How to create a Release plan roadmap

Communicate what's coming up in future releases of your product.

plan1.pngCommunicate what's coming up in future releases of your product! This roadmap is ideal for planning milestones with a fixed scope or new versions of your product on a regular release schedule (e.g. mobile app).

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How to create a Release plan roadmap

Create your roadmap


  1. Navigate to your Roadmap board.
  2. From the drop-down menu, select Create Roadmap.


  1. Select Release plan from the left menu.
  2. Click Choose roadmap


  1. Click Add release.
  2. Select the desired release group.
  3. Select one release from the drop-down menu to create your first column.

Add or create more release columns


  1. Click Add release.
  2. To add an existing release, select it from the drop-down menu.
  3. o create a new release, click Add new release and give your release a name.

Rearrange release column order


  1. To add a column to the left or right, select the Dots-1.svg menu and click Add right or Add left. Then select the release you wish to add.
  2. You can also change the order of columns by clicking on the release name to drag and drop it into your desired location.

Add features to a Release plan roadmap


There are three different ways to add a feature to a Release plan roadmap:

  1. Add the feature via a release group column on the Features board. For more information, see the article Plan releases to decide what to deliver, when.
  2. On a feature detail view, scroll down to the release group field. Click on the release group and select or create the desired release.
  3. On the Release plan roadmap, click the [+] sign to add or create a new feature within that release.

How to organize your Release plan roadmap


  1. Click Settings to open up the configuration menu.
  2. Use Swimlanes to organize your roadmap horizontally.
  3. Toggle Effort to display story points on each feature card.
  4. Toggle Owner to display the owner's avatar on each feature card.
    Scale and Enterprise plans: Toggle Objectives to display any objectives associated with that feature.
  5. Toggle Show hidden cards to display feature and subfeature cards that have been manually hidden from contributors.
  6. Toggle Show subfeatures to display associated subfeature cards.

Organize by hierarchy


  1. Click on Settings in the top right corner to access additional organization options.
  2. Select Hierarchy to group feature ideas by their relevant components or sub-components.

Organize by objectives (Scale and Enterprise plans)


  1. Click on Settings in the top right corner to access additional organization options.
  2. Select Objectives to group feature ideas by their relevant objective.
  3. Toggle Priority to display how important this feature is towards the overarching objective.
  4. Toggle Team to display the team associated with the overarching objective.
  5. Click the down-facing caret on an objective to hide or expand its associated features.
  6. Drag and drop your objectives to adjust the order in which they're displayed.

How to share and export your Release plan roadmap


  1. After making any configuration changes, click Save roadmap. You will see confirmation once your roadmap changes have been saved, and the Save button will read Share.
  2. Click Share to configure your roadmap sharing settings.
  3. Click Print to print your roadmap.
  4. Click Export to image to generate a PNG of your roadmap.

When to use a Release plan roadmap

Release plan roadmaps are good for:

  • Communicating about release objects which aren't time-bound, e.g. a release object called "Mobile update 10.2".
  • Teams which don't release continuously, or which release less frequently.

Release plan roadmaps might not be good for:

  • Communicating about roadmaps that are time-bound, e.g. a release object called "October".Consider using a Release timeline roadmap instead.

Learn more about using Release plan roadmaps

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