When viewing a Roadmap, you can customize the view to suit your needs. Roadmaps options enable you to visualize progress based on your own specifications. At a glance, you can understand the progress being made on your most critical software projects.
With these customization options, you can easily visualize projects that are ahead of schedule or projects falling behind. This can help spark conversation with your team about what actions can be taken to hit your deadlines. The Roadmaps options available are:
1. View the Roadmap based on the number or percentage of issues or story points completed.
Within Roadmaps, you can choose from four different options to track progress based on your own specifications:
- Percentage of issues completed
- Number of issues completed
- Percentage of story points completed
- Number of story points completed
This is a personal preference and won't affect your team members' views. The option you choose will be saved for when you return to the Roadmap.
2. Show the predicted end dates for your epics based on the remaining work
When viewing the Roadmap, you can toggle on the option Show predicted end date to display the predicted end date for your epics. The prediction is done using the rate at which issues in the epic have been closed (an epic specific velocity) and the number of remaining story points for that epic. If the team does not use points, ZenHub uses the issue count alone. The predicted end date is influenced greatly by whether or not the team is actively working on the issues contained within an Epic. If the team pauses work, the predicted end date will go further and further out, if the team starts closing issues again, the predicted end date will come in.
Hovering over the predicted end date icon will display the date this epic is likely to be completed. Dragging the epic on the Roadmap to the marked predicted end date will result in the progress bar being in line with the current date.
3. Display color by project group
When viewing the Roadmap, the default color option is Colored by project group You can toggle between color options in the Roadmaps options:
4. Display color by project status
When viewing the Roadmap, you can toggle the option to color the projects and epics based by Project status. At a glance, your team can see which projects are on schedule, at risk of being late or already late. Projects will be coloured green, orange or red to indicate status.
Adjusting the Roadmaps timescale
With Roadmaps, you can adjust the timescale from weeks to months to quarters in order to see what the team is working on week by week or for the entire year:
Exporting the Roadmap
You can export the Roadmap to an SVG file. By exporting the Roadmap, you can provide key stakeholders with visibility into the progress of your most important goals
Roadmaps organization view
By switching to organization view, you can view all the projects and epics that are a part of any Roadmap in your organization. This provides you with a high-level overview of all current and upcoming projects for your entire business. To switch to organization view, select your organization name in the top tab navigation above the projects and epics sidebar. The organization view defaults the timeline to quarters, however you can adjust this to weeks or months to view the information most important to you which will be saved :
Note: The default repository of your current Workspace determines the organization that will appear. Example: If the default repository of your current Workspace belongs to the Chatbox organization, Chatbox will be the organization view you can switch to to view all Roadmaps within that organization.