Release Plan Template

Release Plan Template

  • Great for communicating your next release
  • Teams are grouped together in swim lanes
  • Color-coded according to priority

A release plan communicates the features, enhancements, and fixes coming out in the next release or series of releases. Release plans often use sprints, rather than months or quarters, to break up the timeline (in ProductPlan, you can easily customize the number of days in each sprint and choose how many sprints you’d like to display on the roadmap).

This example is divided into four sprints of about two weeks each, with milestones representing the expected release days. The bars represent the major initiatives involved in each sprint and they are color-coded according to priority level. The swimlanes categorize the initiatives as belonging to the front-end team, back-end team, or quality assurance team.

Release plans are usually more granular than product roadmaps, and the two can be used in conjunction to communicate product strategy in both the near-term and over the coming months, quarters, or years.

QUICK FACTS

Use Case:
Product Team
Audience:
Product, Developers
Time Horizon:
3 Months
Time Units:
2-Week Sprints
Legend:
Priority