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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 Pivotal Tracker for Visual Product Roadmaps
November 26, 2013
Aha! Integrated With Pivotal Tracker for Visual Product Roadmaps

This integration allows you to push your completed features and requirements in Aha! into Pivotal Tracker. When you have completed your product roadmap and feature…

Portfolio roadmap planning — product lines and initiatives
November 22, 2013
Portfolio roadmap planning — product lines and initiatives

Aha! now enables you to manage your product portfolio — no matter how many businesses, divisions, or product lines you have. We make it easy to visualize the complex…

The Alpha Product Manager
November 20, 2013
The Alpha Product Manager

Alpha product managers have a few traits in common. Discover the top 3 ways alpha product managers outshine most leaders.

How I Was Unbanned from Hacker News
November 14, 2013
How I Was Unbanned from Hacker News

Somehow I managed to become what I thought was hellbanned from Hacker News. I was ready to apologize for sinning — to bow down to the Internet gods of geeky and fresh…

VCs Will Not Save You from the Startup Death Spiral
November 11, 2013
VCs Will Not Save You from the Startup Death Spiral

Your startup is in a death spiral if the following is true — your team is making more and more radical bets, despite fewer and fewer indicators that your efforts will be…

Publish A Beautiful Product Roadmap
October 21, 2013
Publish A Beautiful Product Roadmap

How often do you get asked for your product roadmap? Or, questioned about when feature X is going to be delivered? Sharing your product roadmap with the sales team,…

GitHub for Code and Aha! for Product Roadmaps
October 17, 2013
GitHub for Code and Aha! for Product Roadmaps

Do you need an easier way to tie code changes to the product roadmap that drove them? If yes, we just made that a lot easier through an integration with GitHub. While…

Scrum — Your False God of Innovation
October 15, 2013
Scrum — Your False God of Innovation

Scrum will make a zealot out of you. And a growing number of product managers and engineering teams are fervent disciples. The problem is that it does not lead to…

Kanban Cannot Save You From The Engineering Death Spiral
October 3, 2013
Kanban Cannot Save You From The Engineering Death Spiral

Your company is in an engineering death spiral if the following is true — your team is becomes less and less efficient, despite more and more measures being implemented…

The Lean(est) Startup
October 2, 2013
The Lean(est) Startup

I like the Lean Startup methodology, but I am not sure it goes far enough. I am now recommending a disruptive new approach which I have aptly named the Waif Startup. It’s…

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