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 10 million teams worldwide. What you may not know is that Bitrix24 supports multiple project roadmap 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 timeline 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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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