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How to Build a Trello Roadmap

Looking for the way to have a visual overview across your Trello boards? Then, it’s time to build your first roadmap with the Planyway power-up! In this article, we’re going to show you how you can do it quickly and effortlessly just in 5 steps:

Step 1. Visualize cards on the timeline

Planyway visualizes all your Trello cards on the timeline based on their start and due dates. Apart from a regular Gantt-like timeline, you can group it by Trello lists, labels, members, and boards to look at your workflow at many angles.

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Step 2. Manage multiple projects

In case you’re working with multiple Trello boards at a time, you can connect all boards you need to a single view to see cards from different boards on a single page. What’s more, you can make a project portfolio with Board grouping.

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Step 3. Visualize subtasks on the timeline

Apart from just Trello cards, you can make subtasks visible as well to bring a better structure across activities. All you need to do is to create check items and schedule them. They will show up along with the Trello cards on the timeline.

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Step 4. Show dependencies

In order to see how Trello cards are interconnected, draw dependencies, so that you can understand when one task can not be done without the other.

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Step 5. Set up milestones

Milestones will give you a hand in terms of visualizing important key dates. Having milestones highlighted brings a better understanding of deadlines.

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When you manage a project, there are so many things you have to keep track of. Having a bird’s eye view of your workflow can prevent you from getting bogged as you have a clear visual representation of what you have to do.

Also, a roadmap is a great instrument to keep your team aligned with your goals and objectives in a transparent way and make sure everyone stays on the same track.

Happy planning,
Your Planyway team ❤️

2 comments

Brittany Joiner Community Leader Mar 17, 2022

@Tania _Planyway_ hey there! I've been meaning to dig more into Planyway 😊 What configuration is needed for Planyway to understand card dependencies? 

@Brittany Joiner, hi! Planyway has its own dependencies, in order to add one, you need to open a card in Planyway and click the Dependency field:

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Let me know if any questions :)

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