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.
We have different types of milestones; would be so helpful to have custom field as an option.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I agree! Please do this, please...
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.
Would love to see this added soon, as it would be used to resolve some concerns around sprints/iterations vs. actual releases/launches.
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.
Being able to assign release phases to individuals would be very useful.
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......
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?
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.
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.
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.
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