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.

Product Roadmap Prioritisation

Roman Pichler

Before you order the roadmap items, double-check that you have a validated product strategy in place. Will the product, for example, directly generate revenue, help market and sell another product or service, reduce cost, or develop the brand? Before You Start Prioritising ….

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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

bpma ProductHub

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.

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.

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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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.

Product Release Schedule vs. Roadmap

Proficientz

Is there a difference between a product release schedule and a product roadmap? In recent years, product release schedule and product roadmap have become synonymous. A product roadmap on the other hand is just the opposite.

The “Why” Behind Your Product Roadmap

bpma ProductHub

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.

5 Tips to Creating a Meaningful Product Roadmap

The Product Coalition

As any PM knows, the creation of a product roadmap is no small task. The roadmap needs to convey not only your long term product vision… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-development product-roadmap stakeholder-management agile product-management

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.

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

bpma ProductHub

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.

The Roadmap Battle Royale

The Product Coalition

NAVIGATING THE NATURAL TENSION AMONG STAKEHOLDERS This is the first in a series on product roadmaps. The first post describes why roadmaps matter and who relies upon them. The roadmap is much more than a directive document that tells teams what to do by when.

Product Manager Tools?—?The roadmap

The Product Coalition

roadmaps product software-development product-management product-managerHow should you go about communicating the vision for your product, and do you really need a specialist tool to do it. Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

The Art of Alignment: Balancing External & Internal Communications

Speaker: Vivek Bedi

There are a thousand moving parts to creating a product roadmap - particularly one that everyone can reference and use. Therefore, the development of an effective roadmap relies upon the ability to answer the question, "What is a roadmap, and what is it really going to be used for?"

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.

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.

The Problem with Long-Term Roadmaps

The Product Coalition

Spanning up to 24 months of planned features and functionality, long-term roadmaps are a conventional staple in development offices. and roadmaps keep your software on track. Here, we explain the problem plaguing long-term roadmaps.

Free Your Product Roadmap and Ditch the Timeline

Mind the Product

I recently tweeted about timeline roadmaps saying they had to go. I tried a couple of searches while I was testing, including one of my favourites: search for “product roadmap” under the Images tab (whether in Google or Ecosia), and you’ll get a bunch of timelines.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

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.

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 Roadmaps you can actually follow

The Product Coalition

Get real about roadmaps and plans Beyond Gantt Charts and releases If this was 40 years ago and you were doing a cross-country road trip from the American east coast to the west coast, you’ld probably have a roadmap. How does your product roadmap compare?

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.

Finding a Product Prioritization Framework That Works

Speaker: Janna Bastow, CEO and Co-Founder, ProdPad

When planning a roadmap, product managers must sort through huge piles of possibilities, balance competing factors, and ultimately decide what comes next. They have to prioritize—but it’s never that straightforward. You can’t blame product managers for wanting to find the perfect prioritization method to make their jobs easier. Still, no technique is a silver bullet. Join Janna Bastow, CEO and co-founder of ProdPad, as she talks about the pros and cons of prioritization frameworks.

4 Ways to Prioritize Your Product Roadmap

Izenda

For product managers, determining what’s a priority in your product roadmap can seem more daunting than the actual work. Because once you have clearly defined and planned out your roadmap (and stick to it), staying on course and keeping teams focused becomes much easier.

Influencing the Product Roadmap

Pragmatic Marketing

One of the fastest-growing social gaming giants doesn’t play around when it comes to developing future products. ” That research could be meaningless data if PMMs fail to get involved early in development and influence the overall vision for a product.

Influencing the Product Roadmap

Pragmatic Marketing

One of the fastest-growing social gaming giants doesn’t play around when it comes to developing future products. ” That research could be meaningless data if PMMs fail to get involved early in development and influence the overall vision for a product.

Product Roadmap Success: BWP Hosts Lively Roundtable Discussion

bpma ProductHub

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.

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.

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.

How To Create Kick-Ass Product Roadmaps (Spoiler Alert: There are 3 types of Roadmaps)

The Product Coalition

3 Different Types of Roadmaps Every PM Needs to Master Roadmapping is not easy. Every company demands different types of Roadmaps, and every PM has their own flavour. Here is a step by step process to create roadmaps so you can influence anyone in your company like a true Jedi.

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.

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.

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

Sharing the roadmap

Under10 Playbook

A product or portfolio roadmap is a key tool in planning, looking beyond your current product deliverables to months and years ahead. But a roadmap can also be a helpful tool with sales people, prospects, and customers. If yes, then show the roadmap. Don’t show the roadmap.

How To Make Roadmap Conversations More Strategic

The Product Coalition

Photo by JESHOOTS.com from Pexels By Making Uncertainty Explicit with the Problem, Solution, Delivery framework There is an immense amount of “How to” roadmap articles. But developing products is erratic, and new insights or market conditions can drastically change your plans.

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.