The Graphical Roadmap
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.)
Vertical dividers optionally indicate when you plan on building and releasing features. These can be loose estimates such as "near term" and "long term", more fixed commitments such as quarters or months, or even denote how likely a request is to be built, for example "on the roadmap", "in research phase" etc. These are optional and 100% customizable.
Themes and 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 "New Roadmap" button at the top. Enter the name and click the checkbox to create your new roadmap.
Rename the default theme and add lanes by clicking the ellipsis next to it:
To add more themes, click the gear symbol at the top:
Once you have multiple themes, you can re-order them by dragging them up or down.
2. Adding requests to your roadmap
Click on the "Edit" button towards the top-right of the screen. This will display the "Requests" panel.
Any requests with the status "planned" or "building" will be listed here. Use the search box to find the requests you need. Simply drag them into the lane of the correct theme, and adjust the size and location using the arrows in the editing pane.
To edit requests already placed on the roadmap, simply click on them and they will appear in the edit box in the top right-hand corner of the page.
3. Adding dividers to your roadmap
To add dividers, click on the gear symbol in the Edit functions at the top:
You can also add dividers by clicking the arrow on an existing one:
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.
Who can see our product roadmap?
You can choose who sees your roadmap. You can share it with:
- Your team only
- Your visitors 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. Click the "Visibility" drop-down menu and select one of the three display options available.
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.