Add feature areas to organize product features

As a product manager I need feature areas so that I can manage and balance a large set of features more easily.

It is difficult to gain overview and manage a large number of features without the concept of feature area. It is not enough to have the current release, strategy assignment and custom fields or other simple attributes on features, because a feature area is a key ingredient in in the product management domain model. It needs its own title, description, views and so on  - just like the features themselves. We need an overview of features by area, being able to show which areas get how much attention in each release, and so on. 

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  • May 20 2015
  • Already exists
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  • Oct 14, 2015

    Admin Response

    Thanks for the suggestion. You can actually create a custom field for predefined tags for your features called "Feature Area" and then tag each feature with the area or areas to which it applies. See the support doc for how to add custom fields

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  • Guest commented
    October 14, 2015 14:16

    Custom fields are great but do not address this need. A feature area has a detailed description, may relate to strategy model, etc. To repeat what was already in the description above:

    "It is not enough to have the current release, strategy assignment and custom fields or other simple attributes on features, because a feature area is a key ingredient in in the product management domain model. It needs its own title, description, views and so on  - just like the features themselves. We need an overview of features by area, being able to show which areas get how much attention in each release, and so on. "

    Think of it another way: You need to model both goals and initiatives, and in a similar way you need BOTH areas and features. I hope this clarifies and I do think you need to reconsider this idea. At least, this does not already exist in AHA.