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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 to Choose a Great Co-Founder
August 15, 2013
How to Choose a Great Co-Founder

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

Aha! Analyst and Press Highlights
August 14, 2013
Aha! Analyst and Press Highlights

If you have tried to build a minimum viable product and ended up with unsatisfactory software that customers don’t want, it might be time for an Aha! moment. And so we…

Aha! Launches Beautiful Roadmapping Software
August 12, 2013
Aha! Launches Beautiful Roadmapping Software

Aha! launched in 2013 and introduced software companies to a new way to set product strategy, build visual roadmaps, and articulate features. Sign up for a free trial…

Aha! — Beautiful Roadmapping Software
August 11, 2013
Aha! — Beautiful Roadmapping Software

We built Aha! for you and it is time to lead your product with conviction. Take a radical new approach to product development with Aha! Roadmaps software.

Imagine Every Week Was Hack Week
August 3, 2013
Imagine Every Week Was Hack Week

Creating great software is invigorating. And product managers and engineers should be the happiest people on earth. But your company probably never fully benefits from…

Kanban — Is It Hurting Your Engineers?
July 28, 2013
Kanban — Is It Hurting Your Engineers?

Kanban was designed for assembly line production, not software development. Learn how to spare your engineers and stop the Kanban insanity.

The Alpha Engineer
July 21, 2013
The Alpha Engineer

The Alpha Engineer rules Silicon Valley and all great technology ecosystems. He holds the highest rank in technical communities worldwide and is rewarded with the…

Help! — My Product Manager Lost His Mojo
July 14, 2013
Help! — My Product Manager Lost His Mojo

Brief periods of misdirection and confusion have happened to me and every product manager I have managed or worked with. When it happens, it’s everyone’s responsibility…

Why Do We Build Products That Suck?
July 7, 2013
Why Do We Build Products That Suck?

Is your product unsatisfying to customers? Worse, do you hate working on it? It’s one thing for your customers who probably only need to tolerate it for less than an hour…

Hey Engineers — Your Product Manager Needs a Hug
June 30, 2013
Hey Engineers — Your Product Manager Needs a Hug

My engineering friends, please consider the following sentences as a heartfelt plea. I know that we are taught in business to focus on the rational and ignore the…

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