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Aha! Recognizes Integration With Jira Shouldn’t Be Skin Deep

Aha! has deepened its integration with Jira via new support for linking not only issues/features, but also their respective dependencies, thereby improving overall requirement visibility.

Prior to this change, Aha! only supported linking initiatives, features (including master features), and requirements with Jira – along with "like fields."

This enhancement enables relationships identified in Aha! to be reflected in your Jira issues.

Source: Just Launched! – Sync Feature Dependencies Between Aha! and Jira, December 2019

Relationships including related to, depends on, duplicates, impacts, and blocks will be available in both systems, thereby giving a common view of requirements and plans.

Aha! ensured that synchronizing relationships follows a similar interface and experience as synchronizing other multi-value fields (e.g. status). This improves ease of use, discoverability, and maintainability.

Source: Just Launched! – Sync Feature Dependencies Between Aha! and Jira, December 2019

Our Take

Aha! recognizes that work is rarely done in isolation. Everything that is worked on impacts other items around it. Not providing adequate visibility causes significant issues and surprises sometimes too late to be mitigated.

Roadmaps and plans are only useful when they are actionable, and they are only actionable when they completely represent the overall requirements. Not having a shared understanding of dependencies leaves out key information for implementation teams. One of the biggest reasons for failure to deliver is lack of a shared understanding of business and technical outcomes.

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