View your plan
In this section, we’ll explain how to read your Roadmap tab, how to customize the data shown on your timeline, and ways to get deeper insights into your plan.
1. Set hierarchy range
Select the highest-to-lowest hierarchy levels that you want to include in your plan.
2. Expand and collapse issues
An arrow (>) in front of an issue indicates it contains child issues. Select the arrow to expand collapsed rows and and view the child issues. Use the Issue dropdown menu to expand or collapse all issues. This will only show you issues within your hierarchy range, as defined above.
If an issue is marked as Done in Jira Software but doesn’t have a resolution set, it won’t be visible in the plan.
3. Issues without parents
Issues without parents will be placed under x issues without parent. Select the arrow (>) to expand the collapsed rows.
Columns in the Fields section display the original issue data in Jira Software. By default, newly created plans include columns for target start, target end, and status. You can add columns for values that are already configured in your plan via the Fields dropdown menu to create a custom view, or use one of the preconfigured views that comes with Advanced Roadmaps.
Use the Filters menu to find specific issues relevant to you. You can filter issues by teams, project, assignees, and more. Learn more about how to filter issues.
6. Timeframe settings
You can choose the length of time you want your roadmap to cover using the timeframe dropdown menu. Choose from 3 months (3M), one year (1Y), or Fit which will adjust the timeframe to fit all scheduled work into view.
Advanced Roadmaps also gives you the option to set your own timeframe. When you select Custom, you can choose to either set Fixed dates to show a specific range, or Relative to show a rolling period of time that is relative to the current date (for example, the past 2 weeks, the next 3 months).
7. View settings
The View settings menu lets you customize how issues and related information are displayed on your timeline. In this menu, you can do the following:
- change how issues are grouped
- show capacity management on your timeline
- add custom colors to issues
- turn on roll-up dates
- enable warnings
- sort issues on your timeline
8. Releases on your timeline
Those who have set up releases can track their progress against them from the timeline. The red and green icons above your timeline indicate whether a release is on or off track. Learn more about monitoring releases.
9. Schedule bars
A schedule bar shows the duration of issues that have been scheduled. A striped bar indicates that one or both dates are being automatically inferred using the roll-up values setting. A schedule bar that fades out indicates a partial roll-up. See Roll up values to parent issues to learn more.
Advanced Roadmaps is now part of Jira Software Data Center. To get access to the features described on this page, upgrade to Jira Software Data Center 8.15 or later. Can't upgrade yet? Depending on your current Data Center version, you can access these features by installing the latest version of the app (at no cost). See our FAQ for all the details