Back in early 2017, we introduced Roadmunk users to a feature called Master Roadmapping which allowed them to roll up roadmaps from multiple user-defined sources into a single view. As we approach the 5th anniversary of this popular feature, we wanted to take a quick opportunity to announce an important change which will have us saying "goodbye" to Master Roadmapping.
Following in the footsteps of companies like GitHub & PagerDuty, we've decided to remove the outdated term "Master" from Roadmunk and introduce a more inclusive name for this feature: Portfolio Roadmaps.
With this upcoming change, we're hoping to:
- Better Align with Industry Terminology: "Portfolio" is not a new term in the Product Management industry - in fact, this term is more commonplace in our industry than ever before. By using more familiar language, we hope to ensure that all users are able to quickly and easily grasp the purpose of this feature with minimal friction or misunderstanding.
- Make Our Language More Inclusive: There are a number of outdated terms which carry a negative connotation for many people in our communities - with "Master" being one of them. In an effort to use more inclusive language in Roadmunk, our team explored areas of opportunity such as this and we're actively working to update any other outdated language on our application.
While this is a welcome change for many of our users, it does raise one big question: will this impact my existing Portfolio Roadmaps? Thankfully, this change will only impact the labels, icons, and illustrations that we're using and will have no impact on any existing Portfolio Roadmaps in your team's account. Additionally, you'll notice that our documentation in our homepage, Support Center, and Learning Center will be updated to reflect this change.
Portfolio Roadmaps will launch in-app on August 31st. If you have any questions about this change, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with your team's dedicated Customer Success Manager.