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Does your org use product management software like Aha, Product Board, Pendo, etc. Do you have a favorite and what do you like about it?

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I find that ZenHub (GitHub extension) is the best tool for cross team collaboration. I have used it to lead teams at IBM and Imageware. It is very easy to use, add details, and plan.

Aha is good as well, but mainly for high level epic planning and roadmapping. I usually put Epics in Aha, prioritize, and then create user stories in ZenHub that align with the Epics in Aha. You can sync the two easily.

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I used Aha with the idea portal (users vote on ideas). Aha links with Jira, so it was easy to copy EPICs into Jira.

I have also used other tools which are more generic. For example Mural and Airtable / Smartsheet / Google Sheet with Jira.

My motivation for using Aha is that the product had lots of moving pieces.

Currently I am dealing with a small product and making do with Mural, Google Sheet and Jira.

Airtable and Asana are my current favorites, and we use this exclusively - better for understanding ownership and deliverables. Mural is our go-to for collabs/discussing findings etc

Jira! It isn't the greatest bc it can take hours to set up a new project...but it is pretty robust

My vote goes to Aha and Jira because they are so versatile that they could probably fit any of your use-cases into give you a solid workflow.

That doesn't mean it is perfect, but it's probably the most mature set of tools available for larger organizations.

I have used Aha, ProductPlan and ProductBoard before.

I now use Notion to do all of the above, and more. Notion’s key advantage is the ease of getting started for the team. While the team leader might have to set things up a bit, there is very little learning curve for the rest of them.
And even better- the team can setup Notion in any way they see fit - which is a huge benefit when every team wants to do things differently. So rather than pay a shit load of money to Aha for it to be used as a simple Kanban board, you start off with a simple setup on Notion and then add complexity as and when and if needed.

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