Give 'version' another meaning
Redmine is good for project management. But not only for real software development! So versions doesn't make much sense in none software development projects.
My suggestion: Let the user choose if a version is a version or a milestone, a target, a phase, stage or whatever.
Realization would be quite simple. You just have to add another field that specifies the type of the 'version'. If the user creates a version he or she has to select in a dropdown the type. Ideally you could add some icons to visualize the versions types e.g. in the roadmap.
In a further development this the version types could be made configurable. But this is not so important in my case. I just notice that peoople don't like to use versions. It would be quite clearer if this just could have another name.
#9 Updated by Bernhard Rohloff about 1 year ago
I also agree with this proposal. From my experience it's hard to sell the Roadmap feature to people which are not involved in any type of software development or dev-topics at all. I usually come around that issue by renaming the 'version' to a more casual umbrella term like ' collection ' so everybody can specify their type in the name like for example Version - V1.2 or Sprint - 1 or Milestone - Requirements something like that.
This solution has no impact on the core system of Redmine and gains the versatility and acceptance for the Roadmap module especially by non tech-savvy users a lot.
#11 Updated by Yuuki NARA 12 months ago
The function of Redmine is flexible, and it can be used in various ways in a wide range.
However, because the names of each term are fixed, it is not suitable for individual use, and it may be difficult to use Redmine.
I have created a issue to overwrite the term file.
With this function, you can set appropriate terms according to the usage of Redmine.
Make the terms overwrite from the Redmine administration screen.