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Agile vs. Roadmaps — Ending the Battle [+Webinar]

280 Group

Sign up for our October 15th webinar, Unlocking a More Strategic Product Roadmap using Agile , to learn more in-depth about taking your product roadmap to the next level using Agile. The Product Roadmap. The roadmap should be simple to understand and easy-to-update.

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7 Different Product Roadmap Formats

The Product Coalition

There are many different types of roadmaps and different formats that roadmaps can take. roadmaps product-owner product-management agile startupContinue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Three Qualities of Great Product Roadmaps

Roman Pichler

Traditionally, product roadmaps are output-focussed plans that map features like registration, search, and reporting onto a timeline. Such a roadmap essentially states when a piece of functionality will be delivered. For a product roadmap to be effective, it must be actionable.

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How to Make Your Roadmap Agile With the Right Tools

Gocious Blog

Product roadmaps that maximize efficiency while keeping customer needs and market trends top-of-mind give a competitive advantage against the competition, but what about ongoing management of those roadmaps?

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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.

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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.

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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

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A New Approach to Roadmapping

Gocious Blog

How to communicate product roadmaps across teams and departments with agility and clarity. product and portfolio roadmap Product Development PRM eBook

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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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The Right Roadmap for The Right Purpose?—?Five Different Roadmap Types

The Product Coalition

This article examines five different types of roadmaps used to make a product a success, each with a different purpose. strategy roadmaps product-management management agile

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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!

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Consider Innovation and Personas When You Create Roadmaps, Part 5

Johanna Rothman

We use product roadmaps to see where we want to go and the options we might take to get there. Yet, so many of our roadmaps offer only a single and certain destination. Instead of certainty, let's consider options in our roadmap—at least for certain personas.

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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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Why Car Roadmaps Are Not the Same as Product Roadmaps, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

Several of my clients have various roadmap problems. They want a single product roadmap to serve all these purposes: Focus the team's work for this specific product for the short term. Yet, many of my clients want this ideal integrated roadmap. Integrated Roadmaps Do Exist.

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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

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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.

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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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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.

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Agile Release Planning Best Practices For Product Managers

User Pilot

What is agile release planning? TL;DR Agile release planning breaks the project scope into smaller chunks and prioritizes their delivery over a number of iterations. The whole agile team should take part in release planning but the product owner is accountable for the final plan.

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5 Ways ProductPlan Helps Standardize Your Roadmaps

ProductPlan

Their product teams are small and agile. Many teams fail to understand the importance of a roadmap. They fail to understand how it can help to standardize roadmaps to align your team. There are more features to build, more roadmaps to maintain, and more stakeholders to satisfy.

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From Project to Product: Don't You Dare Mess With Planning

Speaker: Anne Steiner, Vice President of Product and Technology at Cprime

Take a deep dive into planning and how this changes for the better as we shift from project to product. You will explore the difference between project plans and product horizons, how to create roadmaps and product horizons, and much more.

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How Agile Has Changed Product Management

Roman Pichler

The Brave New Agile World. As agile practices have become more widely adopted, the processes used to develop products have significantly changed: Product people and development teams now tend to collaborate much more closely. Listen to this article: [link].

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Difference Between Product Roadmaps for Physical vs. Digital Products

Gocious Blog

Product roadmaps are not a new idea, but how we develop, follow, and manage roadmaps is changing. Every company needs to have sleek, powerful software that allows agility, oversight, and transparency for product management to stay competitive.

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Combining DevOps and Agile Transformations to Achieve Business Outcomes

Agile Velocity

Did you know you can maximize your chances of achieving desired business outcomes by combining DevOps with an Agile transformation? When you hear “Business Outcomes,” “DevOps,” and/or Agile transformation” – what comes to mind? Agile. Agile Transformation.

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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.

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Help Your Customers React the Way You Want with These Roadmap Options, Part 3

Johanna Rothman

In Part 1 , I said that customers need a different kind of roadmap than teams do. One thing to remember: you might not need a customer-facing roadmap at all if you release often enough. And, customers might want different information from the roadmap.

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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?

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3 Agile Transformation OKRs Leaders Can Use to Avoid Wrecking Ship

Agile Velocity

The leaders and change agents we meet are eager to ensure their Agile transformation avoids hitting rocks or running aground. We aim to address those obstacles in this article by offering three Agile transformation OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) for you to consider.

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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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Large Features and Long Deadlines Mean You Have a Gantt Chart, Not a Roadmap

Johanna Rothman

The teams want to use an agile approach so they can incorporate learning. The managers want rigid roadmaps. However, the managers create a roadmap similar to the image above. That roadmap has large features and long “deadlines.” Those ideas are anti-agile.

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From “Concept to Cash” – How To Use Value Stream Mapping For Agile Transformation Success

Agile Velocity

Value stream mapping is a common practice in the Agile space because it allows leaders and stakeholders to see where the flow of value delivery is slowing down and exposes opportunities to create better alignment across teams. Agile transformations (but not for the reason you might expect).

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Three Keys for Successful Agile Coaching: Level, Empathy, and Experience

Johanna Rothman

On the ANE panel last night, an agile coach asked, “What's my path forward as an agile coach? Focus on business results, not agility per se. Teams might feel pressure from a too-large backlog or too-long roadmap. Nobody wants to “be agile.”

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Why is Agile Still Being Treated as Gospel?

The Product Coalition

Agile just turned twenty-one, but don’t put away that fake ID yet. Ever since the Agile Manifesto was written in 2001, the concept of becoming more efficient by embracing iterative delivery models and “learning-on-the-go” has captivated senior executives to junior project managers alike.

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Problem-focused Product Roadmaps to focus on Product Innovation

The Product Coalition

Drawbacks from “classic” product roadmaps Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-management discovery roadmaps agile delivery

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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.

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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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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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Purpose vs. Product: Differentiate Your Strategy from Tactics (Portfolio & Roadmaps)

Johanna Rothman

That leads to large and unchangeable roadmaps and a lot of emphasis on predictability. Worse, many of these managers also want business agility. Business agility requires change. This means you can create a product roadmap and a backlog.

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Aren’t Outcome-Based Product Roadmaps Just Roadmaps Anyway?

Userpilot

Product roadmaps is one of the subjects I am probably the most passionate about in the product world. An outcome-based roadmap just sounds like a c-suite failing to construct a functional product organisation.”. Timelines are better suited as a release plan, not a roadmap.

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What Senior Managers Want & Need from Roadmaps: Predictability and Options, Part 4

Johanna Rothman

In Part 1 , I said that product roadmaps are not like car roadmaps. But even car roadmaps showed places of interest—options—for the driver and passengers. Too often, I see very predictable roadmaps for managers. Innovation Needs Can Drive Your Roadmap Choices.

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