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 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. We talk a lot in the book about explaining the “why” of your roadmap.

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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

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 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.

Outcome Roadmaps

The Product Coalition

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

Product Management is Simple, but Very, Very Hard

Mind the Product

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.

Agile Transformation: How to Leverage Product Management

280 Group

Rather, it is about transforming an entire organization—Product Management, Development, IT, Customer Support, Sales, etc. 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.

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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. The art and science of product management.

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

280 Group

The article is a synopsis of The Phenomenal Product Manager: Chapter Two , written by Brian Lawley. They are the stars–the phenomenal Product Managers who are clearly on the road to big things in their careers. as well as the details of the product itself.

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.

Good Product Management is the key to Organisational Happiness

Mind the Product

One of the reasons I’m so passionate about product management is because I believe good product practice significantly underpins happiness in organisations. This may be the largest area of impact for product manager in an organisation.

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.

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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Women in Product Management: Jennifer Lyons, Product Management Consultant

280 Group

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. Women in Product Management

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

The Secret PM Handbook

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 Product manager =? Product Owner.

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. One of many, many roadmaps. Yet most roadmaps have a big problem in common.

The Phenomenal Product Manager: Product Marketing versus Product Management

280 Group

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. Product Marketing.

Alpha Product Management Survey Results

280 Group

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. Here are a few key facts we found useful: 49% of Product Managers had graduate degrees.

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.

How to Spot a Partial Product Manager

Mind the Product

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. What to do When you Spot a Partial Product Manager.

Product Management Training in 2020: How to Decide

280 Group

As Product Managers (PMs) and Product Marketers (PMMs), you want to know that you’re doing meaningful work and are creating products that impact consumers lives, in a very real way. But when 70-95% of products fail , what can you do to beat the odds?

Digital Transformation and Product Management

Roman Pichler

Recognise the Importance of Product Management. Note that employing people who are called product owners or product managers does not necessarily mean that a product management function exists. Define Clear Product Roles and Responsibilities.

Product Manager Salary Data in 2020

280 Group

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.

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.

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.

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. Here is what some of your peers have to say on the subject: Cait Porte, VP of Product at Zmags. Product Manager at Visible Measures.

Free Your Product Roadmap and Ditch the Timeline

Mind the Product

I recently tweeted about timeline roadmaps saying they had to go. I even wrote about it in my Mind the Product blog post, Lean Strategies for Maturing Products. Most love this freeing idea of ditching their timeline roadmap, and many have already been doing this for some time.

Creating Consistency Within the Chaos of Roadmapping by Rohini Pandhi

Mind the Product

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.

Potholes in your Roadmap and How to Fill Them

Speaker: Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor

As a Product Manager, prioritizing work on your roadmap is an important part of your role. To answer roadmap questions, you're probably familiar with frameworks like RICE and Cost of Delay. But products are built by people, and people are messy - unlike these frameworks. Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Adviser, has identified potholes in your roadmap that are preventing you from planning as best as you can. She'll take you through all the opportunities to improve your organization's relationship to its roadmap that you may have missed along the way.

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Roman Pichler

As you may know, the product owner originated from Scrum, where the role is responsible for maximising the value the product creates. This sounds like a text-book product management responsibility to me. Having two different product owner roles makes the confusion worse.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Lizza Diaz, Senior Director of Product Management at Robert Half

280 Group

In honor of International Women’s Day, 280 Group hosted a virtual panel discussion on how trailblazing women paved their way into Product Management. How did you get into product management? What advice do you have for women that are entering product management?

Funding your Roadmap

The Product Coalition

Funding your Product Roadmap How do you ask for funding as you scale your product & team You have a product roadmap (annual / multi-year) in front of you, crafted by you after months of deliberation, discussions, conversations, stakeholder and leadership feedback and reviews.

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. The truth?

Finding a Product Prioritization Framework That Works

Speaker: Janna Bastow, CEO and Co-Founder, ProdPad

When planning a roadmap, product managers must sort through huge piles of possibilities, balance competing factors, and ultimately decide what comes next. They have to prioritize—but it’s never that straightforward. You can’t blame product managers for wanting to find the perfect prioritization method to make their jobs easier. Still, no technique is a silver bullet. Join Janna Bastow, CEO and co-founder of ProdPad, as she talks about the pros and cons of prioritization frameworks.

Creating Good Roadmaps: 6 Practical Steps for Product Leaders

Mind the Product

Much has been written about the process of creating product roadmaps, not least the six great articles written by my own team. But there has been surprisingly little written about a product leader’s role in the process. Creating a Product-Friendly Culture.

Women in Product Management: Diana Benli, VP Product Management at Cognizant

280 Group

For our third installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Diana Benli, VP Government Programs Product Management at Cognizant in the TriZetto Healthcare Products Group. What would your roadmap look like?

5 Roadmap Best Practices for Remote Product Managers

ProductPlan

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 Manager vs Product Marketing Manager

280 Group

Managing the Interrelated Roles and Responsibilities of Product Managers and Product Marketing Managers. Product Management and Product Marketing Management are complementary roles. Product Life Cycle in the Lives of the PM & PMM.

Leading Under Uncertainty

Speaker: Greg Coticchia, CEO & Founder of ENTRA

Organizations of all types and sizes are facing common challenges of how to deal with the uncertainty in our current professional and personal lives. How can you plan when you are uncertain of what's next? On a product level, how can you be sure of delivering the ‘right’ messaging, products, solutions, and services to customers? How do you survive to fight the fight another day? In this session, we will discuss important tips for you as a Product Manager dealing with uncertainty. At the same time, we will discuss another important aspect of dealing with uncertainty, and that is building trust, especially while many of us are working remotely or in new or different settings.