Roadmap v.1.0

Radically transparent project & team management app.

#4 Product of the MonthJanuary 2019
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Plan sprints, manage workload and track their progress visually.

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  • Willem Guensberg
    Willem GuensbergCo-founder, Peakfijn
    Pros: 

    It is one of the most cleanly designed and workload management tools around. The UX is super well thought through almost everywhere.

    Cons: 

    For us, a dealbreaker is still that you cannot allocate *parts* of days to people. Only complete days, but we don't work like that.

    Great work!

    Willem Guensberg has used this product for one year.
  • Alfonso Victoria
    Alfonso VictoriaEntreprelearning LLC
    Pros: 

    Visual timeline-based project management. Easy to use. Date based milestones.

    Cons: 

    Not for solopreneurs or freelancers. Minimum of 3 users at $10 per user if paid yearly.

    Roadmap is what I've been looking for but I need something just for me.

    Alfonso Victoria has used this product for one day.
Discussion
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Farzad Ban
Farzad BanMaker@farzadban · Founder & CEO @3drops, @onroadmap
Hi Product Hunters, We've missed you! It was 1,5 year ago we launched our Roadmap Beta here on Product Hunt. And thanks to your support, we made it to the product of the month in 2017. During all this time, we've been working with thousands of teams to create a solution that empowers teams to prioritize their tasks with clarity, manage their workload with transparency and track their progress with just a glance. Today, my team and I are proud to officially announce the release of Roadmap v1 right here on Product Hunt. As always, I'm available throughout the day to answer your questions. Excited!
Raad Ahmed ⚔
Raad Ahmed ⚔Hiring@r44d · Founder/CEO, LawTrades
@farzadban dope designs! anything this has that asana doesn't? (we currently use asana for building roadmaps)
Farzad Ban
Farzad BanMaker@farzadban · Founder & CEO @3drops, @onroadmap
@r44d Glad you like it Raad. About 1,5 year ago we launched Roadmap Beta right here on PH https://www.producthunt.com/post... which quickly grew to become one of the most popular product launches in 2017. Given it was only our Beta, a lot of companies out there starting noticing us. Long story short, since then, most of them have implemented timelines and they are probably working on adding team management features as well. Which I think is great. The concept of time was an illusion to the majority of productivity tools out there until Roadmap came along. Everyone knew when things were due but no one had any idea when they had to start the work in order to complete it on time. And as a result, procrastination was born. Without any clear estimates, or milestones (what you are working towards) you don't have the context necessary to prioritise your tasks properly, which on it's own added the anxiety we are experiencing in most organisations today. That's where the fear of missing out is coming from. With Roadmap, everyone is aligned on what matters the most. From the big picture like what the project is about and when the milestones are due down to the smallest task, their current status and what's next. And since it's all simply visualised, you can easily spot bottlenecks/errors at just a glance, and adjust your plans with clarity, before they become an issue. Another benefit of Roadmap is that it empowers each member to stay in-sync with what their co-workers are currently working on and their current status, at any given time, without the standup meetings, with just a glance. This is what we mean by radical transparency. You can learn more about what sets Roadmap apart from others right here: https://onroadmap.com/why Hope that helps.
Aaron  O'Leary
Aaron O'Leary@aaronoleary · Community @producthunt. Chef.
How does this differ from other project management solutions? Beautiful design guys and well done on the launch!
Simon Bengtsson
Simon Bengtsson@simon_bengtsson1
@aaronoleary It's simple and beautiful.
Aaron  O'Leary
Aaron O'Leary@aaronoleary · Community @producthunt. Chef.
@simon_bengtsson1 As is almost every other solution, however I'm interested to know how this one stands out in such a saturated market
Rich Peterson
Rich Peterson@richp_ · Business Process Consultant 🚀
@aaronoleary Rich from Software For Projects here. Roadmap is beautiful software and is different from some of the other major players in a few ways: - Most of the major PM software programs don't have the resource planning element. The platforms that do incorporate it often have complicated or dated interfaces. - Dynamic visibility is also a factor that is quite unique in the crowded space. Most platforms will show you either tasks on time, tasks due, tasks past due or will give you downloadable reporting. Roadmap gives you a quick overview of where you're at with projects via a scrolling timeline. - Pricing compared to others in the PM space is quite similar. Most software that have a variety of use-cases fall into the ~$10pm bracket. If they get more specialised or target specific industries, the price will go up to $20+pm per user. In the end, the biggest selling point for me (especially as I advise on over 200 programs) with Roadmap is the resource planning element and A+ design.
Farzad Ban
Farzad BanMaker@farzadban · Founder & CEO @3drops, @onroadmap
@aaronoleary Thank you Aaron, glad you like it. Roadmap is the first, radically transparent project and team management software that empowers teams to identify and prioritise their most important tasks and track their true progress. By radically transparent I mean Roadmap visualises everything from the big picture like what the project is about, when the milestones are due, down to the smallest tasks, who's working on them and what their current status is. By true progress I mean, unlike other project management that focuses on how many tasks you got completed, Roadmap visualises how much closer you got to your next milestone/goal with each step. And since it's all beautifully visualised, you can easily spot bottlenecks and errors as at a glance and address them long before they become an issue. Roadmap is designed to boost accountability between members through transparency and maintain momentum long after the initial excitement. It's basically the secret to unlocking your team's true potential. You can learn more about what makes Roadmap unique compared to other productivity tools like Kanban boards or todo-lists right here: https://onroadmap.com/why Hope that helps.
Aaron  O'Leary
Aaron O'Leary@aaronoleary · Community @producthunt. Chef.
@farzadban All great implementations! This one is definitely going to go far!
Joey Furr
Joey Furr@whatthefurr · Designer & Founder
👋 We've been using the Roadmap Beta in our studio for a while now and it's been very useful. We wanted a way to see tasks and timelines for projects in a visual way - Roadmap is by far the best solution for this that I've tried. Congrats on the launch. 👍
Farzad Ban
Farzad BanMaker@farzadban · Founder & CEO @3drops, @onroadmap
@whatthefurr Thank you Joey. Appreciate the kind words 🙏
Devin Rajaram
Devin Rajaram@devinrajaram · Partner (UI, UX & CRO), Wayfx.com
Great landing page design — different. I like 🎉
Farzad Ban
Farzad BanMaker@farzadban · Founder & CEO @3drops, @onroadmap
@devinrajaram ✌️🤓
Mick
Mick@mickc79 · SongBox Founder / GetFed Co-Founder
I think this looks really great, in terms of actual visual looks. It also looks great in the sense that it's an exciting product. Dealbreaker for me as a heavily bootstrapped company is price. I currently use Jira which gives me 10 users for $10 a month. I am rolling with 4 freelance developers right now so including myself it would mean going from $10 a month to $50. I'm not proposing you change anything because the price is the price, right - but just wanted to say that I really want to use it, but I can't.
Farzad Ban
Farzad BanMaker@farzadban · Founder & CEO @3drops, @onroadmap
@mickc79 Hi Mick, glad to hear that you are bootstrapping your company. Both 3drops and Roadmap are independent bootstrapped companies that we are proud of. Pricing is an interesting subject. Especially in our industry. The expectations are usually put in the wrong end of the scale in my opinion. You should compare the price against the value you get out of the tools you use to run your business. And what's more important than the product you rely on to identify and prioritise what matters the most in your work? To balance and manage your team's work so everyone is working on their most meaningful tasks? And track their true progress instead of just chasing the number of completed tasks or hours spent? As I wrote about the why behind Roadmap on https://onroadmap.com/why-roadmap you can see the real costs of using the wrong tool. And that's not a pitch. It's really what we learned after a decade of working with teams from startups, companies in all sizes and even governments around the world. We learned that most issues organisations are facing today are not caused by the lack of resources or knowledge, it's actually the systems they use every day to move their work forward. The cost of hiring the wrong tool for this key job is enormous. So for this reason alone, the best investment you can make with your time and money is to pick the right tool for the right job in your company. That being said, the majority of saas products are waaaaay too cheap compared to the alternative. We can thank free products for that. After seeing so many of my favorite products to shut down because they didn't value their own work or finding out that I was the product in the tools I was using, I've become more cautious with my time and money. Nowadays I even hesitate to invest in a product that charges too little than too much. I would rather a little bit pay more now than losing a fortune in the future.
Rich Peterson
Rich Peterson@richp_ · Business Process Consultant 🚀
@mickc79 @farzadban this is the mindset shift needed with pricing. In one sense, you're investing in sustainability of the company (hopefully) and you're potentially saving 0.2x FT employee (random guess) which more than justifies the cost. Still hard for many when you're facing death by a thousand SaaS subscriptions but gives some perspective.
Mick
Mick@mickc79 · SongBox Founder / GetFed Co-Founder
@farzadban @richp_ I completely agree - my product (https://songbox.rocks) is a competitor to soundcloud, but with a lot of added value. I originally priced much higher than soundcloud and got almost zero uptake. I have a dozen or so emails from potential users saying things like "I totally see the value here and I really want to use your service, but soundcloud is soooo much cheaper that i'm willing to live with the pain that they bring". So rightly or wrongly i caved in and changed my pricing to match the competition and almost immediately started getting paid signups. I guess my point is; I understand how the world SHOULD work, but sometimes we as makers need to deal with how it DOES work.
Rich Peterson
Rich Peterson@richp_ · Business Process Consultant 🚀
@farzadban @mickc79 a great point about how people anchor their prices against something, especially when dealing with software. An example I've seen recently is ol' school intranets. You can build one for close to free, for ~$9 per employee or for $30k p.a. If people perceive that an intranet is similar to using Google Docs, they'll go for free or low-cost. If they perceive it as the secure, central hub for all information and valuable IP that boosts their potential sale value, they might start the discussion about the $30k p.a. option.