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Aha! Roadmaps | Create a central workspace to manage all ideas

Ideas portals are just that: windows into a selection of ideas. When you create a portal, you get to choose who can access it and what sort of ideas they can see. Your ideas portal can include ideas from one, or multiple, workspaces. And the same workspace can be included in multiple portals. Even then, you can manage all the ideas in one place.

In some cases, you may wish to have several ideas portals linked to one workspace. Your customers can access the portal(s) that are most relevant to them, and in Aha! Roadmaps you can review the ideas all at once.

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Ideas overview page


Manage and promote ideas

  • From the Votes tab of an idea, glean greater context into its popularity with insights, including a chart showing voting trends over time.

  • There are great ideas in your portal but some may need more input before you prioritize or promote them. Pin ideas in a special section at the top of your portal so you can draw attention to specific requests and gather more feedback faster.

  • Set up a review process for new ideas. The team can meet to decide if ideas should be transferred to another workspace for further vetting or be promoted directly to an initiative, epic, feature, or requirement in any workspace.

  • To move a single idea to another workspace, click on the idea in the application to open its drawers view and modify the Workspace field on the Overview tab.

  • To move multiple ideas to another workspace, navigate to Ideas List and select the ideas to move. Click Bulk edit # ideas to bulk edit the ideas.


Considerations with this approach

Taking this centralized idea workspace approach for capturing ideas across a suite of workspaces can create simplicity for the person submitting the idea. However, here are a few considerations to discuss with before deciding on this approach for your team.

  • You may opt to use workspace names as idea categories which can then be selected as part of the idea submission process. This may be helpful when reviewing ideas that have been submitted to the workspace team to enable quick segmentation of the ideas.

  • You are unable to have unique idea submission fields per workspace since you are capturing all ideas at a single entity level. You need to put some thought into the required idea custom fields you wish to include in the idea submission form to capture key information spanning the suite of workspaces.

  • Once an idea is moved to another workspace, the idea will no longer be visible in this new general ideas portal. This assumes the workspaces don't share the same portal which would be the case with this approach.

    This only applies when moving the idea across workspaces. This does not occur when the idea is promoted to an initiative or feature for a different workspace.


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