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 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.

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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?

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

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 Roadmap

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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.

Book review: “Product Roadmaps Relaunched”

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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 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

A Product Manager’s Guide to Roadmapping as an Essentialist

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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.

Take the Guesswork Out of Product Management

Speaker: Daniel Barrett and Michael Goff, Revenera

If you’re not using software usage analytics to understand how users engage with your applications, you’re missing valuable data. Watch this webinar to learn why Gartner predicts that 75% of software providers will rely on software usage analytics by 2021.

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 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.

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 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

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.

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.

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

How to manage dependencies – the hidden killer of your roadmap

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Portfolio dependencies, or aka roadmap dependencies, can be a hidden killer to even the best-orchestrated product roadmaps. The post How to manage dependencies – the hidden killer of your roadmap appeared first on dragonboat - Responsive PPM.

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?

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.

SUNDAY REWIND: Escape from the feature roadmap to outcome-driven development

Mind the Product

While discussing this week’s Sunday Rewind, Mind the Product’s Managing Director Emily Tate was quick to suggest one of her all-time favourite posts — Escape from the feature roadmap to outcome-driven development. Product Roadmap Sunday Rewind

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

Declaring Roadmap Bankruptcy

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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

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.

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.

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 roadmaps are overloaded with significance and are a source of uncertainty among product managers.

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.

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 ».

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.

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.

Translate Your Vision to Action with an Internal Roadmap

The Product Coalition

Part one of this article taught you how to align a roadmap with aspirational business goals. Project Selection Outcome: A timeline view of the potential projects scheduled during the roadmap’s timeframe. This step gets into what people think of when they ask for a roadmap.

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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7 Product Roadmap Tools to Kickstart 2020

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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?

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!

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.

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

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. This reformatting was always an attempt to make the roadmap work harder: to bring more focus, communicate more effectively with stakeholders, keep a growing team joined up. One of many, many roadmaps. Yet most roadmaps have a big problem in common. So, Back to That Roadmap….

Product Roadmap Templates and Examples

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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.