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Uncensored advice about product development and building a high-growth software company from Brian de Haaff, co-founder and CEO at Aha!

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7 Essential Stages of Product Development
January 3, 2022
7 Essential Stages of Product Development

Product development is more than how something gets built. It encompasses everything from capturing a raw concept to understanding why customers love (or do not love)…

The 12 Most Important Blog Posts From Aha! This Year
December 28, 2021
The 12 Most Important Blog Posts From Aha! This Year

Twelve of the most popular blog posts from the Aha! blog in 2021. Product development teams, leadership best practices, and practical advice for work.

How To Tell Someone What They Do Not Want To Hear
December 27, 2021
How To Tell Someone What They Do Not Want To Hear

It is only natural that we hesitate when we need to tell someone what they do not want to hear. So when you do need to tell a teammate something that you know they will…

Aha! commits $400,000 to charitable giving in 2022
December 20, 2021
Aha! commits $400,000 to charitable giving in 2022

Learn about the history of our philanthropic giving program Aha! Cares and the nonprofit organizations that are receiving funding in 2022.

Why Product Launches Fail (And How To Fix Yours)
December 14, 2021
Why Product Launches Fail (And How To Fix Yours)

8 reasons that most product launches fail. Find out how to fix via strategic planning and coordinated work across teams that results in delivering real value — to…

How To Determine During Your Interview If a Company Lives Their Values
December 13, 2021
How To Determine During Your Interview If a Company Lives Their Values

Your job interview is the perfect opportunity to evaluate whether a company lives their values. Here is how to ask the right questions.

How To Do Work That You Really Do Not Want To
November 30, 2021
How To Do Work That You Really Do Not Want To

To-dos will always be there waiting. Before you dismiss something as humdrum, look again. Here are four ways to harness your intrinsic motivation to get work done.

The Product-Led Organization vs. the Engineering-Led Organization
November 29, 2021
The Product-Led Organization vs. the Engineering-Led Organization

Product-led organizations and engineering-led organizations represent two approaches to creating value — both are necessary to build products that customers love.

One Small Thing That Will Bring You More Joy At Work
November 22, 2021
One Small Thing That Will Bring You More Joy At Work

What brings you joy at work? The Aha! team shares the small moments that keep us feeling happy and connected to what we do.

The Benefits of a Cross-Functional Product Team
November 15, 2021
The Benefits of a Cross-Functional Product Team

Product teams are organized around a specific customer need or value stream — not individual projects. Learn about the core benefits of formal product team structure and…

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