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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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The Truth about Product Management and "Transparency"
August 25, 2014
The Truth about Product Management and "Transparency"

Building a great product is hard. But when your company is your product — it’s everything. That’s why the product team that makes the decisions about where the product is…

Three Steps to Grow Up a Startup
August 25, 2014
Three Steps to Grow Up a Startup

Joining a startups is like being a kid all over again. And it’s probably why so many people want to be part of one. You’re free. Innovation and risk-taking is encouraged,…

The Beauty of Jumpstarting Your Midlife Crisis
August 19, 2014
The Beauty of Jumpstarting Your Midlife Crisis

The dreaded midlife crisis. You probably are imaging a relative or friend who is a Corvette-driving, silver-haired, 50-something man (or woman) speeding down the road…

Aha! Integrated With FogBugz for Visual Product Roadmaps
August 15, 2014
Aha! Integrated With FogBugz for Visual Product Roadmaps

This two-way integration allows you to push your completed features and requirements in Aha! into FogBugz and automatically get status updates back as engineering does…

Startup Founders Get Fired
August 7, 2014
Startup Founders Get Fired

Was the founder of the startup you work at fired? This can be a risky situation. Follow these suggestions to survive a management change.

New Aha! Release — Better Emails, Search, Requirements, and Tasks
August 7, 2014
New Aha! Release — Better Emails, Search, Requirements, and Tasks

We rolled out a new release that makes life easier for product managers and their product teams. We were looking for a big theme for this release, but it’s best…

So, You Are A Non-Technical Product Manager
August 5, 2014
So, You Are A Non-Technical Product Manager

Are you a non-technical product manager? Follow these tips to confidently leading a product team and build trust.

You're A Startup Workaholic — Now What?
August 4, 2014
You're A Startup Workaholic — Now What?

Do you work over 50 hours a week? Do you strive for perfect results? Do you like to check in on your colleagues to make sure their part of the project is going well? Do…

What is The Responsive Method?
July 30, 2014
What is The Responsive Method?

My goal is to respond to your request as quickly as I can. Because when I do, I have the best chance of interacting with you while you are the most focused on the request…

What Do Your Kids Think You Do?
July 28, 2014
What Do Your Kids Think You Do?

If you are reading this, have kids, and have a title that starts with Dir, VP, or C (or aspire to one of those titles), you probably fear two things for your children:…

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