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Aha!

28 Ratings

ZenHub

3 Ratings

Aha!

28 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101

ZenHub

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Score 8.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Aha!

I would specifically recommend Aha when the need is around roadmapping and the ability to outline strategic priorities and goals. However, it is less suited for project based work and that is often conflated into product management tools. It also lacks resource management, which is why the focus should be strictly with strategic planning
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ZenHub

If you have more than 2 developers this thing is basically a requirement within github to manage sprints if you use agile methodology. Why use a different website entirely when you can run your entire board right from github itself? I've tried other solutions but basing everything on github issues makes it so no duplicate work has to take place. If the UX quirks and mobile were fixed this would be 10/10 for me!If you're only one or two devs on a team it may be overkill to use, but if you're going to scale it's better to put the process in early.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Aha!
ZenHub
8.7
Task Management
Aha!
ZenHub
8.0
Resource Management
Aha!
ZenHub
9.0
Scheduling
Aha!
ZenHub
10.0
Team Collaboration
Aha!
ZenHub
10.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Aha!
ZenHub
10.0
Mobile Access
Aha!
ZenHub
5.0

Pros

  • Very flexible workflows, custom fields, terminology, and interface design
  • Easy to get started with whatever elements you want to use without requiring an all in approach. For example, we started with features and releases. After we were comfortable with the product we started managing our goals and initiatives. Even later we opened an idea portal to work with the rest of our business
  • Nice clean look. Good documentation. Responsive support.
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  • Makes it very easy to get a high-level overview of sprints and sprint progress, creates burndown charts, etc
  • UX is top notch, almost everything works intuitively
  • You can create issues and epics right from the interface, basically all github issue functionality is available through zenbhub
  • Embeds into github using an extension so you don't need an external site
  • Free starter plan good to test and for small dev teams
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Cons

  • Cannot sync time estimation data between aha and jira. Cannot sync feature dependencies between aha and jira. Both of these limitations exist despite both systems supporting this data and their implementations being nearly identical.
  • Keeps adding new features (with sketch, invision, etc, etc out there who the hell wanted to create mockups using aha?!?) without finishing baking those they have. Take alook at the great input on their idea portal and you'll see ideas from years ago that (a) are quite popular and (b) unfinished
  • Expensive
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  • Mobile experience is hard as it's a board layout. Could use a dedicated app.
  • Has some UX quirks that rear their heads randomly, i.e. can't convert an issue to an epic if you click the wrong button when creating
  • May have recently moved to all-paid for companies with a 14 day trial, used to be free for small teams
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Usability

Aha!6.0
Based on 1 answer
The functionality is there, but it's intimidating to learn.
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ZenHub7.0
Based on 1 answer
Almost amazing with a few hiccoughs. Mobile is a big one and also sometimes you want to run a filter or something and the outcome is not what you would expect.
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Support

Aha!10.0
Based on 1 answer
Support always answered in 24 hours for any inquiry-- a reasonable timeframe for most of our requests. The PM team participated actively in supporting their features, keeping them close to the product.
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Alternatives Considered

We selected Aha over the other options as our specific goal and need was to align as a Product Management team across all our lines of business. While other products did well, the customized abilities of Aha, price points, and Atlassian integration tools made it a clear choice
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Way better than competition if you use github because it seamlessly integrates without doing anything. You don't need to duplicate your issues, etc. As long as your devs already use github and github issues this will be a no brainer and simple to implement. With JIRA or Trello we were doing everything twice, things got dropped, etc.
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Return on Investment

  • Very helpful separating the concerns of our product and engineering teams. Both feel notably more productive working in their "own" tools (aka aha and jira)
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  • Saving dev time, making it easier to create a process they enjoy and use without issue (intangible)
  • Making conversations between developers and product teams/easy to facilitate (intangible)
  • Sped up the entire process (intangible)
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Pricing Details

Aha!

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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ZenHub

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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