Product roadmap overview

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The Graphical Roadmap

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The graphical roadmap helps you, your team members, and your customers visualize the future progression of your product. This view is a theme-based roadmap which gives a more detailed, yet extremely flexible layout for displaying items you're building or planning. 

Themes separate out your features based on product area, strategic initiatives, company divisions, sectors, etc. (The themes you set up here also tie into your SmartList for additional segmenting.)

Timeline dividers indicate when you plan on building and releasing features. These can be loose estimates such as "near term" and "long term", or more fixed commitments such as quarters, months, or even specific dates. These are optional and 100% customizable.

Themes and timeline dividers are extremely easy to add and you have complete control over how they're broken out, what they're called, and what features are contained in each.

How it works

1. Creating a graphical roadmap and adding themes

To create your graphical roadmap, click on the plus sign at the top and then enter the name.

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2. Adding features to your roadmap

Click on the "Edit" button towards the top-right of the screen. This will display the "Requests" panel.

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Any features with the status "planned" or "building" will be listed here. Simply drag them into the lane of the correct theme, and adjust the size and location using the arrows in the editing pane.

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To edit features already placed on the roadmap, simply click on them and the edit box above will appear.

To add a timeline divider, click the arrow on an existing divider and select "Add divider".

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Then give it a name and drag it to the correct place.

To change the name of a divider, simply click on the divider you wish to change and type in your new name.

To add a new lane, click on the ellipsis next to an existing lane's name.

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Who can see our product roadmap?

You can choose who sees your roadmap. You can share it with:

  • Your team only
  • Your customers and team
  • Publicly on the web.

How do I change who can see my roadmap?

Click on the "Edit" button in the top-right corner.

You will then see a drop-down with the three visibility options available to you.

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What does the public roadmap look like?

When you change your roadmap to be Public, you will see your public roadmap link at the top of each roadmap page from your Vendor Dashboard. Following the link will display your public roadmap.

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