Introduction to Aha! integrations

Aha! gives you the ability to create integrations with a number of different third party systems to improve communication. For example, push features to JIRA, link features to code commits via GitHub, and keep the team in sync by having product and roadmap updates sent to Slack.

It's important to think about how Aha! works with other systems, especially development systems. Often when product teams find Aha! they have been struggling to manage the roadmap in a bug system. This means the habit is to enter new features there but that comes with a high price: you are not able to align with strategy, or the "why" and you can't easily create and keep roadmaps fresh for your stakeholders.

Aha! comes first and the dev system second. Aha! is for the "why," "when," and "what," -- the dev system is for the "how." Do your product strategy, roadmapping, and feature definition in Aha! Then, push items to the dev system for engineering to build. Our two-way integrations keep all features up to date in Aha! as engineering does their work.

Aha! is designed to help you and your product team collaborate to define the strategy/roadmap and vet/prioritize features. Think through the process of what goes into prioritization, and how features and requirements map to the work in your development system. This will help you set up your integration to ensure that product and development stay in sync.

Configuring integrations

You can use multiple integrations simultaneously (even for a specific product).

You can create integrations at both the account and the product level. You must have the Customization admin permission to configure account level integrations, and at least a product owner to configure integrations at the product level. See the appropriate support article for specific details on each integration. 

At the account level you can send activity streams to team chat tools like Slack and HipChat and receive comments from code repositories like GitHub. 

Under Settings -> Product you can configure each of your product integrations in addition to the activity streams found in Settings -> Account. From this screen, you can create as many integrations per product as needed. Once you add an integration, be sure to rename it, e.g.: JIRA to JIRA mobile. 

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