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What do the symbols in Advanced Roadmaps mean?

This page refers to Advanced Roadmaps, which is a cross-project planning tool only available as part of Jira Software Cloud Premium and Enterprise.

We have a separate section for documentation about the project timeline that’s included in all Jira Software plans. Go to the documentation for project-level roadmaps in Jira Software.


Plans in Advanced Roadmaps show a lot of information. Each small but important icon means something very specific.

Depending on what data was pulled in from your issue sources, you may or may not see all of these symbols at first.

A reference of what all the symbols in Advanced Roadmaps in Jira Software Cloud mean

1. Warning icons

Advanced Roadmaps adds a yellow triangle icon to issues in place of the issue rank (if you’re sorting by Ranking) when it detects an inconsistency in the structure of your plan. Common warnings include dependent issues starting before the previous issue is scheduled to end, or issues with dates outside of their assigned sprints. Learn more about warnings in Advanced Roadmaps

2. R, S, and D lozenges in the date column

R - this date is inferred from the assigned release. Manually assigning either date will override this setting.

S - this date is inferred from the assigned sprint. Manually assigning either date will override this setting.

D - the values in this column are a custom-configured date

3. Triangles on the corners of fields

Advanced Roadmaps marks fields that contain unsaved changes with a small triangular caret mark. If you’re planning in a scenario, this accent mark will be the color that you chose to represent it.

4. Striped bars

Advanced Roadmaps adds stripes to your timeline bars when it’s inferring dates from child issues. This is what we refer to as a roll-up, which we’ll explain later. In short, rolled-up values of parent issues are inferred based on those of its children. Learn more about roll-up values in Advanced Roadmaps

5. Today line and blue box on today’s date

Our current point in the space-time continuum.

6. Sprint capacity boxes

As you assign work to a sprint, you can monitor its capacity quickly from this tab on your timeline. Select the tab to open the sprint flyout with more details. Learn more about capacity planning.

7. Release icons

Advanced Roadmaps places release icons on your timeline according to their dates.

  • A blue icon means that your release is on-track

  • A green icon represents a release that’s shipped

  • A red icon indicates the issues assigned to it extend beyond your release date

The chainlink icon implies that an issue is part of a dependent relationship. Select it to open a window that gives you greater detail into the dependency. You can also show dependencies as lines which connect the dependent issues on your timeline (when possible).

If the the line or badge is red, Advanced Roadmaps is telling you that the dependency has overlapping dates which require your attention. Learn more about dependencies in Advanced Roadmaps.

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