The Roadmap is a high-level overview of milestones and steps. It gives you a starting point for your initial planning as well as a top-level view of the progress. The planning may be detailed in Outline, StoryMap and Product Backlog.
Add/Remove Lanes (Themes/Infrastructure-Themes) to the Roadmap
Initially the Roadmap contains a “When“ lane where you can add milestones (see below).
In addition to the “When” lane, you may add lanes in the Roadmap for each theme and infrastructure-theme, you want to be visible in the Roadmap. When you add a lane, you can either:
- Create a theme/infrastructure-theme for the new lane directly in the Roadmap. The new theme will also be visible below the “What” section in the StoryMap tree.
- Select an existing theme from the StoryMap tree and use this theme as the base for the new lane.
You can create or add a theme lane from the “Add” menu. A menu list with the options described above will be shown.
Lanes can be removed from the Roadmap by right clicking them or clicking their menu icon to access remove from Roadmap function.
How to get started with Milestones?
As mentioned above, the Roadmap contains a “When“ lane where you can add your milestones. Right-click on the lane and select the type, you want to create. You may also create a release as a special type of milestone. The stories in the release can later on be detailed in the Product Backlog.
The default deadline of a new milestone depends on, below which date you right-click in the lane.
You may afterwards change the deadline by double-clicking on the milestone card and edit the date in the input window or by dragging the milestone item to the left or right. Dragging can be enabled and disabled from the Tools menu located at the top-left or from the item’s context menu.
Plan Stories and Epics in the Theme/Infrastructure-Theme Lanes
You may now start the planning of contents in the theme lanes. You can add stories and epics already created in the Outline or StoryMap tree windows.
In the initial draft planning you may instead choose to create notes directly in the Roadmap. The notes created in the Roadmap will also be visible in the StoryMap tree below the themes. The notes can later on be converted to stories or epics.
Lane items can be removed by right clicking them or clicking their menu icon to access remove from Lane function.
Connect Items to Milestones
You may specify that a note, epic or story is related to a specific milestone or release. Hold down the “Alt” key and drag from the note/epic/story to a milestone or release card. A line is drawn to indicate the relation. The new relation also exists, if you view the items in the StoryMap or Outline.
Alternatively, the same can be done from the item’s Edit or Relations Tab, accessible via right click.
Right click an existing connection to access the delete function.
Subscribing to Milestones and Releases
Milestones and Releases that have been activated and included on the Roadmap in a Circle, can be subscribed to by any other Circles within the same Agemba Site. Subscribing to a Milestone or Release means that it will be replicated in the subscribing Circle’s Roadmap, with the exact same properties. This will enable the members of the subscribing Circle to be able to view its properties, follow its progress and also start a dialogue around it with the team in the originating Circle.
This is done from the When lane’s context menu, accessible via right click. A selectable list of Circles and the different Milestones and Releases in them that can be selected, is loaded. Find the specific Circle and then navigate to the Milestone or Release to subscribe to. In case a specific one is missing, then check to make sure that it has been included in the Circle’s Dashboard and is activated.
On the subscribing Circle, the subscribed Milestone or Release will have the icon , as an indicator.
If a subscription is no longer needed for one reason or another, it can be cancelled from the subscribed Milestone or Release’s context menu, accessible via right click or menu icon on the card.
Current Date Indicator
A current date marker has been included in the timeline to assist the user in putting things into perspective
Easy access to Detail Overview
Like many of the other views, details of Items displayed in the Roadmap can be seen by selecting the particular item and unfolding the right pane.
Enter key will open a modal window with the overview of the currently selected card.
Alt key held down and drag from one card to another, except from Releases/Milestones, creates a relation between them.
Ctrl + Right arrow key will nudge a selected Roadmap item a step forward in time.
Ctrl + Left arrow key will nudge a selected Roadmap item a step back in time.
Up, Down, Right and Left arrow keys switch selected Roadmap items, respectively.