We are one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. and the world's #1 product roadmap and marketing planning software. More than 250,000 users worldwide trust Aha! to set brilliant strategy, create visual product roadmaps, and deliver breakthrough marketing campaigns. It started in 2013 with a simple idea — to build a company that customers and employees would love. And to do it with no venture funding, offices, or salespeople.
At Aha! we believe that customer and employee joy should be the aim and core of a company's existence. We are changing the way companies innovate and launch great products. It has been an amazing journey and we have been humbled by our rapid growth.
As an entirely distributed company, we have team members working in locations throughout the U.S. and a few international locations too. Our team is rapidly expanding to meet customer demand for our roadmapping software.
We follow a framework for personal and business success that we pioneered and named The Responsive Method. Read more about our human-centric approach to building lovable companies and products below and in Lovability, the breakthrough book by Aha! co-founder and CEO Brian de Haaff.
The Responsive Method (TRM) drives us. It is a simple way to create mutually beneficial interactions. TRM is grounded in the belief that sustainable, lasting success and happiness originate in the respect for and service to others.
It is centered around the belief that interactions with urgency are what propel people and organizations forward. It is a framework for people and organizations to get the most out of today’s abundant free-flow of information while staying on track towards a goal.
Following the eight principles of TRM will result in an organization of people who reach the ultimate goal — real value for customers and sustainable happiness.
Establish a true north for where you are headed. If you do not have a vision, it will be difficult to identify which major requests are aligned with your goal.
Creating something positive and lasting is profound. But there is no guide. Courage gives you the confidence to attempt what has not been done before.
Perfect moments are times when we reach an ideal state. We believe that they can be achieved every day and are required to create lasting greatness.
Curiosity is fundamental to learning and an indicator of future success. If you are curious, you are interested and invested and alert and engaged when you interact with others.
Embrace interruptions. A request is the only sign you have that someone needs something from you right now.
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The key is to digest information and its importance as quickly as possible so you can get on to the next request and continue creating more value.
Allow others to peek inside and understand why you responded the way you did, rather than just giving your response. Explaining the “why” makes the “what” simple to digest and dignifies the requestor.
Being kind allows you to stay in control, remain humble, and maintain perspective. While it does not mean that you will always agree with everyone, it does enable you to stay calm and build strong relationships.
Our goal at Aha! is to help people build and launch lovable products and work with conviction. We want you to discover (or re-discover) your mojo — that sense of potency, confidence, and swagger that you have when you say to yourself, “I’ve got this.” So join us on this epic adventure.
After all, life is short. Why spend it doing anything less than meaningful work with people you care about? Let us help you find even greater inspiration and a few new approaches to be your best.