Produce a Roadmap without Dates

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.

  • Matt Wagnon
  • Feb 14 2017
  • Already exists
Release time frame
  • Feb 17, 2017

    Admin Response

    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, we do have capabilities where you can set "External release dates" which can show information at a Quarterly basis. You can also create Custom roadmaps which allow you to hide dates.

    You can see more information here:

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  • Samantha Hopkins commented
    February 15, 2017 23:29

    I desperately want this! I'm having to shuffle dates around all the time as priorities change. I just want a release with no dates to be scheduled later please  & thank you.

  • Matt Wagnon commented
    February 17, 2017 17:00

    Thanks for the reply.  From the link you sent i still see dates whether those dates are Quarter's or 1H and 2H.  This is not really what I was looking for.  A roadmap is not a release plan and a release plan should have dates.  A roadmap should be able to show vision both short and longterm and should not require dates.  I would like a way to display the delivered roadmap functionality without dates and sorted in a different matter.  I'm sorry but I don't consider this already existing based on the provided documentation.

  • Guest commented
    02 Feb 17:47

    We showed our Product Owners the article provided in the Admin response, and this does not meet their needs.

    They want the ability to create a long-range roadmap (gantt-style) without specifying any dates. Similar to the functionality of this Atlassian add on: which allows you to customize your timeframes - quarters, months, sprints — or no dates at all. And they want to easily move things around in this view (like you can in the starter roadmap view). I don't think this idea should say "already exists" when it doesn't.

  • Joe Reese commented
    16 Mar 18:12

    Agree completely that the admin response here does not answer the request.  I have the same request and the example provided still has dates (broad as they may be).

  • Tim Bouhour commented
    15 Nov 22:49

    This definitely doesn't already exist - based on Marty Cagan's "Inspired", "Product Roadmaps Relanched" by Bruce McCarthy, or many of the other current best practices in the industry, I entirely agree with the comments below that a roadmap should not have dates, that would be a release plan.