After you've made strategic roadmap decisions on the what and when on the prioritization matrix (Chart view), you can choose between two roadmap views (or use both):

  1. Board: Find your items sorted by lane on the kanban board. This approach is often used to manage and monitor a project's status. Scroll down to learn more.

  2. Timeline: A timeline is a time-oriented visualization of a roadmap that uses item dates to plot roadmap data along a timeline. Learn more about the Timeline view here.

The Board view is a theme-oriented visualization of your items that work best for "no date" roadmaps or more agile roadmaps that can be pivoted on themes, sprints, or epics. The board allows you to share what you’re working on now, next, and later to keep everyone aligned and focused on what truly matters.

Using the kanban board

With kanban, work items are represented visually on a (kanban) board, allowing team members and stakeholders to see the state of every piece of work at any time. States are defined by lanes (columns) and can be used in different ways, for example:

  • By progress (e.g. backlog, scheduled, in progress, done, ...)

  • By time (e.g. Q1, Q2, Q3, ... or future, next, now, ...)

You can use drag and drop to move your items between lanes to update their status.

Use the "Show unplanned items" toggle in the top bar to drag and drop unplanned items from the right container to one of the board lanes.

Next steps

For time-based planning and roadmapping move to the Timeline view, another effective way to create and share stunning roadmaps.

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