How to Create a Roadmap

Give team members a timeframe for projects

Part 1: What is Roadmap?

A roadmap is used in management to define a desired goal, and outlines the steps and tasks that need to be accomplished to reach that goal. It will inform team members about how their tasks align with the desired goal, what resources will be available to them to achieve accomplish their tasks, give them a timeframe for projects, and highlight the need to collaborate with other teams.

Roadmaps are especially useful for projects that require cross-departmental collaboration, by ensuring that everyone is aligned and communicating properly.

Part 2: How to Create a Roadmap Effortlessly?

How to create a roadmap easily? Using EdrawMax to create your own roadmaps.

Step 1: Open EdrawMax desktop software or EdrawMax web-based application.

Step 2: Navigate to [New]>[Business]>[Roadmap]

Open business roadmap template

Step 3: Select one business roadmap template to edit on it or click the [+] sign to start from scratch. Also, you can use massive business roadmap symbols and elements from libraries in left menu to customize your business roadmaps.

customize a business roadmap in EdrawMax

Step 4: Once finished your creation, you can export the file in multiple formats, including Graphics, PDF, editable MS Office file, SVG and Visio vsdx file.

Save or export business roadmap in EdrawMax

Step 5: Besides, you can share your business process with others via social media and web page. Or publish your business process in EdrawMax template gallery to show your work with others.

share and publish roadmap

Part 3: Roadmap Examples

Example1: Business Roadmap-Q1

This is a business roadmap for Q1. A quarter refers to one-fourth of a year. Q1 means the first quarter of a year.

roadmap example 1

Example2: Project Roadmap

This is a basic project roadmap example. A project roadmap do help project managers and the stakeholders because it can provide a bird's eye view of a project.

roadmap example 2


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Part 4: Conclusion

According to this article, there are mainly three parts to illustrate what is roadmap, to tell you how to create roadmaps and to show you some roadmap examples.

EdrawMax is an easiest all-in-one diagramming tool, you can create roadmaps and any other type diagrams with ease! With substantial roadmap symbols and cliparts, making roadmaps could be as simple as possible. Also, it supports to export your work in multiple formats and share your work with others. Get started to create your roadmaps now!

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