Improvements to Release Portfolio

The Release Portfolio is a good start on providing the ability to visually schedule resources, but it lacks some simple and extremely useful features:

  • Simple leveling. There should be a way to assign resources to each feature, and level the schedule so that resources are not over-allocated.
  • When a feature development crosses a weekend, the calculated duration should be extended so that it does not include the weekend days.
  • If an estimate is changed, the schedule for a task should automatically update (i.e., the start/"due" dates should update, or at least the Release Portfolio scheduled dates should update.
  • Moving/resizing a feature should shift dependent features/phases
  • Development phases should by default be dependent on each other, instead of independent like they are now.
  • There should be a default release phase for features (e.g., "Development").
  • Ability to add estimates easily. This should be similar to how MS Project and other do it -- a column on the left-hand side after the feature name, which allows you to enter a value.
  • Kristian Kauper
  • Feb 17 2015
  • Likely to implement
Release time frame
  • Mar 17, 2016

    Admin Response

    Yes, we agree. This would be fabulous. It is a very large effort -- and one that many folks want us to take on. Please also see https://big.ideas.aha.io/ideas/APP-I-594 We acknowledge its value (and scope) and would appreciate any specific details or thoughts on how you think it would work best. 

  • Attach files
  • Cy Caine commented
    March 17, 2016 16:30

    We LOVE Aha and we have certainly found it to be tremendously useful. One major feature gap exists that we talk about frequently and are very hopeful will be addressed is the assignment of resources. It is one thing to create a roadmap. It is something entirely different to have a roadmap that you know can be achieved because the resources to do so are available. This part of the process remains very manual for us and I know "there has to be a better way." I am encouraging the team at Aha! to put their heads together and build that "better way" into the platform.