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Categories Releases
Created by Ed Henderson
Created on May 30, 2017

Copy Release Template

Allow existing release templates to be copied to make a new template. For example, copy a product line template to a product to customize that template. It is too difficult to do this manually, especially when you consider that each phase has a color, and ideally the same phases should have the same color across products. This is difficult to do when manually creating each phase for each "related" template. 

Just let us copy or clone one.. 

Release time frame 1 month
    Jul 15, 2020

    Thank you for the idea!

    You can now copy existing release templates to make a new template.

    Also, you now have full control over the default template — edit the default template Aha! provides or set your own custom default that will be preselected for all users in your workspace.

    Learn more: Just Launched! — Copy Templates for Better Release Management

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  • Frank Fuchs
    Jun 26, 2020

    I am versioning my release templates. And with every release we learn and improve. Right now I have every phase and todo in an excel spreadsheet and I have to manually cut and paste 113 separate items. If I could copy from v8 to v9 and modify the improvements... well it would be a lot quicker.

  • Jay Jeyaindran
    May 14, 2020

    This is painful when you have several parent lines and work spaces and cannot clone or apply templates at parent lines.. Especially when you configured duration, color, and more...

  • John Gartner-Baca
    Apr 22, 2020

    This would be very helpful to have. The use case I have would be that I want to create a release template in a Sandbox workspace, demo it to business users and then once approved, move that into another workspace for use with our production product lines.

  • Guest
    Apr 7, 2020

    We are considering expanding our usage of Aha! across our business, having the ability to copy a release template from workspace to workspace would be really useful.

  • Em Head
    Mar 4, 2020

    this would be hugely useful as creating it in a location everyone can see before the template is ready and agreed can lead to issues of it being applied by accident before it is approved

  • Victor Luk
    Jan 14, 2020

    Really need this. II have 2 templates X 8 products. Copy and paste is tedious

  • Tim Nutt
    Nov 28, 2019

    Really need this. Our release phases template is complex. It has 8-10 phases per release and each release has 10-15 ToDos which really help our Release Process. We now need to create several other Release Templates and starting from scratch will take hours of work - we'd love to copy over the current templates with their phases and ToDo list and tweak them to create new templates (a few minutes work)

  • Jan Diep
    Nov 27, 2019

    We just started using AHA and this would be very useful for us to get started.  A lot of our products are very similar but need to be tailored, and it would be great if we could just copy an existing template and then make the small changes necessary.

  • Carah Counts
    Oct 24, 2019

    This would be amazing. Across all Aha! templates...instead of having to manually create each one

  • Dan Jeffery
    Jul 15, 2019

    We need this as well. Our release phases template is complex and has taken quite some time to build for the way we have chosen to use it. We have 2 other variants of it depending on deployment method for that solution/product/release. This means I have to replicate another couple of hors work teice more which I am not looking forward to having to do! You have the clone option elsewhere across the tool so I am not sure why it is so difficult to have this for the releases phases.

  • Scott Bleasdell
    May 7, 2019

    I have a fairly elaborate release template set up with many to-dos on several milestones and phases, but I need to duplicate it to create different releases based on different timeframes (a 1-sprint, a 2-sprint, and a 3-sprint release).

  • Iris Nisenbaum
    Apr 17, 2019

    Fully agree. we really need this feature and urgently

  • Mukesh Patel
    Mar 20, 2019

    Agree with previous comments, that this is highly important to avoid effort in duplication and maintenance. 
    Having ability to define multiple plans at the account level would work for us (we have 5 products). For others this may not be the optimal solution.

  • keith underwood
    Feb 1, 2019

    I've only been working with this software for 2 weeks and this is the biggest drawback to the tool.  You really should up the priority on this idea.  thanks.

  • Mike Wood
    Dec 14, 2018

    For our organization, we have 20+ products across 4 product lines. Each of these products has standard release formats, ideal for templates. The setup and maintenance of release templates at this scale is untenable. For any level of standardization, this is a must have.

  • Robyn Diamond
    Dec 12, 2018

    This is important for us. We've had to recreate template now multiple times, each with different phases & to-do & predefined descriptions/assignees etc. It's SO tedious to recreate them. You can copy Workflows - why not Templates?

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    Austin Merritt
    Nov 16, 2018

    Hi there. While we can see value in this update, due to other priorities this is not currently planned on our roadmap. We will continue to watch customer feedback on it though and consider it for the future. 

  • Alex Lomakin
    Nov 15, 2018

    Is there an update on this? This feature would be very helpful to have especially in a large organization with several product lines.  Thanks!

  • Robert Rouse
    Oct 9, 2018

    It is very time consuming to have to create the template so many times.  We have multiple templates that are very similar. 

  • Joe Carpenter
    Oct 1, 2018

    Any chance we can get this idea revisited? In addition to the above use case, sometimes we have to develop/test Release Templates with our PM community and associated stakeholders. What I would like to do is create a test Product/Product Line, then build and test the Release Template, then once approved, simply copy it to the right place in the hierarchy.

    Today I can't do that, I have to build it in it's desired location, which is confusing for end users as the Template may not be complete or may not have been approved yet.

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Copy Release Template from one Product to Another

Copy Release Template from one Product to Another - would be very convenient to save time reconstructing complicated release templates.
Guest over 3 years ago in Releases 1 Shipped

Need the ability to clone Release Templates

This is needed to rapidly setup up multiple Release Templates. We can have 6-10 Release 'types' depending on the Product Line. Each of those Releases share about 60% of the phases/milestones. I would like the ability to be able to create Release T...
Joe Carpenter over 4 years ago in Releases 1 Shipped

Copy release phases and milestones template to other product lines

Release templates are set up under a product line, which allows different templates for different product lines. This is convenient, however, you may want to copy an existing template to another product line. And ideally exchange the same templat...
Guest almost 2 years ago in Account settings 0 Shipped