Product roadmap overview

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In this article:

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, browse to the "Roadmap" tab in the left-hand navigation.

Click "Create roadmap" button and enter your first theme. 

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2. Adding features to your roadmap

Any features with the status "planned" or "building" will be listed under "Requests" on the edit panel of your graphical roadmap. Simply drag them into the lane of the correct theme, and adjust the size and location using the arrows in the editing pane.

To add a timeline divider, click the arrow on an existing divider and select "Add divider". Then give it a name and drag it to the correct place.

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Just click "Add lane" to add another lane under each theme for additional features. 

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

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To change the location/size of a feature, just click on the feature and the edit panel will appear:

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When you're done click the tick button.

Who can see our product roadmap?

You can choose who sees each of your roadmaps. You can share each with:

  • Team only
  • Customers and team
  • Or publicly on the web.

How do I change who can see my roadmap?

When you are logged into your Vendor Dashboard, click "Edit", then "Options", and then "Change Visibility". This will take you to the relevant settings page where you can change the visibility of your roadmap.

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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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