156 VOTE
Status Future consideration
Categories Presentations
Created by Jason Slaughter
Created on Jun 3, 2015

Make notebooks more interactive, especially for roadmaps

I often share the "roadmap" slide of a notebook via the web URL. The basic feature name is there (and we can include our custom field "user story" if we want), but I'd prefer it if the features were all clickable, and some basic information about each feature would be displayed on click.

The major usage case would be to publish the roadmap internally, but allow users to click on a given feature to learn more about it (as the title alone can be confusing to those who aren't actively talking about the feature).

 

User story: as a stakeholder without an Aha account, I want to be able to click on items in the roadmap for more information, so that I can stay informed about what features are coming in the product.

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  • Doug Wilson
    Feb 6, 2020

    This is really, really needed.

    The need for roadmaps informed by strategic planning is what led us to Aha! in the first place.  Our team has now done a bunch of release planning and feature definition work, which I've combined in a "master" roadmap view for the year.

    But our CEO, who asked for roadmaps, can't access it from the mobile app.  CEOs are typically very mobile users, who are on their phones a lot and who find the lack of roadmaps from a roadmapping company's mobile app ... puzzling to say the least.  They're also the ones who pay for roadmapping software.  Ahem.

    We were told that publishing the roadmap as a presentation, accessible from a secure web page, was the recommended solution, but this published view lacks all the rich detail we've worked so hard to create (release and feature descriptions, dependencies, etc).

    The only current option is for him to run the Aha! web application on his phone, which isn't a great experience.

    Adding the ability to expand/collapse the features within a release and to see release and feature descriptions, status, progress, owner, assignee, Aha! score, release date, dependencies, Jira user story links, etc would provide the rich context needed for leadership and stakeholders to understand the roadmap they're viewing and would leverage the work of the team who creates all this data to much better effect.

    All this data could be delivered a JSON structure, styled, and animated (expand, collapse, hover, etc) with JavaScript.  It would not require logging in to Aha!

  • Sonjoy Ganguly
    Apr 12, 2019

    If we could switch to an enterprise account, where all employees had read only access, then enable this feature (hyperlinking from releases or features), it would be a huge help to enable employees to understand what these features are (especially when using the pivot reports)

  • Robyn Diamond
    Oct 8, 2018

    If you click through, you are forced to log in and face standard Aha permissions. I don't understand why providing the link breaks that protocol.  

  • Sam Richards
    Aug 28, 2018

    One more emphatic vote for interactive notebooks. This would be incredibly useful for our team to be able to click on a feature in a view in a notebook and be able to see details or even limited information (e.g. Description).

  • nick bunte
    Feb 23, 2018

    This is asked for daily. You should work through the permissions flow - perhaps we can just toggle this function in the settings - and then restrict by aha user. 

    If I am presenting a notebook to my execs and they want us to "drill down" there is zero permission problem. 

  • Ross Tanner
    Jul 26, 2017

    I get the challenges and concerns related to permissions. Still, there are a couple of clear paths available. 1) Share only strategic details, descriptions and such.  This would be great for published road maps. 2) Enable a login at any attempt to drill in. Then for selected objects enable the right side fly out within the notebook.  I'm sure there'll be more to it but this one capability would provide a standard behavior that would be broadly applicable across many objects.

    In my organization we have all but stopped using notebooks because of the inability to drill into road map details. This is a very significant limitation for us, please reconsider.   

  • Jonathan Mathews
    Jul 10, 2017

    I just created another idea related to this. If you have a list of ideas in an Aha notebook, then the Idea score is hyperlinked, but the idea itself is not, which is a little strange.

  • Derek Bambach
    Jun 6, 2017

    Lots of our notebook users are set up as "reviewers" so there isn't much of a permissions concern. It's not so hard to through up a "You can't access that" message. This would be super useful because it is hard to get the senior leadership to care about learning the whole UI and where to find the proper information. The notebooks give them a "curated" version of the content which is much better, but then they can't add comments or input via discussion because it's too much effort to go find some item in the app that they saw in the notebook.

  • Guest
    Oct 14, 2016

    This is a great idea. Many Sale teams still favor PowerPoint for presentations but this idea would one up PowerPoint and help motivate a "switch".

  • Rob Oesch
    Jun 10, 2016

    How about clickable links to the outward facing Ideas Portal?  We are encouraging stakeholders to submit ideas and vote on others.  However, we are missing the connection between showing them reports of Ideas and then interacting with them.  A clickable link for the Idea URL field would solve this problem in the Notebook.  More details in this Idea - https://big.ideas.aha.io/ideas/APP-I-2731

  • Sohini Chaudhuri
    May 11, 2016

    This is a big issue for my organization. We can control permissions by publishing links to specific individuals but not being able to drill down deeper Features, Roadmaps etc is very frustrating.

  • Iam Williams
    Feb 22, 2016

    This is one of our biggest frustrations with an otherwise very solid product. Even the ability to see/expand the description would be helpful. With lots of features the condensed views are nice but often folks want to see a description to help contextualize it more.

  • Robi Chakrabarti
    Nov 5, 2015

    Now that we have multiple teams in the organization using Aha we are starting to run into the challenge of having a lot of reports and views. I would like to be able to provide one central place for people to see reports in a way that lets them interact with the various reports as needed. Notebooks are great for presentations but since they're not interactive they don't quite meet my need.

    A specific example - we have a Widget Timeline report, a Widget Release roadmap, and two other release roadmaps that our Widget product is a part of. I'd like to be able to collect these 4 reports in one location so anyone interested in Widgets (and what they're working on) can have both the high-level and feature-level view, as well as see the larger picture of what the Widget product is involved in.

     

  • Avigail Ehrenhaus
    Nov 4, 2015

    This is really important for us.

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