Aha! provides Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Product Roadmap Software for Product Managers (PMs) in software, Web, and technology companies in the United States and internationally.

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  • Why I Only Hire Product Managers

    Is product management the new “it” job? It’s starting to look that way. More and more business students are considering it as a dream job. And I can understand why. Product management offers the opportunity to build something meaningful. But I can think of another meaningful dream job for product managers — Customer Success. Before you conjure up images of phone banks and call scripts, keep readin...

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  • Just Launched! — Instantly Analyze and Report on Your Product Plans

    I have read and written a lot of product manager job descriptions over the years. One word every job had in common -- "data." Managing it, understanding it, presenting it. It is clear that data is vital to product management. That is because it is vital to product and business success. But who wants to spend hours entering and manipulating it in spreadsheets?

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  • Your Success — Think Like a Grandpa

    "Think like grandpa?" That may sound like backward advice. Times have changed. What could our grandparents possibly have to say about running a business today? Well, I think they have plenty to say.

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  • Does Your CEO Love You?

    So you are putting in another late night at the office. Tied up in meetings all day with no time to get to your real work. And just now catching up on 15 “urgent” emails from your boss. You are giving your best, most heartfelt effort — but it never seems to be enough. If love is truly evidenced by our actions, then you are showing plenty of it to your company leaders. But do they love you back?

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  • The Un-Buzzed Way to Build a Great Company

    People are unhappy at work. That is obvious. In a recent post I strongly suggested that leaders have a responsibility — to treat everyone with respect, set a positive example for the team, and create a framework for what success looks like. But what happens when leaders do not own up to that responsibility?

  • It Is Not Your Fault You Are Miserable at Work

    You can probably spot the signs. Sunday night blues. Feelings of "am I really making a difference." I am not talking about the occasional bad day. No, this is an everyday pit-in-your-stomach malaise. You are miserable at work. Thankfully, it has been a while since I felt that way.

  • Our New Book for Company Builders — Lovability

    You do not write a book to make money. That's true for most people unless you are already famous. And I am not. You write a book because you believe a story needs to be told. And you are willing to struggle to tell it. I definitely have had stories to tell, but I never wanted to write a book. That contradiction makes sense if you understand the backstory.

  • 5 Blog Posts You Loved — February 2016

    February is a short month. But we packed 31 days of goodness into those 28 days. From product management to unpredictable bosses, we covered it all. So, whether you are a product manager, a developer, or a founder, there is something here for everybody.

  • Product Manager Beware: Your Roadmap Is Confusing Customers

    "What are you planning to deliver in the second half of the year?" We were wrapping up a meeting with our customer advisory group when someone asked me this question. As a product manager, I should have known how to answer. Unfortunately, I caused more confusion than good. Here is what happened.

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  • Just Launched! — Visualize Your Release Schedules

    Have you ever sent someone a calendar invite for 9AM...on a Saturday? Well, maybe on the rare occasion that you need to meet on a weekend. But even in the hardest working companies, we know that the vast majority of work gets done during the week.

  • How to Feed the Office Parrot

    "Sort of like a walk in the wilderness, just not as refreshing.” That was just one of the hundreds of comments on my recent post about rude "animal" bosses. But I thought it perfectly captured the essence of a wild workplace. Many folks recounted their own experiences with beastly bosses. One reader made an especially salient point — that these animals can only thrive when the proper conditions ex...

  • This Developer Finds Joy in the Mundane

    I love fast food. It started as a teenager when I worked at McDonald’s in New Zealand. There were only a few locations back then and we were amazingly busy, with lines usually out the door at lunchtime. We made Big Macs as fast as we could — 12 at a time. Sure, the work itself was a little mundane. But it was strangely (and rewardingly) competitive.

  • Successful People Ignore the “Rules of Body Language”

    Do you know the "rules" of body language? Maintain eye contact but not for too long (otherwise, creepy). Shoulders back, chin up, no slouching. Do not fold your arms — that reveals discomfort or boredom. Keep your face composed in a perfect mask. Never let 'em see you sweat.

  • My Name Is Nicole Wosje — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

    I was inspired by my parents. Whether they were delivering food after a life event or shoveling snow for an elderly neighbor, helping those in need was part of their daily routine. The example they set led to my lifelong passion for volunteering and mentorship — a passion that led me to Aha!

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  • Hey Boss: Your Chaos Is Making Me Anxious

    Have you ever had a boss who seemed to leave behind a trail of disaster? I have. Too many times. There was the boss who threatened team members when he did not like an answer someone gave. The boss who chased the VP of Sales around the conference table when a major deal was delayed. And my favorite — the boss who was as spineless as a worm.

  • Stop Worrying About VCs Stealing Your Idea

    A friend approached me last year about starting a software company that would be an add-on in the Salesforce AppExchange. He was in the beginning stages and needed some advice. He had heard that he should have everyone he talks with about the business sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) to protect his idea. My reply? "No — but not for the reasons you might think."

  • Just Launched! — A More Comprehensive Business Model Builder

    Think about your morning routine. I bet that you interact with dozens of product and companies within an hour of waking up. I know I do — from checking in with my fitness tracker to brewing a cup of locally roasted coffee. The companies behind each are wonderfully different. But they have at least a few common threads. Like a business model -- whether they have documented it or not.

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  • The 8 Rude “Animal” Types of Bosses

    Ever work with someone who hogs all the credit? Or a parrot who never seems to have an original idea? I bet you can think of a few people who act more like zoo animals than the professionals they are supposed to be. And if you work in an environment with these types of characters, then you know that rudeness spreads like a contagion.

  • New Product Managers — Do This in the First 30 Days

    “We should not launch this.” It was a surprising announcement to make just 30 days into a new product management job. My friend had been hired to own several products at a telecommunications company. After doing her research, she could see that the newest product concept, which was woefully behind schedule and poorly defined, was going to fail.

  • You Are An Executive (You Just Don’t Know It Yet)

    She said I had an "executive presence." This was coming from the VP of a product team I worked on early in my career. And she told me I only needed to speak up a bit more and earn a few gray hairs -- then, I could become a real executive. Was this a back-handed compliment?

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  • Just Launched! — Sync Even More Aha! Fields with JIRA

    1,021,678 is a big number. And it represents a lot of work. As of today, that is the total number of requirements you have created in Aha! -- do the math and it's roughly one new requirement every two minutes since we launched in 2013. Product managers around the world have been busy.

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

    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.

  • The 7 Most Talked-About Blog Posts — January 2017

    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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  • 12 Questions Smart Marketers Ask to Find the Perfect Job

    Corporate. In one word that was my workplace culture three years ago. I was working at a top 10 SaaS company, supporting $400 million in annual revenue. We were big in every sense of the word. I should have been happy, right?

  • 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.

  • You Do Not Need a Chief Happiness Officer

    Nap pods. Stairs replaced with slides. A full-size Ferris wheel. No, I am not talking about an adult arcade hall. These are all real (and over-the-top) ways companies try to keep people happy. I even know someone whose company installed a ball pit. He said it was fun for a moment. But it ultimately became an office joke (and a great way to hide colleagues’ pens).

  • The New Normal for Your Engineering Teams

    I still remember the chaos of my first job. A new team with new challenges. Facing critical work decisions for the first time. But there was something else that added to the chaos -- a cooked-up and manic code base. It made me feel more like a mad scientist than a software developer.

  • My Name Is Ashley Hamilton — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

    “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.

  • You Deserve Workplace Freedom

    I love being outside. Just last week I went snowshoeing with some friends in Yosemite. But when I told a colleague about my trip, she wrinkled her nose. Snowshoeing? No thanks. Curling up indoors with a good novel is her idea of a good time.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sorry, Boss — But Your Apology Stinks

    It should be simple. But there are many ways to screw up a perfectly good apology. There is the over-apology -- as if saying "I'm really, really sorry" carries more weight. There is the knee-jerk, insincere "sorry!" that does not ring true. Perhaps the worst is the non-apology, which begins "I'm sorry, but...." and ends with a finger pointing at someone else.

  • 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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  • Proactive Notifications When Your Roadmap Changes

    This video shows you how to track releases and features, and then be notified if new information is added, or something changes.

  • Creating Pivot Table Reports in Aha!

    Reports in Aha! give you a way to create visualizations for any of your data, in just about any combination: cross-product, cross-release, cross-everything. This video shows you how to use the Reports Pivot view to generate a summarized pivot report of your data, and then save and share it with your team.

  • Creating Timeline Reports in Aha!

    Reports in Aha! give you a way to create visualizations for any of your data, in just about any combination: cross-product, cross-release, cross-everything. This video shows you how to use the Reports Timeline view to generate a customized timeline of your data, and then save and share it with your team.

  • Creating List Table Reports in Aha!

    Reports in Aha! give you a way to create visualizations for any of your data, in just about any combination: cross-product, cross-release, cross-everything. This video shows you how to use the Reports List view to generate an ordered list of your data, and then save and share it with your team.

  • Prioritizing Ideas Using Aha!

    This video shows you how to prioritize captured ideas so that you can quickly innovate and build better products. Idea management is how you capture feedback and requests from your customers and employees, and use this feedback to enhance your products with new features, or maybe even create new products.

  • Using Aha! to Capture New Ideas

    This video describes how ideas are captured in Aha! -- idea management is how you capture feedback and requests from your customers and employees, and use this feedback to enhance your products with new features, or maybe even create new products.

  • Aha! Idea Management Software (Overview)

    This video provides an overview of idea management in Aha! -- idea management is how you capture feedback and requests from your customers and employees, and use this feedback to enhance your products with new features, or maybe even create new products.

  • Building Roadmaps Part 3: The Features Roadmap

    Aha! makes it easy for you to create roadmaps in three key areas: strategy, releases and features. This is part 3 of 3, how to create a features roadmap.

  • Building Roadmaps Part 2: The Releases Roadmap

    Aha! makes it easy for you to create roadmaps in three key areas: strategy, releases and features. This is part 2 of 3, how to create a releases roadmap.

  • Building Roadmaps Part 1: The Strategic Roadmap

    Aha! makes it easy for you to create roadmaps in three key areas: strategy, releases and features. This is part 1 of 3, how to create a strategic roadmap.

  • How to do Release Planning in Aha!

    Releases are containers for work. Plan your releases in Aha! and align them with your strategy.

  • Sharing Product Roadmaps with Aha! Notebooks

    Spread the news! Share your product vision, strategic goals, current status, and future plans using Aha! notebooks.

  • Prioritizing Features and User Stories in Aha!

    Aha! helps you build what matters. Use Aha! to clearly define features and user stories, then prioritize them based on business value.

  • Building Product Strategy in Aha!

    Start building your product strategy in Aha! This video is an overview of the Strategy section in Aha! including how to set your product vision, goals and initiatives. Start creating brilliant product strategy and visual product roadmaps today.

  • Configure Your Product Hierarchy in Aha!

    Start by creating product hierarchy and setting product strategy at each level. Then, weave your product vision throughout your roadmapping process by linking releases and features to your strategy.

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  • Just Launched! — Reduce Roadmap Risk by Mapping Dependencies

    When I was a kid I used to have nightmares about walking into geometry class only to discover there was a test I had completely forgotten about. Once I became a product manager those dreams morphed somewhat. Instead of geometry class, it was the day of a big product launch and the product was nowhere near ready because I never had a plan. Cold sweat.

  • Your Startup Does Not Need “Adult Supervision”

    A friend of mine came over the other night for a pep talk. He works at a San Francisco transportation startup. And he said that things are going well and not so well at the same time. Weird, right?

  • My Name Is Dave Rapin — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

    I was bitten by the coding bug in my youth. When I was eight years old my father brought home an IBM XT. I was immediately mesmerized and spent my afternoons copying BASIC type-in programs from Compute! magazine.

  • No One Cares About Your Business Strategy

    Recognize this scenario? You join the leadership team at the annual offsite to work on next year’s strategy. The location is somewhere expensive and beautiful. Unfortunately, you hardly ever leave the conference room.

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  • Just Launched! — Improved Capacity Planning and Time Tracking

    I love my job. I love helping product managers get the most out of Aha! -- and sharing these weekly updates with you is an important part of that work. I also have more on my to-do list than there are hours in the day. Sound familiar?

  • Why I Love Micromanagers

    I love micromanagers. Now, you are probably thinking, "Are you for real?" It is true. Micromanagers are heroes in my world. It's ok if you consider me crazy. I know what you have been told. But they deserve a lot more love than they currently get.

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  • Just Launched! — Enhanced Google Drive and Dropbox Integrations

    Thousands of product managers use Google Drive and Dropbox to share mockups and other key product planning information with their teams. And why wouldn't they? You can securely store your files including documents, photos, and videos in one place, and make them available to anyone. We like that.

  • 8 Wimpy Words Leaders Use When Giving Feedback

    Do you ever dread sending off an important report to your boss? I once reported to a VP who replied to emails with vague and unhelpful feedback about three days after I asked for it. Work typically "looked ok." There was precious little direct feedback or concrete direction -- positive or negative.

  • How Tough Product Managers Pick Fights

    How many times do people "ping" you at work each day? For product managers, the answer is probably something like: "Oh, I've stopped counting." Feedback comes in from so many different channels -- internally and externally -- that those pings can turn what feels like a series of jabs.

  • Just Launched! — New Hierarchy Report to See Every Goal, Initiative, Release and Feature

    Every product manager needs a good hat rack. Some days you are wearing your strategy hat while working on your high-level goals and initiatives. Other days you are wearing your features hat while defining upcoming releases and requirements. But regardless of which hat you are wearing on any given day, it is important to be able to see and report on how the team's daily work serves the higher-level...

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