In today’s dynamic business environment, organizations need the ability to plan and adapt quickly. Traditional roadmapping struggles to keep up with rapidly changing priorities across multiple teams and initiatives. This is where Advanced Roadmaps comes in.
Advanced Roadmaps is a powerful roadmapping tool available in Jira Software. It provides a customizable interface to visualize and track work across multiple teams and projects. With Advanced Roadmaps, you can build strategic plans, explore different scenarios, and keep the entire organization aligned.
In this post, we’ll cover the key features of Advanced Roadmaps and how Atlas Bench can help you implement it for success.
Plan Strategically Across Teams
Advanced Roadmaps allows you to create integrated plans spanning multiple teams, projects and company-wide initiatives. With Advanced Roadmaps you can:
- Combine roadmaps from multiple teams into a single strategic plan
- Visualize how team work ladders up to broader organizational goals
- Manage dependencies between initiatives or project workstreams
This top-down perspective allows executives, portfolio managers, and product leaders to see the big picture. They can ensure teams are aligned to overall objectives and strategy.
Customize Views for Any Planning Process
While Advanced Roadmaps provide an overarching plan, the interface is customizable so it fits your specific planning process. You can configure views to match how your organization plans:
- Roadmap view – See a timeline of milestones and goals
- Board view – Visualize a kanban-style board to manage flow of work
- Grid view – Track progress across multiple projects and teams
- Table view – Dive deep into issue details across initiatives
Custom views allow you to use Advanced Roadmaps seamlessly within existing planning rhythms. Stakeholders can plan how they want while maintaining a shared source of truth.
Balance Priorities with Capacity Planning
With multiple teams and projects to juggle, capacity planning is essential for realistic roadmaps. Advanced Roadmaps bakes in capacity planning capabilities:
- Add team capacity by time or story points
- Get alerts when sprints are over or under allocated
- Balance workload against capacity to minimize risk
By leveraging capacity data, product and portfolio managers can optimize planning. They can ensure roadmap timelines are achievable based on team bandwidth.
Model Scenarios for Dynamic Planning
In fast-changing environments, you need the flexibility to adapt roadmaps quickly. Advanced Roadmaps allows you to model multiple scenarios to stress test plans. You can build:
- Target scenario – The ideal roadmap if everything goes smoothly
- Risk mitigation – Plans that anticipate potential issues or delays
- What-if scenarios – Explore different priority combinations and sequencing
Scenario planning enables dynamic roadmaps that can respond to changing conditions. Teams get the agility to adapt while executing strategic priorities.
Connect Strategy to Team Execution
To enable business agility, strategic plans need to connect with how delivery teams work. Advanced Roadmaps brings top-down planning together with bottom-up execution. Initiatives from executive roadmaps can flow down into:
- Epics for agile teams to execute
- Projects for product and engineering groups
- Tickets and tasks to track progress
As work gets completed, status flows back up so leaders can track achievement of strategic goals. This real-time connection between strategy and delivery powers dynamic planning and responsive roadmaps.
Get Started Quickly with Jira Integration
One of the key benefits of Advanced Roadmaps is its native Jira integration. You can quickly build plans using existing data from:
- Jira boards – for agile team work
- Jira projects – for product or engineering workstreams
- Saved Jira filters – to customize issue inclusion
No need to recreate things from scratch. Just select the relevant Jira data and Advanced Roadmaps handles the rest.
Experience the Benefits Firsthand
Advanced Roadmaps combines strategic planning, capacity management, scenario modeling, and work connectivity in a single integrated solution.
The best way to experience the benefits is through a hands-on free trial directly within Jira Software. With the trial you can:
- Build sample plans from Jira data
- Configure views like Roadmap, Board, Grid etc
- Connect plans to team work and see status roll up
- Explore scenarios to stress test your roadmaps
See for yourself how Advanced Roadmaps can power dynamic planning and strategic alignment across your organization.
Atlas Bench Services For Adoption Success
While Advanced Roadmaps provides robust capabilities, getting full business value requires adoption across the enterprise. This is where Atlas Bench’s services can enable success.
Atlas Bench provides training for Advanced Roadmaps tailored to different user roles:
Executives – Learn how to build strategic plans, model scenarios, and track objectives.
Product Managers – Use capacity planning and dependencies to create integrated roadmaps.
Delivery Teams – Connect strategic plans to team backlogs and report on progress. With our role-based training methodology, we rapidly upskill your users to become power users.
Any new system requires changing existing habits and processes. Atlas Bench guides you through change management:
- Identify pilot use cases to introduce Advanced Roadmaps
- Map new planning processes and workflows
- Develop communications to drive engagement
- Provide coaching and support during the transition
Our structured approach ensures Advanced Roadmaps transforms planning and work execution.
Atlas Bench provides end-to-end services to tailor Advanced Roadmaps to your environment:
- Gather business requirements around planning needs
- Design processes and views to address requirements
- Configure hierarchy, fields, filters to support processes
- Import data from existing tools into Advanced Roadmaps
- Integrate Advanced Roadmaps into complementary systems
- Deploy Advanced Roadmaps across the enterprise
With Atlas Bench’s phased implementation, you get Advanced Roadmaps configured for success from day one.
Achieve Agility with Advanced Roadmaps
Dynamic business conditions require agile planning and seamless strategy execution. Advanced Roadmaps provides the only solution that delivers integrated roadmapping, scenario modeling, capacity planning, and work connectivity – all from within Jira.
Complemented by Atlas Bench’s adoption services, you can leverage Advanced Roadmaps to gain true enterprise agility. Break free of static roadmaps and transform how your teams plan, collaborate, and deliver together.