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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Developing a Thorough Understanding of Atomic Roadmapping Habits

ProductPlan

Are your roadmapping habits holding you back? Clear’s advice proves useful for product managers to implement his philosophy into their own atomic roadmapping habits. And for product managers, it’s important to develop your own atomic roadmapping habits. .

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.

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.

Roadmaps Are Dead. Long Live Roadmaps! – Janna Bastow on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

When you have questions about roadmaps, it pays to talk to someone who has spent way too much of her life thinking about them. Janna Bastow – co-founder of both Mind the Product and ProdPad – has been trying to fix the problems of roadmaps for most of her professional life.

Who Owns the Product Roadmap? How to use Insight and Influence to Guide Product Direction

Mind the Product

In my early days as a Product Manager, I wondered why the experiences of my peers varied so much from one company to another. In this article, we’ll take a dive into the different scenarios product managers may [.]. The post Who Owns the Product Roadmap?

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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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

eProduct

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

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.

How To Create a Simple Roadmap

The Product Coalition

Roadmaps don’t need to be complex, nor should you need a PhD to create one. Photo by Matt Duncan on Unsplash Ahh the dreaded word roadmap… The mere mention of a roadmap can divide the room, and send Product Managers into a world of panic.

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.

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 roadmap gets a lot of blame for this culture. What a Roadmap Isn’t. A roadmap can be many things. A roadmap is not a release plan. What a Roadmap Is.

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

Public Product Roadmap? Yes, please!

The Product Coalition

Check out these Product Companies and their Public Roadmaps Photo by Tim Mossholder from Pexels Are you considering making your roadmap public? Or perhaps you constantly have customers asking about what’s coming up, where things are on the roadmap, etc. Public Product Roadmap?

Product Roadmap First Principles

The Product Coalition

It’s Product Roadmap Building Time Again! The end of 2020 is nearing and it’s product roadmap building time again?—?at To make that process as worthwhile as possible, adhering to the following seven product roadmap first principles has proven beneficial in my experience.

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!

Purpose vs. Product: Differentiate Your Strategy from Tactics (Portfolio & Roadmaps)

Johanna Rothman

I keep seeing managers confuse the strategic and tactical. That leads to large and unchangeable roadmaps and a lot of emphasis on predictability. Worse, many of these managers also want business agility. Notice that organizational strategy requires agreement among the managers.

The building blocks of excellent product roadmaps

ProductBoard

This piece is an excerpt from “Charting your course: The building blocks of excellent product roadmaps.” ” For more insights and how-tos on roadmapping, download the full ebook. Product Management roadmapping product roadmap roadmap

Outcome Roadmaps

The Product Coalition

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

Roadmaps & Prioritisation – Lessons Learnt the Hard way, by Ren Yi Hooi

Mind the Product

The post Roadmaps & Prioritisation – Lessons Learnt the Hard way, by Ren Yi Hooi appeared first on Mind the Product. Prioritisation Product Management Skills London Prioritization Product Roadmap ProductTank ProductTank London Roadmapping

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.

Communicate Your Vision with an Internal Roadmap

The Product Coalition

Photo by Denise Jans on Unsplash There is a misconception that building a roadmap will define a product’s future. But a roadmap doesn’t create a clear view of the future. Your vision of the future should bring clarity to your roadmap. So why build a roadmap at all?

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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.

Declaring Roadmap Bankruptcy

ProductPlan

Is it Time to Declare Roadmap Bankruptcy? That way, you’ll know if your strategic plan is working and your roadmap is on the right track, or if it’s time to declare roadmap bankruptcy. 3 Signs that Declaring Roadmap Bankruptcy is a Fit. Roadmaps

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.

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 Role Roadmaps Play in Managing Product Design

ProductPlan

That team’s collective work is often represented, at a high level, as features on the product roadmap. The Role Roadmaps Play in Managing Product Design. The roadmap can be a powerful tool in coordinating these efforts, including the product design team members.

How to Make the Switch from Feature Roadmapping to Outcome-Driven Roadmaps

Dragonboat

Imagine this… You’re a new product operations manager joining a company that’s reached product-market fit, has a few product managers, and a brand new Chief Product Officer who wants to move away from feature-based roadmapping to outcome-driven roadmaps.

Large Features and Long Deadlines Mean You Have a Gantt Chart, Not a Roadmap

Johanna Rothman

The managers want rigid roadmaps. Because the managers want to “know” the teams will deliver it all. However, the managers create a roadmap similar to the image above. That roadmap has large features and long “deadlines.”

Problem-focused Product Roadmaps to focus on Product Innovation

The Product Coalition

Drawbacks from “classic” product roadmaps Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-management discovery roadmaps agile delivery

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.