I don't want to change the status of each and every requirement individually when changing the status of a feature. For example, when I hand off a feature - which has 5 requirements, for example - to engineering to spike, they come back with a full estimate of the feature and all the details on how they are going to satisfy each requirement. I review and accept the estimate. Now I have to go to Aha and update each requirement's status *and* the feature status to push the feature into the next phase of the workflow. I would like to set up a rule/flag on each status that says something like "when entering this status, all requirements will assume the new status also."
Status changes on features and requirements are purposely designed in this way to ensure that all requirements are fully ready for the next status. Because a status change is a major "event" for the requirement or feature, we feel that it should be actively done (so that requirements are not forgotten).
At this time, we are unlikely to make changes in this area based on current priorities. We hope you can understand.