Product roadmap overview

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You have two options for product roadmapping in Receptive: the list view and the graphical roadmap.

1. List view roadmap

The product roadmap list view is purposely a simple, high-level plan of features that are in development or planned for sometime in the future. It really helps to communicate your current product plans and adds transparency to the process, even though there are no hard timescales.

How it works

The list view product roadmap is automatically updated as you change the status of any feature to Developing or "Planned".

You manage & update the status of your feature requests in your Vendor Dashboard within the feature request page. 

2. Graphical roadmap (beta)

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 your top navigation and select "Graphical View". 

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

2. Adding features to your roadmap

Any features with the status "planned" or "building" will be listed under "Features to add" 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 grey "Add a divider" button, name it, and use the arrows to set the location. 

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

To change the location or name of any theme or divider, just click the edit button next to the theme name

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

When you're done click "Save" and "Finished editing". Or to delete your changes click "Revert to saved".  

Who can see our product roadmaps?

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 roadmaps?

When you are logged into your Vendor Dashboard, click on the button in the top right corner and select "Settings" and scroll to "Roadmap". Use the drop-down to select who you would like to give visibility of your roadmap to.

What do the public roadmaps look like?

When you change your roadmap(s) 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.

 

 

Any questions? Email support@receptive.io or use the form here.

 

 

 

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