Feature templates

When my team writes features, I want them to be sure to at least think about - and typically actually write - things like key Acceptance tests, a short narrative about the market problem the feature solves (could be in user story form), and how the feature affects key areas of the product (e.g., reporting, upgrades, backward compatibility, searching - plus lots more specific to the specific product). Today I can copy an existing feature as a template, but that means I can't use that lovely big "+" button that's so appealing. 

This enhancement would be used all the time - every time I or one of my team members created a feature. And the result would be better feature specifications, because they'd always have an Acceptance test - or clearly be missing one - and they'd always have something done on the list of impact areas, and they'd always provide the motivation - the customer or market problem - for building it. My features would be higher quality, engineering would have a much better idea what to build and why, and my company's revenue and profit would accelerate.

  • Nils Davis
  • Dec 10 2014
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  • Dec 10, 2014

    Admin Response

    We agree with this and have an existing feature planned to allow for templates. 

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  • Nils Davis commented
    December 10, 2014 17:48

    A template per product would be great, and the ability to have multiple templates per product *might* be even better, although things start to get confusing at that point.

  • Guest commented
    December 22, 2014 04:53

    I'd also like to have the ability to have a Release template, that can be called upon when creating new release for other products, that when selected, will create the release with all of the Features and their associated requirements, tags, etc.

  • Carrie Reineccius commented
    February 03, 2015 21:42

    Definitely love this idea....would provide a consistent set of details for each user to provide.

  • Fabian Henzler commented
    February 22, 2015 11:33

    It would also be nice to integrate this with personas and a story template like

    "As <persona> I'd like to <feature usage> to be able to <feature outcome> so that <persona> can have <benefit>"


    "As Fabian (Product Manager) I'd like to have a feature template to be able to make sure that every story follows the same principle so that the Product Owners and Development Teams can grasp the intention easier"

  • Guest commented
    March 10, 2015 23:08

    Hi Aha team,

    Any update on this request, and when it might be implemented?

    This is a critical one for our team to really get onboard with using aha efficiently 

  • Admin
    Brian de Haaff commented
    March 11, 2015 16:15

    We still agree that this is an important feature, but it is sitting behind a few releases and a number of other features and integrations that there continues to be more support for. We have not forgotten about it and it is on the roadmap. 

  • Guest commented
    March 13, 2015 14:31

    Such a template would be extremely useful in the Idea portal as well.

  • Max Chanoch commented
    March 16, 2015 23:33

    I think I created an idea for this today - https://big.ideas.aha.io/ideas/APP-I-910

  • Admin
    Suzanne Vaughan commented
    March 17, 2015 00:22

    Max, you did indeed. I have merged the ideas. Thanks!