A new year brings New Year’s resolutions. You may have set a couple resolutions for yourself, but have you made any with your team? If not, here’s a good one to start with:
This year my team is going to plan our roadmaps and projects better than we ever have before.
Planning at a bird’s eye view
We’re excited to introduce a new macro to help you achieve your team’s resolutions for 2015 and beyond. The Roadmap Planner macro is perfect for creating light-weight product and team roadmaps, as well as visualizing timelines for your team’s projects.
How many times has a teammate or stakeholder asked you about what’s next? Add the timeline to your pages in Confluence and give people a visual single-source of truth for what’s on the horizon. Your colleagues can easily identify upcoming milestones and gain a high level understanding of what your team is working on. You’ll never have to explain your timeline again.
Build, adjust, and share your plans
Creating a digital version of the timeline you just whiteboarded with your team is now even easier than it was to draw in the first place. Build your schedule with lanes for large projects, bars for sub-projects, and markers for key dates and milestones—all with a few clicks. Drag and drop, resize, rename, and move elements around with your cursor as plans evolve. Not even a whiteboard can do that.
And when it comes to sharing or keeping your team updated, as long as they are watching the page, everyone gets automatic notifications about updates to the timeline.
Connect your plans with the work in flight
Another struggle with planning is connecting those plans with the work getting done. The Roadmap Planner macro makes it easy to connect other Confluence pages with what’s on your timeline so anyone can drill down for more detail.
Timeline planning for every team
The Roadmap Planner macro isn’t just for roadmaps, either. It’s for any team’s projects, like quarterly marketing planning, visualizing development projects, or cross-functional resource allocation. We use it regularly to do our quarterly and yearly planning on the collaboration marketing team at Atlassian. It’s a helpful tool to get a high-level view of our marketing activities and commitments, and helps us identify any holes in our strategy.
Try the Roadmap Planner macro today!
The Roadmap Planner macro is only available in Confluence Cloud today. It will soon be available on Confluence Server in the next release, coming very soon.
Existing Confluence Cloud customers
You’ve got it already. Just take a look in the Macro Browser to find it and get started.
New Confluence customers
Get up and running in a matter of minutes with a free Confluence Cloud trial.
Have questions about how to use the Roadmap Planner? See what others are asking on the Atlassian Community