Just Launched! — Easily Create the Perfect Product Roadmap View
March 2, 2016

Just Launched! — Easily Create the Perfect Product Roadmap View

by Keith Brown

Aha! is perfect for any organization looking to build product roadmaps and to improve the pace of innovation. We just made it even easier for you to create a visual roadmap to proudly showcase where your product is going.

With Aha! you can create strategy, release, and feature roadmaps to manage your product. And with today’s update, we have added new enhancements to further help you completely customize your roadmaps.

You can now easily create and share roadmaps filtered on key time frames, product and corporate goals, by status, and even custom fields. Here are a few examples of brilliant roadmaps you can easily build and share with your team.

Strategic roadmaps centered around specific goals You worked hard to set meaningful goals for your product. And hopefully a few of them were big enough goals to make you a little nervous — in a good way of course. Now you can filter your high-level initiatives by goals to keep an eye on progress throughout the year.

For example, you could use a filter to show only the initiatives related to the goal Triple revenue YoY. This allows you to focus on the high-level themes that matter most to achieving that goal.

Above a strategy roadmap for the Fredwin Cycling product (which is a fictitious early stage product) is shown, filtered by the goal Triple revenue YoY.

Strategic roadmaps filtered by time frame We recently gave you the ability to organize strategic goals and initiatives by time-based groups. This allows you to simultaneously manage multiple strategic horizons and better report on current vs. future goals and initiatives. We’ve now expanded this capability to help you share this through visual roadmaps.

For example, you could decide to show only the initiatives related to the first half of 2016. This would allow you to view what’s right in front of you, without the additional noise of large bodies of work that will not start until later in the year.

Strategic roadmaps based on revenue potential Your visual roadmaps are completely customizable. You can even create visual roadmaps based on custom fields like Projected revenue, to share how the team is performing on key initiatives important to the company.

Release roadmaps to indicate which releases are at risk In addition to strategy roadmaps, there are several new filters that have been added to better allow you to customize your release roadmaps. In the example below, a custom release roadmap is shown filtered by Release status. Only the “Delayed” releases are displayed, allowing you to easily track cross-functional releases that may be at risk.

It’s easy to get started customizing your roadmap using the green Add New Filter icon. Just select the filters you would like to use to customize your roadmap and click the blue Add Filter button.

Both Product Owners and Contributors can apply filters, and Reviewers and Viewers can view strategy roadmaps.

Aha! is the easiest way to build and share product roadmaps. And we continue to expand how you can customize how you visualize and share your roadmap plans.

So, we hope the new roadmap customizations enable you to better report on all the great initiatives and releases that you have in Aha! — and proudly display your roadmap with the team.

Sign up for a free Aha! trial — be happy Customized visual roadmaps are available to all Aha! customers. If you are not already an Aha! customer, you may want to sign up for a free 30 day trial now. See why over 30,000 users trust Aha! to set product strategy, create visual roadmaps, prioritize features, and capture ideas.

Keith Brown

Keith Brown

Keith was a vice president of marketing at Aha! — the world’s #1 product development software.

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