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Simply put, a plan contains all of the work that needs to be done on your project in a timeline format. Every piece of work is broken down into issues assigned to teams. Advanced Roadmaps is a sandbox environment meaning that any changes you make to your plan won’t be committed back to your Jira Software issues until you choose to do so.

Create a new plan

To create a new plan in Advanced Roadmaps:

  1. Go to Plans > Create
  2. Select Plan then give your new plan a name. Use the dropdown menu next to the plan name to indicate whether you’d like this plan to be private or accessible to everyone. Select Next to advance to the next screen.
  3. Select the issue sources you want to use for your plan.
    1. If you choose a Scrum board as an issue source, you'll be asked how you want to estimate your issues. We recommend using story points.
  4. Select the releases you want to include in your plan. By default, Advanced Roadmaps will include all releases associated with the issue sources you’ve selected.
  5. Select teams to add to your plan. Teams that are associated with your issue sources will be automatically included. You can change the team name, iteration length, and capacity. To remove unwanted teams from your plan, use  > Delete.
  6. Confirm the issues you want to include in your plan by selecting the corresponding checkboxes. By default, all issues are selected but plans are limited to 5,000 issues.
  7. Select Done to create your plan.

Limits on plan size

To prevent Jira Software from timing out, there are limits on how big your plan can be.

Issue limits

A single plan can load up to 5,000 issues and can’t contain more than 100 projects. For larger projects, consider spreading the work across multiple plans.

Team limits

While there is no enforced limit on the number of teams that can be included in your plan, we recommend adding no more than 50 teams. If you add more, some teams won't display on the Teams tab and you’ll need to enter the team name in the search box.

Last modified on Mar 12, 2021

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