Introducing Shortcut's 'Curated Roadmap': A Revolutionary Approach to Roadmap Visualization
BlogNews and Updates
News and Updates

Introducing Shortcut's 'Curated Roadmap': A Revolutionary Approach to Roadmap Visualization

Arman Javaherian
Chief Product Officer
August 29, 2023

We've all been there: staring at a roadmap, wondering why certain projects appear where they do or trying to decipher the status of a project. As product teams grow and projects get complex, there's a pressing need to make roadmaps more interactive, flexible, and representative of actual priorities. At Shortcut, we took these challenges head-on and are thrilled to unveil our brand-new feature: the Curated Roadmap.

A Single Curated View of Every Teams' Progress

Traditional roadmapping tools, like Jira, typically offer static representations. They provide an overview, but often the roadmap becomes a mere display of projects, lacking nuance and contextual depth. In contrast, the Curated Roadmap allows product owners and team leads to curate how each project is showcased by adding and removing Epics from their roadmap to better represent exactly what they're working on at any given moment.

Curated Roadmaps

Why does curation matter? It gives teams the ability to:

  • Personalize: Tailor how a project is represented to provide context and clarity.
  • Prioritize: Highlight key projects to ensure stakeholders understand where the focus lies.
  • Adapt: React to changing situations by updating project representations, without redoing the entire roadmap.

The Power of 'Health Status'

One unique feature we're particularly excited about is the 'health status'. No more silent confusions or hidden hiccups. This status, coupled with comments, acts as a beacon, keeping everyone from leadership to individual contributors in the loop.

Add Health Updates to your Roadmaps

The benefits:

  • Transparency: By providing real-time health checks, teams can identify potential roadblocks early.
  • Collaboration: Comments ensure that everyone understands why a project's status has changed.
  • Accountability: Teams can address and pivot when a project stumbles, leading to more proactive problem-solving.

Team-Centric Organization

In today's agile world, it's teams that drive projects, not isolated individuals. Recognizing this, our Curated Roadmaps are organized by teams by default. This approach mirrors the rhythm of dynamic, fast-paced teams, providing a more natural and intuitive way to manage and plan.

What does this mean for you?

  • Alignment: With roadmaps matching team structures, it's easier to see who is doing what.
  • Efficiency: Team-centric views reduce noise, focusing only on what's relevant to a particular team.
  • Synergy: Teams can plan holistically, ensuring that each member is aligned with the broader goals.

Why Shortcut's Curated Roadmap Stands Out

While other tools present roadmaps as static lists of projects, Shortcut’s Curated Roadmap breathes life into them. With curated displays, health status insights, and team-centric organization, it's not just a roadmap but a dynamic dashboard that evolves with your projects and priorities.

In essence, the Curated Roadmap is more than just a new feature; it's a testament to our commitment to make roadmapping a collaborative, transparent, and efficient experience for all. Whether you're a product owner, team lead, or a stakeholder, our goal is to ensure you have the clarity and control you deserve.

Come, explore the Curated Roadmap, and experience the difference of a roadmap designed for the modern, agile team. We're confident you'll wonder how you ever managed without it!

Try it out now!

Project Management
Share this Shortcut story
Enjoy your work
Project management software should be helpful, not a hassle.