Roadmap

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  • Moved from GitLab Ultimate to GitLab Premium in 12.9.
  • 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.
  • In GitLab 13.2 and later, the Roadmap also shows milestones in projects in a group.
  • In GitLab 13.2 and later, milestone bars can be collapsed and expanded.

Epics and milestones in a group containing a start date or due date can be visualized in a form of a timeline (that is, a Gantt chart). The Roadmap page shows the epics and milestones in a group, one of its subgroups, or a project in one of the groups.

On the epic bars, you can see 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 select 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 point to a milestone bar or title, a popover appears with its title, start date, and due date. You can also select the chevron () next to the Milestones heading to toggle the list of the milestone bars.

roadmap view

Sort and filter the Roadmap

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Filtering roadmaps by milestone might not be available to you. Be sure to review this section’s version history for details.

When you want to explore a roadmap, there are several ways to make it easier by sorting epics or filtering them by what’s important for you.

You can sort epics in the Roadmap view by:

  • 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.

You can also filter epics in the Roadmap view by the epics’:

roadmap date range in weeks

You can also visualize roadmaps inside of an epic.

Roadmap settings

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When you enable the roadmap settings sidebar, you can use it to refine epics shown in the roadmap.

You can configure the following:

  • Select date range.
  • Turn milestones on or off, and select whether to show all, group, subgroup, or project milestones.
  • Show all, open, or closed epics.
  • Turn progress tracking for child issues on or off and select whether to use issue weights or counts.

The progress tracking setting isn’t saved in user preferences, but is saved or shared using URL parameters.

Timeline duration

Moved from GitLab Ultimate to GitLab Premium in 12.9.

Date range presets

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Roadmap provides these date range options, each with a predetermined timeline duration:

  • This quarter: Includes the weeks present in the current quarter.
  • This year: Includes the weeks or months present in the current year.
  • Within 3 years: Includes the weeks, months, or quarters present both in the previous 18 months and the upcoming 18 months (three years in total).

Layout presets

Depending on selected date range preset, Roadmap supports these layout presets:

  • Quarters: Available only when the Within 3 years date range is selected.
  • Months: Available when either This year or Within 3 years date range is selected.
  • Weeks (default): Available for all the date range presets.

Quarters

roadmap date range in quarters

In the Quarters preset, roadmap shows epics and milestones which have start or due dates falling within currently selected date range preset, 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 currently selected date range preset, 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 the start 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 currently selected date range preset, 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.