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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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How product managers beat writer's block
July 10, 2023
How product managers beat writer's block

Ideation is at the heart of product development. But the journey from a blank page to a groundbreaking idea can be intimidating. Get started fast with these 5 guided…

Aha! and LinkedIn Learning Partner on a Professional Certificate to Expand Access to Product Management Training
June 27, 2023
Aha! and LinkedIn Learning Partner on a Professional Certificate to Expand Access to Product Management Training

We are excited to partner with LinkedIn Learning to offer the Aha! Product Management Professional Certificate — empowering more learners to develop the right skills to…

Maybe You Should Rethink That "Game-Changing" New AI Feature
June 23, 2023
Maybe You Should Rethink That "Game-Changing" New AI Feature

Shiny object syndrome (SOS) happens when product managers, engineers, and executives are distracted by exciting new ideas — often at the expense of product goals and…

Same expectations, half the team — now what?
June 21, 2023
Same expectations, half the team — now what?

Product development consumes significant resources and directly impacts business outcomes. But many software companies are experiencing layoffs. How do remaining…

Customer value vs. company valuation
June 7, 2023
Customer value vs. company valuation

Customer value is usually defined as the perception of what a product or service is worth. Company valuation is the process of evaluating the economic worth of a…

Aha! Notebooks — Your Product Documents, Whiteboards, and Tasks in One Place
May 31, 2023
Aha! Notebooks — Your Product Documents, Whiteboards, and Tasks in One Place

A space to organize your thoughts, plan your work, and craft beautiful whiteboards.

How To Avoid Building Software That No One Uses
May 17, 2023
How To Avoid Building Software That No One Uses

Software waste is any code, feature, or functionality that the customer does not need or derive value from. Product development teams can mitigate the damage by focusing…

8 signs you are creating software waste
May 3, 2023
8 signs you are creating software waste

What is software waste? Many say it is any code, feature, or functionality that the customer does not need or derive value from. But the real waste begins much earlier in…

10-Step Playbook for Startup Success in Turbulent Times
April 17, 2023
10-Step Playbook for Startup Success in Turbulent Times

There is no such thing as a “recession-proof” business but you can build one that is “recession-resilient.” Founders need vision, real insights, and courage today. And a…

Happy 10th anniversary Aha! — a decade of bootstrapped success
April 3, 2023
Happy 10th anniversary Aha! — a decade of bootstrapped success

Aha! software company was founded in 2013. Over the first 10 years of business, the company defined a new category of technology (roadmap software), published the…

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