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OKRs and Product Roadmaps

Roman Pichler

What are Product Roadmaps? A product roadmap is an actionable plan that describes how a product is likely to evolve. [3] Fortunately, in the last ten years, outcome-based, goal-oriented roadmaps have become more popular. Below is an example of how such a product roadmap might be captured and the elements it might contain.

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GO Product Roadmap Checklist

Roman Pichler

Listen to the audio version of this article: [link] Overview The GO Product Roadmap consists of five elements, as the image below shows: Date, name, goal, features, and metrics. The checklist I’ve created offers criteria for each element as well as the entire roadmap. Specific : Make the goal—a.k.a.

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How to Get Started with Outcome-Based Product Roadmaps

Roman Pichler

Listen to the audio version of this article: [link] Traditional vs Outcome-based Roadmaps Before I share the four steps, let me briefly describe the main differences between a traditional, feature- and an outcome-based product roadmap. A traditional roadmap is essentially a list of features, which are mapped onto a timeline.

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Maximising Stakeholder Buy-in to Product Strategy and Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

The individuals whose buy-in to strategy and roadmap decisions is crucial are the players: They are interested in your product, as they, for example, will have to market and sell it. Smaller strategy updates and product roadmapping decisions, however, are not as critical. I refer to this group as key stakeholders.

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Driving Business Impact for PMs

Speaker: Jon Harmer, Product Manager for Google Cloud

This session will provide you with a comprehensive set of tools to help you develop impactful products by shifting from output-based thinking to outcome-based thinking. You will deepen your understanding of your customers and their needs as well as identifying and de-risking the different kinds of hypotheses built into your roadmap.

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Defining creative roadmaps in product development

Mind the Product

In this guest post, Sam Bowman delves into product roadmaps, and how they can be a crucial asset in your product development journey. [.] Read more » The post Defining creative roadmaps in product development appeared first on Mind the Product.

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10 Product Roadmapping Mistakes to Avoid

Roman Pichler

1 The Product Roadmap is a Feature-based Plan. Traditional product roadmaps are usually output-focussed plans that map a list of features, like registration, search, and reporting, onto a timeline. Such a roadmap essentially states when a piece of functionality will be delivered. 2 Roadmap Goals are Features in Disguise.

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How Leveraging Data Creates Efficient Product Roadmaps

Speaker: Hannah Chaplin - Product Marketing Principal & Steve Cheshire - Product Manager

Without product usage data and user feedback guiding your product roadmap, product managers and engineers end up wasting money, time, and effort building what they think stakeholders want, rather than what they know they need. Product roadmaps must focus on the "now" and allow feedback to inform the "later."

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Cracking the Code to Product Team Success: Data, Empathy, and Extraordinary Communication

Speaker: Donna Shaw - Senior Product Manager & Eric Frierson - Director of Innovation for Public and School Libraries

Product management goes beyond product development; it involves nurturing a cohesive team. Collaborating with cross-functional teams can be overwhelming, particularly when objectives diverge. Establishing effective communication channels with team members and stakeholders can be a daunting task.

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Managing Product Feedback at Scale

How to make more strategic product roadmap decisions based on data, not opinions. How to set expectations for new development both internally and externally. In this eBook, we’ll show you: How to gather, prioritize, and select the best ideas from your customers and stakeholders. Get your free copy now!

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To Build or Not to Build: Creating Great Products and Avoiding Overengineering

Speaker: Mark Ridley, Owner and Founder, Ridley Industries

In most cases, actually building software should be the last avenue that companies explore to deliver great products, as software engineering, data science and product development are complex, uncertain and hard to manage.

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It's Alive! Bringing Your Product Roadmap Back From the Dead

Speaker: Lisa Mo Wagner, Product Management Coach, Writer, Speaker and WomenTech Ambassador

Timeline roadmaps provide us with a false sense of certainty and security. Often, product teams fall into the trap of creating a roadmap that doesn’t support timely customer feedback. Companies frequently make this mistake by creating a product roadmap 1-3 years in advance. How to Manage your product roadmap.

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Roadmap Personas: The Best Way to Set Expectations for Teams, Clients, and Leadership

Speaker: Johanna Rothman - Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

When was the last time you trusted a roadmap to show you where the product could go and how the teams might get there? Because most roadmaps are at least five years long, teams are frequently unable to see the next set of essential features. Can your customers rely on your roadmaps to find out when new features will be released?

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How to Evaluate and Implement Customer Feedback Into Your Product Roadmap

Speaker: Rebecca Notté, Product Operations Manager and Hannah Chaplin, Director of Product Marketing at Pendo

In this interactive session, Hannah and Rebecca will share their experience of building product roadmaps that align with company goals while also ensuring that customers are truly heard. You will come away having learned: A framework to follow which will help you evaluate and improve your Product Roadmap.

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The Product Corner: Maximizing Impact, Reducing Hours, and Accelerating Roadmaps with Data

Speaker: Edie Kirkman - VP, Digital at Focus Brands

By tapping into the wealth of customer and application data, product professionals can identify underutilized features, prioritize improvements, and streamline development efforts in partnership with the development team.