When planning work, you're likely to be managing multiple issues that span multiple projects. It's easy to lose track of your work at one point or another, when you're across multiple work streams.
The roadmap view of your plan lets you see all the work that's relevant to you. With the new experience, you can use the different elements in this view, so you can focus on only the relevant details. For example, you can deep-dive into the details by narrowing down the available filters, or go wider by expanding the timeframe or hierarchy levels.
|1||Select the hierarchy levels from which and to which you want to view issues.|
|2||Click to expand an issue to view its child issues.|
At the bottom of the scope section, you'll find the issues without parent section, which displays the issues that do not belong to any parent issue.
This section also displays the issues according to their hierarchy levels. Expand a hierarchy level to view the issues of that hierarchy level.
Use filters to display the relevant issues in your plan, like projects, releases, teams, issue details, and more. See Filtering work for more details.
Choose the issue details that you want to display in your plan, which include:
To display these issue details, you'll need to add fields to your plan. These fields will be displayed as columns, and each field contains the corresponding issue detail.
You can set values for each field, as needed. You can also remove fields from a plan, and reorder the fields in your plan.
Note that the order of the columns in the fields section depends on the order that you add the fields to your plan. We're currently iterating on the best way to reorder fields.
Above the timeline section, choose the timeframe settings as needed:
Notes when configuring timeframe settings
You may have issues with target start dates or target end dates that go beyond the selected timeframe. For such issues, you'll see an arrow at the end of the schedule block — this arrow indicates that the target date goes beyond the timeline.
In the example below, the selected timeframe is 1 year (1Y), and the highlighted issue has a start date of 26 Jul 18, which goes beyond the timeline.
By clicking the arrow of the schedule block, the timeframe updates into a custom date range, as shown below.
Customize the view of the timeline, to make it easier for your audience to consume your plan. The following view settings are available:
See Customizing view settings to know more.
View the details of a release in your plan. This is helpful in monitoring if any releases are off track.
The schedule block, which represents the schedule duration of an issue in a plan, based on the target dates that have been set for the issue.
Ideally, an issue would have both target start and target end dates, but it's quite possible for an issue to have just one of the dates. In this case, the schedule block displays in a solid color on the end of the target date that's been set. The solid color gradually fades towards the other end of the schedule block, where the target date hasn't been set.
It can be easy to lose focus when you're planning work across multiple projects, releases, teams, and more. By filtering the work that's displaying in your plan, you can focus your attention on a specific scope of your plan, as needed.
Sample plan, with the teams filter applied
To filter issues in a plan:
- In your plan, click the Filters drop-down.
- Select which values to apply, for any of the following filters:
- Releases, to choose the relevant releases from the releases included in the plan.
- Teams, to choose the relevant teams from the teams existing in the plan.
- Projects, to choose the relevant projects from the projects being used as issue sources in the plan.
- Dependencies, to choose which issues with dependencies to display. You can further narrow the values down using any of the following:
- All issues, to show all issues included in the plan, regardless of whether or not the issues have dependencies.
- Has dependencies, to show only issues that have dependencies.
- Specific issue, to show a specific issue from all the issues in the plan. The filtered issue will be displayed, whether or not it has dependencies. This helps you view any dependencies of that issue, or add a dependency to the filtered issue, if needed. See Managing dependencies to know more about dependencies.
- Issue details, to filter issues by entering either the issue key or issue summary.
You can also use multiple filters, to further narrow down on the work you're trying to focus on. For example, you can filter for only the issues that have dependencies, and that are assigned to v3.0 release.
Note that there may be times when some issues won't be returned, because of the multiple filters that have been applied. To continue with the example above, let's say TIS-67 has dependencies, and is assigned to v2.0 release. Even if the issue TIS-67 has dependencies, the issue might not be returned because it is not assigned to v3.0 release.
Customizing view settings
You can customize the view settings of your plan, to make it easier for your audience to consume the data in your plan. By customizing the view settings, you can make your timeline display the right information for you and your audience.
Sample plan, with issues grouped by assignee
Sample plan, with issues colored by status
To customize the view settings of a plan:
- In your plan, click the View settings drop-down.
- Select which settings to use, for any of the following options:
- Group by, to group issues into separate swimlanes by assignee, project, or team.
- Color by, to color issues by status or team.
Note that after customizing the view settings, you can still interact with the issues in the plan, e.g. dragging and dropping issues, or assigning issues to teams.
You can also use the group by and color by settings at the same time. For instance, you can group issues by project, and color issues by status, just like the sample plan below.