Create roadmaps to plan the evolution of your product’s features and share it with your team and stakeholders.
First, you need to enable the roadmap App in your project, which adds a roadmap item to iceScrum main menu. All roadmap features are accessed from there.
Roadmaps show the evolution of your features over time to help you both define and share the vision of your product. Thus, they are managed by the Product Owner and by default can be seen by anybody having access to the project.
It would not be very agile to define only one roadmap for your product. Indeed, depending on the business and technical knowledge gained over time, your roadmap will evolve and take into account changes and alternative paths in your strategy. Just like on a real map, you don’t want to see only the ideal path but also all the crossroads and the alternative paths you may take as your direction and the traffic change.
Each roadmap is identified by a name and a unique code used to build its URL. In a roadmap details, a dedicated tab lists the features and allows to hide the one that are not relevant to you at the moment.
Roadmaps can be exported as a PNG image so you can easily share them outside iceScrum.
There are three types of roadmaps:
Live: the roadmap computed automatically from your planning, which is created by default on your project
Snapshot: a snapshot that captures the live roadmap at a given date
Editable: a roadmap drawn manually
Display the live roadmap.
The Live roadmap shows the live picture of your product planning with a larger time scale. You cannot edit the Live roadmap but you can add events. You can also take a snapshot to save the current roadmap state for later use.
The thin vertical yellow line represents today’s date. To navigate in the roadmap:
Scroll, pinch or use the dropdown to adjust the time scale,
Click and drag to move.
The first line shows the planning of your product sprint and releases over time. The roadmap spreads over all your releases. If you need to display it over a larger time scale, consider extending current releases or adding a new releases.
Each feature is displayed on a new line. A feature is displayed as a rectangle over its active sprints, and as a dashed line when it is not active. A feature is considered active in a sprint when there is at least one of its story planned or done in this sprint.
For each feature active time lap, a status bar displays the number of stories related to this feature during this time lap. If the time lap is currently in progress, then it displays a completion status with the relative part of done stories.
Take snapshots of your Live roadmap to follow its evolution over time and readjust your strategy.
A roadmap Snapshot copies the current Live roadmap and freezes it so that you can keep it as a reference. It shows the state of the Live roadmap at the time the snapshot was taken.
You can take a roadmap Snapshot at any time from the menu of the Live roadmap. The content of roadmap Snapshot (releases, sprints, features, events…) cannot be modified. You can only temporarily hide some features.
Plan freely the progress of your product features over time to consider alternative paths.
An Editable roadmap let you plan the advancement of your features without relying on how their stories are actually planned. You can add work time laps for each feature, extend and move them as you like:
from the features tab,
directly from the drawing.
Like the Live roadmap, you can add events to an editable roadmap. Unlike the other roadmaps, hidden features are persisted in Editable roadmaps.
Add events and pin important date for your product.
Events let you materialize important dates and meeting points for your product. They can also remind you of interactions with teams and stakeholders.
An event either apply to the whole product or to a specific feature. In addition to that, you can choose the shape of events in order to categorize them according to your needs.