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. Now, Next, Later Roadmap. Product Roadmaps

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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Product Management 101: Roadmapping

ProductCraft

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?

OKRs in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Goals in Product Management. As I explain in my book How to Lead in Product Management , setting the right goals is crucial to align stakeholders and development teams and to achieve product success. Figure 2: A Chan of Product-related Goals.

How To Design Your Next Roadmap with Data-Driven Pit Stops Masterclass

Speaker: Sonia Singhal, Product Manager at eBay

Sonia Singhal, Product Manager at Design My Trips, knows just how to help you generate value from your data. She will walk you through a data-driven roadmap designed to increase your workflow during your decision-making process.

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.

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. 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.

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.

6 Product Management Trends to Track in 2022

280 Group

As 2021 draws to a close, 280 Group is looking ahead at the coming year, and spotting key trends we feel will have the biggest impact on Product professionals across industries. Trend #1: The Pandemic Pivot and Recovery through Product Innovation. Trend #4: Product Management Ethics.

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.

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

Product Manager Salary [2021 Data]

280 Group

This article details general Product Manager salary data based on salary information reported by Salary.com and Hired.com in January 2021. Status of the Job 2021: Product Manager. Interest in product management roles has soared in the past five years.

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

Product Roadmap

eProduct

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

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.

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 Management System Basics

ProductPlan

What is a Product Management System? As a product manager , you’ll want to answer a series of questions before you start work. And at least one dedicated software application to help you take your products from concept to launch. Studying competitive products?

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. The post What Makes a Good Product Roadmap? appeared first on Mind the Product.

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.

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! – 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”

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.

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B2B Product Manager September 2021

Proficientz

B2B Product Manager September 2021. The highest performing product management teams know the market as well or better than they know their products. Blog: High-Octane Product Management. Product Management Playbook. Product Demo Courses.

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Four Key Product Management Lessons from Jessi Alva, Director, Technical Product Management at SAP Concur

Apptentive

Whether you’re new to the product management field or a seasoned professional, it’s always valuable to learn from your peers’ lived experiences. We recently sat down with four product experts and asked them about their experiences in this field. Product Management

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.

Who is more customer-centric: B2C product managers or B2B product managers?

Product Management Unpacked

finds interesting differences between how B2B (business-to-business) and B2C (business-to-consumer) product managers approach product management, especially as it relates to customer research. Product Management Questions b2b product managers b2c product managers

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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. We have lean startup methodologies that teach us to “Build, Measure, Learn” but somehow we still ship products that don’t gain traction. What a Roadmap Isn’t.

How to Improve Product Adoption: Proven Strategies for Product Managers

Apptentive

Product adoption is a key piece of any successful customer acquisition strategy or onboarding program. So, what is product adoption? Product adoption refers to the way in which customers embrace and use a product. Product adoption is key to customer retention.

Benefits of Roadmap Metrics

ProductPlan

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. Yet far too often, roadmaps are glanced at briefly.

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.

4 Lessons from Product Management Experts

Apptentive

Whether you’re new to the product management field or a seasoned professional, it’s always valuable to learn from your peers’ lived experiences. We recently sat down with four product experts and asked them about their experiences in this field. Product Management

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.

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 vs. Product Owner — You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

Last month, we presented the webinar, The Product Manager vs. Product Owner Role – Siblings, Rivals, or the Same Person? Are Product Managers both Traditional and Agile? Secondly, is an Agile Product Manager a Product Owner?

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.

A designer, a product manager, and an engineer walk into a bar…by Karishma Irani

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon Digital Americas session, Karishma Irani, group product manager at LaunchDarkly explains a Triad process that can increase effectiveness when planning and scoping out new product ideas. [.]

OKRs in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Goals in Product Management. As I explain in my book How to Lead in Product Management , setting the right goals is crucial to align stakeholders and development teams and to achieve product success. Figure 2: A Chain of Product-related Goals.

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.

5 Ways ProductPlan Helps Standardize Your Roadmaps

ProductPlan

Their product teams are small and agile. Perhaps the team consists of a few product managers. These professionals can easily communicate , stay aligned, and present a cohesive product strategy to the team. Many teams fail to understand the importance of a roadmap.

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!