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.
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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