Add functionality to "release phase" categorization of features

In hardware projects, there are a lot of deliverables leading up to a release. I've been using features for all deliverables, regardless of whether they are "features" in the strictest sense and using feature types to define/sort. Using features rather than "to do's" significantly improves functionality and flexibility. 

However, using features in this way means that the features are all linked to release phases and those links define what features deserve focus now, and which ones don't need another thought for a couple of months. It's possible to assign features to release phases but I can't sort them by release phase in the feature list or feature board. I also can't upload features from CSV with the release phase pre-populated or bulk-edit the release phase link, which means I have to link each feature individually after I upload my release template of tasks that apply to most releases. 

It would also be super helpful if you could rank features before uploading from CSV because currently you loose any priority ranking you've done in excel when you upload.

These updates would make managing my projects much more useful. I imagine this functionality would also help anyone using release phases to define sprints.

  • Eva Humphrey
  • Feb 25 2015
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  • Jan 6, 2016

    Admin Response

    Through the Feature List page, we now provide the option to add Release Phase as a column, which will allow you to sort features based on the phases.

    Uploading features via CSV should also hold the order in which the features are sorted in your CSV file, while would allow the rank order to carry into Aha!

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  • neil Terry commented
    August 6, 2015 20:15

    I've got a large release, split into many stages or phases.  Features are linked to phases.  There should be better support for displaying features to phases. Currently you need to use the release view and select the phase to see features.  Better views are required to maximise the use of linking features to phases. 

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    Suzanne Vaughan commented
    August 8, 2015 19:57

    Eva - we recently released the ability to clone releases, including a set of features attached to each phase. You could replace your template that you currently upload and create a template right in Aha!

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    Suzanne Vaughan commented
    August 8, 2015 21:36

    Hi Neil -- with the recent release of Reports, you should be able to create better views of features in phases. Please check it out and if you have trouble email support@aha.io for help.