Our Time horizons roadmap is a great way to communicate high-level plans without having to share specific dates.
By creating a time horizons roadmap, or enabling time horizons on an existing timeline roadmap, you can:
- create a high-level date based roadmap in just a few clicks
- easily tailor different date granularity to a different audience
- create a high-level release calendar for go to market teams
In this article:
How to display time horizons on your roadmap
- On any timeline roadmap, click the Settings menu in the top right corner.
- Under Timeline Settings, toggle on Time horizons. This will round up specific dates on your roadmap into broader time horizons, and automatically align your cards into the correct column.
- Select Start-end to visualize duration or End to visualize anticipated release date (see below).
- Click Save roadmap in the top right corner before sharing your roadmap.
Note: Turning on time horizons is only a change in visualization. It won't affect the timeframes you've assigned to your features.
On your time horizon roadmap, you will be able to:
- Create new features
- Add features to your roadmap
- Reorder features vertically
- Move features to another column
- Extend features across multiple columns.
When you do so, your feature's timeframe will update appropriately.
For example, in the GIF above, by dragging and dropping the "Adding via canvas" feature into a new column, that feature's timeframe has been updated from April to May.
How to switch between a weekly, monthly, or quarterly format
To change your timeline granularity, simply select a different option from the dropdown menu in the top navigation bar. Your features will automatically rearrange into the correct position based on their timeframe. Don't forget to click Save before sharing!
How to visualize duration vs. release date
When Time horizons are toggled on, you have two options:
- Visualize your features' duration (how long your team plans to work on or deliver the feature) by using Start-end dates
- Visualize your features' anticipated release date by using End dates
You can switch between these two modes by selecting Settings in the top right corner, then under Timeline settings select the visualization you prefer. Don't forget to click Save before sharing!
When you switch visualization modes, your features will be rearranged into the appropriate columns - but this is only a change in visualization, and will not affect the features' assigned timeframe.
Tip: Sharing with go-to-market teams? Eliminate confusion about when features will be available to customers by using the End date option.