First, we LOVE the new Strategy / Roadmap option.
Our company maps features to epics, and requirements to user stories, so initiatives are exactly the level of detail we want to use to communicate with our executives, and also to communicate to the company as a whole. And the gantt chart format is also exactly what we're looking for.
Our plan is to use the initiative road map to communicate with executives, and get buy-in on priorities - and shift priorities as needed.
To this end, we are asking for three new capabilities (in order of our priorities):
1. New Ordering Options
2. The ability to drop a pin, and add text to the roadmap
3. The ability to visually see the size (in story points or time) of each initiative on the roadmap
I'm creating 3 ideas; this is the first of three.
We would like the ability to create a large roadmap with initiatives that cross goals and cross teams.
It may be helpful at times to group the initiatives by the goal they support, or possibly by the product.
More flexibility in ordering and grouping initiatives will make it easier to communicate product vision to executives and the company as a whole.
Product Managers, Executives, Sales
The most simplistic and most flexible option would be to provide the ability to drag and drop initiatives into any order needed.
You could provide some default options to order by goal, but I think there would always be cases where we'd want to make some tweaks to the order of the initiatives, and re-ordering them manually works for us!