Just Launched! — New Workspaces for IT, Project Management, Services, and Business Teams

We started Aha! in 2013 because we wanted to help companies build what customers love and be happy doing it. Product teams were the beginning, but we quickly discovered that many other groups were struggling to capture strategy, create visual plans, and report on the impact of their work. So last year we introduced a workspace for marketing teams. And now to kick off 2020, we are expanding to serve even more groups.

Today, we are excited to announce four new workspaces in Aha! — prebuilt for IT, project, services, and business operations teams.

Aha! helps you set strategy, capture ideas, prioritize work, and share visual roadmaps. That core functionality is available in every type of workspace. With the addition of these four new workspaces, there is now a special place in Aha! for you — no matter what products you build or projects you manage.

Each workspace is optimized for a given function, with navigation and terminology that is unique to that group. There are specific record types, workflows, and statuses too. Teams can work independently or collaborate cross-functionally in the same account. Bring all of your teams together in Aha! — create a shared vision with clear goals and align the entire organization. 

Aha! administrators and workspace owners can add new workspaces. There is no limit, so add as many as you need. Let’s take a look at what is new:

IT workspace — create awesome user experiences
Establishing a clear IT roadmap helps you prioritize investments, manage complex initiatives, and streamline internal feedback — so you can build and maintain the capabilities needed for success. The IT workspace in Aha! is designed so that you can manage resources effectively, formalize workflows, and streamline internal feedback.

The capacity report helps you plan the scope of each release and set realistic completion dates.

Project management workspace — complete projects on schedule
Centralizing your project plans in Aha! keeps everyone focused on what needs to happen and when. You can define project management best practices, allocate resources, and monitor every dependency. Track progress as it happens in real-time so you can manage risk and successfully meet completion dates. 

The Gantt chart provides visibility into planned, current, and completed activities. 

Services workspace — deliver offerings clients desire 
A services workspace is ideal for creating a visual plan to define what professional and other support offerings to deliver. Bring everyone together in a central place so you can map out new offerings, improve existing ones, and schedule service delivery. You can even track customer engagements separately. Deliver the solutions your clients truly need — they will love you for it.

The user story map enables you to create and prioritize work based on what your customer is trying to do.

Business operations workspace — establish a model for excellence
Centralize your company’s operational goals and initiatives in a business workspace. Sharing company-wide goals and initiatives transparently allows each department to understand exactly what needs to be accomplished. Let your operational plans inform a strategic business roadmap, so you can gauge organizational progress in real-time and report on critical business metrics. 

Custom roadmap in Aha!
Add progress bars to a custom roadmap so you can understand percent complete on business initiatives.

You have big plans — now there is a place in Aha! for your team to build and share strategic roadmaps.

We are committed to helping companies of all sizes and industries set strategic objectives, prioritize work, and deliver on what you have planned. These new workspaces are an important step in helping every team put strategy first and achieve exceptional results. 

Sign up for a free Aha! trial — be happy
If you are not already an Aha! customer, you may want to sign up for a free 30-day trial or join a live demo to see why more than 300,000 users trust Aha! to build and market lovable products.

About Brian and Aha!

Brian seeks business and wilderness adventure. He is the co-founder and CEO of Aha! — the world’s #1 roadmap software — and the author of the bestseller Lovability. Brian writes and speaks about product and company growth and the adventure of living a meaningful life.

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Comments

  1. Caleb Eastman

    When are you guys going to tool the systems engineering process which is remarkably similar but arguably more thorough then product management. I love your product and what it has done for product management. Systems Engineering gettingeft behind. Don’t tackle IT guys first!!

    Reply
    1. Claire George

      Hi Caleb — thank you so much for sharing your interest in using Aha! for systems engineering. Our product management team would love to better understand your needs. We’ll be in touch shortly to see if we can find a time to talk. Thanks so much!

  2. Dave Tucker

    Hi – can you explain in a blog or release note what the differences are between the workspace types and what has been optimised. I’ve just created a Services workspace but cannot easily see what has been changed. Thanks

    Reply
    1. Claire George

      Hi Dave — we are excited to hear that you created a services workspace! The core functionality of each workspace is largely the same. The main differences are terminology optimizations throughout the workspace, such as different feature types (for example, there is now a work item type for process work) and statuses. We also created a default release template and Aha! scorecard uniquely for services teams.

      These are just a couple of examples of what has changed. You might find this support article useful: https://support.aha.io/hc/en-us/articles/360036440652. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Success team at support@aha.io — we would be delighted to walk you through the new workspaces and learn how you are planning to use the services one.

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