Six Qualities of a Great Product Vision

Roman Pichler

An inspiring vision creates a meaningful purpose for everyone involved in making the product a success including the stakeholders and development team members. If the vision resonates with you, then this will help you do a great job, especially when the going gets tough.

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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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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. Owning your product vision. OKRs v roadmaps.

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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.

How Product Managers Can Define a Product Vision to Guide Their Team

Speaker: Christian Bonilla, VP of Product Management at UserTesting

Join Christian Bonilla, VP of Product at UserTesting, as he reveals tips for taking ownership of the product vision to guide the development process. He will discuss how a strong product vision informs your strategy and roadmap, common traps to avoid, share real-life examples, and show ways to reinforce the product vision into your team’s day to day.

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.

A Product Strategy is NOT just a Vision and Roadmap

The Product Coalition

You have a strategy AND a roadmap, they’re two different things. leadership product-strategy startup product-leadership product-managementContinue reading on Product Coalition ».

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What is Product Vision?

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Product Vision or Product Vision Statement is the long-term goal for a product includes the long-term mission and the motivation behind its creation, along with why it’s important. Product visions, ultimately, serve as the guideposts for the development of the products.

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?

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 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.

How to Retroactively Measure Product Vision Success

ProductPlan

Clutch’s survey proves that you need an effective product management strategy to measure product vision success. As a product leader, your product vision anchors everything you communicate to your team. Remember, your product vision may be an idea or an aspiration.

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.

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?

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.

Roadmaps Are Dead! Long Live Roadmaps!

Speaker: Bruce McCarthy, Co-Author of Product Roadmaps Relaunched and Founder of Product Culture

Join Bruce McCarthy, co-author of Product Roadmaps Relaunched, as he discusses the best ways to innovate your product roadmap. So that it reflects your customers’ needs while simultaneously and accurately communicating your products strategy and vision.

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

Why roadmaps don’t matter (that much) by Stephen Culligan

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank Buenos Aires talk, Stephen Culligan, Head of Product at Prommt and former Product Manager at Pivotal Labs discusses how we can build better roadmaps by focusing on the bigger picture and pivoting our attention to strategy and vision. [.]

How to Distinguish Between Your Product Roadmap, Product Strategy, and Product Vision

UserVoice

While you might “own” the product, your product’s vision should be coming from the top of the house. Sales, operations, technology… all of it should be working toward a common vision. So, if the vision isn’t the responsibility of the product team, what is? Product Management Product Management ProcessIt should be driving everything in your organization, not just product development.

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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.

Vision vs. Strategy

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In recent articles on keys to product success and the alternative to roadmaps I have highlighted that if you want the benefits of product team empowerment and autonomy, then you need to provide each team with the necessary context in which to make good decisions. I’ve explained that the context typically needs to be the product vision, and a specific set of outcome-based objectives for each team (OKR’s are an effective way to do that). Product Vision. Overview.

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Product Vision: Speak Language People Will Understand

The Product Coalition

It’ll describe some points divided as follows: Setting the product vision Getting people onboard (stakeholder management) to make it happen How to talk with other areas to get to this vision Why is setting a Product Vision important?

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.

Effective Use of Product Roadmap Software to Align Your Product Strategy

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Vital to delivering successful products at Clickatell , an effective product roadmap can quell the confusion and missteps that often derail well-meaning product delivery organizations. An effective product roadmap lists the many deliverables and deadlines. 6 Roadmapping Best Practices.

Aren’t Outcome-Based Product Roadmaps Just Roadmaps Anyway?

Userpilot

Product roadmaps is one of the subjects I am probably the most passionate about in the product world. They’re controversial and usually carry a love-hate relationship stigma for many product managers. Timelines are better suited as a release plan, not a roadmap.

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.

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.

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.

Benefits of Roadmap Metrics

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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 would be part of everyone’s daily or weekly routines.

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.

Product Manager Tools?—?The roadmap

The Product Coalition

How should you go about communicating the vision for your product, and do you really need a specialist tool to do it. roadmaps product software-development product-management product-manager

Why is a Vision Crucial to Your Product?

The Product Coalition

Photo: Pixabay/Vision We dream of various things. A vision is intended to capture these aspects in a few sentences and briefly describe how the final product should look like and what it should do. To create the vision, I suggest using The Product Vision Board.

Product Roadmap Essentials

bpma ProductHub

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.

The “Why” Behind Your Product Roadmap

bpma ProductHub

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.

Answering the “Product Vision” Questions With Something…Visionary

Proficientz

“What’s on our strategic roadmap?” What’s our product vision?” If you’re the head of products or strategy in a B2B organization, you’re constantly fielding the “product vision and strategic roadmap” questions. A different approach to answering these questions will help you articulate a vision that energizes everyone and simplifies the execution of your product, marketing and sales plans. Product Management Playbook Portfolio Strategy & Product Planning

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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. Roman Pichler’s product vision board.