Product Management 101: Roadmapping

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The roadmap is one of the most important “living documents” a product team has. It brings together multiple stakeholders around a shared plan for the product and sets general expectations of what will be completed and when. What is a product roadmap?

Product roadmap pragmatism

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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.

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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. Todd Lombardo, Evan Ryan, and I interviewed over 80 practicing product people. 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.

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. The roadmap gets a lot of blame for this culture. What a Roadmap Isn’t.

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.

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

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In this ProductTank London talk, Ren Yi Hooi – then Product Director at RailsBank, shares her experience of prioritization challenges in a fast pace organisation. The post Roadmaps & Prioritisation – Lessons Learnt the Hard way, by Ren Yi Hooi appeared first on Mind the Product.

Product Manager Tools?—?The roadmap

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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-managerContinue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

What Makes a Good Product Roadmap?

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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? appeared first on Mind the Product. Product Roadmap Product Management Skills Product Vision

Product Roadmaps in Five Easy Pieces

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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”. Roman Pichler’s product vision board.

Group Product Managers vs. Principal Product Managers

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Are you interested in becoming a product manager or advancing your product management career? In doing your research on the various product management tracks, you may have come across two interest titles: that of the Group Product Manager and the Principal Product Manager.

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.

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.

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

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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.

Escape From the Feature Roadmap to Outcome-driven Development

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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.

Sustainable Pace in Product Management

Roman Pichler

A framework like Scrum offers specific techniques that ensure sustainable pace—unfortunately, only for development team members and not for product people. But sustainable pace is equally important for you, the person in charge of the product. With Other Product People.

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.

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?

Product Manager Salary Data in 2020

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This article details product manager salary data for general product manager jobs (unspecified type). ” — Director of Product Management, Fintech | Oakland, CA. The importance of product managers continues to rise.

Product Management is Simple, but Very, Very Hard

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At its core Product Management is about making choices between countless possibilities to deliver value to the end user while meeting organisational goals and constraints. Indeed, this is the single most difficult feat in product management. Back to product management. This is the core of why timeline-based roadmaps are so dangerous. It has implications not only for our product and our organisation but also for our ego.

Outcome Roadmaps

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

Changing Times, Changing Roadmaps

Speaker: Stephanie Lewandowski, Senior Product Manager, Teachstone

Has 2020 lead you in a new direction? Have you found yourself scrambling to adapt to the market changes?Join Stephanie Lewandowski as she candidly talks about the realities of roadmaps - how often they change, how to navigate the changes, and how to survive in an uncertain market. She will discuss techniques and approaches that Product Managers can use to adapt quickly. During this interactive session, Stephanie invites others to share their experience and approaches, so we can learn from each other.

The Phenomenal Product Manager: What is a Phenomenal Product Manager?

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The article is a synopsis of The Phenomenal Product Manager: Chapter Two , written by Brian Lawley. You’ve probably come across a few Product Managers who seem to stand out form the crowd – the ones that seem to be really good at what they do, whereas other Product Managers seem to have little or no clue. They are the stars–the phenomenal Product Managers who are clearly on the road to big things in their careers.

Agile Transformation: How to Leverage Product Management

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Rather, it is about transforming an entire organization—Product Management, Development, IT, Customer Support, Sales, etc. Sometimes, the transformation is driven when an organization has become too product-centric and must now become customer-centric to scale and succeed in a competitive marketplace. Agile Transformation is key to product management because it offers so much scope for making a difference in a company and it’s product success. Roadmap it.

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Podcast: Roadmaps, OKRs, Vision and Prioritisation with Bruce McCarthy

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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. OKRs v roadmaps.

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Good Product Management is the key to Organisational Happiness

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One of the reasons I’m so passionate about product management is because I believe good product practice significantly underpins happiness in organisations. This is, of course, a subjective observation which comes from interacting with many organisations as a product consultant. In the ones that I consider to have good product practice, people are busy but calm, there is alignment, teamwork, agreement, smiles, intensity, and laughter.

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.

The Secret Product Management Framework

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One of the most challenging questions about product management has been – in my experience – “What is Product Management?”. We’re called “productmanagers. We’ll start with a box labeled “Product.” (It’s I suspect most of what you’ve learned about product management thus far has revolved around “the product.” By the end of this post you’ll have a much better context for thinking about “the product.”. Product manager =?

Women in Product Management: Jennifer Lyons, Product Management Consultant

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Jennifer Lyons, a Product Management Executive who has focused the last twelve years of her career in healthcare. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. How to Balance Strategy, Sales Requests, and Roadmaps Those were just some of the topics shared by Jennifer Lyons as part of our Women in Product series.

Creating Consistency Within the Chaos of Roadmapping by Rohini Pandhi

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The process of building products can be challenging and needs to be iterated on as much as the product itself. In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Rohini Pandhi, Product Manager at Square , shares her thoughts on roadmapping and its role in the product process. In any product team, there will be a unique set of rules and organizational cultures that influence them. This provides a more focused view of the roadmap.

Creating a product roadmap is easy

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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.

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.

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. Roadmaps are a living document.

The Phenomenal Product Manager: Product Marketing versus Product Management

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The article is a synopsis of The Phenomenal Product Manager: Chapter One , written by Brian Lawley. We’ll be using the term Product Manager to refer to both Product Managers and Product Marketers. Inbound (Product Management) spends most of their time with engineering teams and customers, making critical decisions and ensuring that everything gets done to bring customer-focused products to market. Product Marketing.

Alpha Product Management Survey Results

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If you haven’t read it already, the Product Management Survey results from Alpha are well worth the read. You can download a copy of the Product Management Survey here. It has some great insights about the state of Product Management so that you can compare yourself or your team to others. Here are a few key facts we found useful: 49% of Product Managers had graduate degrees. Product Roadmaps Survey Product Manager Roadmaps

How to Spot a Partial Product Manager

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What’s a partial product manager? We’ve all met one, and many of us have been one – a partial product manager is someone who holds the product manager title, but isn’t doing the full job. It can happen really easily, because great product management encompasses a great deal and is constantly evolving. I’ve categorized some common types of partial product managers to make it easier to identify and fix gaps.

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting. Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager at Looker, has done workshops with product managers who are looking to add effective reporting.

Digital Transformation and Product Management

Roman Pichler

Recognise the Importance of Product Management. But to take advantage of new and existing digital assets, align them with physical products and services and create a seamless user experience, and increase the overall value created, companies require product professionals—dedicated, qualified product people who look after the digital assets. While these changes are not as deep as introducing a new product management group, they still need to be carefully managed.

How bad Ideas get on the Roadmap

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Having a captive audience eager to learn about the product is red meat to me. 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.

5 Roadmap Best Practices for Remote Product Managers

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One of the biggest challenges facing any product team is internal communication. 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.

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.

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!