Ability to remove default release template

My PMs often forget to switch to their own template or insert no template and then have to delete each phase. It'd be easier if there was no template or the template they choose would be default.

  • Jaclyn Fine
  • Dec 19 2016
  • Unlikely to implement
Release time frame
  • Feb 15, 2018

    Admin Response

    Thank you for the idea. When a release templates have been created, the first template will become the default template selected in the dropdown when a new release is added. If you want all new releases not to include any phases, one workaround would be to create a template that includes no phases. This would then be the default selection when new releases are added. 

    Given the availability of the workaround above and other priorities, we are unlikely to implement this idea at this time. We hope you can understand. 

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  • Jaclyn Fine commented
    December 21, 2016 15:47

    I meant so that the default is already "no template" so that PMs have one less click (and potentially many less) to worry about.

  • Christian Rodriguez commented
    July 03, 2017 16:51

    I agree with Jaclyn -- every time we accidentally forget to click "no template" it causes about 2 minutes of deleting phases per release to undo the mistake.

  • Ben Cochrane commented
    19 Apr 00:42

    this is the most frustrating part of Aha and I love this product - please remove the default phases or at least make these current defaults opt in

  • Andrew Brooks commented
    27 Jul 09:03

    I think the Admins comment above is a little short sited, and the assumption here is that Aha Administrators don't need global admin controls. I currently have over 100 product using Aha, and that default template is just not useful for how our products are structured. Therefore I want to switch this off globally, and then give our product managers the flexibility to choose another. Releases planning is an incredibly useful tool, especially in large organisations, so having a workaround that relies on users not making a mistake seems like a UX flaw.