10 Product Roadmapping Mistakes to Avoid

Roman Pichler

1 The Product Roadmap is a Feature-based Plan. Traditional product roadmaps are usually output-focussed plans that map a list of features, like registration, search, and reporting, onto a timeline. 2 Roadmap Goals are Features in Disguise.

Roadmapping Isn’t Just for Product Managers Anymore

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You will find several product management techniques useful during this transformation, such as roadmapping. Once considered the domain of product managers, roadmaps are useful in various contexts. Why IT departments use roadmaps. IT project roadmap.

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Roadmaps: Break the rules without breaking the principles

Emily Tate

Avoid roadmaps that are timelines with lists of features by staying true to the principles of a flexible roadmap

Empathy in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Imagine that John is a sales rep and a key stakeholder who hardly ever attends the product strategy workshops you’ve invited him to. Instead, he requests product roadmap changes by talking directly to you. Why is Empathy Important in Product Management?

Managing Product Feedback at Scale

As with all things related to customers, there’s an art and science to effectively dealing with each of their ideas. With so many voices competing for attention, you need a means of effectively dealing with all of the data that will come your way. 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. In this eBook, we’ll show you: • How to gather, prioritize, and select the best ideas from your customers and stakeholders, • How to make internal feedback more effective and inclusive, • How to make more strategic product roadmap decisions based on data, not opinions, • How to set expectations for new development both internally and externally. Get your free copy now!

Agile vs. Roadmaps — Ending the Battle [+Webinar]

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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

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?

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.

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.

Product Manager Salary Data for 2022

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This article details general Product Manager salary data based on salary information reported by Salary.com in January 2022. . Status of the Job 2022: Product Manager . What Is a Product Manager? . Product Manager Salary for 2022 .

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.

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.

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?

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.

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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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 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.

Revive Your Product Roadmap

Apptentive

2020 completely changed the way we approach digital product planning (pretty crazy since nothing else really changed in 2020, right?). Your product team has responded to dizzying marketplace and business changes while planning for what may come in the years ahead.

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.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Michelle Lance, Head of Product Management, Western Alliance Bank.

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Michelle Lance: Head of Product Management, Western Alliance Bank. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter.

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.

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.

6 Product Management Fears (and how to overcome them)

Apptentive

There are six primary product management fears, but they all play into one another. Scary product management stats. The average PM works on or manages 9 products at any one time. 56% of product managers (PMs) report they have too many responsibilities.

Roadmapping Frameworks: How to Set Goals for Growth

ProductPlan

Product roadmapping frameworks work in a very similar way. There are a few routes you can take to achieve your product goals. Recap: What are Product Roadmaps? A product roadmap is a holistic visual document that outlines your product’s growth path.

It’s Time to Make Product Management Simple Again

Product Management University

If you’re in the “make product management simple” camp, there’s good news, and there’s bad news. 15 years ago, the conversations across the product management community were all about awareness, getting people to understand the discipline and its value to an organization.

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.

How Do Your Digital Product Management Skills Measure Up?

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A Product Manager’s experience, along with education, can indicate what they know and what they have done. However, the best way to understand a Project Manager’s abilities and level of proficiency is through a skills assessment. . 280 Blog Post Image Product Management

Behavioral Product Management: Product Managers Guide

Userpilot

Are you wondering what behavioral product management is? Or how behavioral product managers are different from traditional product managers ? BPM focuses on developing products that satisfy user needs and desires and change user behavior.

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

3 Key Takeaways from the Webinar: Creating Strategic Alignment Through the Standardization of Your Product Roadmap

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Without a central location to organize product updates, product leaders waste time updating multiple spreadsheets and slide decks to keep their teams and stakeholders aligned. However, what can product leaders do to overcome the challenge?

How Leveraging Data Creates Efficient Product Roadmaps

Speaker: Hannah Chaplin - Product Marketing Principal & Steve Cheshire - Product Manager

In this webinar, Hannah Chaplin, Principal Product Marketing and Steve Cheshire, Product Manager will demonstrate how to use product data to inform your roadmap and evaluate the true business value of feature additions.

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.

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.

Product Roadmap Prioritization — You Asked, We Answered

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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

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Shuba Swaminathan, Vice President of Product, Developer Experience & Design at Vonage

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Shuba Swaminathan, Vice President of Product, Developer Experience & Design at Vonage. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter.

Why the Product Message Should Come From Product Management

Speaker: Jordan Bergtraum, Head of Product at Equip ID & Consultant

Join Jordan Bergtraum, Head of Product at Equip ID & Consultant, as he tells you why Product Management should create the initial Product message and how to create a compelling Product message!

How to Create a Customer-Facing Roadmap

Userpilot

One of the biggest debates I see internally in product management teams is whether or not they should have a customer-facing roadmap. Should you take a plunge and share your roadmap externally? What is a roadmap, anyway? A roadmap is not: A to-do list.

Product Management vs. Product Operations: What’s the Difference?

ProductPlan

Ask anyone in the technology world, “what is product management,” and you’ll get a fairly consistent answer. Ask this same cohort to define product operations—and how it differs from product management—and that consistency begins to fade. What is Product Management?

SUNDAY REWIND: The biggest challenge for product managers?

Mind the Product

What is your biggest challenge as a product manager? Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: The biggest challenge for product managers? appeared first on Mind the Product. The million-dollar question had Christian Bonilla thinking.

February’s top product management content

Mind the Product

We’re another month into 2022, a month that saw Mind the Product run a successful focus week on roadmapping, and a leadership panel on navigating difficult relationships. Read more » The post February’s top product management content appeared first on Mind the Product.

How to Evaluate and Implement Customer Feedback Into Your Product Roadmap

Speaker: Rebecca Notté, Product Operations Manager and Hannah Chaplin, Director of Product Marketing at Pendo

This interactive session, Hannah Chaplin and Rebecca Notté will share their experience of building product roadmaps that align with company goals while also ensuring that customers are truly heard.