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.

Product Leadership in Scrum

Roman Pichler

Three Types of Leadership. Each role provides a distinct type of leadership. Providing the right product leadership is demanding; it requires a specific skills set and usually your full attention as the person in charge of the product.

The Product Leadership Career Ladder

Mironov Consulting

In addition to my formal coaching of product leaders (Directors, VPs and CPOs who directly manage teams of product managers), I talk with lots of senior individual contributors about the risks and challenges of moving “up the ladder” into product leadership roles.

Podcast: Roadmaps, OKRs, Vision and Prioritisation with Bruce McCarthy

Mind the Product

Bruce McCarthy was the president of the Boston Product Management Association, is the founder of consultancy Product Culture and co-wrote the book on roadmapping, Product Roadmaps Relaunched. The biggest mistake people make on roadmaps. Roadmaps vs release plans.

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How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

roadmap to deliver new features, but often wait until the last minute to decide how to price these features. toward consensus and your product roadmaps toward monetization. industry as a whole, with their leadership involved in the. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS.

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”.

Product Principles – A Leadership Tool


The Product Leadership struggle is akin to the Entrepreneurship struggle because the role has no clear learning path. Setting the wheels in motion to create a set of Product Principles should begin to lift some of the fog from ‘The Product Leadership Struggle’. Roadmaps

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.

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 Roadma

Power Up: Three Ways to Increase Your Product Leadership Power

Roman Pichler

Challenging situations are great opportunities to grow as a human being and by doing so, you increase your leadership power. Product Leadership empowerment mindfulness product manager product ownerIncrease Your Referent Power.

Product Leadership at News UK by Jo Wickremasinghe

Mind the Product

For example, the roadmap will likely be a collection of stakeholder requirements and you’ll be often told to just get on and do it. Shared Objectives Allow Laser-focused Roadmaps. If it didn’t contribute, it didn’t get onto the roadmap and it didn’t get done.

The Next Generation of Customer Success Leadership


In the “final frontier” there isn’t a roadmap to follow. You’ll hear all about these trends beyond just the leadership question at Pulse, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek with this post. Which starship Enterprise captain is your favorite: Kirk or Picard?

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

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.

Dublin, 15 April: Organizational Challenge of Enterprise Roadmapping (INDUSTRY)

Mironov Consulting

Talk: “The Organizational Challenge of Enterprise Roadmapping”. Featured Events Leadership Market Thinking Portfolio Management Product Management enterprise interrupts leadership motivation organizations prioritization product management roadmap stakeholders

Product Leadership Book Review? – What we Learned

Mind the Product

The long awaited book Product Leadership is finally about to hit our Kindles, iPads and possibly even our hands. It’s a book that shows product leadership to be a mentality and style, rather than a set of rules. You’ll more likely be managing people instead of roadmaps. Roadmaps.

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Servant Leadership – Josh Goldenberg

Mind the Product

He has a background in the public and private sectors and he begins his ProductTank NYC presentation with a quote from Steve Jobs, which underpins the central concept of Servant Leadership. Josh takes a brief moment to look at the roadmap of local government. To describe the diverse behaviours of work environments where flexible forms of product leadership is essential, Josh also looks at the structures of some big companies, like Amazon and Microsoft.

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.

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….

Product Leadership Book Review? – What we Learned

Mind the Product

The long awaited book Product Leadership is finally about to hit our Kindles, iPads and possibly even our hands. It’s a book that shows product leadership to be a mentality and style, rather than a set of rules. You’ll more likely be managing people instead of roadmaps. Roadmaps.

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Reddit’s Nick Caldwell on engineering leadership

Inside Intercom

He had to quickly determine which team members displayed a potential for leadership and teach them the fundamentals of management so they could make new hires and scale – without ruining the culture. I hosted Nick on the podcast, where we discussed the differences between management and leadership, fostering diversity in tech, and more. Here are five quick takeaways: Management and leadership aren’t one and the same. Podcast Startups engineering teams leadership management

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.

5 Things You Need Before Building The Product Roadmap

The Product Coalition

It is meant for certain use-cases and audiences, largely those who are not a key part of the decision-making process, but who are affected by it and by leadership, who don’t have the time to dive deep into the how and why of products and features. product-management roadmaps product-roadmap

Why product roadmaps are so important

The Product Coalition

I want to address such topics here and show how product roadmaps can help the team collaboratively gather the pieces of work and have a view of long term desired outcomes that afterwards are going to be broken down into sprints, not the other way round. Don’t forget your roadmap!

Tips for Presenting Your Product Roadmap to Investors and the Board


Although product managers may not regularly attend management meetings, they will frequently have opportunities to demonstrate features, share customer learnings, and present roadmaps to the higher ups in the company. A product roadmap presentation should be optimized for whomever will be attending it. This is not the forum to upstage anyone or cast doubt on the leadership team in the eyes of board members or investors—everyone should appear aligned and on the same page.

4 Key Elements for Any Product Roadmap


A product roadmap lets you plan, collaborate, and communicate with others about how a product will evolve over its lifecycle. Your product roadmap may look different from someone else’s, but they have the same elements. Here are the 4 key elements for any product roadmap. #1. Your product roadmap is only as strong as your collaboration and communication. You’ll build your best product roadmap on planning, collaboration, and communication. #3.

Everything B2B SaaS Companies Need to Know About Roadmapping

The Product Coalition

Your roadmap is one of the most important things you’ll produce as a SaaS company. Who will you share the roadmap with: Just employees, or customers too? And then there’s perhaps the biggest question of all: “How do we decide what makes it on to our roadmap?”

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Hacking a Product Roadmap for Uncertain Circumstances

Atomic Spin PM

Product roadmaps have long been used to illustrate the direction of product development, including how much time the project will take to complete, what tasks need to be completed, and who is responsible for those tasks. Visualizing the Roadmap.

To Share or Not to Share Your Product Roadmap with Clients?

The Product Coalition

That is the question faced by B2B product leaders Courtesy of Street Smart Product Manager Product roadmaps and I have a complicated relationship. Tweet this ) WHY is our roadmap relationship so complicated? Roadmaps change and evolve frequently. Roadmap requestors are people.

Assembling an Executive Leadership Team is Daunting — Let Thumbtack’s CEO Help

First Round Review

Thumbtack CEO Marco Zappacosta has been there — and has a roadmap that'll help. Recruiting and hiring executives is difficult for any leader, but especially first-time or early-stage founders who may not have enough knowledge to test candidates for skill in their area of expertise.

Transform me, but Please Don’t Change Anything by Gabrielle Bufrem

Mind the Product

Decouple your exploration and execution roadmaps . These roadmaps do not necessarily play well together. Gabrielle ends with a cheat sheet – something that we could all print out and put in front of our leadership teams.

Prioritization is More Art Than Science

Clever PM

Product Management Backlog Definitions Good PM Influence Interactions Leadership Planning PM Priorities Roadmap StrategyA very common challenge faced by Product Managers of all experience levels is understanding and implementing some form of repeatable process around prioritization. Some people take a very light approach, making decisions based on their own experience, data, and beliefs about the direction of the product.

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


On the final day of the event, they had the opportunity to hear Ed Catmull, co-founder and president of Pixar, who discussed his leadership strategies and how they contribute to building a healthy culture within an organization. As product managers, much of our role involves evangelizing our product roadmaps to people outside of our immediate team. Leveraging Personality Types to Drive Effective Leadership.

Empowered Product Teams by Marty Cagan

Mind the Product

You can’t hold the team accountable if YOU give them the roadmap. As Apple’s Bill Campbell once said, “leadership is about recognising there’s a greatness is everyone, and your job is to create an environment where that greatness can emerge.”

Third-Party Software Integration: Best Practice, Perils and Pitfalls

Mind the Product

Product management teams often ask themselves if third-party integration is right for their software product roadmap. Senior/director integration positions are usually expected to own a product roadmap strategy.

Boston, 1-3 Oct: Business of Software Conference

Mironov Consulting

This year’s talk is a reworking of “ What To Do About Your Audience’s Real Roadmap Questions ” and will address systemic roadmapping issues/conflicts that executive teams face.

The Parable of Frank de Boer – Evolution, not Revolution in Building Product Teams

Mind the Product

Both he and the owners of the club advocated this plan in a number of press conferences and laid it down as the roadmap for a long-term project. The Parable.

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Understanding and Prioritizing Customer Needs for Innovation; Product Leadership Exchange; Recent Product Management Interviews

Good Product Manager

I’m pleased to announce that for the first time the Summit will feature a Product Leadership Exchange. The Product Leadership Exchange is just one of the reasons that product management professionals should attend Summit , along with content like my keynote presentation on The Art and Science of Identifying and Prioritizing Customer Needs as well as a presentation in our Product Marketing and Management track on The SiriusDecisions Investment Decisionmaking Process.

Tips for Growing a Product Management Team

Roman Pichler

And do you agree on what a product vision , strategy , roadmap , and backlog are, for example, and how these plans should be captured? Make sure, though, that you hire people not only for their product management and domain knowledge but pay attention to their leadership and people skills.

Turn Your Release Notes Into a Content Marketing Machine

Mind the Product

The path to engaging releases starts with planning your near-term roadmap. When you’re constructing your roadmap, you should already be thinking about how you want to bundle tasks into releases and how those releases are communicated to your users.