Project settings

Project settings #

You can find your project settings by clicking the “cog” (settings) icon in the side bar. Here you can configure roadmap name, number of visible quarters, date format, sharing, tracks, and tags.

Roadmap name #

Even though the roadmap name is not the most important setting you need, it is visible in several places:

  • Browser tab name which helps you quickly identify it among many other tabs
  • It is mentioned when you invite new team members
  • We use your roadmap name to create a Google Drive folder to store your PRDs

Roadmap quarters #

Roadmaps in shipit are dynamic. They always show the current quarter, and the number quarters ahead from the current quarter. You can configure how many quarters ahead you want to see.

This setting is also useful when you want to have just 1-2 quarters in your view during the planning, and then increase the number to present the bigger vision during the presentation.

Date and time formats #

We cover the most common date and time formats. While the default one is to have the day of the month followed by the month and year, you can change it to show the month first. Or switch between the full 24h time and a.m./p.m.

Adding and editing tracks #

You can add new track in the project settings here. Simply choose the name and one of the pre-defined colors.

If you want to delete an existing track and worry about moving all your items manually, do not worry, we’ve got you covered. Simply click the “remove” button, select where you want to move the items, and that’s it.

Note that you can drag and drop the order of tracks, to change them on the roadmap.

Tags #

Tags are global within your project. This means that you can re-use tags in different places. We currently support tagging roadmap items and ideas.

When a new tag is added, it uses a random color that you can change here in the settings. You can also update its name.

PRD template #

Whenever you have connected Google Drive or Confluence integrations, we automatically generate a Product Requirements Document. Choose the between the 3 template options

  • full: a detailed PRD with all relevant sections
  • simple: fewer key sections
  • empty: just the title

Sharing your roadmap publicly #

You can also share your roadmap publicly. It will be shared under an “obfuscated” URL, but not password protected. The public view allows only viewing, no editing. It also shows limited details, for example no links to Epics and PRDs.

It is possible to embed the roadmap view to you page or wiki using iframe. Here’s an example of doing that with Confluence.