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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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Aha! Integrated With Trello for Roadmap Planning
May 1, 2014
Aha! Integrated With Trello for Roadmap Planning

You can now integrate Aha! directly with Trello. Find out more about this update and how it can help you roadmap the future.

3 Reasons Why a Sprint is Not a Release
April 22, 2014
3 Reasons Why a Sprint is Not a Release

A very bright product and engineering leader at one of the largest media companies in the world asked me this morning. “What’s a release?” I never really thought a…

Rule #4 From the Manifesto for Agile Development
April 15, 2014
Rule #4 From the Manifesto for Agile Development

I asked my best friend, who happens to be a talented lead software engineer at a mid-size company, “What’s your favorite part of your job?” But he’s not the type of guy…

Ideation — Capturing Those Aha! Moments
April 11, 2014
Ideation — Capturing Those Aha! Moments

We have written about ideas in the past and commented on how many of us have “idea fatigue.” We figured it was time to actually do something about it. Sure, it’s cool to…

Import Trello Cards Into Aha! for Visual Product Roadmaps
April 8, 2014
Import Trello Cards Into Aha! for Visual Product Roadmaps

Seed your Aha! account with features and requirements already captured in Trello and incrementally add features to Aha! that were created in Trello after your initial…

We Are Hiring — Lead Rails Engineers Wanted!
April 3, 2014
We Are Hiring — Lead Rails Engineers Wanted!

We have had a terrific year and seem to have touched a nerve with Aha! The business is growing fast and we have been busy expanding the team. We are now looking for…

Getting Smarter With Google Display Ads
April 2, 2014
Getting Smarter With Google Display Ads

Our company is growing quickly and we have been increasing our spending on various advertising platforms to promote our app for product managers and engineers. We…

Hey Boss — My Strategy Is Telling You "No"
March 25, 2014
Hey Boss — My Strategy Is Telling You "No"

Here is how it goes down. You turn the corner and the big boss (who never uses the product or speaks with customers) says “I have a great new idea for a feature.” Or…

What's Your Product?
March 17, 2014
What's Your Product?

That’s an interesting question. It’s not exactly what folks want to hear from us though when they ask us how they should organize their products. But, we need to answer…

Product Roadmap Templates for Visual Release Planning
March 11, 2014
Product Roadmap Templates for Visual Release Planning

We are all agile these days (or trying to be) and for almost all teams — dates still matter. Dates matter because time is an essential variable in life and business. And…

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