Create an IT roadmap
Make prioritization decisions based on timing, resources, and what internal users need most
Generate real business value
IT makes the business go. You provide the critical technology — including security, productivity, and communication tools — that enables your company to achieve its vision. Not only do you have to keep things running smoothly right now, but you also have to plan what the organization will need in the future. This requires having a clear IT strategy and a timeline to accomplish it. Set goals and initiatives in a purpose-built workspace in Aha! Roadmaps to capture the big areas of investment needed to power company growth. Then, create a visual roadmap and share it with the rest of the organization so you can gain alignment on priorities and make hard trade-off decisions.
Create awesome user experiences
Gather feedback on the effectiveness of internal applications. Use a private ideas portal to streamline the way you collect, review, and prioritize incoming requests. This way, everyone in your organization can submit new ideas or vote and comment on existing ones — making it easy to understand their needs. Categorize feedback by department and identify key opportunities to improve productivity and efficiency. Quickly and objectively say “no” to requests that do not align with strategic IT goals and promote those that do directly to your roadmap. Automatic notifications keep your colleagues informed of status, building transparency and goodwill.
Roll out IT projects on time
Every IT team knows that there are more projects that need attention than people and time to get it all done. Aha! Roadmaps includes powerful capacity planning functionality — so you can visualize the team's workload and set realistic delivery dates. Bring clarity to the way you plan and implement complex rollouts by standardizing release templates, workflows, and approval processes. Then, capture every date, deliverable, and dependency needed to ensure project success. Create an interactive Gantt chart to keep track of all the details and share it with cross-functional teams so everyone knows the plan for releasing new tools and updates.
Highlight your impact
Technology is at the core of achieving better business outcomes for customers and employees alike. Create a dashboard in Aha! Roadmaps to showcase how IT is contributing value. Track progress against goals and KPIs in real time to demonstrate the impact of strategic investments. Report on delivery data — including the status of initiatives, rollout progress, and the number of monthly updates shipped for each department. Add live views of reports and roadmaps to presentations and share them with leadership and other internal teams. This clarifies how you are partnering with the business to drive success both today and into the future.
Aha! allows us to create a strategic IT roadmap that balances day-to-day tactical requests with the technical capabilities our organization will need for the future.Anthony Knezevic
Director of IT, University of British Columbia
Everything you need to create brilliant plans
Why IT teams love Aha! Roadmaps
Set clear strategy
Create goals and initiatives. These define the IT team's role in supporting the company's vision and connect planned work back to strategy.
Create your roadmap
Build a visual roadmap of your plans for addressing technical debt, core infrastructure, and growth-oriented innovation. Link to higher-level technology initiatives to show the value for both internal and external customers.
Streamline internal feedback
Give internal teams one place to submit feedback and vote on everyone's ideas. This lets you see what people need most — so you can create more joy.
Set budgets and track costs to make informed investment decisions. See who is available, what work is planned, and who is over capacity so you effectively manage your resources.
Deliver new capabilities on schedule. Clarify priorities for the team, create custom workflows to formalize the approval process, and streamline review cycles.
Manage complex rollouts by defining relationships between work items. Understand how to best move forward by analyzing interdependencies using maps and reports.
Share your roadmap and plans with executives and internal teams. Track how you are progressing against your goals and communicate updates with interactive reports.