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107 VOTE
Status Future consideration
Categories Releases
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 1, 2016

Ability to add custom fields to the Release Phase view

In the context of a Launch Plan, Release phases can be used as work items, that together, make up the entire project plan, to come to a successful release. Examples of custom fields: a Release Phase can be assigned to a department and to an individual in that department. A Release Phase could be mandatory or optional and subsequently get a ‘tick in the box’ to indicate the status of completeness.

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  • Guest
    Nov 4, 2022

    We have different types of milestones; would be so helpful to have custom field as an option.

  • Michael Ballenger
    Jun 15, 2022

    Oh, please, please, please. The biggest obstacle we're running into with Aha! Enterprise implementation for our larger organization is the inability to track progress of phases to understand the progress of our overall release and where the slowdowns or blockers are occurring. The capability to add a status field or a RAG status at the phase level would be so helpful (it's the one thing everybody asks about when we show them phases)

  • Kellen Hawley
    Mar 30, 2022

    Being able to add custom fields would be incredibly helpful for getting our Program Managers in Aha—right now they use Asana to track project status because it has those deeper levels of customization that they need.

  • Gary Goz
    Jan 19, 2021

    I find it interesting that even as an admin, I cannot add a custom field to a phase or milestone. Doesn't make much sense seeing it is just another record or container type. I could really use this capability as I am using phases to document when certain events happen that aren't necessarily features. These could be planning events, industry days, etc. and I would like to be able to assign them to individuals, maybe add a website link, or indicate an important date like a registration date or cost.

  • Anh Truong
    Dec 1, 2020

    Cross-functional work requires the input, check-off and accountability of key individuals. While release phases tries to address some of those factors, we need a way to dynamically input data for those specific phases. If business development is a phase, I think it'd make sense to have fields in that phase that indicate who the busdev rep is and what-not.

    I think ideally, release phases become somewhat of their own record type where we can add fields, rearrange the layout and report on them.

  • Katrina Purcell
    Dec 1, 2020

    I'd like to be able to add custom fields on release phases and milestones so that i can add owners, this will help us in determining accountability, in a dashboard I'd want to see did the milestone actually deliver and if not who owns it and how far past due is it. Agree as well on needing the ability to tick off that something is done to signify the project plan is moving along on time to completion.

  • Dmitri Krupnov
    Sep 17, 2020

    Would want to add a custom field for an assigned employee, so that we can filter on timeline view for an individual during quarterly planning.

  • Jay Jeyaindran
    May 4, 2020

    Additionally if we can owners, start / end dates, estimates, etc.

    Also useful to see the requirements and to do's within a Feature on the Release Gannt view. Stories from JIRA board.

  • Guest
    Mar 19, 2020

    I would like to echo some of the comments below to provide ability to expand the fields in the release phases. Our use case is we are using the release phases for standard deliverables depending on the release. We would like to be able to add the accountable people when managing this with stakeholders.

  • Guest
    Jan 24, 2020

    I agree! Please do this, please...

  • Guest
    Mar 25, 2019

    having the ability to add custom fields to release phases would be really helpful for what we're trying to visualize. Currently, our projects are releases and the shared resources are listed as phases. We also want to show the level of effort for each phase, so having the option to either (1) color-code or (2) show on a pivot would be very helpful. 

  • Guest
    Mar 21, 2019

    Would love to see this added soon, as it would be used to resolve some concerns around sprints/iterations vs. actual releases/launches. 

  • Guest
    Jan 16, 2019

    We use certain phases as checkpoints and would prefer to indicate in dedicated fields of each stakeholder's vote such as Go/No Go, Met/Not Met and Comments. Since there multiple stakeholders this would be best facilitated in a table.

  • Sam Richards
    Oct 10, 2018

    Being able to assign release phases to individuals would be very useful.

  • Guest
    Jul 13, 2018

    I would be interested in adding custom fields, to accumulate total value of a phase/release from the value of master features/features for a phase and ultimately release.  Kind of like we need a score card and workflow for phases......

  • Matt Howard
    Jun 29, 2018

    We also have specific customers that will be receiving a version of our product release (beta or full), so we track these as release phases. If we could add a custom field to the release phase (customer), then we can build reports for our organization to view which of our customers will be receiving specific releases.

    As this idea shows as "Likely to implement" but was created two years ago - any idea if this will be implemented soon?

  • Adam Kendall
    Jan 22, 2018

    I fully support this feature and the recommendations of the commenters. Having the ability to define a responsible individual for the phase would be massively useful. Right now we have the ability to see individuals responsible for features which in our use case is the designated developer and thus only relates to the 'Development' phase. But it would also be really useful to define for other phases such as 'Scoping', for example.

  • Guest
    Jan 11, 2018

    Two requirements:

    1) Assigning release phase to a person

    2) Method to have a status to track the release phase. This can also be achieved by allowing user to insert a custom field into the release phase.

  • Guest
    Dec 28, 2016

     I agree with the original request as well as Nitin's comments. Either custom fields or adding the fields Nitin suggested would enable us to track our launch criteria (or checklist) within Aha.

  • Guest
    Nov 16, 2016

    This actually helps us to keep track of the of all releases at a glance and any specific Phase of release not as per planned can be made visible.


    Few Additions could be provide at Phase level a % Completion and Status Field (RED, Yellow or Green) and status field can help to spot which Phase is in danger of slipping out of being in red

  • +8

Allow addition of custom fields in release phase to group phases together

While viewing the gantt chart view of release phases, we'd like to group release phases by custom fields like development or testing. While custom fields can be added to releases, we cannot move them within release phase
Arun Kalyanaraman 7 months ago in Releases 0 Future consideration

Status and report building at the milestone phase/initiative is nonexistant

The details of features milestone phase and initiatives is non-existing. You cannot add custom fields like a status for reports, the to-dos don't show on custom reports, it shows the to-do's at a higher level. Need more flexibility with creating t...
Sherry Coulter over 5 years ago in Reports 0 Future consideration

Adding custom field to release phases and milestones template

We are using the To Do's as our master chekclist within the release phases and milestones template. We want to be able to report on whether a phase (milestone) has been completed or not. We can create pivots to show target dates etc but we need to...
Dan Jeffery over 3 years ago in Releases 0 Future consideration

Assign Users to Release Phases

We'd like to be able to assign users/owners to a "release phase" so that we can see what work is supposed to be done by what individual when looking at roadmaps with assignees.
Alena Pollitt about 5 years ago in Releases 0 Future consideration