Just Launched! — Enhanced Aha! Integration With GitHub
June 25, 2018

Just Launched! — Enhanced Aha! Integration With GitHub

by Jessica Groff

More than 27 million developers have used GitHub to create 80 million source code repositories. Clearly, this is one of the most popular software development platforms available. Our new integration dramatically improves how Aha! connects with GitHub — so that product managers can work seamlessly with engineering teams to build something amazing.

This update to our GitHub integration follows our recent announcements for enhanced integrations with Jira, Rally, and Microsoft VSTS and TFS. We also released a new integration with Asana so that product managers keep in sync with project and program management teams.

As we continue to rollout enhanced integrations between Aha! and development tools using our powerful new integrations framework, it is worth explaining what the framework allows you to do. You can create bidirectional connections between Aha! and third-party systems and includes custom options for linking records and fields.

Here is an overview of what it allows you to do:

  • Set record mappings for Aha! initiatives, releases, master features, features, and requirements.

  • Map default or custom fields in Aha! to any similar field and specify which direction the updates should flow (e.g., from Aha! or from the development system).

  • Automatically send outgoing changes from Aha! or choose to review and approve them first.

  • Import records directly from development tools to make getting started in Aha! easy.

  • Save configuration options as a reusable template for future integrations.

Now you have full control over the way information flows between Aha! and GitHub — faster imports, deeper customizations, and automatic updates.

This latest integration is available for all GitHub plans — including those hosted on GitHub.com and GitHub Enterprise. You will need to either create a new integration with GitHub or convert your existing integration from 1.0 to 2.0. (Note that if you already have an integration set up with GitHub, you can continue to use your existing 1.0 integration.)

Take a look at what is new with the enhanced Aha! integration with GitHub:

Customize how records and fields sync You can choose which record types are sent from Aha! to your development tool. This lets you customize how initiatives, releases, master features, features, and requirements in Aha! correspond with records in GitHub. You can also map default and custom Aha! fields to standard GitHub fields and set the direction of the updates.

You can set field mappings to be bi- or uni-directional between the two systems.

Automatically send updates to engineering Your integration is set by default to automatically send changes made in Aha! to GitHub. Any changes made by the product team are immediately seen by the engineering team. However, you can change this setting so that you can review changes before they are sent.

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Product owners in Aha! can choose whether to automatically send changes or approve before sending.

Review and import new records When the engineering team begins work, it is not unusual for additional features and requirements to be added along the way. Now, when engineering creates new records in GitHub, these records are collected in a queue in Aha! where you can review and determine what you want to import.

Integration updates can be filtered by product name, record type, or specific integration.

Build a roadmap using existing records You can also easily import existing records from GitHub into Aha! — this lets you quickly build a roadmap. Once imported, the integration automatically links the corresponding records so that both systems stay in sync as you make changes.

Control which record types to import to Aha! from GitHub based on your defined record mappings. You can also link new Aha! records to existing GitHub records.

Agile teams deserve tools with deep customization options — to match exactly the way you work.

We are dedicated to improving the ways that product teams work with cross-functional colleagues, so you can focus on building what matters.

Sign up for a free Aha! trial — be happy The enhanced GitHub integration is 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 of Aha! now to see why more than 150,000 users trust Aha! to set product strategy, create visual roadmaps, and prioritize releases and features.

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Jessica Groff

Jessica Groff

Jessica was a product marketing manager at Aha! — the world’s #1 product development software.

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