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Status Future consideration
Categories Ideas
Created by Joe Buehlmeyer
Created on Mar 10, 2022

Rank Ideas by Organization

One of the most powerful (and fun!) exercises I perform with my stakeholders is to interactively ask (or force) them to rank ideas.

Whilst many ideas can have a "must have" status, no two ideas can be top of the list. Oftentimes, the final rating does not correspond to e.g. proxy votes or even the priority the idea was assigned when it was first created.

It would be great if I could rank ideas that an organization has proxy voted on within Aha! so that I can easily keep a record of the top N ideas (or even interactively perform this exercise with my stakeholders in Aha! rather than in Miro which is where I current tend to do this).

Having an inbuilt by-organization rank that enforces a consistent and self-updating ranking would simply be easier to manage and maintain than any of the workarounds which I have explored (priority label, custom rank field, massaging proxy votes to achieve this, doing things outside Aha!, etc.).

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  • Guest
    Nov 8, 2022

    The new prioritization page is helpful, I have a similar challenge in that I only want one rank per idea/feature. As a product team we are ranking ideas collectively, and really struggling with the same idea having different ranks by view.

    We use rank as kind of a final decider from product team, on the priority of items. The value score, which is per item, gives us some direction and short-list of important items but then rank is that final arbiter of what's most important to work on next. So in my mind, rank is like value score; both should be per item for all to see. Instead, rank is by view which is overly complicated for how we want to work. And maybe I don't understand views but different people can have the same view up but it's not the same unless they explicitly re-open the view from the saved list of views... Not sure if that makes sense but I'm having to tell my team to hit Shift+V and select the view before they start working on ranking, even if they had the view open prior b/c "re-opening" it from Shift+V seems to refresh it. It's annoying :)

  • Joe Buehlmeyer
    Oct 3, 2022

    The new prioritization screen almost does what I had in mind!

    All you'd need to do is to also expose Proxy Vote > Organization as a filter on the left-hand side for the unprioritized ideas. This would then allow me to create a report by Organization if I'm not mistaken - that would be huge!