded Ideas Portals

A few people brainstorming in a big room with walls covered in sticky notes. That is how I imagined ideation before I became a product manager. Of course, once I started working as a PM, I learned that new product ideas come from everywhere — from inside the organization, from outside business partners, and most often, directly from customers.
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18 Blog Posts You Loved in 2016

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I seek adventure in two places: business and wilderness. When the two intersect the result is something special. And as far as adventures go, 2016 certainly offered fodder for some wild topics. I think you can see that reflected in what we wrote about on the Aha! blog this past year.

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Just Launched! — Turn Products, Releases, and Features Into Custom Fields

Anyone else love getting gift cards? Instead of a repeat of last year’s ugly holiday sweater and an endless number of kitchen utensils, I received a couple of gift cards this year. Out with the sweater and tongs and in with the custom pick of my choice. That’s a win in my book. And I bet you like to pick your own gifts as well.
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My Name Is Deirdre Clarke — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

Deirdre Clarke Why I Joined Aha!

It all started with Mensa and math. As a kid I loved to solve Mensa puzzles with my dad. I enjoyed the pattern-recognition and problem-solving. So when a high-school math teacher introduced me to programming, I knew I had found an entirely new type of puzzle. And I could not wait to solve it.

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Just Launched! — Reuse Competitors and Personas Across Your Product Portfolio

Wow, the holidays really snuck up on me. Thank goodness for online shopping and overnight shipping. After my rushed gift-buying experience, one of my resolutions for the new year is to be more organized. If I can think ahead, I can be more efficient with my actions. Sound familiar?
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Just Launched! — Custom Fields on Requirements

My first big lesson as a product manager: More does not always equal better. In defining features, I wrote long-winded requirements documents. They were painful to write. According to the engineering team, they were even more painful to read. Way too many words obscured how customers would actually benefit from what we needed to build.

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