Free project roadmap template software

Best free project roadmap software, templates and tools
Looking for project roadmap templates and tools? Sick of building project roadmaps in Excel or Google Docs? Chances are, you’ve already heard of Bitrix24, 100% free project management solution launched in 2012 and used by over 6 million teams worldwide. What you may not know is that Bitrix24 supports multiple project road map templates, and these are 100% free as well. Let’s look into each.

Ask yourself – what is a project roadmap anyway? Clearly, it’s a time line for your project. You take a project, break it into parts and then assign estimated dates when you expect these parts as well as the entire project to be completed. Sounds simple? It is and it’s not at the same time. Let’s look at different project roadmap examples as they are available in Bitrix24 in all plans, paid and free. 

  1. Timeline project roadmap example. Project roadmap Gantt charts have one important advantage vs classic project roadmaps. All tasks (project parts) can be made dependent on each other. This is critical when you can’t start Part B of your project until Part A is completed. When you use timeline project roadmap template inside Bitrix24, if you have to move the end date for Part A of your project, the start date for Project B moves automatically. Awesome, isn’t it?
  2. Kanban project roadmap example. Kanban boards are frequently used for projects in Bitrix24. While they don’t typically have task dependencies (unless you use Bitrix24, we are the only tool that has both Kanban and dependencies together), they allow you to clearly visualize each step or milestone in your project. Again, here you break your project into tasks. Then you create Kanban board columns, which become your roadmap. Finally, you move these tasks across the board as their status changes. For example, your Kanban roadmap stages could be Prototype, Development, Beta-Testing, Public Release. Kanban boards make it easy to plan each stage or milestone and track your project progress in real time as you simply drag tasks from one column to another.
  3. Calendar project roadmap example. Bitrix24 comes with personal, company and workgroup/project calendars. This means that you can use traditional calendar grid for planning your entire project roadmap out. Again, simply break down your project into smaller parts (typically tasks or subtasks) and plan them as you’d usually do with calendar events or appointments. Using calendars for project roadmaps is tremendously effective in many projects. Some (many?) people don’t know what Kanban or Gantt are, but everyone knows what calendar is.
In addition to these project roadmap tools, Bitrix24 lets you use flexible project roadmaps. This means that you can use any, all or combination of roadmap tools for your project. For example, you can switch from Gantt view to Kanban view or to List view in a single click. Part of your team can plan project roadmap in Kanban, and another part in Gantt. Bitrix24 lets you choose easily and switch between online project roadmap templates without losing any data.

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Project management starts with tasks and in Bitrix24 tasks come in different shapes and sizes. Personal tasks, group tasks, sub tasks, repeating tasks, task templates and so on. Tasks and sub tasks are unlimited and you can delegate them to another person, if necessary. Checklists and workflow automation guarantee that nothing will be overlooked or forgotten.

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Projects in Bitrix24 are unlimited, come with Gantt charts and employee workload planning, which lets you allocate specific number of hours and employees to a project and track time spent on it. There are different roles in Bitrix24 when it comes to projects, as you may control task set by you, assist someone or simply be an observer for a task that you neither set, nor is responsible for completing. Task counters show your project progress and if you are in danger of falling behind the deadline.

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Don't you hate when project management vendors don't include time tracking tools into their solutions as if time doesn't matter? We certainly do. That's we've added an option to track time spent on each task, mandatory clock-in and clock-out, if necessary, flexible workday settings, daily todos, time reporting and other time management tools. Oh, and don't forget about personal, group and shared calendars that are available to you free of charge.

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