New Right-Click Menus in Aha! Software

Right-click on epics, features, and requirements to see a range of useful actions | Aha! 2022

August 11, 2022

New Right-Click Menus in Aha! Software

by Jeff Tucker

Keyboard shortcuts. Bulk editing. Predictive search. We are always on the lookout for ways to save you time in Aha! software. Today we are introducing a simple time-saver that you are sure to love — right-click menus.

Now you can right-click on epics, features, and requirements to see a range of useful actions — such as assigning work, updating status, and moving items.

Of course, the actions themselves are not new. You could always open each record to make updates or individually drag and drop items into place. But all of those clicks add up — especially when you are planning a big release, refining the backlog, or reviewing statuses. With today's update, you can get that work done faster.

Look for the new functionality in a few places — such as the features board in Aha! Roadmaps or the backlog management, sprint planning, and workflow pages in Aha! Develop. The list of available actions varies based on which view you are in. For example, if you right-click on a feature in Aha! Roadmaps, you will see an option to move it to a release. In Aha! Develop, you will see options to move the feature to or from the prioritized backlog or assign to a sprint.

You can also select multiple work items and apply the same actions in one go. Or use the new bulk edit option to quickly update any standard or custom field on the record layout. This enables you to move work through your product development process even more efficiently — so you can spend more time building lovable software.

Take a closer look at how you can save time with right-click menus:

Assign features to engineering

Imagine you are planning an upcoming release in Aha! Roadmaps. You have been working closely with design to fine tune the user experience and the last few features are ready for engineering. Now you can multi-select those features and update the status to "Ready for development." Then you can assign them to the right team in Aha! Develop — all without interrupting your workflow.

You can also right-click to open in a new tab, link to another record, or move to another release.

Adjust sprint plans quickly

Engineers in Aha! Develop can bring similar efficiencies to sprint management. In the example below, one of the engineers is now unavailable for the current sprint. We need to adjust to keep the sprint on track. With a few swift actions, we can move a handful of lower priority features to the backlog to account for the team's reduced capacity.

Access common actions from your installed extensions in right-click menus as well — such as syncing pull requests with GitHub.

Get meaningful work done faster and with fewer clicks.

So the next time you have a backlog of updates to make across work items in Aha! software, try right-clicking. You will love how much faster it is to update records — whether you handle them one at a time or in bulk. And do not forget to let us know what you think. We love hearing how new functionality works for you and how we can continue to make you happier and more productive.

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Aha! Roadmaps is the best way to set strategy, prioritize features, and share visual plans. It includes Aha! Ideas Essentials for crowdsourcing feedback. Aha! Develop is a fully extendable agile development tool — prioritize the backlog, estimate work, and plan sprints. If you are interested in an integrated product development approach, use Aha! Roadmaps and Aha! Develop together. Sign up for a free 30-day trial or join a live demo to see why more than 5,000 companies trust our software to build lovable products and be happy doing it.

Jeff Tucker

Jeff is passionate about promoting customer empathy throughout product and engineering teams. He is a Senior Product Manager at Aha! — the world’s #1 product development software. Jeff has more than 10 years of experience across product, design, and engineering roles. Previously, he managed products at developer tool and cybersecurity startups.

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