Atlassian has renamed its popular Marketplace App “Portfolio for Jira”: With “Advanced Roadmaps” teams in Jira can strategically plan their work and have a Single Point of Truth (SPOT). The renaming of the app is accompanied by some changes that we would like to present to you.
With the introduction of “Portfolio for Jira 3.0”, Atlassian has enabled users to plan and visualize their work in Jira, show task dependencies and make realistic forecasts of the time spent. As demand has increased, especially for cloud products, Atlassian has decided to rename “Portfolio for Jira 3.0” to “Advanced Roadmaps” and offer it in different versions.
- The standard version of Jira Cloud includes the basic version of “Roadmaps”. It is included in the offer.
- Users using Jira in the server or data center version can download and license the app as usual via the Atlassian Marketplace.
The advantages of “Advanced Roadmaps” at a glance
Roadmaps at multi-team and organisational level
With “Advanced Roadmaps” the roadmap – based on the work tasks – of so many Jira boards can be created,
-projects and filters as necessary. “Advanced Roadmaps” is intended for individual teams and is particularly suitable for the presentation of more complex work tasks. This allows you to create additional hierarchy levels above the Epic layer. For example, Epics from a dozen different teams or Jira projects can be assigned to a single feature to be developed.
Tracking of dependencies at multi-team and organizational level
Dependencies of tasks across team boundaries can be tracked and visualized with “Advanced Roadmaps”. This helps to identify and resolve potential problems and blockages. The “Advanced Roadmaps” app is designed so that sie takes into account the number of dependencies in a large workspace.
Planning multiple scenarios
Plans change and there is almost always more than one way to get a project to its destination. With “Advanced Roadmaps”, different versions of a plan can be created, for example to show the best and worst scenarios or to consider different strategic options available to a company.
Capacity and resource planning
“Advanced Roadmaps” helps to include a team’s capacity in the plans, so you know if you need to reduce the scope of your project, reallocate resources or adjust your due dates.
Depending on how the teams assess their work and how fast they work, each team is given an overview of whether they are taking on too much work in a particular sprint or whether they can potentially take on more.
Since the dependencies among each other are also visualized, you can easily identify tasks that could be at risk (e.g. if a task depends on a team that exceeds its capacity). This allows potential problems to be solved before they arise.
Communication at all levels in the company
A current version of a roadmap can easily be released to all employees involved. For example, if you pass on your roadmap to a management team, you might want to show the work and progress at the highest level. For example, it can be shown how a different team work and show their progress. You may want to show others how Epics and Stories are progressing. It is easy to filter the view of the roadmap to the right view for the target group. In addition, the roadmap can be released via Confluence or with a link to the roadmap.
Overview in an Atlassian Webinar
In his webinar On-Demand, Atlassian will give “The full overview: Roadmaps in Jira Software”, Atlassian will give an overview of the new features of “Advance Roadmaps”. The webinar can be accessed here.
If you have any questions about “Advanced Roadmaps” or other Atlassian products, please feel free to contact us.
We look forward to seeing you!