|[March 04, 2014]
Aha! Launches Visual Product Roadmaps for JIRA
MENLO PARK, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
launched today a new way for Atlassian
OnDemand customers to integrate Aha! with JIRA to keep product
management and engineering teams in sync. Aha! is proud to be one of the
first 15 companies to launch an add-on for the new Atlassian
Connect framework. The new Aha! add-on and integration is available
Creating great software is invigorating. Product managers and engineers
should be the happiest people on earth. But most companies never benefit
from their love of innovation, because they are beaten down by soft
strategies, weak tools and squishy communication. The new Aha!
integration with JIRA solves this problem by making it easy to set a
winning product plan, share visual roadmaps, articulate features and
requirements, and build what matters.
"If you have MVPd yourself to an unsatisfactory product, it might be
time for an Aha! moment," said Aha! co-founder and CEO, Brian de Haaff.
"If you still use Microsoft (News - Alert) Word, Excel, PPT, and napkins to share ideas
and lead product; you know there must be a better way. Aha! is for you
and our new integration with JIRA makes it the obvious choice for
product development teams everywhere."
The integration with JIRA is based on Atlassian's powerful new Connect
framework, which makes it easy for partners to build add-ons that
integrate directly into the JIRA OnDemand user interface. Atlassian
Connect goes beyond standard APIs and allows Aha! and JIRA users to take
advantage of a bi-directional integration between the two aplications.
It also provides multiple UI integration points, so users can send
issues from JIRA to Aha! or map releases and features from Aha! to epics
and stories in JIRA. The whole time, both systems stay up-to-date as
status changes are made.
"Powerful integrations with products like Aha! are a key ingredient to
the success of thousands of software development teams using JIRA," said
Nick Wade, director of Atlassian Marketplace. "This powerful tool for
product managers demonstrates the viability of Atlassian Connect and
exemplifies the many add-ons available in the Atlassian Marketplace to
help teams get more from JIRA."
Aha! is cloud-based software that turns product managers into heroes. It
enables product teams to set their vision based on their market and
customer insights. It then encourages teams to map key strategic goals
and initiatives to releases and features to ensure that business
objectives will be met. Aha! also combines multiple innovative
technologies to capture and visualize all of the ideas about what
features should be added to the product. This ensures product
development team members can work together to prioritize key features in
The Aha! add-on is immediately available for Atlassian JIRA OnDemand
customers to install from the Atlassian
Customers without an Aha! account can sign up for a free trial of Aha! (www.aha.io)
to get started with the integration.
Sign up for a free trial of Aha! (www.aha.io)
and get going in minutes.
Install the Aha! for JIRA add-on (https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/io.aha.connect)
and create beautiful software.
Aha! is the new way to build brilliant roadmaps. Building software is
invigorating and product managers should be the happiest people on
earth. Our beautiful, cloud-based software helps make product and
engineering managers heroes by enabling them to set product strategy,
visualize and share roadmaps, and articulate features so their product
development teams can build what matters. Aha! was founded by Silicon
Valley veterans and software development experts, Brian de Haaff and Dr.
Chris Waters, whose last two companies were acquired by Aruba Networks (News - Alert)
[ARUN] and Citrix [CTXS] respectively. The team has founded or been
early employees of six cloud-based technology companies and has a total
of 15 issued patents. Aha! serves many of the best-known software and
Web companies and is based in Menlo Park, Ca. Sign up for a free trial
get your product mojo back.
Keep up-to-date with Aha! and the team.
Twitter (News - Alert): @aha_io�and�@bdehaaff
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