Aha! Blog

December 27, 2016

What Is Your Career Sentence?

What do you want out of your career? Think beyond job titles and salary. Focus on the overarching vision for your professional life — the work that is going to make you…

December 20, 2016

There Is a Bear Hibernating in Your Office

Let me set the scene. It is sometime after noon. The hypnotic hum of fluorescent lights, the drone of hushed conversations, the rhythmic tapping of keys. The thermostat…

December 19, 2016

The 17 Great Myths of Product Management

We issued a warning to product managers last month — beware of bad advice. The Aha! Customer Success team (all former product managers) weighed in. And many of you added…

December 14, 2016

Custom field requirements report

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.…

December 13, 2016

The Product Plan vs. the Project Plan

Great product managers ask questions. Lots of them. But product managers need to answer questions too. And the more complex the work, the more questions abound. When I…

December 13, 2016

Hey Boss: You Are Wasting My Time

I once worked for a boss who had a Ph.D. in time-wasting. This person’s signature move? Pointless meetings. I would spend my days shuffling from one to the next. Few were…

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