Roadmap

Version history
  • Introduced in GitLab Ultimate 10.5.
  • In GitLab 12.9, Roadmaps were moved to the Premium tier.
  • In GitLab 12.9 and later, the epic bars show epics’ title, progress, and completed weight percentage.
  • Milestones appear in roadmaps in GitLab 12.10, and later.
  • Feature flag for milestones visible in roadmaps removed in GitLab 13.0.

Epics and milestones within a group containing Start date and/or Due date can be visualized in a form of a timeline (that is, a Gantt chart). The Roadmap page shows such a visualization for all the epics and milestones which are under a group or one of its subgroups.

On the epic bars, you can see the each epic’s title, progress, and completed weight percentage. When you hover over an epic bar, a popover appears with the epic’s title, start date, due date, and weight completed.

You can expand epics that contain child epics to show their child epics in the roadmap. You can click the chevron next to the epic title to expand and collapse the child epics.

On top of the milestone bars, you can see their title. When you hover a milestone bar or title, a popover appears with its title, start date and due date.

roadmap view

A dropdown menu allows you to show only open or closed epics. By default, all epics are shown.

epics state dropdown

You can sort epics in the Roadmap view by:

  • Created date
  • Last updated
  • Start date
  • Due date

Each option contains a button that toggles the sort order between ascending and descending. The sort option and order persist when browsing Epics, including the epics list view.

Roadmaps can also be visualized inside an epic.

Timeline duration

Version history

Roadmap supports the following date ranges:

  • Quarters
  • Months (default)
  • Weeks

Quarters

roadmap date range in quarters

In the Quarters preset, roadmap shows epics and milestones which have start or due dates falling within or going through past quarter, current quarter, and the next four quarters, where today is shown by the vertical red line in the timeline. The sub-headers underneath the quarter name on the timeline header represent the month of the quarter.

Months

roadmap date range in months

In the Months preset, roadmap shows epics and milestones which have start or due dates falling within or going through the past month, current month, and the next five months, where today is shown by the vertical red line in the timeline. The sub-headers underneath the month name on the timeline header represent the date on starting day (Sunday) of the week. This preset is selected by default.

Weeks

roadmap date range in weeks

In the Weeks preset, roadmap shows epics and milestones which have start or due dates falling within or going through the past week, current week and the next four weeks, where today is shown by the vertical red line in the timeline. The sub-headers underneath the week name on the timeline header represent the days of the week.

Roadmap timeline bar

The timeline bar indicates the approximate position of an epic or milestone based on its start and due dates.