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Roadmaps for Jira Work Management projects

The timeline feature in Work Management projects is not as full-featured as the roadmap in software projects.  For one, tasks do not roll-up to their parent epics.  There does not seem to be a method to group tasks together using versions either.  Compare:

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I thought I was going to be clever and create a "master" project for a team where they could view nice roadmaps for their projects.  Nope, roadmaps only work if the issues are in the current project only.

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I'm guessing there is no other work-around.

It feels like JWM projects are a little half-baked.  I already have users asking if they can just use the competing product that we migrated them away from.

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John Funk Community Leader Jul 19, 2021

Hi Brandon,

Jira Work Management is a very new product and is continuing being improved upon. The Timeline is a different tool than the Roadmap tool, but the Atlassian folks are continuing to upgrade it and make it better. 

Yes, it's clear that it is a work in progress.  It's a bit frustrating that even though we pay for the full Jira Software platform that we can't make use of some of those features.  In fact, in a certain way, some things are harder for us because I'm not allowed to grant our users the ability to create JWM projects.

John Funk Community Leader Jul 20, 2021

Considering that function didn't even exist until a couple of months ago, I don't believe there was a price increase that was charged for this functionality. 

You are missing the point entirely.

I, as an administrator for a Jira Software instance, have less control over how my users are able to utilize JWM templates compared to an admin of a JWM only instance.

John Funk Community Leader Jul 20, 2021

You're right - I don't understand that point at all. That was nowhere in your question - you are comparing apples with oranges between Jira Software projects and Jira Work Management projects. 

One year later and stories still don't roll up to epics and there haven't been too many improvements to these. unfortunate as our marketing team of 90 wants to leverage but we may need to move them to an entirely different tool.

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John Funk Community Leader Jan 26, 2022

@John Funk 

Hello John,

Is there any update on this? It is really a pitty that these functionalities are quite different between both setups. 

One thing i wonder: why is the Roadmap functionality (JSW) not copied over to the JWM-"Timeline" functionality? (then this was immediately the same functionality as in JSW)

Another question: will, on one point in time, both the Roadmap (in JSW) and Timeline (in JWM) become (nearly) the same as functionality (so both become as transparent as possible between both setups JSW & JWM)? 

From UX-standpoint, i presume that would be the best (so when people/teams/companies move from possibly JSW to JWM the "transfer" would be very "light" on change)?

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John Funk Community Leader Dec 10, 2022

Hi @Yannic De Baets  - Sorry, but I have no update or answers to any of your questions. Someone from Atlassian would have to provide those. 

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@John Funk nesting tasks and stories in Epics in JWM project's timeline should be a basic feature. I'm quite shocked honestly that this is not supported.

John Funk Community Leader Dec 12, 2022

Once again, you should discuss that with someone from Atlassian. 

To be clear, the board filter only contained one project, the JWM project.  It did not contain issues from the "master" project where the board resides.

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