Well often times a roadmap doesn't and should not have dates from various reasons (no estimate, dates always change). Release plans have dates. As a PM I would like the ability to show/ build a roadmap that is detached from dates that are often no more accurate than my dart game against a calendar. Often times showing strategic long term vision is key to a prospects buying decision and existing customer's retention rates. being able to show release dates for what we know we are releasing and the short term as well as a vision roadmap at the feature/ initiative level would be a big step into how we can show and talk about the roadmap in our on site visits with prospects and existing customers.
Thank you for the note. As noted, most of our roadmaps require dates to be used as we feel that this is an important aspect of a roadmap.
That said, here are a few approaches that you can leverage, depending on what works best for your workflow:
Leverage the capability to set “External release dates”, which can show information at a quarterly basis to give a higher level view. You can see more information here: https://support.aha.io/hc/en-us/articles/207052206-Share-a-roadmap-without-firm-dates
Add a calculated column to group your features into buckets, such as Near-term, Mid-term, and long-term, based on release date. Learn more here: https://support.aha.io/hc/en-us/articles/360024956691-Perform-calculations-on-product-data-in-list-reports
If you do not want to use dates at all, create a custom field that includes phases, such as Near-term, Mid-term, and long-term, which you can then use in your roadmap to bucket your work