Roadmaps play a big part in the product management process. They map out the vision of a product, laying out the different features and functionalities that, when developed, will make your product more engaging, attractive, and successful to the users you target. With so much of your effort represented by Roadmaps, ensuring that you have the best possible options for leveraging them is a clear priority. That’s why we’ve developed a few options for our users to present their Roadmap, so that they could better visualize their plans.
Roadmaps come in many forms. Some product managers swear by a timeline-based view, while others prefer to show Roadmaps that display distinct items.
All Roadmap views (Strategic Roadmap, Swimlane Roadmap, Kanban Roadmap & Timeline Roadmap) can be found in one, centralized category named "Roadmap" in the left navigation bar.
To select a Roadmap view, click on the View dropdown next to the View title.
These are the available Roadmap views you can switch between:
Strategic Roadmap - A classic Roadmap view that allows you to present on a timeline either your Epics, your Features, or your OKRs by Releases. You can also divide the Roadmap into different lanes of your choice and add important milestones. To learn more about how to use the Strategic Roadmap best, visit this article.
Swimlane Roadmap - This View allows you to view and order your items in two dimensions. It shows the upcoming releases, where items are grouped according to their planned release in addition to a second dimension of your choice (for example Product or Objectives). To learn more about the Swimlane view visit this article.
Kanban Roadmap - This View shows the upcoming releases, where items are grouped according to their planned release. The Kanban Roadmap View does not show a timeline and milestones like the Strategic Roadmap, but it does have several distinct advantages. To learn more about the Kanban Roadmap, visit this article.
Timeline Roadmap - A view that visualizes when work items are due for deployment. The greatest advantage of this view is the ability to visualize dependencies.
There are 4 available layouts- weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly.
You can decide on the appropriate layout, whether you collaborate with your teammates or with senior stakeholders.