Can you provide a roadmap for your product? That is a question that we get a lot when introducing agile. As a customer, a manager, a sales person, you are certainly interested in target dates.
In Scrum there is no guarantee that a given feature will be released at a given date. We always welcome changes in the product backlog to accomodate priority shift. But at any moment you can provide the current target date of a given story.
This is the purpose of theautomatic roadmap feature.
This is computed and maintained automatically !
See it in video
How does it work?
1 Roughly estimate the items in your backlog
When inserting the story in the backlog, the PO provides a rough sizing that will be used only for long term plan. He/She may ask the team (or anyone else) for help in such exercise. Anyway the PO is the owner of this estimation: it is not to be confused with the estimation that is used in Sprint planning and that has to be defined collectively by the team.
All done! There is no next step
If you respect this constraint, Scrumboard will automatically maintain your full backlog planned and live updated with any change.
Obviously, if you change the priority of the stories, or insert new ones, the previously computed dates will change. And that is actually the goal, because it delivers greater value
The duration of the sprints
You can change this value in the product configuration
The team velocity factor
This value is used to help converge the team velocity and estimations to reach predictability faster. You can change this value in the product configuration. You can find more details in the team velocity management feature.
The team size
If your team changes in size, it will impact the team planned velocity and alter the planning. See more on this in velocity management.