Escape From the Feature Roadmap to Outcome-driven Development

Mind the Product

I’ve made a lot of roadmaps in my time. In fact, in the first three years I was at WorldRemit, I counted that I represented our company roadmap in 10 different ways. One of many, many roadmaps. Yet most roadmaps have a big problem in common.

Should Product Roadmaps Have Dates?

Roman Pichler

What Product Roadmaps Are (in a Nutshell). To start with, let’s briefly recap what a product roadmap is. I view a roadmap as a high-level plan that states specific benefits a product should provide over a certain timeframe, which may range from six to 12 months.

A Rearview Mirror for Your Product Roadmap

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For our recent book, Product Roadmaps Relaunched: How to Set Direction while Embracing Uncertainty (O’Reilly), my co-authors C. We talk a lot in the book about explaining the “why” of your roadmap. Get your free copy Nov 28th at the Product Roadmaps Relaunched book signing at Workbar.

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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How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

Customizing embedded analytics in this way means thinking about packaging and pricing early in product development cycles. 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.

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”.

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.

Outcome-driven product roadmap

The Product Coalition

Many organizations struggle with roadmaps, finding them difficult to maintain and hardly ever coming true. They say, a roadmap in its first edition barely resembles what they get in the end. Those not given up the fight, experiment with crossbreeds of the roadmap and the release plan.

The Product Roadmap and the Release Plan

Roman Pichler

A release plan forecasts how a major release is developed. In the chart above, the vertical axis captures the remaining effort in the product backlog required to create the next release, and the horizontal axis captures the number of sprints necessary or available to develop the release.

Product Roadmap Essentials

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By Boston Women in Product – The product roadmap frames every task and is the lifeblood of delivering a successful product. Boston Women in Product has been considering the importance of mastering the product roadmap as a critical responsibility of the product manager.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

development team can focus. developer resources CON Building analytics is code- intensive, which means it. requires more developer. look like your vendor’s brand, not yours Development time will depend on. the ease to develop on your chosen.

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.

5 Hacks for Better Product Roadmap Presentations

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As product managers, the product roadmap is at the core of everything we do. The product roadmap is a key point of reference to keep product strategy, business objectives, and execution aligned. Today we look at a few simple tips for product roadmap presentations.

Grounding Your Product Roadmap With Themes and a North Star

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Do the constant feature requests (and the ongoing efforts to communicate progress on those requests) distract developers and product managers from being able to create a more sustainable and meaningful product? You can create a theme-based roadmap in several ways.

4 Product-Driven Steps to an ArtificiaI Intelligence Roadmap

Mind the Product

Developing an AI roadmap is like planning an apprenticeship for your product. This is a common challenge that requires updating processes and workflows before an AI solution can be developed, regardless of how much data you currently have.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The Roadmap Dilemma: When to Grow, When to Learn

Mind the Product

Learning and growing are antagonistic by nature, which is why many companies face the roadmap dilemma. Ways that the Roadmap Dilemma Presents Itself. Deconstructing the Roadmap Dilemma. Both modes often cohabit on a roadmap. Solving (Avoiding) the Roadmap Dilemma.

Effective Product Roadmaps

Melissa Perri

Product Roadmaps, in general, are confusing. Three years ago I wrote a blog post about Rethinking the Product Roadmap , in which I advocated for a focus on solving customer problems instead of listing out features with deadlines. Well that’s where the term Roadmap actually comes from.

A Roadmap Doesn’t Have to Lead to Broken Promises

Mind the Product

We’d spent weeks perfecting the roadmap presentation for our annual customer conference. It felt like people had overlooked all the greatness of our roadmap and were focused on the (relatively few) changes we’d made along the way. Why Have a Roadmap Conversation With Your Customer?

Product Roadmap Success: BWP Hosts Lively Roundtable Discussion

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By Garima Painuly- One of the constant challenges a product manager faces is creating a focused product roadmap that is aligned with expectations of all stakeholders, and defending that roadmap against distractions. Creating a Focused Product Roadmap.

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

lead to a whole new set of problems: Developer Grade Analytics 2 Many companies put analytics projects on the backburner. an Analytics Emergency Developer Grade Analytics 3 Indicator #1: Long Queue of Ad. Hoc Requests One irony in application development is new features.

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.

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?

How to Sell Your Boss on Roadmaps Without Timelines

Mind the Product

Can’t get your boss to part ways with a time-based feature roadmap? I wonder what it is about feature roadmaps that is comforting to the C-suite. Feature roadmaps communicate those features you plan to build, even if they’re the wrong ones.

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 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. Why Agile Teams Need A Product Roadmap.

Tying Strategy to Your Product Roadmap

Pragmatic Marketing

We’ve all heard about “strategic” product roadmaps. A roadmap is a plan for your strategy that maps out the direction of your product. A product roadmap isn’t simply a list of features or the backlog. The Benefits of a Strategic Roadmap. Showing Strategy on the Roadmap.

Five Things Never to Include on Your Customer-Facing Product Roadmap

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Ask for opinions about whether or not your company should develop a customer-facing product roadmap. Read more » The post Five Things Never to Include on Your Customer-Facing Product Roadmap appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

Sales and Marketing Metrics That Can Help Inform Your Roadmap

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What I am referring to is the sales and business development data stored in the company’s CRM and diligently maintained by the sales operations team. Why not take your product roadmap to the next. Best Practices Metrics PM Role Prioritization roadmap Strategic Planning

8 Tips for Building an Executive-Facing Roadmap

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Product roadmaps shouldn’t be created with a one-size-fits-all approach; each audience needs varying levels of detail and transparency. When it comes to an executive-facing roadmap, it’s all about staying at a high level and focusing on what moves the needle. Keep your roadmap current.

5 Mistakes You’re Making When Sharing Your Product Roadmap

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One of the few times a product manager really gets to take center stage and show the fruits of their labor is when they’re presenting the product roadmap. Roadmap presentations are the culmination of weeks, months, or possibly years of work. They sum up your entire vision for the product in a single visual, which represents the go-forward plans for developers, testers, marketers, salespeople, etc. Ignoring what’s NOT on the roadmap.

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. Product managers have plenty of tools for cataloging the small details behind product development such as the product backlog, project-management apps, and even handwritten to-do lists. But the product roadmap is not where these details should live. In other words, the roadmap’s themes.

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. ”. At first, roadmapping and agile product management seem more different than alike. After all, a roadmap suggests strategic planning and a long-term product vision. Agile development, by contrast, suggests short-term cycles and frequently shifting priorities. Which is why we can consider the product roadmap and product backlog the yin and yang of product management in an agile world.

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. “Frequent releases let the application development teams obtain user feedback more quickly. Adapt Your Roadmapping Process to Continuous Delivery.

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.

The best roadmap isn't a big effort

Under10 Playbook

The roadmap has become one of the most commonly requested—yet frequently misunderstood—documents in the product manager’s arsenal. However, for many product managers, the roadmap is an annoyance that must be changed constantly. Developers use them to sequence work.

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.

Portfolio roadmaps

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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.

The Software Development Deli Counter

Mironov Consulting

Let’s call it the software development deli counter problem. Likewise, sales and business development teams (especially in enterprise companies) are hired and paid and rewarded for bringing in large deals. But they aren’t necessarily interested in the inner workings of development.

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? Technical debt is a natural part of all software development.) 3 Dangers of Technical Debt Roadmaps.