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Can Easy Agile Roadmaps handle dependencies?

Let's say we have the epics A, B, C and D.  A and C can be worked in parallel, but it makes no sense to start B if A isn't finished.

Can I handle such dependencies in Easy Agile Roadmaps?

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Hi Evelin!

We don't yet have a feature to display dependencies in Easy Agile Roadmaps, but we're keen to learn more about your use case!

  • What level of planning does your roadmap visualise? A single team, a product or project, a team of teams, a program or portfolio of work?
  • Ideally, how would you like that dependency to be displayed? We've used connecting lines in another app that are coloured to represent healthy/blocking dependencies; would this meet your needs?
  • Would it be helpful or not to automatically move epic B if epic A is delayed, or just show a warning about the breaking dependency?

- Stephanie Seymour, Easy Agile

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Hi Stephanie,

To answer your questions:

  • We like to visualize two levels: 1 - epics of one project, and 2 - projects that we like to work at during the next year or so. I'm using project as a general term here. It can be the new version of an exiting product, stuff that is completely new, or even research - all of them cost personnel resources (which are limited).
  • The connecting lines that you describe would meet our needs, yes.
  • Moving dependend objects automatically would be helpful, yes. If a dependency breaks, a warning would be good, and a decision Move / Don't move. (I'm not sure if this will work out. The point is that some projects can be moved to a later time but others can't, and you need to be aware of this when rearranging them.)
  • But to see the dependencies at all would be a big advantage already. Moving dependencies automatically is no must.
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Thanks for your feedback, Evelin!

I've made a note that dependencies and warnings about dependency health are the priority, as well as your comment about providing the option to move problem issues instead of moving them automatically.

Dependency links aren't on our short-term roadmap but I'll reach back out to you when we do have this feature available for you to try!

- Stephanie Seymour, Easy Agile

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Hi Stephanie,

+1 for dependencies with conecting lines (End to Start, End to End, Start to End, Start to Start) and warnings. Moving should be manual, or at least with undo.



Hi Nikolaus,

We are currently considering using Jira's "issue link" field, such as "blocks" or "is blocked by" to handle dependencies. Creating or deleting dependency lines on the Roadmap would then modify these fields. Additionally, if there are already issue links on your issues, these would pre-populate on the Roadmap.

Can I get a little more context about what "End to End" and "Start to Start" connecting lines would be used for? If Epic B depends on Epic A, would that be a "End to Start" line?

- Stephanie Seymour, Easy Agile

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Hi Stephanie,

quickly hooking in here, using Jira's "issue link" field sounds like a great addition which I would definitely appreciate. Even simple one-way population of such dependency lines from the issue link field would be good to have already.

In my understanding and usage, "A is blocked by B" would be an end-to-start dependency, but I see that this may definitely differ per user and project.


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Hi Tobi, thanks for your feedback!

By one-way population, does that imply seeing dependencies that already exist but without being able to create new ones on the roadmap? I can see how this could make it easier for us to release this feature incrementally.

I've added another vote on your behalf to this issue. We're currently categorising this work as "Thinking about": we're gathering feedback like yours on how we can best go about providing value to customers and weighing it against other valuable tasks.

- Stephanie Seymour, Easy Agile

Hi Stephanie,

thanks for taking this into account!

Yes, in my opinion it would be already helpful to simply show dependencies in the Roadmap which have been created using the "issue link" field - so for you guys, simply parsing these fields and drawing the respective line would do the trick. Being able to do this the other way around, at least for our use case, would be lower-priority bonus features.


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Thanks for the detail, Tobi. We use customer feedback to prioritise work so thanks for helping us with that challenge.

In the meantime, you can keep an eye on this feature on our public roadmap for Easy Agile Roadmaps. I'll also reply to this thread with any updates to keep you in the loop and get feedback on any new developments.


Hi @Henri Seymour  


Add one more to the request for dependencies based on Jira links. I think this tool would great for my organization, but the visualization of Jira issue links is a hard requirement for us. 

Hi Rory, 

Thanks for your vote, I've added that!

Kind regards,

~ Stephanie Seymour, Easy Agile 

Dependency visualisation would be great for us too. Please prioritise this feature as much as you can for us. Thank you!

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Hi Chris, thanks for your vote!

For those whose dependencies span across teams, another of our apps features dependencies: Easy Agile Programs shows dependencies at a team-of-teams level. If you’re looking to plan work across multiple teams, I recommend trialing it to see if it suits you and your teams!

Kind regards,
Nick Muldoon, Easy Agile

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+1 on this implementation.


So what our team needs visual dependency links for is to understand the relationship between building a feature and its attached children, Epics, and parent, Business Goal.

Having a visual hook between these on the roadmap can help all stakeholders understand the why things are done, and why that order is in place.

We currently use the Jira Linking Issues feature, and specifically use the "Causes" and "Caused By" link types to create these dependencies. Therefore it's not in our interest to be able to block issues from others, and we can do with a simple "arrow" between dependent issues on the roadmap.


Btw. your roadmap link is down, which is kind of a let down for a company building tools for making roadmaps ;)

caitlin_mackie Marketplace Partner Feb 07, 2021

Hi Egil,

Thanks for your feedback and taking the time to send through your feature request. Thanks for flagging the link, we're currently redesigning our website and have temporarily removed the page. 

We currently do not have any plans to deliver this functionality in the mid-term. We're currently focused on scaling our newer products to the same level of maturity and stability as Easy Agile Roadmaps.

I understand that this functionality would be valuable to you, and have made sure to add your vote to the story on our backlog so that we can follow up with you should anything change.

Given you mentioned dependencies, you might want to trial Easy Agile Programs. You can visualise dependencies, as well as set the dependency type as per your request helping to communicate the health/status.

Kind Regards,
Caitlin Mackie, Easy Agile.

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