Create epics on the roadmap

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Your project's roadmap pulls together the epics within a single project. You can use it to manage and gain insights about your epics.

To create an epic:

  1. Select + Create Epic in the first column of the roadmap.

  2. Give your epic a name, and click enter.

Your new epic will be added to the bottom of the list.

It’s also possible to create a new epic by hovering your mouse between two existing epics. The new epic will land in the middle of the list.

A cropped screenshot of the an epic list on the roadmap. On hover, a create function appears.

Add epics to your timeline

As soon as an epic’s created it appears in the Epic list on your roadmap. Epics are unscheduled by default, and won’t automatically appear on the timeline. This gives you control over when your epics appear on your timeline and encourages more accuracy during the planning stage.

To visualize the epic as a bar on the timeline, you will need to set a start and end date:

  1. Navigate to your roadmap from your project’s sidebar.

  2. Select () Create epic. Give your epic a name, and press enter.

  3. Hover your cursor over the timeline next to your newly created epic. A preview of the epic bar will display.

  4. Release your click to create the bar. Or, click, then drag your cursor to suit the specific start and end dates of your work.

Screenshot of the roadmap showing a preview of the epic bar on the timeline, before the epic is scheduled

The epic bar has a default duration according to how you view your timeline. The default durations are:

  • Weeks – 7 days

  • Months – 14 days

  • Quarters – 30 days

Adjust your epic’s start and end date

While you’re creating the epic bar on your timeline, you can drag your cursor forward in time (to the right side of your screen) or back in time (to the left side of your screen).

To quickly clear these dates, right-click the epic bar. Choose to clear the Start date, Due date, or Both dates. Clearing both dates will remove the epic bar from your timeline.

Change your epic’s color

You can adjust the color of an epic directly on the roadmap. Simply right-click the epic and choose a fresh color.

A screenshot of the company-managed roadmap. An epic has been right-clicked, to display various color options.

Drag and drop work

Re-rank the order of your epics and their child issues. Click and hold the epic’s cell from the far left column on the timeline, then drag and drop the epic wherever you like.

A screenshot of an epic bar being dragged into a new position on the roadmap.

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Your project's roadmap pulls together the epics within a single project. You can use it to manage and gain insights about your epics.

To create an epic:

  1. Select + Create Epic in the first column of the roadmap.

  2. Give your epic a name, and click enter.

Your new epic will be added to the bottom of the list.

It’s also possible to create a new epic by hovering your mouse between two existing epics. The new epic will land in the middle of the list.

A cropped screenshot of the an epic list on the roadmap. On hover, a create function appears.

Change your epic’s color

You can adjust the color of an epic directly on the roadmap. Simply right-click the epic and choose a fresh color.

A screenshot of the company-managed roadmap. An epic has been right-clicked, to display various color options.

Drag and drop work

Re-rank the order of your epics and their child issues. Click and hold the epic’s cell from the far left column on the timeline, then drag and drop the epic wherever you like.

A screenshot of an epic bar being dragged into a new position on the roadmap.
Last modified on Apr 5, 2021
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