Aha! Updates

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

hands holding holiday sparklers

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

Aha! product roadmap software

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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Just Launched! — Aha! Now Integrated With Microsoft OneDrive

I love being part of a fully distributed team. I get to work with talented co-workers who span the globe, from Australia to the U.K. to across the U.S. The best part? I also get to do that work from my home in Texas. And it makes the in-person time that we do spend together even more meaningful.

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5 Must-Read Posts From the Aha! Blog — November 2016

We had a lot to be grateful for this November. Thank you to all our readers who joined us on the blog as we tackled the good, the bad, and the ugly. There were the perks of ditching a commute. Product managers sharing terrible advice they received. And the one corporate phrase that we simply cannot stand.
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9 Important Aha! Features Launched Fall 2016

Did you read the post about office snakes on the Aha! blog? I did. The article mentioned “ophidiophobia” — the fear of snakes. That got me wondering: What other kinds of phobias are out there? After digging around, I found one that I can proudly claim.

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Just Launched! — Move Strategic Goals and Initiatives Across Products

I have always been a planner. For me, late November is a reminder that the new year is fast approaching and that it is time to do two things. First, make a dinner reservation for New Year’s Eve. (You’re welcome.) Second, reflect on what the team accomplished and look at what is in store for next year.

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Just Launched! — Sync User Fields in Aha! With JIRA

My first few years as a product manager felt like an extended version of the famous Abbott & Costello skit, “Who’s On First?” Whenever we launched a new feature, the product and engineering teams turned into a vaudeville act. Questions about status and responsibilities were thrown into the air in rapid succession. Confusion and head-scratching ensued. “Who’s on QA for this new log-in page?” “What’s on the log-in page?”
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My Name Is Dru Clegg — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

Dru Clegg Why I Joined Aha!

I was always told I could do anything I set my mind to. And so I did. Growing up in a small town outside of Athens, Georgia, I tried just about every extracurricular activity you can imagine. Musical theater. Class president. Playing volleyball. Showing dairy heifers.

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Just Launched! — Aha! Now Integrated With Box

I usually have at least five browser tabs open at any given time. OK, I’ll fess up: I just counted and there are actually 12 open right now. But I know I am not alone in my tab-happy existence. Why do I have so many open? Well, that’s easy. I use a bunch of cloud-based applications, and not enough of them are integrated so I am constantly switching back and forth.
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