Ability for Product Owner to Control Notifications

As a product owner, i need to be able control when notifications go out to other users in Aha! Just because a user is a viewer or reviewer on a product, he/she shouldn't be receiving notification for every change. For example, future release planning (2-3 releases out), should be kept within Product Management. We over-communicate to our team and we prematurely communicate "decisions".

I suggest that a Product Owner can choose which release for a given product should be excluded from weekly summary updates or release status change notification. Another example is that we had to re-open an old release to map a feature in that was actually included. There was no value for sending a broadcast message after closing (shipping) it again.

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  • Fabian Henzler commented
    February 22, 2015 11:36

    Sounds complicated to implement. Is it like a Checkbox next to every possible item that is being communicated globally? Or groups you define?

  • David Howe commented
    March 6, 2015 16:24

    Agreed - we could really use this. Right now we're integrated with Jira so our users get notified the weekly summary updates plus the Jira integration comments (which they get hit with twice, once from Aha, once from Jira). Asking them to go in and update their own preferences is a tall task: it would be great if an admin could effectively adjust a user's preferences or globally set/enable these kinds of communications for permissions group?

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    Suzanne Vaughan commented
    March 6, 2015 16:36

    David -- I understand your request, but did want you to be aware that the user can turn off JIRA related comments in Aha! as well (again -- I know you want to control this, but this may be something you weren't aware of yet). See my screen shot. It's under Account settings -> My settings -> Notifications.

     

     

  • David Howe commented
    March 6, 2015 16:49

    Yeah that works perfectly for us, except I have to have them one-by-one go in and disable. I'd rather have a global checkbox if possible (long term, and admittedly low priority too) to disable these for everyone. This works though for now great!

  • Nils Swart commented
    March 21, 2015 00:08

    Would be good to get this as a configurable entry in the same row as users role. That way on both a system-wide as well as per-product basis notification can be set. Ideally introducing this would be done by marking the current setting as 'system default' (= notify on), unless the user has manually set a different value .That way we can distinguish between prior selection vs defaults.

     

  • John Hopkin commented
    April 10, 2015 15:55

    Agreed, this is an important feature for us. 

  • Carsten Marx commented
    May 5, 2015 11:42

    We also really need this.

    it must be possible to turn on or off notifications global, per product, per relase, ...

  • mike hummel commented
    January 5, 2016 13:54

    Agreed - this is critical from an admin stand point