A Better Way To Visualize What Engineering Is Working On
Consider a world where product managers have real-time visibility into engineering priorities and progress. Greater visibility leads to better alignment and happier, more productive teams — it is a world worth striving for. And it does not have to be imaginary. This is why we continue to integrate product development tools.
You can now build a single report in Aha! Roadmaps to view epics, features, and requirements from Aha! Develop — to better understand what engineering is working on and track their progress.
Aha! Roadmaps and Aha! Develop share a powerful reporting engine. You can already build reports in Aha! Roadmaps to visualize the status of work in Aha! Develop. But before today you could only include one record type in each report — choosing between epics, features, or requirements.
But sprints typically include a mix of work — so it makes sense that you would want to view multiple record types in a report. With today's update, you can now include mixed records from Aha! Roadmaps and Aha! Develop — then filter your data using any fields that are shared by the records. This functionality is an important step in creating a seamless product development environment and gaining the insights you need about engineering work that is happening now or coming soon.
Let's take a closer look at some of the ways you can include the new record type in your reports:
View sprint plans
Let's imagine you want to see what engineering is focusing on in the next sprint. In the example below, we created a list report using the "Epics, features, and requirements" record type and added the fields we want to see — team status, original estimate, and remaining effort. Then, we filtered by sprint name. This provides a complete view of all features and requirements assigned to the sprint. As work gets underway, we can use this same report to track progress.
Track work in progress by release
Stay on top of release progress. In the example below, we planned a major release in Aha! Roadmaps and assigned the work to multiple engineering teams in Aha! Develop. The pivot table makes it easy to see the development status of all epics, features, and requirements planned for this release in one view — so we can see if we are on track for launch.
Get a complete view of all your product development work — and celebrate what you have accomplished together.
We hope this update makes it easier to understand — and share — everything that is being worked on across your engineering teams. And if you would like to try using Aha! Roadmaps and Aha! Develop together, let us know. Email us at email@example.com and we will get you started right away.
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