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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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 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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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….

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

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.

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.

Why roadmaps are a waste of time

The Product Coalition

When I started planning out product roadmaps a few years back, I thought to myself, this makes sense. Not once, not a single time, did the roadmap match up to what was built. And when your business changes, your roadmaps change with it, like it or not. But thats not a roadmap.”

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.

What is Product Roadmap Software and Why You Need It?

Hutwork

A product roadmap is a guide that lets you communicate your vision for your product’s future. Some roadmaps show short-term visions of a product, while others show the life cycle of a product over a longer time. This is where a product roadmap software comes in handy. But there is a solution to help you create a customized product roadmap that captures everything about your product from inception to launch— roadmap software. Keeping your roadmap dynamic.

Better Software Product Roadmaps: Usage Analytics Use Cases

Revulytics

Let’s take a look at actual examples of how Revulytics customers are leveraging software usage analytics to better inform common software product roadmap decisions. The data supported product management’s thesis, and the team could now confidently move forward and reallocate resources to new feature development on their product roadmap. Engineers at a leading practice management software provider struggled to manage a feature that was written in legacy code with obsolete tools.

Roadmap Alternative FAQ

svpg

In my prior article I discussed my favorite alternative to conventional product roadmaps. I’ve tried to explain many times that often the best single source of true innovation are our engineers. That doesn’t mean every engineer is going to be like this, but the mindset where no engineers can do this is a very serious problem. The engineers are working with the technology every day and are in the best position to see what’s just now possible.

Product Updates: Numeric Fields + Milestone improvements for more flexible roadmapping

Roadmunk

We’re back with another release, and this time we’ve added optimizations to make Roadmunk more flexible to the way our users want to build and present roadmaps. Add numbers to your roadmaps. You can now add numbers to your roadmap with our newest Field Type.

From the Passenger Seat – An Engineering View of Effective Product Management

Mind the Product

From my experience of working directly with and solving problems for product management and delivery in a Fortune 100 financial services organization, I’d like to share my list of top grievances against bad product management, from an engineering perspective.

The Value of a Product Marketing Roadmap: It’s Like Deep-Sea Fishing for Sales

Proficientz – Product Management University

A product marketing roadmap for sales is like a popular technique used in deep sea fishing. Your product marketing roadmap is the equivalent to sonar on a fishing boat. A product marketing roadmap is as valuable to your salesforce as a product roadmap is to your engineering team. If a product marketing roadmap can you help your organization drive more short-term revenue from existing solutions, contact Proficientz.

A Roadmap to Product Peace

Product Powers

Responsible for synthesizing a plan from the seemingly irreconcilable differences among sales, engineering, marketing, services, and the executive team? This is the seventh article in a series called The Dirty Dozen Roadmap Roadblocks. It’s much easier to discuss priorities and roadmap items one-on-one with the head of sales, for example, than it is if the head of marketing is also in the room. Struggling to get buy-in on your roadmap?

What Pixar Knows about Motivating Stakeholders (and What it Means for Your Product Roadmap)

Revulytics

As product managers, we may sometimes feel as though communicating our roadmap strategies and recommendations to those who sit outside of the immediate team – sales, marketing, and other executive stakeholders – resembles Catmull’s first characterization of the unhealthy culture. As product managers, much of our role involves evangelizing our product roadmaps to people outside of our immediate team.

Roadmap Planning: Users First, Features Second

The Product Coalition

We’ve been putting together our product roadmap for the next release recently, and I wanted to share a step-by-step thought process that helps me think through what makes it into the roadmap. Step 1: Start with the User Ok, I know this seems obvious, but because it is so obvious, it is sometimes implicitly, rather than explicitly addressed when developing the roadmap. Roadmaps change! If certain items on the roadmap need to be tested, embrace the uncertainty.

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.

Enterprise Products - Roadmap Planning and Development Methodology

Effective Roadmap Planning and Development Process for Enterprise Products

Roadmap Planning process Unlike Consumer products, you have two different types of audience to satisfy in Enterprise world, namely Buyer and User Persona. Typical process what I evangelize for roadmap planning process is the below. Internal Feedback : Sales, Marketing, Support, Engineering and other stake holders. It’s important to prioritize and develop a roadmap aligned with the right set of themes and measurable KPIs.

Shortcomings of Google App Engine

Sachin Rekhi

As many of you know, I have been a huge fan of Google App Engine. While AWS has significantly moved the industry forward with on-demand virtualized instances and cloud storage, it has not developed a fully scalable runtime environment comparable to Google App Engine. Sure Google App Engine only supports a very restricted use case and set of technologies, but constraints can be liberating.