Currently when you ship a release the lane disappears from the feature board view. It would be great if instead of disappearing all together the lane was simply greyed out or marked as shipped. The feature board view is where we look to see what we've shipped already and what’s in the pipeline. By removing that lane you eliminate our ability to easily view what’s gone out. We also can't easily navigate back to the previous releases details-like dates/milestones etc. This has been a huge pain point for some of my team and it'd be great to see this functionality added.
Thank you for the request. There are a couple places where you can easily access Shipped releases. The Release Details page allows you to easily access and view Shipped Releases. You could also create a report to display it with any filters or format that you would like.
Based on the existing options, at this time, we don't have plans to show shipped releases on the features board but hope that you can achieve the same goal through the suggestions above.
Hi, Please re-consider allowing us to view shipped releases on feature board view. I have execs that want an easy high level view, they don't know how to use Aha, and they probably won't learn! But they like the feature board view. As a result, many of the product teams don't mark releases shipped, which is a challenge.
The Admin Response points to workarounds, but not the design decision to not let Shipped Releases be shown on the Feature Board even though there is significant customer requests to do this.
Also, adding the Release Settings filter to the Feature Board gives you a way to leave the default as not showing Shipped Releases, but letting users override that default by selecting "show shipped releases" on the Release Settings filter.
Currently, I can add the Release Settings filter, and select "show shipped releases". But the shipped releases don't appear (except sometimes, but they go away again). So this whole area is problematic.
Let us use the Release Settings filter: show shipped releases, and display the shipped releases in a different appearance to make it clear they are shipped. What is the benefit to the customer to not allow this?
You cannot "easily access Shipped releases" in a way that's convenient. The Feature > Details view shows only one release at a time, in isolation. It's an extremely poor substitute for seeing everything in one place (releases both shipped and not).
Until recently, I was not made to 'ship' my releases, so I had the convenience of viewing past & future releases all together, and could see the continuity of multi-Epic, ongoing development efforts. But the dictum has come down that we had to 'ship' past releases, and as soon as I did so and saw the result, I knew I had lost a tremendous amount of convenience - I couldn't even BELIEVE there was no way to get the old releases back on the board! Please, please, let us see shipped releases on the features board alongside unshipped! What could possibly be the advantage of preventing this?
Agree .. this is an important item. When we are planning the next cycle, we do want references to the last quarter or last half year of releases. By default, i understand not showing this but with the option of 'release settings' when we select the shipped release to be shown, it stands to reason that they be displayed. I can even understand from a performance standpoint, if the number of shipped releases that can be shown are limited - but having no option definitely impacts a seamless use of the Feature board.
This is very important when needing to review items that have shipped.
I agree having a filter to see these is important. This filter exists on the "Releases" > "Details" page, so I'm not sure why it couldn't be implemented here.
We depend on the ship status of features so, like others, I'm very disappointed this is marked as "Unlikely to implement". It's important enough to consider evaluating a different solution when the chance arises.
Please bring this back! I find it essential to see shipped releases, both for reporting and future planning reasons.
Really disappointed that this one is currently marked as 'unlikely to implement'. Whilst I appreciate there are other ways to get this data, they aren't as clear as the Features board. Aha is really strong at presenting the future, but being able to report on the past, terrible. Surely it is a small job too, just adding in an extra flag and associated logic?
Being able to compare shipped releases to current and future releases in the Epic/Feature board is useful. Our work around at present is to not mark a release as shipped.
When trying to balance a set of releases over time it is useful to have the past context to hand without having to resort to workarounds such as showing reports and tiling windows.
There is already a filter to allow the selection of which releases to show in the board. Extending this to include shipped releases feels like a quick win for those who this would benefit.
This is the one gap in Aha for me, I understand the reason as to why this is unlikely to be implemented, however I think the benefits to POs like myself outweighs this.
Yes, Enabling this feature can reduce the lot of task. Can you please consider this as a vote
Ability to see Shipped releases on the Feature board is extremely useful. It's very confusing that "Shipped releases are hidden in a number of views..." The help file indicates that you can see Shipped releases in a List and Gantt and Roadmap views, but these are more difficult to work with. I see this is unlikely to be implemented, but hope Aha will reconsider.
A feature Board for shipped Releases. In reality, there are times when product owners need to revisit, review and drill into linked Feature work for shipped releases. This is a major struggle and usability gap in Aha!. I have gone so far as reopening releases for analysis and then flipping them back to shipped. The feature listing is inadequate as it is not a Release view. A report is too cumbersome to maintain and inefficient to find/use. Arguably it is a bug as a user can add a filter for Release Status = Shipped, but nothing appears.
Here are a couple of solution suggestion: Add filtering to include Shipped releases, or a separate Shipped feature board. ...when we hit Shipped we don't necessarily want it to disappear from our planning view (Feature board).
There are many requests for this feature, please update us on why is the status 'unlikely', or your roadmap plans on similar capabilities.
The feature board is intuitive and easy to use. Adding a filter to show shipped releases would make it easy to see those features in an interface users are familiar with. Personally I couldn't get the Pivot view the way i wanted it and i detest the detail view.
Yes please! make it so!
Completely agree with this and the comments stated so far. The feature board is the main working view for product owners in our organization and it is very useful for them to be able to see recently released features in the context of the rest of the features in the release as well as while working with filters in this view.
Some of our product owners like working in this view so much that they have gone as far as avoiding shipping a release just to keep it visible in this view!
I'm of the opinion that the user experience should guide users' behaviour towards the right workflows and in this case it is doing the opposite.
Please add my vote to Stefan's suggestion.
I would also like this feature. The feature board is the most commonly used board for us, and we would like to be able to view in the same format shipped releases from time to time (so by default shipped releases should be filtered out, but through the filter, i should be able to bring them back in)
As product owners discuss releases with customers, they also talk about the most recent features. Some features are also implemented in phases. Some project managers may only need visibility for the upcoming releases, however, as you can tell from this thread, product owners want/need to see the full picture. Search does not provide that capability.
Hi there. Thank you for your feedback. The global search (in the top right corner of the main navigation bar) will search all features -- including shipped features. For the use case you mentioned -- finding past features to determine which release they were shipped in, we would recommend using the global search. The search at the top of the features board is meant to be a quick way to filter down the features currently being shown on the board. Thanks!
That view has no ability to show features released in shipped release. You can't find them anywhere anymore. If you try to restore release - features will be gone. This is so bad and not thought thru at all. I should be able to search for features and find which release it went into and if release is shipped - you can't anymore. Pretty bad.