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.

Agile vs. Roadmaps — Ending the Battle [+Webinar]

280 Group

Sign up for our October 15th webinar, Unlocking a More Strategic Product Roadmap using Agile , to learn more in-depth about taking your product roadmap to the next level using Agile. The Product Roadmap. As a result, linear product roadmaps could lead to linear software delivery.

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Roadmapping Isn’t Just for Product Managers Anymore

ProductPlan

You will find several product management techniques useful during this transformation, such as roadmapping. Once considered the domain of product managers, roadmaps are useful in various contexts. Why IT departments use roadmaps. Examples of using roadmaps.

A Learning Roadmap for Product People

Roman Pichler

Overview of the Learning Roadmap. Like a modern product roadmap, a learning roadmap states the specific outcomes or benefits you’d like to achieve to become a more competent product person, and it captures them in form of learning goals. Figure 1: A Sample Learning Roadmap.

Managing Product Feedback at Scale

As with all things related to customers, there’s an art and science to effectively dealing with each of their ideas. With so many voices competing for attention, you need a means of effectively dealing with all of the data that will come your way. This practical 26-page eBook provides product managers with the strategies needed to deal with the common pitfalls that come with opening up the inevitable floodgate of data that comes with asking your customers and internal stakeholders for their input. In this eBook, we’ll show you: • How to gather, prioritize, and select the best ideas from your customers and stakeholders, • How to make internal feedback more effective and inclusive, • How to make more strategic product roadmap decisions based on data, not opinions, • How to set expectations for new development both internally and externally. Get your free copy now!

Three Qualities of Great Product Roadmaps

Roman Pichler

Traditionally, product roadmaps are output-focussed plans that map features like registration, search, and reporting onto a timeline. Such a roadmap essentially states when a piece of functionality will be delivered. For a product roadmap to be effective, it must be actionable.

Digital Transformation Roadmap

ProductPlan

What is a Digital Transformation Roadmap? Above all, product teams can use a digital transformation roadmap to summarize the plan and goals for any move from a manual process to a digital one. What Purpose Does a Digital Transformation Roadmap Serve?

7 Different Product Roadmap Formats

The Product Coalition

There are many different types of roadmaps and different formats that roadmaps can take. roadmaps product-owner product-management agile startupContinue reading on Product Coalition ».

Marketing Roadmap: The Product Marketing Manager Guide to Success

Userpilot

How do you design a marketing roadmap that structures your project and keeps your team organized through the marketing lifecycle? This article dives into what a marketing roadmap is and how you can build yours effectively. What is a marketing roadmap? Marketing strategy roadmap.

Revive Your Product Roadmap

Apptentive

Digital transformation is back to most companies’ top investment channels, remote product management is the future of work, and there is more marketplace need for product managers than ever before—hooray? And your product roadmap is likely bearing the load.

Managing Product Feedback at Scale

This practical 26-page eBook provides product managers with the strategies needed to deal with the common pitfalls that come with opening up the inevitable floodgate of data that comes with asking your customers and internal stakeholders for their input.

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. One concept I really wish we’d had space for is the idea of providing a rearward view of the roadmap — essentially a summary of what’s been delivered in the recent past — as a way to set context for the forward-looking portion of the roadmap. We talk a lot in the book about explaining the “why” of your roadmap.

Three Qualities of Great Product Roadmaps

Roman Pichler

Traditionally, product roadmaps are output-focussed plans that map features like registration, search, and reporting onto a timeline. Such a roadmap essentially states when a piece of functionality will be delivered. For a product roadmap to be effective, it must be actionable.

Product Roadmap Prioritization — You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

This month, we presented the webinar, 5 Secrets to Prioritizing Your Product Roadmap (The Right Way!). From a product management perspective, you’ll want to focus on supporting the business unit strategy. Features, Roadmap Building, and Launch. Product Roadmaps

Roadmapping Frameworks: How to Set Goals for Growth

ProductPlan

Product roadmapping frameworks work in a very similar way. Recap: What are Product Roadmaps? A product roadmap is a holistic visual document that outlines your product’s growth path. Product roadmaps are a good way for organizations to prepare for the future.

How to Sell Your Roadmap to Your Leadership Team

Speaker: Brett Truka, CEO, Devetry

A product roadmap needs to both capture your product’s strategy and outline your execution plan. Because these documents are such an essential component of your job as product manager, you also need to strategize your roadmap presentation. In other words, you need to speak your executive suite’s language. In this webinar, Brett Truka, CEO of Devetry, shares his experiences and advice on how to successfully sell your roadmap to your leadership team.

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. I find it helpful to use the product roadmap so that it connects the overall product strategy with the product backlog, as shown in the picture below. Ensure the Roadmap is Realistic.

A Product Manager’s Guide to Roadmapping as an Essentialist

ProductPlan

I’ve been talking with product managers lately about how the concepts of “essentialism” can help them focus their efforts on what matters. I distilled the advice a few months ago in my book The Essentialist Product Manager and have recently been giving talks and workshops on the topic.

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. It’s a real practitioners’ book, written by four Boston-based leaders in Product Management: C. 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.

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Product roadmap pragmatism

Street Smart Product Manager

As product managers, it’s our job to drive sustainable business growth. One of the chief ways we do this is by crafting a coherent product roadmap. The post Product roadmap pragmatism appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager. Product Management Product Roadma

How Much is that Feature in the Window?

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Roadmaps are about the future, and talking about a roadmap means talking about the future. But how you tailor that conversation depends on who you’re having it with, because your stakeholders’ vision for the future and your customers’ vision are likely two different things. Every audience has their own needs and expectations that you are working to fulfill, and as a product manager, it is up to you to manage these many moving parts. A conversation about creating value is going to vary based on whether or not you’re asking someone to buy your product, or fund it.

5 Ways ProductPlan Helps Standardize Your Roadmaps

ProductPlan

Perhaps the team consists of a few product managers. Many teams fail to understand the importance of a roadmap. They fail to understand how it can help to standardize roadmaps to align your team. Here are five ways ProductPlan helps you and your product team standardize roadmaps.

3 Key Takeaways from the Webinar: Creating Strategic Alignment Through the Standardization of Your Product Roadmap

ProductPlan

The key is the standardization of the product roadmap. Stacey explained they needed a visual roadmap that their leadership team and stakeholders could easily digest. Standardizing their roadmapping system helped the Inmar product teams overcome this challenge.

Roadmapping with an IMPACT Mindset

ProductPlan

The IMPACT approach to product management’s primary goal is creating the maximum value for the broadest target audience while remaining aligned with the company’s mission, vision, and goals. Roadmaps set the tone for the coming months and years. IMPACT doesn’t begin with the roadmap.

Product Management 101: Roadmapping

ProductCraft

The roadmap is one of the most important “living documents” a product team has. What is a product roadmap? A product roadmap is a visual summary of a product’s direction to facilitate. Perspectives PM 101 PM Role Product Manager roadmap

How Leveraging Data Creates Efficient Product Roadmaps

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

In this webinar, Hannah Chaplin, Principal Product Marketing and Steve Cheshire, Product Manager will demonstrate how to use product data to inform your roadmap and evaluate the true business value of feature additions.

Conduct Better Roadmap Communication with Shared Legends

ProductPlan

You may have experienced issues when combining more than one roadmap into a single view. We’ve added a new Shared Legends feature to the ProductPlan roadmap app. I spoke with hundreds of roadmap users at large organizations.

How To Build a Customer-Facing Roadmap That Communicates Your Product Vision

ProductPlan

It is a very meta experience to build the ProductPlan platform as a go-to central hub for everything product management-related. Through this effort, we created a very exciting and strategic annual roadmap. And what better way to do that than a customer-facing roadmap?

How to Create a Customer-Facing Roadmap

Userpilot

One of the biggest debates I see internally in product management teams is whether or not they should have a customer-facing roadmap. Should you take a plunge and share your roadmap externally? What is a roadmap, anyway? A roadmap is not: A to-do list.

Benefits of Roadmap Metrics

ProductPlan

Understanding the benefits of roadmap metrics can help align your product team. For this reason, tracking whether or not your roadmaps are being used can help guide your product team towards a shared vision. Roadmaps add value when used regularly by coworkers and other stakeholders.

When Life Gives You Lemons Make PM Lemonade: Surviving Product Management During Crisis

Speaker: Vivek Bedi, Keynote Speaker, Author & Entrepreneur

We are all going through challenging times. In fact, the entire way product managers work has completely changed. The work/life balance of PMs is being tested; managing a product team and various roadmaps virtually adds to the list of current challenges. Meanwhile many professionals are exploring if pivoting into product management is a career path for them. Frankly, it's hard to find great resources to learn more about leveling up your product management skills. Well, when life gives you lemons, make PM lemonade!

Product Roadmap

eProduct

The post Product Roadmap appeared first on eProduct. Product Management Software Product Management Templates Product Management Tools Product Strategy Backlog Roadmap

Inform Your Product Roadmap and Prioritize Your Backlog with Customer Feedback Data

Apptentive

In this video , Melanie Fox, Product Manager at Apptentive and Lu Reed, Senior Product Manager, share a practical demonstration of how to use customer feedback to validate and support product roadmap decisions. Prioritize backlogged feature requests within your product roadmap.

The Right Roadmap for The Right Purpose?—?Five Different Roadmap Types

The Product Coalition

This article examines five different types of roadmaps used to make a product a success, each with a different purpose. strategy roadmaps product-management management agile

Creating a product roadmap is easy

Street Smart Product Manager

You just have to know how… Creating a product roadmap is one of the most important deliverables for a product manager. As product managers, we’re expected to set the direction of our products. ” The product roadmap helps do that.

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

This interactive session, Hannah Chaplin and Rebecca Notté will share their experience of building product roadmaps that align with company goals while also ensuring that customers are truly heard.

Mistakes to avoid while creating a product roadmap

Mind the Product

As a product manager when you put so much effort into creating a product roadmap, seeing it fail due to common mistakes can be heartbreaking. Let’s go through the common pitfalls which you can avoid while creating a product roadmap to ensure it is going to serve the intended purpose. [.]

Why Car Roadmaps Are Not the Same as Product Roadmaps, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

Several of my clients have various roadmap problems. They want a single product roadmap to serve all these purposes: Focus the team's work for this specific product for the short term. Forecast when management can expect the team to finish some specific work.

5 Ways a Product Roadmap Management Software Helps Manufacturers

Gocious Blog

Having roadmaps for your product portfolio helps your product managers focus on the bigger strategic goals of your company, but what about the rest of your teams? product and portfolio roadmap Product Development PRM

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The Benefits of Adding More Product Roadmap Viewers in ProductPlan

ProductPlan

The Benefits of Adding More Product Roadmap Viewers in ProductPlan. Instead, product leaders can transcend the confines of these antiquated tools by using a purpose-built roadmap solution to add roadmap viewers. The Benefits of Adding More Viewers to Your Roadmap.

Why the Product Message Should Come From Product Management

Speaker: Jordan Bergtraum, Head of Product at Equip ID & Consultant

Join Jordan Bergtraum, Head of Product at Equip ID & Consultant, as he tells you why Product Management should create the initial Product message and how to create a compelling Product message!