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, Release Summary, Kanban Roadmap & Timeline Roadmap) can be found in one, centralized category named "Roadmap" - under "Strategy" 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 best use the the Strategic Roadmap, visit this article.
Release Summary - A summary of all releases, in a view that presents the relevant details for each release, but does not include a timeline.
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 which 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.