The power of Roadmunk master roadmapping means you can get a bird's eye view of what's happening across your entire organization so you can align strategy across all departments and stakeholders.

Master roadmapping works by rolling up two or more source roadmaps into a single master roadmap. You can create a Master Roadmap as a Timeline or a Swimlane so it fits your workflow. 

When you create a Master Roadmap, you can select any or all of your roadmaps as the source. For each source roadmap, you select the view you want to roll up. Only the items in that view will be rolled up. If you want to roll up all the items in a roadmap, select the All Data view. 

To get you started creating master roadmaps, watch our video tutorial.

Automatic data sync between master and source roadmaps

Changes made to a Master Roadmap are propagated to its source roadmaps, and changes made to the source roadmaps are rolled up into the master. This means data in both the master and the sources is automatically and effortlessly kept in sync.

Sharing starred fields

As you saw in an earlier article, fields in Roadmunk are shareable so that the same field can be used in more than one roadmap in the account. Having fields at the account level instead of at the roadmap level allows organizations to agree on a list of standard fields to be used across all roadmaps instead of creating duplicates for each individual roadmap. Some examples of these fields are Owner, Status, and Category

To encourage the use of standard fields, Roadmunk allows Account Admins to mark these fields as starred fields to promote their use and make them easily recognizable by users when they add fields to their roadmaps.

Using starred fields consistently is key to getting the most out of master roadmapping because it allows organizations to achieve smooth and logical vertical alignment of their data up from source roadmaps to masters and, conversely, down from masters to sources.

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