The rolling roadmap
Our roadmap always starts with the current calendar quarter, and covers a configurable number of upcoming quarters. As time passes on, when a new calendar quarter starts, the ending quarter is automatically archived, and a new quarter is appended at the end of the roadmap.
Short description and detailed requirements
Each roadmap item reveals a handy short description on mouse hover. This way there is no uncertainty what an item is about. Additional links lead you to detailed product requirements on Confluence or Google Drive.
Roadmap with List and Gantt view
Plan your roadmap with simple, prioritised bullet point list or with visual Gantt chart views. You can seamlessly switch between both views.
Customise your roadmap
You can configure name, the number of calendar quarters covered and the number of tracks or product lines. You can configure the colours and change the order of the tracks.
Roadmap that aligns with your sprints
Each calendar quarter is automatically subdivided into sprint units. The length of the sprints is configurable, as you’d expect. Roadmap items on the Gantt view align with sprint start and end. Planning happens in sprint granularity, i.e. in truly Agile fashion.
Current day and current sprint indicators
Always know where you stand in time and in relation to your plans. The current day and sprint are highlighted in the Gantt view of the roadmap.
You can easily configure sprints as you apply them in your organisation by setting duration and weekday of sprint start. The sprint calendar’s configuration is transferred to the roadmap. The sprint calendar can also serve as an overview for your time to see which sprint starts and ends when.
Product Requirements in Confluence or Google Drive
When you turn on shipit’s Atlassian Confluence or Google Drive integration, a product requirement document (PRD) is automatically created and stored in Confluence or Google Drive, respectively. Of course the document is also automatically linked to your roadmap item in shipit. For Confluence all PRDs are stored under a configurable space and page, and in Google Drive they all go into a dedicated folder. This way all your PRDs are all stored in one dedicated place.
Product Requirement Templates
Product requirement documents come with a pre-defined template, which has been battle-proven in organisations large and small. There is a simple and an extended version of the template available, and you can configure which one is used.
If you are using Jira as your issue tracking tool, you can cannect to Jira using our integration. This will then create a Jira Epic for each roadmap item automatically. The item short description is also synced to the Jira Epic.
Later, Never, and Archive
shipit supports the whole lifecycle of all your product initiatives beyond what’s currently on the roadmap. Park items that you want are beyond the current roadmap planning horizon in the “Later” section. Say “no” to things that are outside your product vision by explicitly listing them in the “Never” Section. Store and preserve items from previous quarters in the “Archive” section.
Optionally you can make your roadmap available under a secret URL. You can share the secret link with stakeholders. Or you can choose to make your roadmap public, for example on your website.
Teams and roles
shipit supports team collaboration with our team plans. You can add collaborators and assign roles. Viewers can view the roadmap after login, editors can edit and change items on the roadmap, and admins can change all configurations and settings.