Today we’re launching some game-changing updates inside Roadmunk that make it easier than ever to share strategy across your entire organization. Since launching Roadmunk, we’ve been obsessed with making roadmapping fast, simple and collaborative. Now we’re taking roadmapping to the next level—what we like to think of as “roadmapping at scale.”
Here’s how we see it.
You’ve got one user. Let’s call her Jen. She makes a roadmap, shares it, gets alignment. Great.
Now let’s say Jen has a colleague, Claudia, who works in another part of the organization. She’s also making a strategy. She uses a totally different tool and shares it in a totally different meeting. Fine. But what happens when Jen and Claudia need to see how their strategies line up?
It can get complicated and finicky, especially when everyone’s roadmaps live in different places and tools.
Our new system makes it easy to see the biggest picture, no matter how complex or sprawling your organization. Users can roll up multiple roadmaps into a Master, but it’s a lot more than that: we’ve overhauled our navigation and added a bunch of new features to make roadmapping more intuitive and collaborative. Here’s a quick tour of our new platform.
Roadmaps aren’t tactical documents. They’re high-level strategies. Master roadmapping creates transparency at the highest level by offering a bird’s-eye view of what’s happening across your entire organization. Roll up views from multiple roadmaps into a shareable, editable Master. See—at a glance—how different teams, products, product lines or programs fit together.
A few more things you can do with Master Roadmapping:
- Masters can be visualized in timeline or swimlane
- Edit, attach files and comment on Masters (same as you would any other roadmap)
- Any changes to your Master will be reflected in the original roadmap, and vice-versa
- Organize your Master by any field: Date, Status, Owner—whatever is valuable to your audience.
- Filter the data represented in your Master, so you’re always showing what’s relevant
A central hub for strategy
“Roadmapping at scale” also means being able to keep track of all the different roadmaps your organization is using (i.e. not having to dig for email attachments or random files). We’ve introduced a handy dashboard where you can manage your roadmaps and permissions.
Templates = zero-effort onboarding
We wanted to take all of the friction out of making your first roadmap (or getting teammates to make their first roadmap). So we built a library of templates filled with customizable roadmaps that match different use cases. Find a template, copy it to your account, then edit from there. We’ve got templates for roadmapping products, projects, technology plans, marketing strategies, and lots more.
From the day we launched Roadmunk, one of our key goals was to make roadmapping collaborative. We’re pushing that objective even further, helping users collaborate beyond their own roadmap to have a roadmapping system that covers their whole organization.
In addition, we’ve incorporated several new features to enhance your overall roadmapping experience. These include:
- Item activity field: Track what has happened on items since you last viewed your roadmap.
- Saved filters: Save and copy filters from one roadmap view to another.
- Starred fields: Encourage common language and structure across your organization’s roadmaps. (Watch a walkthrough here.)
We couldn’t be more excited to share the new Roadmunk—and hear your feedback. Take a look, play around, and don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Want to know more? Read the full story on our new system.