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Successful Roadmaps Avoid One Thing: Drift

The Product Coalition

Golden rules for roadmap management. Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” — Mike Tyson I’ve wrestled with weak roadmaps — even some downright disasters. It was something that happened over time, a term I’ve coined ‘roadmap drift’. It was something that happened over time, a term I’ve coined ‘roadmap drift’.

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Technical Review: A Trusted Look Under the Hood

TechEmpower - Product Management

Many CEOs of software-enabled businesses call us with a similar concern: Are we getting the right results from our software team? We hear them explain that their current software development is expensive, deliveries are rarely on time, and random bugs appear. These are classic inflection points for a development team.

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A Tale of Two Roadmaps?—?And Why You Can’t Succeed With Only One

The Product Coalition

A Tale of Two Roadmaps — And Why You Can’t Succeed With Only One “There is no one-size-fits-all product roadmap. A roadmap can and should look different depending on the situation. Todd Lombardo Once upon a time, in a city like yours, two versions of a roadmap emerged. Both roadmaps, though different, are crucial.

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Document. Refine. Repeat! Mastering the Product Process.

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It’s the spark that gives rise to innovative, ground-breaking product development. . The “phase-gate” approach was made popular by the “waterfall” development methodology, where products move through a series of handoffs between departments. Gate: Should the company fund product development to achieve these business goals?

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Optimal Product Process™ 3.0 Phase Two: Plan

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A business case can be developed in a standardized fashion. Many companies make the mistake of jumping straight into development, particularly when working with teams employing Agile methodologies, without performing due diligence on the business and strategy aspects of the product first. Products evolve over time.

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Setting a UX Budget? Answer These 6 Questions First.

UX Planet

So, how do you ensure that UX gets its due in terms of investment? It also helps in saving on directionless development costs. Have you prioritized the design problems to be solved in your product roadmap? A product roadmap is a guiding document that details how your product strategy is to be transformed into a reality.

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Mastering Personas: A Product Manager’s Secret Weapon

280 Group

Despite their potential to unify teams and drive product success, personas can sometimes become more of a hindrance than a helpful tool. What relevance does any of this information have for our intrepid developers who need to design the next feature release? The answer – No relevance at all!