10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

Whenever you are faced with an agile, dynamic environment—be it that your product is young and is experiencing significant change or that the market is dynamic with new competitors or technologies introducing change, you should work with a goal-oriented product roadmap, sometimes also referred to as theme-based. Goal-oriented roadmaps focus on goals or objectives like acquiring customers, increasing engagement, and removing technical debt. 8 Make your Roadmap Measurable.

Problem-focused Product Roadmaps to focus on Product Innovation

The Product Coalition

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How to Build a Roadmap for an Ultra Agile Team

The Product Coalition

When I talk about roadmaps with younger product leaders, I often hear things like “we don’t need one, we are agile” or “why build a roadmap when things will surely change”. The Benefits of a Roadmap Do Not Contradict Agility The roadmap is not a work plan.

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Product Roadmap First Principles

The Product Coalition

It’s Product Roadmap Building Time Again! The end of 2020 is nearing and it’s product roadmap building time again?—?at To make that process as worthwhile as possible, adhering to the following seven product roadmap first principles has proven beneficial in my experience.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

Teams of agile developers race along the product. roadmap to deliver new features, but often wait until the last minute to decide how to price these features. toward consensus and your product roadmaps toward monetization. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS.

7 Ways of Creating and Sustaining an Agile Product Roadmap

bpma ProductHub

By Ellen Gottesdiener – Product Roadmaps Are Necessary for Product Success A product roadmap visually depicts how your product will evolve over time to realize your product vision and achieve continual value for your customers and business. (I

How Agile Has Changed Product Management

Roman Pichler

Before the advent of agile frameworks like Scrum , a product person—the product manager—would typically carry out the market research, compile a market requirements specification, create a business case, put together product roadmap, write a requirements specification, and then hand it off to a project manager. The Brave New Agile World. While agile methods have given us plenty of benefits, a number of product management challenges still persist.

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Public Product Roadmap? Yes, please!

The Product Coalition

Check out these Product Companies and their Public Roadmaps Photo by Tim Mossholder from Pexels Are you considering making your roadmap public? Or perhaps you constantly have customers asking about what’s coming up, where things are on the roadmap, etc. Public Product Roadmap?

Book review: “Product Roadmaps Relaunched”

bpma ProductHub

How would you assess your own roadmapping process? A new book, Product Roadmaps Relaunched, could help you re-think and re-launch your approach to Product Roadmapping. The 11-chapters are a master class on product roadmapping, and is supported by 65+ interviews from real practitioners. The book walks readers through the whole roadmapping process, step by step. What do people struggle with most developing roadmaps? “A

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Making Roadmaps More Agile

Johanna Rothman

Last August, back at the Agile 2018 conference, I had a chance to record a podcast with Howard Sublett. We spoke about Making Roadmaps More Agile. I hope you enjoy Making Roadmaps More Agile. The post Making Roadmaps More Agile appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. MPD product ownership agile agile roadmap flow efficiency lean

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

What Does the Agile Roadmapping Process Look Like in Practice?

ProductPlan

In today’s article, we’ll discuss the agile roadmapping process. We’ll start by reviewing the objectives of roadmaps and planning for agile teams, then share some special considerations for agile roadmaps. From there, we’ll walk you through the agile roadmapping process step by step. Decades before agile’s inception, Dwight D. Why Agile Teams Need A Product Roadmap.

Agile Transformation: How to Leverage Product Management

280 Group

Steering an Agile Transformation should not be confused with simply adopting Agile software development principles. Adoption of Agile software development practices by the Development organization is often the catalyst to look at the whole organization. Why Agile Transformation?

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Scaled Agile – Why? When? How?

Modus Create

Agile at Scale, or Scaled Agile, is all the rage! When and who should implement Scaled Agile? Scaled Agile is a way for organizations with many teams to plan, coordinate, and track work on large initiatives. When should you consider Scaled Agile?

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Product Roadmaps in Five Easy Pieces

Mind the Product

so my investor said that I need a product manager to do our product roadmap?”. When I worked as a product management consultant clients would often talk about “needing a product roadmap ASAP”. In reality, asking for a product roadmap was shorthand for “please help me with my strategy”. Product roadmaps are overloaded with significance and are a source of uncertainty among product managers. If you’re only going to read one thing: Product Roadmaps Relaunched.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

True North: Managing Long-Term Roadmap Needs with Agility

Pragmatic Marketing

Everyone wants to see the product roadmap. So, how do you reconcile the needs of projecting a long-term product plan with the reality of a constantly changing market, especially when you use an agile approach like scrum? Agile Loves Roadmaps and Plans. Agile and scrum don’t discourage the creation of a product roadmap. To quote the agile guru Mary Poppendieck: “Agile hates plans, but loves planning.”. Managing the unknown requires agility.

7 Product Roadmap Tools to Kickstart 2020

Userpilot

Roadmapping is a crucial part of every product manager’s role, but it’s safe to say a lot of PMs don’t particularly enjoy it. Luckily, there are some excellent product roadmap tools out there to help make it more bearable. The product roadmap tools we’re going to look at are: Wrike.

Translate Your Vision to Action with an Internal Roadmap

The Product Coalition

Part one of this article taught you how to align a roadmap with aspirational business goals. Project Selection Outcome: A timeline view of the potential projects scheduled during the roadmap’s timeframe. This step gets into what people think of when they ask for a roadmap.

The Product Roadmap and the Release Plan

Roman Pichler

It’s a type of project plan —albeit an agile one—and it usually covers the next three to six months. What is a Product Roadmap? A product roadmap communicates how a product is likely to evolve across several major releases. Unlike the release plan, it is a product plan that looks beyond an individual project or release: It describes the journey you want to take your product on over the next 12 months or so—much like a roadmap helps you plan a road trip.

Innovating and Driving Agility with Tech: No-Code Development

Speaker: Gautam Nimmagadda, CEO, Quixy

Product Managers: are you wondering what your teams will look like in the future? If so, it's time to look to no-code development. With it, you can leverage hyper automation, strengthen and accelerate growth, and drive value. Your teams will be able handle more projects, and focus on the real challenges. This webinar harnesses the wisdom of today's business leaders and the global pioneers of tomorrow. Join Gautam Nimmagadda, CEO of Quixy, and learn how to leverage tech to drive agility with citizen development and the no-code movement.

The “Why” Behind Your Product Roadmap

bpma ProductHub

By Don Stoddard – In the very best companies, roadmaps support key objectives with very specific measures impacting the business. Roadmaps are great at showing a direction, but they often don’t tell the story of “why.” The vast majority of product roadmaps move the product in a positive direction, but desired results are only achieved if there is clarity around where it is taking you, and why. You can also link the product roadmap to your objectives.

Alternatives for Agile and Lean Roadmapping: Part 7, Summary

Johanna Rothman

If you want to take advantage of agile approaches for maximum innovation and speed, consider these ideas: Consider using the term, feature sets , related features that produce value, instead of epics or themes. To be honest, if you are using agile approaches to manage change to the product and to incorporate feedback, I’m not sure how you can plan for a quarter. Roadmap? Then I said the PO can’t do all the roadmap and backlog planning/refinement alone.

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Agile Product Management – You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

General Use of Agile – My perception is that Agile is being? How extensively is Agile being used for non-software products? Agile, which is really empirical process control, has been embraced well beyond the software world. Campbell Soup recently used agile strategies to launch a new Epic Crunch Goldfish cracker in nine months, much more quickly than usual.” You can read about it here: Are You Agile Enough for Agile Management?

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Cargo Cult Agile

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: The Cargo Cult Agile Checklist for Download You want to know the state of agility in your organization? If the average number of checkboxes marked is higher than nine, then you are probably practicing cargo cult agile in one form or another. Cargo Cult Agile?—?A

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Alternatives for Agile and Lean Roadmapping: Part 3, Flow-Based Roadmapping

Johanna Rothman

Consider lean roadmapping where we intend to pull work instead of iteration-based roadmapping where it’s too easy to push work. This roadmap looks a little different because it’s scope-based as opposed to time-based, and it shows our uncertainty. The big picture roadmap is not sufficient for detailed planning. That’s where the one-quarter roadmap is useful. (If We can use agile approaches to change what we do and when.

Alternatives for Agile and Lean Roadmapping: Part 1, Think in Feature Sets

Johanna Rothman

Many teams and organizations try to create one-quarter roadmaps. Now, for time-based one-quarter roadmapping, count the number of stories a team can deliver in 12 weeks. Part 3: Flow-Based Roadmapping. MPD product ownership agile agile program management agile roadmap discovery estimation feature set lean valueHere are the problems I see: Teams spend a ton of time estimating what they might do and then they select what will fit into a quarter.

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Why Product Managers Should Slot Feature Flags into Their Agile Roadmap

AB Tasty

It’s easy to lose your way when building an Agile roadmap. If you get too detailed with your planning, you end up building a roadmap that is Agile in name alone but looks more like a traditional Waterfall roadmap.

What does the agile roadmapping process look like in practice?

The Product Coalition

Decades before agile’s inception, Dwight D. But in the context of planning, agile software development practitioners are wise to take Eisenhower’s words to heart. “In Eisenhower Why agile teams need a product roadmap There are many discussions out there on both the importance of, and lack of importance of agile product roadmaps. I am a firm believer that an agile product roadmap is an important document for all agile teams.

How bad Ideas get on the Roadmap

Mind the Product

The only part of it that ever made me cringe was when a question about the product roadmap caught me flat-footed: “Why is this on the roadmap?”. “Oh, It’s been on the roadmap for a while, but I’m not sure we’ll actually get to it…”. “Oh, So how do we all get to that point where we have caveats against multiple items on the product roadmap – and more importantly what do we do to mitigate it?

Creating Good Roadmaps: 6 Practical Steps for Product Leaders

Mind the Product

Much has been written about the process of creating product roadmaps, not least the six great articles written by my own team. I believe the actions of a product leader all too often are the root cause of a “bad” roadmap. Without thoughtful leadership around them, it may not be in product manager’s gift to achieve a “good” roadmap. I would define a good roadmap as one that the team understands and feels ownership over. A Product Leader’s Role in Roadmapping.

The Role Roadmaps Play in Managing Product Design

ProductPlan

That team’s collective work is often represented, at a high level, as features on the product roadmap. The Role Roadmaps Play in Managing Product Design. The roadmap can be a powerful tool in coordinating these efforts, including the product design team members.

How Product Marketing Roadmaps Drive Sales | Shifting Market, Shifting Strategy | Agile: We’ve Come Full Circle

Proficientz

This month we explore the value of a product marketing roadmap to sales. It’s not a staple in most B2B organizations but it’s just as important to your near-term revenue as a product roadmap is to your longer-term growth. We also look in the rear-view mirror at Agile and discuss what’s changed and what hasn’t along with tips for dealing with flat growth and shifting market conditions. Agile Development: What’s Changed and What Hasn’t?

5 Tips to Creating a Meaningful Product Roadmap

The Product Coalition

As any PM knows, the creation of a product roadmap is no small task. The roadmap needs to convey not only your long term product vision… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-development product-roadmap stakeholder-management agile product-management

Adopting Agile? Check Your Teams’ Cognitive Load

Modus Create

Adopting Agile sounds as simple as taking the SCRUM master certification tests and pushing them down the framework to a team of developers. Usually, we find that the challenge of becoming agile is way larger than most companies like to admit. The post Adopting Agile?

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How to Support a Change Management Process Using Roadmaps

ProductPlan

One of the best ways to ensure excellent communication with stakeholders is through leveraging a roadmapping tool. 6 Ways a Roadmap Supports Change Management Process. A roadmap acts as a single source of truth. Roadmaps create transparency. Roadmaps add context.

The Role Roadmaps Play in Managing Product Design

ProductPlan

That team’s collective work is often represented, at a high level, as features on the product roadmap. The Role Roadmaps Play in Managing Product Design. The roadmap can be a powerful tool in coordinating these efforts, including the product design team members.

Alternatives for Agile and Lean Roadmapping: Part 6, Managers Want Commitments

Johanna Rothman

You’ve discussed flow-based roadmapping as a way to create MVPs and MVEs, release smaller value more often so you can make better decisions. You know you need more feedback and resilience in your project/program, so you’ve created a product value team to reassess the roadmap on a regular basis. If you work at a place new to agile approaches, work on streamlining the releases so you always release once a month. (I Part 3: Flow-Based Roadmapping.

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An Outcomes-Driven Approach To Business Agility

Agile Velocity

A free, 1-hour webinar on the Path to Agility® – Introducing a simple yet powerful way to profoundly better outcomes. See firsthand how Path to Agility makes sense of Agile transformations. That’s a powerful promise and explains why Agile is attractive.

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The Agile Illusion

Product Warrior

I expect most people reading this now would say “we are agile”. The nasty truth is that very few companies are agile, it is a big illusion, and it is stalling your company and your growth. Companies who are agile stand out above the others with innovation and market share.

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