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Created by Chris Waters
Created on Dec 4, 2014

Ability to map idea statuses to feature statuses

I would like the ability to choose how my feature statuses map to idea statuses so when feature statuses change, that I have mapped to an Idea status, the idea status also changes (and changes in status notify subscribers of ideas).

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  • Dave Tucker
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    Feb 17, 2021

    Also very disappointed that this has been solved by adding it to an Enterprise + only feature. This should be basic functionality and when demonstrating Aha to my organisation, I have to apologise as to why this important function is missing.

  • Paul Roeleveld
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    Jun 17, 2020

    I agree with all previous comments. This should be a feature available for all. Disappointed.

  • Kote Khutsishvili
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    May 19, 2020

    This is big disappointment to ship feature for only enterprise+ customers.

  • Tanya Brusse
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    Apr 3, 2020

    I'm very disappointed that this was released only for Enterprise+ customers. I would love to see this introduced as core functionality as this was the one critical link missing in your product.

  • David Desrosiers
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    Feb 12, 2020

    Enterprise + only? This was a bug to me, not an enterprise feature. 

  • Sherri Anderson
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    Feb 12, 2020

    You merged my idea into this, but I don't think this addresses my idea at all.  It would not allow me to comment on my idea though so I am commenting here.

  • Tom Beck
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    Feb 12, 2020

    Disappointing that you have decided to only make this available to Enterprise+ customers.

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    Kelly Sebes
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    Feb 11, 2020

    Hi David, more details are coming this week. We got a little over-excited and changed the status earlier than intended.

  • David Desrosiers
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    Feb 11, 2020

    I got an email alert that "https://big.ideas.aha.io/ideas/APP-I-2321" was shipped, but that idea has been merged with this one and it"s still "Planning to implement" Can someone please confirm where it's at?

  • Rob Straight
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    Dec 18, 2019

    Another reminder to the Aha team that we are still waiting and this is of great interest to many including me...

  • Jess J
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    Oct 2, 2019

    This would make things much easier!

    People often submit ideas to the portal that already exist as features. When this occurs I will promote those ideas to the existing feature, which links them, but it does not update the status of this idea when the feature ships like it does when promoting an idea to a new feature. This means that I need to keep track of the ideas that have linked features and manually update the status when those are finally deployed.

    It also makes it harder to scan the list to see ideas that we plan do to but have not been promoted to a feature yet vs those that have a linked feature. We will be creating a new status for ideas with linked features to help us keep track, but that doesn't alleviate the challenge of needing to do the manual status change as that idea progresses. 

  • Patrick McMorran
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    Sep 16, 2019

    +1 We want to be able to reflect what the current feature status is, so people can see if something is pending, In progress, awaiting deployment, blocked, etc.

  • Guest
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    Aug 9, 2019

    This has been out here since 2014 and the requests keep on coming. Can this be prioritized to be implemented this year as it continuously gets brought up each year and gets more votes.

  • Guest
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    Jul 15, 2019

    I would like to have possibility to map idea status with status of an initiative as well, customization of the mapping similar to integrations ie. AHA <-> JIRA would be powerful tool. Idea portal users would benefit from having more detail in regards to the submitted projects (if product owner would want to share that detail) + reporting on the incoming ideas would make much more sense.

  • Michelle Antici
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    May 30, 2019

    We need to be able to map automated status updates both when we promote an idea to a feature and to a master feature. Something similar to the mapping tool when integrating with JIRA would be great. 

  • Kote Khutsishvili
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    May 20, 2019

    Future consideration from 2014??

    Come on. We really need it.

  • Kevin Mowry
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    May 10, 2019

    Being able to get more granular with the feedback loop to the requestor would be a huge plus and really save my team time.

  • Guest
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    Apr 17, 2019

    The status on Idea is not granular enough. We would like to see the Idea Status mapping to Jira Status as close as possible. The main driver for us to use Aha is to reflect the status of the request. Not able to do this really defeat the purpose for us to adopt this tool. 

  • Guest
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    Dec 12, 2018

    A big part of a PM's job is close the feedback loop to customers, however, automation of that loop saves valued resources and critical dollars for our company.

    In JIRA, we had this ability between Request & Work projects which streamlined PM daily tasks & provided real-time updates to customers. Without it in Aha!, Idea tickets are outdated & customers are continually reaching out for updates - losing us time that should be spent on other projects. 

    Additionally, according to the Aha! KB: "Promoting an idea to a feature or initiative causes the status of that idea to change to the first status that's in the category "In progress" We have multiple statuses in an 'In Progress' state. To move to the first one most likely is irrelevant so again, I'm seeing inaccurate data & wasted resources to update. 

  • Guest
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    Dec 3, 2018

    Adding my feedback that I'm surprised to learn this isn't how it already works, and not having this undercuts the value of having a single platform for idea and feature management. 

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49 MERGED

Would like better integration between Ideas and Features

Merged
Once an Idea is promoted to a Feature, there is only limited integration between that Feature and Idea. I can understand why you would not want modifications to a Feature name or description to update that information automatically in the related ...
cheryl fetchko about 6 years ago in Features 0 Shipped
37 MERGED

Map Initiative & Feature Statuses to Idea Statuses

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Creating another Idea to support the one that has been open for 4 years with 189 votes & 11 merged tickets. A big part of a PM's job is close the feedback loop to customers, however, automation of that loop saves valued resources and critica...
Guest over 5 years ago in Ideas 4 Shipped
21 MERGED

Give the ability to show more status' to the customers

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We have status' in the idea, for example "cancelled" that we want to map back to the customer. Right now we have multiple status' but only 1 mapping back to the customer and it's a bit misleading. is there a way we can have a 1:1 mapping for each ...
Guest over 4 years ago in Ideas portal 0 Shipped
69 MERGED

Be able to control what triggers the status changes in ideas as they develop as features

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Currently, AHA allows the following 2 triggers only: 1. The first trigger is when you promote an idea to become a feature, the idea status will change to the first status that's in the category status of "In progress". 2. The second trigger is whe...
Guest about 8 years ago in Ideas 0 Shipped
63 MERGED

Change Idea Status to "Planned" When Promoting to an Existing Feature

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When I promote an idea to a new feature, its status is automatically updated to planned. However, when I promote it to an existing feature (that has not yet been implemented), it's status remains as "Under Consideration" or whatever. I'd like it t...
Elizabeth Karam over 7 years ago in Ideas 0 Shipped
49 MERGED

Enable More Workflow and Status Synching Between Ideas and Features

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https://support.aha.io/hc/en-us/articles/206688256-How-feature-status-drives-idea-status Per the above article it's only possible for a very restrictive amount of state transitions on features to impact their parent idea, namely a move to "in prog...
Guest about 6 years ago in Ideas 0 Shipped
56 MERGED

Allow direct relationship between ideas and features

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Description/Summary: We are wanting to use our idea portal as an internal company-facing place to see where ideas are (whether or not they're being reviewed, under review, being worked on). However, There are a couple of issues with the current ...
Guest almost 7 years ago in Ideas 0 Shipped
57 MERGED

Link idea status to feature status

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Once an idea is planned there isn't another status update until the feature is shipped or closed. It would be nice if you could link a feature status to an idea status so when the feature updates to something like 'in development' it can change th...
Guest almost 7 years ago in Ideas 0 Shipped
61 MERGED

Automatically change Idea Status when the linked Story has been sent to Jira

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We have our own ideas portal. Users are given the ability to promote the ideas to stories and then have the stories link to Jira via an integration. Users who link the stories to Jira would like the corresponding Idea's status to automaticall...
Dili Wang about 7 years ago in Jira 0 Shipped
52 MERGED

Set idea status based on whether the linked feature is in the parking lot

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I would like the status of the feature to be 'future consideration' if the feature is in a parking lot release, and planned when it moves to a scheduled release.
Brody Todd over 6 years ago in Ideas 1 Shipped
67 MERGED

Additional automatic status update between Features and Ideas

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Currently, an Idea status will automatically update when it's promoted to a Feature and when the Feature is released. We would like another automatic update in between these, when the Feature is committed (we have a "Committed" status in our Featu...
Chris Humphreys almost 8 years ago in Ideas 0 Shipped
19 MERGED

Linking idea to existing feature should update status automatically

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"Linking an idea to an existing feature does not automate a status change so you must manually change the status if you wish to" Is there a reason why this status is not updated automatically? Votes do not add up correctly in a B2B context where r...
Guest about 7 years ago in Ideas 2 Shipped
45 MERGED

Idea Tracking

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We are looking for a feature where the end user is able to see where their idea is in the Product Management process, like an order tracker on Amazon. I have attached a mock up so you can have a better idea of what I'm talking about. This would be...
Sherri Anderson about 6 years ago in Ideas 0 Shipped
39 MERGED

Further automation of idea/feature status

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Add more actions that can trigger automated status updates. Right now the only options are when promoting an idea and when shipping a feature. I want to be able further automate status updates; for example when a feature is moved from the backlog ...
Guest over 5 years ago in Features 0 Shipped