Aha! Blog

How to Properly Scare Yourself (Into a New Role)
October 29, 2019
How to Properly Scare Yourself (Into a New Role)

Your co-workers would say you are a zombie. You have lost your motivation and it shows. There is no spark in your soul as you drift between meetings. You are in desperate…

The Founder’s Paradox: How to Make Time for Strategy in an “Agile” World
October 23, 2019
The Founder’s Paradox: How to Make Time for Strategy in an “Agile” World

“To get off the treadmill.” I once asked a friend why he moved from Silicon Valley a few years ago and this is what he said. But I am not sure there are many places you…

5 Questions Every Frustrated Product Manager Should Ask When Dates Slip
October 21, 2019
5 Questions Every Frustrated Product Manager Should Ask When Dates Slip

Busy is not always better. I have written before about the difference between busy work and meaningful work. Our time is finite, so it is important to be purposeful about…

My Name Is Erin Ward — This Is Why I Joined Aha!
October 18, 2019
My Name Is Erin Ward — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

Could you imagine going to medical school in your late 30s with four young children? It is hard for me to fathom. But that is exactly what my grandfather did. Already a…

Just Launched! — Sync Progress Fields With Jira, Rally, and Azure DevOps
October 16, 2019
Just Launched! — Sync Progress Fields With Jira, Rally, and Azure DevOps

We recently added the ability to track the percent of work completed. This is a great way to visualize progress. But what about when your product plans move into…

9 Excuses Bosses Use to Keep People From Working Remotely
October 15, 2019
9 Excuses Bosses Use to Keep People From Working Remotely

I still cannot understand why companies do not want people working remotely. It has served us incredibly well at Aha! — but I also believe it is important to consider…

Just Launched! — New Aha! Integration With Atlassian Confluence
October 9, 2019
Just Launched! — New Aha! Integration With Atlassian Confluence

Keeping everyone in sync. This is a big part of the job for product and marketing managers. And it can be challenging — especially when some teams in your organization…

The Product Manager vs. the CEO vs. the CTO
October 8, 2019
The Product Manager vs. the CEO vs. the CTO

Do you like tennis? If you like watching it live, you know that it is best to sit behind one of the players. Because if you are at mid-court, you may get dizzy snapping…

Hey Product Managers: It Is Time to Set the Strategy That You Think Is Right
October 7, 2019
Hey Product Managers: It Is Time to Set the Strategy That You Think Is Right

“Vision.” What does this word mean to you? I define it as knowing what you want to accomplish and where you want to go. In business, it can be difficult to determine what…

My Name Is Yuko Takegoshi — This Is Why I Joined Aha!
October 4, 2019
My Name Is Yuko Takegoshi — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

Yuko is part of the Aha! engineering team and an avid diver. Learn why she joined Aha! and see if working here is right for you.