10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

Goal-oriented roadmaps focus on goals or objectives like acquiring customers, increasing engagement, and removing technical debt. To help you develop your agile product roadmap, I have created a goal-oriented roadmap template called the GO Product Roadmap.

What Does the Agile Roadmapping Process Look Like in Practice?

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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. Update your agile roadmap often.

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

Book review: “Product Roadmaps Relaunched”

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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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5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

7 Ways of Creating and Sustaining an Agile Product Roadmap

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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

The “Why” Behind Your Product Roadmap

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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.” You can also link the product roadmap to your objectives.

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 I am a firm believer that an agile product roadmap is an important document for all agile teams.

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. Product roadmaps vary in their format.

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.

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.

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. A Product Leader’s Role in Roadmapping.

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.

5 Key Responsibilities of Agile Product Leaders

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What does product leadership look like in an agile context? For the product leaders supporting agile teams, it can be easy to get caught up in the routine of scrums , sprints, and standups. 5 Key Responsibilities of Agile Product Leaders. In an agile setting, the pace is faster.

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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.

Roadmaps vs. Agile Development?

Product Culture

I've never felt there was an inherent conflict between using an agile approach to development and having a high-level roadmap. I'll be leading a workshop on roadmapping with an agile bent at the MVP Conference in Arlington, VA May 18-19. I had a great conversation with Elliot Volkman about agile approaches to roadmapping, as a warm up to the conference. Agile Events Roadmaps

What is a Product Roadmap?

Gainsight

A product roadmap is a high-level, visual representation of the direction your product offering will take over time. Maps are a fundamental part of our lives therefore, a product roadmap isn’t exactly a new concept. Executive-level product roadmaps. Types of Product Roadmaps.

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.

Making Sense of Planning in an Agile World

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“But we’re agile. ” If you’ve ever worked with an agile team, chances are you’ve heard this excuse. However, even agile teams need a disciplined approach to planning. What is Agile Planning? Agile Planning, Meet the Planning Onion.

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Alternatives for Agile and Lean Roadmapping: Part 5, the Product Value Team

Johanna Rothman

POs on one product who have different areas of a product need to work together to create a coherent roadmap for that product. As the teams complete features, each PO updates their roadmap and the next backlog in whatever form they desire. Part 3: Flow-Based Roadmapping.

Alternatives for Agile and Lean Roadmapping: Part 4, Resilience, Prediction, & Feedback

Johanna Rothman

Does your roadmap look more like the changed-feature roadmap where features vary in value and arrival? If you are using agile approaches to see the product progress, but you can predict everything because you already know how to do this work, terrific.

Alternatives for Agile and Lean Roadmapping: Part 2, Rolling Wave Planning Inside One Quarter

Johanna Rothman

Because features change in value and because some feature sets need to deliver value on a more regular basis, the real roadmap looks more like this graphic, “When the Agile Roadmap Changes.” They noted MVPs and demos on their roadmap—a new idea for them.

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?

If You Are Doing Experimentation, Do You Need a Roadmap?

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“ We’re agile, so we don’t need a product roadmap. ”. In an increasingly agile world, I’ve heard this statement and variations of it time and time again. Organizations implementing agile methods often struggle to see how and where a long-term strategy fits in while working under a philosophy built on uncertainty. At first, roadmapping and agile product management seem more different than alike. Why Agile Teams Need Strategic Product Roadmaps. “In

How Do Roadmaps Fit into Continuous Delivery?

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When you’re continually shipping code, how do you plan, build, and communicate your roadmap? In this post we’ll outline the basics of continuous delivery, what it means to you as a product manager, and how to adapt your roadmapping process to best work in a continuous delivery environment. Adapt Your Roadmapping Process to Continuous Delivery. When you’re operating in a Continuous Delivery environment, roadmapping can be a little bit trickier.

Agile Milestone Criteria for Projects and Programs

Johanna Rothman

Agile and Lean Program Management , and in Create Your Successful Agile Project. When people outside of technology use agile approaches, they can start their work before the product is done. Use Milestone Criteria in an Agile Way for an Agile Program.

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“Agile Coaching” Is Not the Goal

Johanna Rothman

I've met a number of agile coaches recently. Even though the client asked for agile coaching, that might not be what the client needs. Because consultants and coaches and agile approaches need to prove they offer value and find some quick wins.). It's not agile coaching.

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Announcing Agile 2.0.0 – The Newest and Bestest Agile Ever

Modus Create

Modus is pleased to announce Agile 2.0.0 We have taken agile to the power of two by applying Agile to Agile, and eliminating all the waste in software development. Those things always get in the way, so Agile 2.0.0 It’s important in Agile 2.0.0 So Agile 2.0.0

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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.

5 Reasons to Organize Your Roadmap by Themes

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The goal of any roadmap, whether it’s a product roadmap, IT roadmap, or marketing roadmap, is to capture and communicate a high level strategy. But the product roadmap is not where these details should live. Rather, the roadmap should always remain high level and strategic. This is why your first step when roadmapping is determining the most important high-level objectives. In other words, the roadmap’s themes.

Product Roadmaps: Love, Hate (& Hate)

The Product Coalition

If I could pick one thing to kill because of the problems it causes, roadmaps might very well be at the top of the list. And it’s not that I don’t like roadmaps, or at least the principle of a product roadmaps. Communication: A roadmap is a communication device.

A Well-Balanced Roadmap: Combining Near-Term Priorities with Long-Term Goals

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Creating a product roadmap containing both sets of plans might result in a document that’s super specific on the left while being fuzzy and amorphous on the right, which might be confusing to some viewers. Why you need a roadmap for short-term plans and a roadmap for long-term plans.

Portfolio roadmaps

Under10 Playbook

Executives, sales people, and marketing leaders are often frustrated with the short-term focus in product management, particularly those using agile development methods. And that’s why they ask for a roadmap. A portfolio roadmap has become the preferred way to show delivery plans over time. Additionally, 20% of organizations reported relying primarily on tactical product roadmaps as the primary vehicle to align with their company’s business strategy.

Why Technical Debt Roadmaps Don’t Work

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To understand the problem with technical debt roadmaps, we’ll start with a quote from renowned philosopher, Homer Simpson. When you create a dedicated roadmap for technical debt, you are removing the the problem from your immediate sight. In this article, we’ll discuss why technical debt roadmaps don’t work. What is a Technical Debt Roadmap? So they create a separate roadmap just to track the product’s technical debt.

7 roadmap templates for creating organization-wide alignment & communication

Roadmunk

Roadmapping isn’t an exercise reserved solely for product teams—or rather, it shouldn’t be. Roadmaps are communication tools and are perfect vehicles for teams of all kinds to share their priorities and goals with the rest of the organization. The product roadmap. The HR roadmap.

Where I Think “Agile” is Headed, Part 4: What Does “Agile” Mean?

Johanna Rothman

I started this series asking where “Agile” was headed. (I I didn't like what I saw at the Agile 2019 conference.) This part is about what “Agile” or “agile” means. I understand that people want what they perceive as the value “Agile” will bring them. Let's return to the Manifesto for Agile Software Development , what I call the “Agile Manifesto.” An “agile approach.”

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

Proficientz – Product Management University

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?

Yes, your agile team needs a product roadmap

UserTesting

Just because your organization has adopted agile methodologies doesn’t mean that you don’t need a big picture strategy and a high-level plan for … The post Yes, your agile team needs a product roadmap appeared first on UserTesting Blog. Today’s article is a guest post from Heather McCloskey, Content Marketing Manager at ProductPlan. Enjoy! _.

Why Most Outcome-Based Roadmaps Fail (and How to Keep Yours From Doing the Same)

ProductPlan

An outcome-based roadmap sounds like a good idea. Instead of a long list of context-free features and enhancements the roadmap is constructed to accomplish specific goals critical to the success of the business. The Problem With Outcome-Based Roadmaps. Roadmaps

True North: Managing Long-Term Roadmap Needs with Agility

Pragmatic Marketing

Everyone wants to see the product roadmap. So how do you reconcile the need for 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.”