Roadmap chart

roadmap chart
roadmap chart

The roadmap chart is a crucial tool for managing your product and gaining insight into its progress. Let’s explore how to effectively represent this type of chart.

If you seek a comprehensive view of your product’s progress, employing a roadmap chart can be immensely beneficial. We will delve into the optimal ways of depicting such a chart.

Roadmap Chart

A product roadmap serves several vital objectives for the company:

  • Establish a shared vision of the company’s challenges
  • Provide a unified direction to follow
  • Offer essential visibility to individuals who require it
  • Assist in prioritizing the realization teams based on value

Hence, we recommend creating a roadmap chart for the entire organization, extending beyond just IT personnel. Here’s a simple example of a roadmap chart:

roadmap chart
Roadmap Chart

In a roadmap chart, we focus on significant “features” (or epics) rather than individual user stories. The emphasis is on an overarching vision, making the use of user stories unnecessary for its construction.

If you use Jira, consider utilizing Easy Agile Roadmaps to create your roadmap with visual management.

Helpful Tips


In certain roadmap charts, you can incorporate milestones to mark important events. Sometimes, a clear understanding of events with potential impact on the roadmap is necessary.

For instance, sales events are pivotal for an e-commerce website. Including a milestone for such events can be highly beneficial.

important milestones
Important Milestones

Links between Actions

If deemed essential, you can establish connections between actions or features using a visual representation like a woolen thread. In the SAFe framework, teams employ this concept during PI planning.

Here’s an example to illustrate:

link between features
Link between Features

At times, certain actions can’t commence until a preceding action is completed. However, we suggest keeping such interconnections rare.

For further insights, refer to this roadmap guide during agile framing.

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Judicaël Paquet (agile coach and senior devops) My Engagements in France and Switzerland: - Crafting Agile Transformation Strategies - Tailored Agile Training Programs - Raising Awareness and Coaching for Managers - Assessing Agile Maturity and Situational Analysis - Agile Coaching for Teams, Organizations, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Agile Coaches Areas of Expertise: Scrum, Kanban, Management 3.0, Scalability, Lean Startup, Agile Methodology.

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