Product Updates: Numeric Fields + Milestone improvements for more flexible roadmapping

Numeric Fields + Milestone Improvements - Feature image

We’re back with another release, and this time we’ve added optimizations to make Roadmunk more flexible to the way our users want to build and present roadmaps. We’ve added Numeric Fields. Plus Milestones are now more customizable.

Add numbers to your roadmaps

Numeric Fields - Table View

You can now add numbers to your roadmap with our newest Field Type. Numeric Fields support three different formats:

  • General numbers
  • Percentages
  • Currencies (dollars, euros, and pounds)

Numeric Fields can be added to your roadmap within your Items Table. Click on the Add Field (+) icon in the top nav and select Create New Field.

Within the New Field dialog, select “Numeric” in the “Type” drop-down. From here you can select a numeric format. Check out this article for a detailed walkthrough.

Numeric Fields - Field Dialog

You can filter your roadmap using Numeric Fields. Items can be hidden or displayed based on the value entered into its Numeric Field. You can choose to only show items that are:

  • Lower than a numeric value
  • Higher than a numeric value
  • In between two numeric values

User impact. Use a scale to indicate the impact an item will have on user happiness. For example: a feature that will improve the core experience for most users gets an impact score of 7. A 1-10 scale (10 being the most impactful) can help product teams prioritize which features to build first and which ones to push out a few months.

Effort estimates. A 1-10 scale can also be used to indicate the estimated effort required to complete roadmap items. Take into account time, number of tasks and amount of people required to get the job done. If a feature update requires a week of planning, no design work and two weeks of engineering, give it an effort score of 1.

Identify reach. Percentages can be used to identify how much of your user base will be affected (let’s say 25% for example) by a new performance update or feature release.

Convey confidence. You can also use percentages to indicate how confident you are in building and releasing a feature within the allotted time. The fewer unknowns or bottlenecks, the higher the confidence score.

Set budgets. Currency can be used in your roadmap to indicate the how much it will cost to complete items, like building a new feature.

Predict revenue. Add monetary values to your roadmap items to plan for projected revenue growth. For example: “Launching this feature will result in an additional $3,000 in MRR.”

Milestones have been improved for flexibility

Milestones Improvements

Milestones are a popular Roadmunk feature used to highlight important dates on a roadmap––like big releases, industry events, and key hires. We’ve tweaked Milestones to make them more customizable to how you want to create and present roadmaps.

Milestone labels can be configured to only display dates for a less-cluttered view. And you can now filter your roadmaps to only show milestones. This can be configured within the Formats tab located in your roadmap’s top nav.

For roadmaps with many Milestones, this functionality provides a clean view of important dates and deliverables.

Users can now pivot their roadmaps by milestone type to group all similar milestones (events, for example) together – like the example above.

We’re so excited to launch these Roadmunk updates. If you’re not a Roadmunk user, sign up to check out Numeric Fields, Milestones, and all of our features (plus our library of 25+ roadmap templates).