After you create your backlog hierarchy, prioritize and estimate the backlog items, it is a good idea to visualize your work with roadmaps. A roadmap is a great visual tool that shows your organizational plans. To access the roadmaps, follow the Navigate to Roadmaps procedure.
The roadmaps have three views: Work, Program Increment, and Release Vehicle.
- PI must exist in the system and be tied to a program.
- Release vehicles must exist in the system and be tied to a PI.
- Sprints must be created and tied to a PI.
- Epics, capabilities, and features must be created and tied to a program.
Release vehicle card
On the release vehicle’s card, you can view the percent complete of the release vehicle, which is based on the number of story points delivered or the number of story points in all work items associated with the release vehicle.
By default, cards show the start date, but you can select what dates to show on your release vehicle card. Additionally, you can turn on or off your view settings to customize what you see on the release vehicle card. To do this, click View Configuration on the toolbar, and then select what content to display:
- Select date: external date, internal date, or Go Live date
- Show PIs
- Show highlights by object: defects, stories, and features
- Show completed release vehicles
You can view the team and object metrics for your release vehicles to get a sense of how much work is being done and how many teams are working on a specific release vehicle. The total counts of the following items are available at the bottom of every release vehicle card:
- Work: stories, total story points, accepted story points, and defects
- Teams: contributing teams and programs
A timeline provides the context of when release vehicles are scheduled to be delivered according to their end date. The release vehicles have a visual linkage to the timeline with a diamond icon, indicating their end date. When pointing to a card, you can only view the line tied to that card. When pointing to a diamond icon, you can only view the line or lines that relate to that diamond with a tooltip with the exact date. Diamond icons with more than one release vehicle assigned to one date show the total number of release vehicles. For example, if you have three release vehicles assigned to one date, the diamond icon displays 3 and lines come together.
Click Details on a release vehicle card for the details panel to slide out. The details panel shows all information relative to the release vehicle, including a list of features, stories, and defects.
Additionally, you can highlight key objects coming in the release vehicles to see a high-level view of the value added by the release vehicle. Click the object to highlight it or remove the highlight from it.