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.

Engineering led? What to watch for

The Product Bistro

There are three principal types of companies: Sales led, marketing led, and engineering led. All three of them have distinct characteristics and traits, however, the engineering led organization (or ELO) has some distinct attributes that you can key off of. They do a lot of ETO (engineered to order) business. They do have a sales team, but the sales people are likely to be engineers, or former engineers themselves. Engineers love detailed documentation.

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.

4 product roadmap examples

ProductBoard

These are all questions that, as a product manager, you might hear from anyone in your organization, from sales to engineering. One way to get ahead of them is to create a product roadmap that not only. “Why are we doing this now?” What are we doing next?” What’s the actual plan?”

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

It seems like PMs and engineers have grown to hate embedded reporting. He will discuss working through personas, data types, reporting needs analysis and ultimately how this comes together to form a roadmap for reporting functionality and interface. How to evaluate embedded analytic solutions as strategy to greatly reduce initial and on-going engineering effort. Using personas to define specific reporting requirements and a roadmap that makes sense.

5 Hacks for Better Product Roadmap Presentations

ProductPlan

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.

Dear Strategy: 091 The Business of Roadmaps

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Dear Strategy: 091 The Business Of Roadmaps

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “How do I align my product strategy and product roadmap with our technology roadmap, in the face of a strong engineering organization?”. Ahh, the product roadmap… such an overused yet somehow still elusive term! So how do you align all of these roadmaps?

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.

How great Product Managers contribute to great engineering cultures

The Product Coalition

Great engineers leave when they are no longer excited by an opportunity. These engineers are in demand, they have other companies constantly knocking on their doors, pitching them exciting opportunities, as well as money, in an attempt to convince them to leave.

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

product management, product development, software engineering, IT, and executives from both commercial. Survey respondents included people in product management, product development, software engineering, IT, and executives at companies of all different sizes. 2018 STATE OF. EMBEDDED.

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.

Product managers should not build the roadmap. The product team should.

Inside Intercom

When you think of the role and responsibilities of a product manager , two things probably come to mind – prioritization and roadmaps. But should prioritization and roadmaps be the responsibility of product managers alone? Why your product roadmap should be bottom up, not top down.

Reddit’s Nick Caldwell on engineering leadership

Inside Intercom

On day one as Reddit’s new VP of Engineering, Nick Caldwell faced a dilemma. He had just spent 13 years at Microsoft, most recently as the head of 300 engineers. At Reddit, he led a team of 35 – none of whom knew how to manage other engineers. Engineering leaders must do 2 things: a) execute and deliver high-quality software on a predictable schedule, and b) have the people skills to attract, retain and develop strong talent. I got into engineering through my father.

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.

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

It seems like PMs and engineers have grown to hate embedded reporting. He will discuss working through personas, data types, reporting needs analysis and ultimately how this comes together to form a roadmap for reporting functionality and interface.

A Well-Balanced Roadmap: Combining Near-Term Priorities with Long-Term Goals

ProductPlan

Creating a product roadmap containing both sets of plans might result in a document that’s super specific on the left while being fuzzy and amorphous on the right, which might be confusing to some viewers. Why you need a roadmap for short-term plans and a roadmap for long-term plans.

5 Mistakes You’re Making When Sharing Your Product Roadmap

ProductPlan

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. A compelling roadmap can inspire the company and set a positive tone for the future. And when shown to customers, a roadmap can either help close a deal by painting a bold vision of the future, or leave your audience unimpressed.

Why Most Outcome-Based Roadmaps Fail (and How to Keep Yours From Doing the Same)

ProductPlan

An outcome-based roadmap sounds like a good idea. Instead of a long list of context-free features and enhancements the roadmap is constructed to accomplish specific goals critical to the success of the business. The Problem With Outcome-Based Roadmaps. Roadmaps

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. Why Agile Teams Need A Product Roadmap.

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

the contact center or adjusting product roadmaps. analytics engines. New Study Reveals Reliance on Too Few. Data Sources; Organizations Likely Missing. Opportunities to Meet the Real Needs of.

Portfolio roadmaps

Under10 Playbook

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. There are two ways to build a roadmap. Most agile teams reverse-engineer the roadmap from their list of user stories. A roadmap example.

Should You Be a Product Manager or a Software Engineer?

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Here's a breakdown of how to consider a career in product management versus software engineering As a new grad, I was lucky enough to choose between product management and software engineering amongst other options. As an engineer, you’re responsible for building and shipping software.

Your Audience’s Real Roadmap Questions

Mironov Consulting

I get pulled into lots of discussions among product managers about the best ways to represent (and then present and present and present) roadmaps or backlogs, especially to internal sales/marketing/support audiences. So I assume that roadmap reviews will surface deeper concerns like….

Better medium-term product roadmapping with RICE

The Product Coalition

Between short-term roadmapping and long-term expressions of product vision exists a gap in shared understanding. As such, we need a tool that does a better job of accounting for uncertainty than roadmapping. Why are we pretending like we know what we’ll be doing in 6 months?

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

engineers don’t have to recreate or replicate. Consider what capabilities should be on your roadmap now to. MONETIZING ANALYTICS FEATURES: Why Data Visualizations. Will Never Be Enough. Go beyond basic embedded dashboards to diferentiate your.

How Do Roadmaps Fit into Continuous Delivery?

ProductPlan

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. Adapt Your Roadmapping Process to Continuous Delivery. When you’re operating in a Continuous Delivery environment, roadmapping can be a little bit trickier.

Crafting your perfect Product Roadmap

The Product Coalition

A solid Product Roadmap will help you efficiently and systematically achieve the necessary steps to a successful Product Launch. If you had to use 1 word to sum up what PMs do, most PMs I know would likely pick “Product Roadmap”. product-roadmap product-management awip

Outcome-Driven Roadmapping: The Secret to a Focused Product Strategy

ProductPlan

But when it comes to product development and the roadmaps that guide that process, you’re often hard pressed to see the desired outcomes represented. Instead, we often see roadmaps that are chock-full of features and enhancements that don’t mean much in isolation. The problem with feature-driven roadmaps. Roadmaps that don’t display objectives front and center can make the product development organization look like a feature factory.

How to Create a Strategic Portfolio Roadmap

Proficientz – Product Management University

Strategic Portfolio Roadmapping Workshop. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to develop a strategic portfolio roadmap that drives new growth by shifting your inside-out product vision to an outside-in customer vision. Instead of constantly wrangling over competing product visions that no one can ever agree on, you’ll learn how to craft a short and long-term portfolio roadmap that mirrors the vision and business goals of your target customers.

How to create a product roadmap with Usersnap Labels

Usersnap

Easily create a product roadmap with personalized view. As the name implies , labels empower engineers, testers or project managers to categorize the tickets and easily find relevant tasks. Todd Lombardo, Author of Product Roadmapping.

TEI 226: Creating product roadmaps, Part 2 – with Bruce McCarthy

Product Innovation Educators

Product roadmaps are frequently used badly, almost as handcuffs for product managers. A year ago we explored roadmaps and how they should be used with Bruce McCarthy. Since writing the book, Bruce has been busy helping companies improve how they use roadmaps.

What to expect: Your first few months as an engineer at Intercom

Inside Intercom

I was curious to see how the company ensures that every new engineer has the opportunity to do the best job of their career, and how that would translate to my personal growth and everyday life in Intercom. Making an impact as an engineer. It’s common for a new engineer to undertake simple tasks for their first few weeks in a new job but you won’t find this at Intercom. Achieving impact for our customers that fast is extremely motivating and empowering for a new engineer.

The Product Market Fit Engine | Rahul Vohra, CEO, Superhuman | BoS USA 2018

Business of Software Conference

Rahul Vohra (Founder/CEO, Superhuman) – The Product-Market Fit Engine from Business of Software Conference. This is the story of how we’ve built a Product-Market Fit Engine. These are hyper ambitious, super intelligent engineers. Sean Ellis & The Engine.

What does the agile roadmapping process look like in practice?

The Product Coalition

Eisenhower Why agile teams need a product roadmap There are many discussions out there on both the importance of, and lack of importance of agile product roadmaps. I am a firm believer that an agile product roadmap is an important document for all agile teams.

The Art of the Strategic Product Roadmap

The Product Coalition

Crafted by design, engineered to keep customers close. I believe this constant change is the reason that people have become frustrated with roadmaps, and in some cases have even went so far as to declare the roadmap dead. Leave them in consideration, but off the roadmap.

True North: Managing Long-Term Roadmap Needs with Agility

Pragmatic Marketing

Everyone wants to see the product roadmap. Sales wants to use it to drive bigger deals, engineering wants to know what is coming next to make technology decisions and other teams want to feel like they are part of a long-term strategy that will take the organization to the next level. Agile Loves Roadmaps and Plans. Agile and scrum don’t discourage the creation of a product roadmap. There is no single silver bullet for building the perfect roadmap. By Dave West.

Why You Need a Collaborative Product Roadmap

Hutwork

Your product roadmap is critical to conveying strategy and vision to those who need to know. Sales, marketing, engineering, production, customer support, executives are all stakeholders, including the end-user or customer. When referring to a collaborative product roadmap , it’s not necessary that everyone should be able to edit and change it. You can’t build your roadmap in a silo, however. Share your roadmap early and often. Roadmaps

How To Transition from Software Engineer to Product Manager

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

So, are you a software engineer interested in becoming a product manager? Software engineering is one of the most common starting points when transitioning into a product management role. Because product management lies at the intersection of business strategy, product design, and technology, software engineers with an understanding of how modern software is designed and built can have a tangible advantage as product managers. How is the roadmap maintained?

How to Create Your Product Roadmap in 2019 (5 Templates Included)

The Product Coalition

Roadmapping is one of the unsung heroes in the product arena. The principles of creating a Product Roadmap First of all: as PMs, you are assumed to hold an ability to improvise. That said, a Product Roadmap is a good tool to actually anticipate mistakes.