Initiative templates

Just like the templates for Features and Requirements, an Initiative template would be useful. The open-ended format of the Initiative is good, as well as the ability to associate goals, etc.., to them.

We end up doing a lot of repetition when we create Initiatives, in order to get the formatting and readability correct. If we could just make a template that everyone used, it would improve the workflow.

From a customer perspective, this doesn't seem like a drastic leap (since Feature and Requirement templates exist). As we're scaling up our business, we're finding we're adding more and more new people, and also doubling/trippling our workload. We're also in rapid development, so those Initiatives get churned through quickly. The templates would be a time-saver in multiple ways.

-fred
tinypass.aha.io

  • Guest
  • Sep 16 2015
  • Unlikely to implement
Release time frame
  • Jan 8, 2016

    Admin Response

    Feature and requirement templates were launched, not only because of the noted use cases, but also because of the amount of volume (related to the number of features and requirements which are created in the application).

    While we can see the benefit of Initiative templates, because of the relative level of volume of Initiatives created, we are unlikely to create this new feature at this time. However, as volume increases, we may consider revisiting it and therefore, will keep this idea open.

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  • Cathy Sherwin commented
    May 19, 2016 15:41

    Yes! My company has been in business for 100+ years but our Product Mgmt team is brand-new and Aha! allows us to start with a clean slate. We would find great value in a template for our Initiatives (and Goals as well, if possible). 

  • Mark Rosenberg commented
    May 13, 2017 01:10

    Templates for initiatives are fundamental to driving consistency and scaling in large organizations with large numbers of product managers with varied backgrounds ad experience levels. The alternative is that we attach a text file, which detracts from the value and appeal of using a modern product management tool.