Epics list in roadmap should be removed (for smaller screens at least)
Problem to solve
As a user who wants to look at the roadmap I want the list of epics and milestones on the left side of the roadmap removed So I can have an undisturbed view at the roadmap especially on mobile devices
Basically everyone who wants to look at the roadmap, but especially stakeholders who want to discuss, check or demonstrate the mid-term planning and are more likely to use mobile devices or laptops with small screens.
User experience goal
The user should be able to see the roadmap. On mobile devices the roadmap is almost not visible at all because the epics/milestone list takes up almost the entire width of the screen and doesn't scroll, nor can it be collapsed or disabled. Look at this screenshot, for instance:
Also on wider screens the list takes up space and is not too helpful because the only additional info it contains as compared to the epics on the roadmap itself is the project to which the epic belongs. This could be included in the epic itself or in the info box that appears as a mousover effect.
The epics list could be removed entirely if the project name was instead displayed in the epics item on the roadmap itself or its mouseover info.
If this is not feasible, the user should be able to deactivate the list. As the problem manifests itself most prominently on mobile devices, removing it on small screens only might also be a solution.
We try to limit the number of tools we use. The roadmap feature is great because we can maintain a roadmap within the same tool that we use for development purposes. But our stakeholders have to be able to look at the roadmap on mobile devices, too.
Permissions and Security
This should apply to anyone who is allowed to see a roadmap.