Hello, We currently manage a roadmap outside of Jira with projects assigned to quarters similar to this: https://image.slidesharecdn.com/product-roadmaphowtocreateaneffectiveone-140926123131-phpapp02/95/product-roadmap-an-8-step-process-to-create-and-effective-and-compelling-roadmap-for-your-product-36-638.jpg?cb=1411735429
We then use Epics, Stories, and Tasks in Jira to assign the work to sprints and track progress until they are put into a monthly release.
The problem arises when it's time to update the roadmap with statuses and schedule new projects. We have duplication of work and having to look in different places.
What is the best way to also manage our product roadmap with it's associated Epics, Stories, and Tasks within Jira?
Thanks in advance for any help!
You can you "Portfolio" plugin by Atlassian, it's exaclty meant for roadmap tracking. We are also usign the same, I have divided the project into Phases and these Phases are parent types of Epics and the whole hierarchy can easily be configured in Porfolio. Fix/versions of projects act as releases and releases can be configured in portfolio across projects as well i.e. each release having issues from across various projects.
We've created a simple and flexible roadmapping tool for Product Managers and their teams in Jira called Easy Agile Roadmaps for Jira.
You can schedule all of your Jira issues onto the roadmap timeline and use 'Theme/Team' swimlanes to divide your roadmap into a way that makes sense for your team - for example, in the screenshot you attached to your question, you could add swimlanes to represent 'Outbound', 'Analytics' and 'Data Management'.
Fix versions, marketing events and company milestones can all be visualised onto your roadmap to give your engineering and business teams context around what's coming up for the organisation.
Let me know if you have any questions, I'd be happy to help!
Teagan [Easy Agile]
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