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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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Manage Tasks, Assign Features, and Track the Product Team's Work
June 6, 2014
Manage Tasks, Assign Features, and Track the Product Team's Work

A product manager is nothing without a strong product team and capable engineers. You may have the greatest product strategy and visual roadmap ever crafted — but if you…

Innovation Wasteland
June 3, 2014
Innovation Wasteland

Creating great products is invigorating. And employees who have a chance to be creative should be the happiest people on earth. But your company probably never fully…

Stop Calling Software "Enterprise-Grade"
May 29, 2014
Stop Calling Software "Enterprise-Grade"

The strategy-of-the-day seems to be to slap the word “enterprise-grade” on a product and then think that the product is miraculously ready for large businesses to buy.…

You Don't Want This Perfect Job
May 27, 2014
You Don't Want This Perfect Job

I have the perfect job to offer you — but you do not want it. You actually do, but cannot communicate how you could stretch to fill in the areas where you have limited…

Trust the Engineers — Do Not Put Bugs on Your Roadmap
May 23, 2014
Trust the Engineers — Do Not Put Bugs on Your Roadmap

A very bright product manager at a startup asked me this morning. “Should bugs exist on my roadmap?” This is a fascinating question and one that does come up every few…

"Design Thinking" Destroyed Us
May 19, 2014
"Design Thinking" Destroyed Us

Design thinking will cure all your innovation ills. It will remove any customer cruelty from your product or service and deliver nothing but honey and flowers and tender…

Shorten the Innovation Cycle with Idea Management Software
May 19, 2014
Shorten the Innovation Cycle with Idea Management Software

Our idea management software (often referred to as idea software) just took another few leaps forward. You probably already know that by combining the ability to capture…

Product Manage Your Way — Set Custom Workflow and Status
May 13, 2014
Product Manage Your Way — Set Custom Workflow and Status

Aha! software equips you to do product development your way. Learn how you can set up and create custom workflows for you and your team.

5 Signs Your Startup Co-Workers Have Your Back
May 12, 2014
5 Signs Your Startup Co-Workers Have Your Back

You might call me sensitive, but I really wish my co-founder would ask how I am feeling a bit more often. But aside from that, we are a perfect match. He is the technical…

Remember That It's Business and It's Personal
May 6, 2014
Remember That It's Business and It's Personal

Do you ever lose sleep over what happens at work or have arguments that you replay over and over again in your head? You might call me sensitive, but I think one of the…

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