Just Launched! — Enhanced Aha! + GitHub Integration

The smallest changes can make big impacts for product managers. You fret the details while working to see the big picture. You seek to capture valuable insights so you can build what matters. And you know that engineering will periodically need access to those insights as they tackle the “how” of creating an elegant solution. 

Today we bring you a meaningful enhancement to one of our most popular integrations — GitHub.

This enhancement is subtle but purposeful. You could already send your feature information to GitHub and status updates would automatically flow back to Aha! Now, your engineering team will find a link to the related Aha! feature on each GitHub issue.

This tight connection makes it possible for engineering to quickly reference relevant information in Aha! — including personas, strategic goals, and customer feedback.

Here are a few ways you can take advantage of the enhanced integration:

Plan features in Aha! and send to GitHub
Your high-level roadmap planning happens in Aha! — then you send the plans for upcoming releases and features to engineering. If you need to make changes to the feature name, description, or requirements later, you can instantly update the engineering team using the Actions dropdown menu.

Send features to GitHub from Aha! individually or in bulk as a sprint or release.

Easily access feature details
When your engineering team needs to better understand a feature, they need answers fast. This latest enhancement allows them to get the information they need with one click. And as engineering makes progress, the product team is always aware because status updates automatically flow back from GitHub to Aha!

A link back to Aha! is now sent to GitHub with the feature. 

Get context
Building a great product is a collaborative process. And it only works well if everyone understands how their work fits into the broader landscape of what you are building and why that work matters. Engineering can use the link from GitHub back to Aha! to understand how the feature they are working on delivers against the strategic product goals and initiatives.
The engineering team can now reference additional feature information in Aha! using the link in GitHub.

Easy configuration
You must be the Product Owner in Aha! to configure the GitHub integration. You can then save the configuration as a template by selecting “Use as template” from the Actions menu. Saved templates will be available to use for future GitHub integrations in your account.
To configure your GitHub integration, navigate in Aha! to Settings > Product > Integrations.

An elegant solution does not always need to be an epic-level feature. Sometimes, it just means bringing teams a little closer together.  

Aha! currently has more than 20 integrations with the world’s best software tools. We strive to continually enhance our integration offerings. So, tell us — what do you want to see next?

Sign up for a free Aha! trial — be happy
The Github integration is available to all Aha! customers. If you are not already an Aha! customer, sign up for a free 30-day trial of Aha! now to see why over 100,000 users trust Aha! to set product strategy, create visual roadmaps, and prioritize releases and features.

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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Comments

  1. Tom C

    You made a whole blog post with 4 screenshots to announce adding a link to aha in the body of a github issue. You don’t respect your users’ time at all.

    Reply
    1. Jessica Groff Post author

      Hi Tom,

      We definitely appreciate the feedback. While this update was an improvement to the existing integration, we wanted to showcase more functionality for readers who might not have been as familiar with the way the GitHub integration worked as well.

  2. Nathan

    @Tom C – You burned calories to post a caustic reply to a post meant to inform? Evidently you don’t respect your own time. Wish I could get the time back I spent reading your drivel.

    Reply

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