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Created by Karen Wittenberg
Created on Nov 3, 2016

Promote an idea to a feature requirement

We receive a number of ideas that are different enhancements to the same product element or function. I typically create a single feature to improve the functionality of X and the various ideas become requirements of the feature. It would save time to turn these ideas into requirements instead of just linking; it allows my developers to focus more on what needs to be built.

  • ADMIN RESPONSE
    Dec 15, 2021

    You can now promote an idea to a requirement in Aha! Roadmaps. This gives you more flexibility when when working through customer feedback.

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  • Jean-Francois Larente
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    Oct 27, 2021

    Also wanted to mention that the feature https://big.ideas.aha.io/ideas/APP-I-3071 marked as shipped doesn't seem to work. If I workaround and promote to feature then convert to a requirement, the link is lost between the idea and the requirement.

  • Jean-Francois Larente
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    Oct 27, 2021

    Just looking for some clarification - the promote option allows me to promote to Master Feature (Epic), Feature or Initiative... I don't see where you can create a requirement/user story against an existing feature with what was recently released?


  • Guest
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    Sep 19, 2021

    This is basic requirement for a product management tool and it's amazing to see this is 5 yrs old with no action.

  • Guest
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    Sep 1, 2021

    A lot of extra clicking and manual tracking of the Idea after I've converted the promoted Feature to a Requirement. Idea's come in all shapes and sizes, including Requirements.

  • Michael F
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    Sep 1, 2021

    Do it! It's easy enough to promote to feature and then convert to requirement, but what is lost is the ideas association/link to the actual 'workable' record (like feature) and therefore the idea isn't automatically shipped once the requirement is - we have to manually track and close these ideas out. As a workaround, we set a to-do on the idea which references the requirement and set the due date to when we expect the requirement to ship, so we get a notification which serves as a reminder to ship the idea (presuming the requirement has actually shipped.......

  • Tom Faith
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    Aug 12, 2021

    This is definitely causing a time sink at the moment. Coming from ProdPad into Aha! I'm feeling the pain of all the unconnected elements which I had in ProdPad (at a previous company).

  • Guest
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    May 18, 2021

    Please consider this, it will save a lot of time


  • Alex B
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    Apr 7, 2021

    We also need the ability to Promote Ideas to the Requirement level. Allowing users to group a number of Idea Promotions under the same Feature (w/o Idea merging). Some decisions will need to be made around the creation of a dummy Feature level object will be required.

  • Guest
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    Aug 11, 2020

    This is a great idea - a lot of the time the idea itself will form a requirement of the Feature.

  • Nat Barrett
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    Jul 29, 2020

    Agreed - we often get ideas that are enhancements to existing features or we will culminate a collection of ideas into a single feature with each of the ideas being a requirment

  • Nerissa Muijs
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    Jun 15, 2020

    Yes, we would like to see this option as well, we don't always want to capture an idea as a large chunk when it's a small enhancement and can be grouped with other ideas.

  • Guest
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    Jan 24, 2020

    Agreed. We are in need of the same.

  • Guest
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    Dec 3, 2019

    This would be super helpful!  Agree with others that the majority of ideas we receive fall under a feature/epic as a requirement, not as a feature itself.  I'm in the process of convincing the company to move towards Aha! for all our needs and this will help prove that it's a seamless place to do our work!  I'm promoting that Aha! requires less steps...having this ability will help prove my point!

  • Guest
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    Nov 7, 2019

    This will be so useful!! Can we have this please AHA!

  • Guest
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    Oct 21, 2019

    NEED THIS TOO! Sad that this is in such high demand and has no movement by Aha!. Boo.

  • Rich Cernech
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    Aug 21, 2019

    We would love to have this to move ideas into features that already exist.

  • Guest
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    Aug 20, 2019

    I like this one!

  • Mark Grundman
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    Jun 19, 2019

    This would be a fantastic addition.  I agree with the comments on this Idea, most of our submissions to the Idea Portal support either an existing Feature or would be part of a new Feature.  The manual work of copying the Idea information over to a Requirement when we do want to promote an Idea can be a nasty time suck.

  • Guest
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    May 30, 2019

    Our team desperately needs this functionality. We need to promote ideas as feedback like "Change this button" that aren't really the scope of a feature, they're just a task that we need to get done and track that it's shipped.

  • Guest
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    Feb 28, 2019

    would be great to have this functionality!  We have lots of small ideas that don't deserve being called a "Feature". These are often small enhancements and are only sub-tasks in JIRA. 
    It is currently a pain to manually update the status of such ideas.

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Allow Ideas from the Idea Portal be promoted as a User Story

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Sometimes items entered in the Ideas Portal aren't Features or Initiatives- they're granular User Stories. But you can't denote them as such- you have to manually add them to either Aha! or Rally.
Greg Lester about 7 years ago in Ideas 0 Shipped
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Possibility to promote an idea to a requirement

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Many ideas we get via the idea portals from our customers are quite small, too small for a feature. In this case we create a feature which contains many requirements (we call the requirements "stories" to be conform to SAFE). At the moment there i...
Guest almost 3 years ago in Ideas 0 Shipped
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Allow promoting ideas to requirements

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As we manage our ideas and groom them into releases, we typically do this into requirements of overarching features. We don't tend to have standalone features for a single idea. We will bundle them with a collection of ideas or as part of bigger i...
Josh Wayne over 2 years ago in Ideas 0 Shipped
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Link Idea to Requirement

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In APP-I-1137, Aha has mentioned a 2 step process to link an idea to a requirement. However, while doing so, Aha breaks the link between the Idea and the requirement. It would be very helpful to maintain the link between the idea and the requireme...
Shri Iyer over 7 years ago in Ideas 3 Shipped
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Convert Idea to Requirement (instead of convert to a feature)

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We map features to epics in Jira, a requirement is often tied to a direct use case. Often, these use cases will pop up in Zendesk from a customer inquiry and will be very well documented there. It's great to be able to immediately create an Aha id...
Guest about 9 years ago in Ideas 5 Shipped
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Ability to promote an Idea as a Requirement

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Would like to be able to promote and idea as a requirement to an existing feature. In the promote drop down it would be great if you could add promote to requirement and then surface what feature to add it too. This would allow us to take idea's t...
Stephen Morse about 7 years ago in Ideas portal 0 Shipped