Azure DevOps Organization settings for Boards/Process should be Agile
Roadmaps cannot cross Project Organizations
Roadmap permissions are managed through Azure DevOps Organization Settings, Roles, Teams affiliations and Project Area access, i.e. if you have access to all the Project Areas in a Roadmap, then you can access it.
In the Settings dialog, selecting ‘Manual’ requires that each Epic and Feature’s Start Date and Target Dates be defined.
Assumptions (Roadmaps work better when…)
All work items are “parented” up to an Epic
All User Stories have Points
All Tasks have Hours
How to use Epic Status
For quality assurance…
Support for Capacity Planning
Roadmaps are time based, while Feature timelines are iteration based. Both show a similar GANTT chart view. Both have roll-ups showing work completion.
You can drill through a Roadmap’s Epic, to show it in the context of its Project Area Feature Timeline, i.e. along with the other Epics and Features currently being worked on in its Project Area.
Using Roadmaps this way helps with Sprint Planning and Program Increment (or Initiative, Capability) discussions.
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