Aha! Develop | Getting started

Welcome to Aha! Develop — the agile tool for healthy development teams. It connects technical work to the product roadmap, optimizes workload, and streamlines reporting.

This article will give you a one-page list of resources as you configure and customize your trial or new account. You can completely customize the UI, workflow, and integrations through extensions.

If you have any questions, please contact us. We do not have salespeople at Aha! — just product experts.

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Trial best practices

Use these tips as you explore Aha! Develop during your trial.

All Aha! Develop trials start on the Advanced plan. This gives you full access to all Aha! Develop capabilities — so you can determine which plan is the best fit.

  • Install extensions: Extensions are the key to a radically customized Aha! Develop account. Choose from a selection of preexisting extensions or build your own.

    If you have integrated your Aha! Develop account with an Aha! Roadmaps account, note that extensions are disabled by default. Extensions can be powerful additions, but they can also affect both Aha! Develop and Aha! Roadmap users. Please consider the security implications before allowing any extensions to be installed.

  • Invite your team: Make the trial experience as authentic as possible for a valid comparison. You can invite your team in bulk using team import settings.

  • Manage backlogs: Import work from other systems or create epics and user stories in your account to manage all of your work in one place.

  • Optimize workflows: Whether you work in iterations or use a pull-based approach, you can tailor each view in Aha! Develop to fit your team's workflow.

Our Customer Success team is made up of product experts and developers. Reach out if you have any questions. We respond very quickly.

The rest of this article will walk you through configuring your new Aha! Develop account.


Account configuration

Let's start with user permissions and settings.

  • User permissions: Choose from four non-admin user roles, and three different admin types. Any user type can also be an administrator.

  • Administrator settings: There are three types of admins in Aha! Develop and three types of admin settings.

  • Team settings: Each Aha! Develop account is made up of individual teams.

  • Personal settings: Configure your personal account profile and preferences, such as your personal home page, extensions, and notification preferences.



Extensions allow developers to use JavaScript to extend the Aha! Develop user interface as well as to automate actions within Aha! Develop and between Aha! Develop and other systems.

Watch a short video here about how to customize your first extension.


Sprint planning

If your team uses sprints to plan and manage work, navigate to Plan Sprint planning.

  • Manage your prioritized backlog.

  • Create and manage sprints.

  • Estimate work and manage team capacity


Kanban boards

Use interactive kanban boards to manage the flow of work. Navigate to Work My board or Work Team board to get started.

  • Pull work from your prioritized backlog, through importer extensions, or create it directly in your Aha! Develop account.

  • Use workflow boards to track and manage your team's work.

  • Set work in progress (WIP) limits to improve team efficiency.


Wiki-like knowledge base

Navigate to Document Notes to create a knowledge base for your team. This is an excellent location for sprint retrospectives, deploy policies, or product architecture documentation to assist your team members.

  • Notes use the Aha! collaborative text editor.

  • You can directly mention users or records.

  • Build a collapsible hierarchy to organize your documentation.


If you get stuck, please reach out to our Customer Success team. Our team is made up entirely of product experts and responds fast.

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