Manage your Product: Overview, Notes, Files and Users

If you are working with a dynamic team, it's important to have one place to manage and view all things related to your product. The Product menu organizes your product into four sections: Overview, Notes, Files and Users

Overview

Add a description so that the team understands how to position your product. This information enables the team to consistently describe the product regardless if they are working on the Web site, a fact sheet, presentation, sales pitch, or press release.

Often times the language that is used here is also the same language that is used in the boilerplate on the press release to describe the company and its product(s). The product description should focus on the buyer, their problems, and the benefits of using your product.

The following is an example of a meaningful product description. The pattern and flow can be reused and content specific to your product can be added to create your own (if you need one).

Aha! is the new way to create brilliant product roadmaps. It helps product managers and engineers build what matters and be happy doing it.

Creating great products is invigorating. And product managers should be the happiest people on earth. But most companies never benefit from their product manager’s love of innovation because they are consumed by soft strategy, weak tools, and squishy communication. Aha is for them -- built by product development experts for product and engineering managers who are looking to get their mojo back.

We provide the cloud-based product innovation management software, so you can focus on setting the right roadmap strategy and prioritizing the key features that customer’s want. Our goal is to help product managers succeed by making it easier to lead teams to build great products.

Forget about using a combination of Powerpoint, Word, and Excel to share your ideas and set the direction for your product. It’s time to use one platform to simplify what you do and lead your product with conviction. Let us help you build brilliant roadmaps and lead your product with conviction.

Build the future, now. The possibilities are endless.

You may also enhance this page with custom fields to add "fact sheet" style data to your product overview, and a product logo for reference in competitor views.

Notes

Aha! Notes is a wiki-like place to organize all of the unstructured data that often gets lost in emails or one-off documents. Each note is a searchable object to make it easy to find (use the search function in the upper right corner). If you need to collaborate or reference another note, release, feature, requirement or idea just @mention or #mention. Use your notes to create custom content and share them via notebooks

Create Notes

  1. Navigate to Product -> Notes and click New Note. 
  2. Within the text editor you can use formatting such as headings, lists, tables and insert inline images. 

Change order of Notes

If you want to change the order of notes within a product, simply click the Rearrange button at the top of the note tree structure. After a change has been made the button title will change to Done. When you have finished making changes, clicking Done will toggle the tree back to being uneditable.

Create parent/child hierarchy

  1. To create hierarchy, simply create at least 2 notes, then drag one note slightly below the parent note while in Rearrange mode and do a quick flick to the right to create the nested parent child relationship.
  2. From that point on, you may select the parent note and click New Note. Continue until all desired sub-notes are created. 
  3. Notes can be re-organized through drag & drop. Save your changes by clicking the Done toggle.
  4. If sub-notes are referenced in other areas of Aha! via a link, selecting the link will open up the hierarchy so that the linked note is easily visible.

Move notes to another product

Sometimes notes are created under one product but then you want to move them to another product. You can use the Actions drop down menu on notes to move them. If you move the note at the top of a hierarchy tree, all child notes move as well.

Reference notes across Aha!

You can use # mentions in any text field in Aha! to create a link to a note. This is especially useful if your notes contain design specs for a feature being developed. You can #mention the note and create a link right in the feature description!

View Note History

Every note created automatically tracks the history of edits that have taken place. You are able to revert back to previous versions of a Note by clicking the History button in the text editor and then moving the slider to the time frame you want to revert to.

Files

Files can be attached throughout Aha! to help define features workflows, manage successful releases, provide additional context and any other way you may need to inform your work. The Files menu enables you to easily search and filter your entire product for images, PDFs, documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Files can also be shared with others via notebooks

Users

Users enables the Product Owner to remove and change permissions for users of their product. They cannot delete users; only an admin can do that. But this gives them control over who can see their product and what user permissions they will have. To remove a user, hover over that user and click Remove user from product. To edit a user's permissions click on that user. 

You can also come to this screen to edit which users that belong to a product receive the weekly summary email for the product. This will not disable all summary emails for the user, only information in the email related to the specific product it is disabled for.

 

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