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Roadmap for long term planning. Can display time interval be extended?

I am planning a long term project. The "boundaries" of the project is roughly three years and the start date is in next year. Now, I tried to use Epics with the ambition to outline the structure with a nice "drag and drop" interface, but the roadmap displays only a total three years (including some history). Hence, part of my plan is now "outside the view". 

Maybe Jira is not the with tools for this task? Or, can I configure Jira so that is displays time interval longer than the default?


Epic dates (a test example):

Screenshot 2021-08-27 at 09.39.09.png




Far end:

Screenshot 2021-08-27 at 09.38.57.png

Earliest times shown:

Screenshot 2021-08-27 at 09.38.11.png






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Hi @Jonas Tidström 

According to this suggestion to make the timeframe configurable, the -1y to +2y limit is by design, possibly for performance reasons:

If you need to see your entire plan at a glance, you may want to investigate marketplace addon apps or keep the plan timeline in a tool outside of Jira.

Best regards,

OK, that was my suscpision ... Thanks for pointing me to accurate information. I'll add a comment over there...

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Tania [Planyway] Marketplace Partner Oct 24, 2021

Hi @Jonas Tidström 

What I can recommend to sort it out is the third-party addon.

I'm writing on behalf of the Planyway plugin which can solve your problem thanks to zooming. You can scale out your timeline from daily to weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual views.
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David Berclaz Community Leader Sep 09, 2021

Hi @Jonas Tidström

Indeed, boundaries imposed by Jira Roadmap can be an issue. We have developed Time Squad, a very flexible Jira App to build custom Timelines and complement Jira Roadmaps.

I have recorded a short video to show you how long term planning can be achieved:

Time Squad - Roadmap for long term planning


Airtable is also a great tool, just wanted to make sure you checked all the options.
Let me know if you have any questions.



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Jacob Vu Community Leader Aug 31, 2021

Hi @Jonas Tidström

Are you using Jira Advanced Roadmaps? In Advanced Roadmaps, you're able to select a customized date range for your schedules and I can go back and forward as many years as I'd like.

It's in the date range section (3M, 1Y, Fit, Custom).

Hope this helps.

Jacob @ NorthTEK Consulting 

Thanks for the suggestion. But I made my way through another tool (Airtable with Gantt-view). 

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