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It can be a specific software or a technique to express roadmaps on another medium (sheet of paper, word document, ...).

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I use Excel. Also for backlogs.

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Have a look to Pivotal Tracker.
It's a free story-based project planning tool that allows teams to collaborate and instantly react to real-world changes.

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Pivotal Tracker seems very interesting! It seems to be an equivalent to Jira, but as a free version. But as I responded to Dan Dyer, I'm looking at a tool to express the "bigger view" of a specific development within a project, with dependencies about the work that has to be done, but without going into the details... Maybe something that could look like this: edrawsoft.com/PERT-Examples.php. –  Sebastien Daigneault Sep 20 '10 at 21:41
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I use JIRA. It has a project roadmap view for each project, which lists bugs and features against upcoming releases and indicates how much progress has been made. Individual users can view their own personal roadmap that consists only of items assigned to them.

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I'm actually used to Jira. We use it more for micro planning, so tasks taking from a couple of hours to a couple of days, but we miss a tool to show the big picture of a given development. You do it directly in Jira? –  Sebastien Daigneault Sep 20 '10 at 21:38
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Whiteboards, then photos of whiteboards, then a chart tool like Visio if things need to be pretty.

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An Excel spreadsheet is good for not too big projects. It has support for operations with cells which makes it even more powerful. That's what I use.

Other prefer MS Project but the feedback I heard is of both types. Some love it, some hate it... Try it and see if it works for you. I like it but I think is too complex for my needs.

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