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.
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.
The rest of this article will walk you through configuring your new Aha! Develop account.
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.
Account: Account admins can access the account settings such as the account profile.
Billing: Billing admins can access account-level billing and user permissions. Your account must always have at least one billing administrator. You cannot delete or disable your only billing administrator.
Customization: Customization admins can access account-level customizations such as custom fields, custom layouts, and your teams.
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.
Install one of the existing extensions from the extension library.
Build your first extension.
Create an importer extension to pull records in from another tool or service.
Use Aha! web components for common UI elements that you can use inside your extensions.
Watch a short video here about how to customize your first extension.
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
Use interactive kanban boards to manage the flow of work. Navigate to Work My board or Work Team board to get started.
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.