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.

Product roadmap pragmatism

Street Smart Product Manager

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A Rearview Mirror for Your Product Roadmap

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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.

Roadmaps are Dead! Long Live Roadmaps! by C. Todd Lombardo

Mind the Product

Do you ever feel like breaking up with your roadmap? Todd Lombardo takes on a topic that is emotional to most of us as product managers – the product roadmap. In modern product management, we have multiple frameworks and tools designed to help us understand what to build.

The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

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

What Makes a Good Product Roadmap?

Mind the Product

Roadmap creation is one of the primary jobs of a product manager, and probably the one that causes them the most difficulty. There are many books, blogs, conference talks, and training programmes on what makes a good roadmap, and people make careers out of being roadmapping experts. The post What Makes a Good Product Roadmap? Product Roadmap Product Management Skills Product Vision

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”. If you’re only going to read one thing: Product Roadmaps Relaunched.

Chapter 12/17?—?How to Develop Product Roadmap?

The Product Coalition

How to Develop Product Roadmap? Writing Good PRD & Managing Product Backlog [Back to?—? Product Management 101 ] Great products are not accidental. To lay out and document your strategy, you need to develop a Product Roadmap. Product Roadmap?—?What

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.

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

Creating Consistency Within the Chaos of Roadmapping by Rohini Pandhi

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Rohini Pandhi, Product Manager at Square , shares her thoughts on roadmapping and its role in the product process. This process will eventually create habits that can drive the roadmapping process at different time horizons. This provides a more focused view of the roadmap. Finally, the lowest level of the roadmapping process focuses on tasks.

Outcome Roadmaps

The Product Coalition

startup roadmaps outcome-over-output outcomes product-managementFocus Product Initiatives on What Really Matters Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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. He joined us live at the Mind the Product Leadership Forum to chat about how he builds his own roadmaps, prioritisation, product vision, OKRs and quite a bit more. The art and science of product management. The biggest mistake people make on roadmaps.

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10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

Whenever you are faced with an agile, dynamic environment—be it that your product is young and is experiencing significant change or that the market is dynamic with new competitors or technologies introducing change, you should work with a goal-oriented product roadmap, sometimes also referred to as theme-based. Goal-oriented roadmaps focus on goals or objectives like acquiring customers, increasing engagement, and removing technical debt. 8 Make your Roadmap Measurable.

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.

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. The post Creating a product roadmap is easy appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager. Product Management Product Roadmap Product Manager product roadmap roadmap

Effective Product Roadmaps

Melissa Perri

Product Roadmaps, in general, are confusing. Even the most experienced Product Managers still don’t have them fully figured out. 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. The truth?

The “Why” Behind Your Product Roadmap

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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.” The vast majority of product roadmaps move the product in a positive direction, but desired results are only achieved if there is clarity around where it is taking you, and why. You can also link the product roadmap to your objectives.

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 ».

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

application admins say it’s a pain to manage security settings in two different places.” new features to your roadmap now so you. your roadmap now so you don’t have to scramble down the road. analytics on your roadmap now to ensure you’re not.

Product Roadmap Essentials

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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. Imagine if you could engage industry experts in an informative dialog to gain valuable insights in helping you craft and master your own roadmaps. Product Manager at Visible Measures.

Funding your Roadmap

The Product Coalition

Funding your Product Roadmap How do you ask for funding as you scale your product & team You have a product roadmap (annual / multi-year) in front of you, crafted by you after months of deliberation, discussions, conversations, stakeholder and leadership feedback and reviews. However, this article is not about how to create that perfect roadmap. I’m going to talk a bit about how to get those funding dollars in order to make your roadmap a reality.

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, Judging by what product managers have told us , my guess is that it sounds familiar to a good chunk of you reading this. Managing the “Shadow Product Team”.

7 Product Roadmap Tools to Kickstart 2020

Userpilot

Roadmapping is a crucial part of every product manager’s role, but it’s safe to say a lot of PMs don’t particularly enjoy it. Luckily, there are some excellent product roadmap tools out there to help make it more bearable. What will the roadmap show?

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.

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. Without thoughtful leadership around them, it may not be in product manager’s gift to achieve a “good” roadmap. I would define a good roadmap as one that the team understands and feels ownership over. A Product Leader’s Role in Roadmapping.

Influencing the Product Roadmap

Pragmatic Marketing

Sangita Sarkar , Zynga’s director of product marketing, recently participated in an AMA on influencing the product roadmap via Sharebird , a place to see how people at top companies do product marketing.

Influencing the Product Roadmap

Pragmatic Marketing

Sangita Sarkar , Zynga’s director of product marketing, recently participated in an AMA on influencing the product roadmap via Sharebird , a place to see how people at top companies do product marketing.

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. When I saw the results I thought it was worth saying on Twitter what I’ve said before: the timeline roadmap simply has to go (said Twitter thread caught fire!). Frequently-Asked Product Roadmapping Questions.

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!

Effective Product Roadmaps

Melissa Perri

Product Roadmaps, in general, are confusing. Even the most experienced Product Managers still don’t have them fully figured out. 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. But first, let’s talk about Roadmaps in general, and how they got us on the wrong track to begin with. Well that’s where the term Roadmap actually comes from.

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.

7 Ways of Creating and Sustaining an Agile Product Roadmap

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By Ellen Gottesdiener – Product Roadmaps Are Necessary for Product Success A product roadmap visually depicts how your product will evolve over time to realize your product vision and achieve continual value for your customers and business. (I I define the term product to refer to a software application, system, device, service, or a combination that… Product Management Product Strategy

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. It all misleads into believing that the product roadmap is just some mumbo jumbo that has little in common with real business problems. Those not given up the fight, experiment with crossbreeds of the roadmap and the release plan.

Creating a Product Roadmap is Easy

Speaker: Shardul Mehta, VP of Product Management, Amwell

As a product manager, it is our job to drive sustainable business growth. And one of the chief ways we do that is by crafting a coherent product roadmap. Thanks to these roadmaps, everyone knows what we’re working on now vs. later, where we’re headed, and how we’re getting there. Fail at making this map, and you sacrifice not only your own credibility, but the credibility of the entire company. The bad news? Product managers rarely have the time to adequately prepare. The good news? While we should absolutely do the research and analysis needed to craft a proper roadmap, we actually don’t need to wait until it’s completed. We can actually do both in parallel. And what’s more is that once you can do that, product roadmapping becomes easy. Join Shardul Mehta, VP of Product Management, American Well, and learn how to master the intricacies of any product roadmap.

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. The numerous parties to the roadmap have different motivations and needs which you as the PM must be weighing in order to achieve a higher success probability. Battleground The product roadmap.

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. And so at any given moment, you could open up your roadmap, and tell me where you were at that moment, where you were headed, and your informed belief about when you might get there. Your software product roadmap or project plan should do the same for you.

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. As product managers, we instinctively know that planning things out in advance is impossible, because our work depends on a constant stream of testing, data and feedback. For bosses, I think there’s a perceived risk in moving from a safe and predictable feature roadmap to an experiment-based lean product roadmap.

5 Roadmap Best Practices for Remote Product Managers

ProductPlan

We surveyed thousands of professionals for our Product Managers in 2020 report. That’s why the roadmap—the team’s strategic guidepost—is even more necessary for remote product managers or teams. Why are Product Roadmaps Essential for Remote Product Managers?

Potholes in your Roadmap and How to Fill Them

Speaker: Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor

As a Product Manager, prioritizing work on your roadmap is an important part of your role. To answer roadmap questions, you're probably familiar with frameworks like RICE and Cost of Delay. But products are built by people, and people are messy - unlike these frameworks. Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Adviser, has identified potholes in your roadmap that are preventing you from planning as best as you can. She'll take you through all the opportunities to improve your organization's relationship to its roadmap that you may have missed along the way.