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Advanced Roadmaps vs. Roadmaps




Can you please explain what is the difference between the new released feature of roadmaps (BETA) for classic JIRA projects vs. Advanced Roadmaps (which is not part of the basics plan).




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Advanced Roadmaps is a Jira Software Cloud Premium feature that's designed to help multiple teams collaborate together, track the big picture (levels higher than epics), identify dependencies across large pieces of work, and allows you to do teams capacity based planning


The basic roadmap is available to all customers on Jira Software Cloud. It’s specifically designed to help individual teams plan and track their big picture  (upto epic level only) goals.

Hi There.  We're just starting to look into Roadmaps.  Question on Jira Roadmaps (both Basic and Advanced): Is the Roadmap built just by using start and end dates in Epics?  Or, is it more sophisticated than that?   

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Advanced Roadmaps have quite a number of ways to slice data, not just by start/end dates. Not sure about Roadmaps (Beta), though.

Hi all!

We started with Jira Standard couple months ago and evaluating if we need the Premium for portfolio management basic needs.

It will be great if you point me to detailed Roadmaps vs Roadmaps Advance so far, the Advance Roadmaps looks like the only feature that we'll need.

Like Caryl Librando likes this

Hi...we have upgraded to premium to be able to use Advanced Roadmaps

I have configured Themes and Initiatives within JIRA

However... I can't find where I can create an Advanced Roadmap?

Or is simply the Roadmap option in the Left Hand Menu (We are on JIRA Cloud)

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It's not on the left nav.  It's from the "Plans" dropdown.   Follows "Projects", "Filters",  "Dashboards", etc.  

Like Warde Wynter likes this

Ah...thanks :-)

Sure.  Curious how you implemented/configured Initiatives and Themes.   

Hi ... I can put together a summary with some screen images if that helps

Cheers Warde

Nothing elaborate!  

We created a new project in Jira for Initiatives, with just one issue type of Initiative. 

For Themes, we've created a label field called Theme on the Initiative record.  

We wanted to start w/something simple and are currently using/reviewing.  

Just wondering how others are doing this.  

we created a new project \and added 2 Issue Type's 'above' the Epic level (all within the same Project

This allowed us to manage a number of initiatives across a number of areas ( themes) in the business. the themes aligned to business or capability or functional areas

The Themes have no 'end dates'  while Initiatives are essential 'projects' or 'mini-projects' 

While ideally we need to move towards a Scaled Agile approach , this approach has allowed us to coordinate delivery in an Agile way yet keep it coordinated


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