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. As a result, linear product roadmaps could lead to linear software delivery.

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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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 Prioritisation

Roman Pichler

Before you order the roadmap items, double-check that you have a validated product strategy in place. If you haven’t nailed the answers, then do not continue the roadmapping effort. Otherwise, your roadmap may be built on false assumptions. To prioritise the product roadmap, consider in which life cycle stage your product is. Whatever you do, make sure that your roadmap tells a cohesive, meaningful story that clearly communicates how the product will create value.

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.

Roadmap creation tips for remote teams

Mind the Product

That's where an effective roadmap comes in. [.] Read more » The post Roadmap creation tips for remote teams appeared first on Mind the Product. Guest Post Product RoadmapThese days, remote working is becoming the new normal.

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!). Oftentimes, I see a PM communicating a mix between a roadmap and a backlog, and I’m trying to figure out how to get them comfortable with sharing both. Product Roadmaps

Building a product roadmap to avoid potholes down the road

Mind the Product

Product roadmaps: love 'em or hate 'em, you probably spend a lot of time on them. Here are some roadmap tips to get your project off and running. [.] Read more » The post Building a product roadmap to avoid potholes down the road appeared first on Mind the Product.

Should Product Roadmaps Have Dates?

Roman Pichler

What Product Roadmaps Are (in a Nutshell). To start with, let’s briefly recap what a product roadmap is. I view a roadmap as a high-level plan that states specific benefits a product should provide over a certain timeframe, which may range from six to 12 months. I find it helpful to use the product roadmap so that it connects the overall product strategy with the product backlog, as shown in the picture below. Ensure the Roadmap is Realistic.

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. 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.

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.

How to lead your product – Part 2: Problems and roadmaps

Mind the Product

Kate Cladis discusses how to lead your product by keeping calm and using roadmaps. [.] Read more » The post How to lead your product – Part 2: Problems and roadmaps appeared first on Mind the Product. Guest Post Product Leadership Product 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. An outcome-based roadmap just sounds like a c-suite failing to construct a functional product organisation.”. Timelines are better suited as a release plan, not a roadmap.

Startup Roadmaps and Prioritisation, by Ahmed El-Sharkasy

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, Ahmed El-Sharkasy – CEO and Co-Founder at Knowledge Officer – offers exceptional insights on product roadmapping and prioritisation. The post Startup Roadmaps and Prioritisation, by Ahmed El-Sharkasy appeared first on Mind the Product.

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.

How to Evaluate and Implement Customer Feedback Into Your Product Roadmap

Speaker: Hannah Chaplin - Director, Product Marketing at Pendo and Dan Dalton - Director, Product Management at Pendo

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

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. The 11-chapters are a master class on product roadmapping, and is supported by 65+ interviews from real practitioners. The book walks readers through the whole roadmapping process, step by step. What do people struggle with most developing roadmaps? “A

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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. Roadmaps add value when used regularly by coworkers and other stakeholders.

5 Ways ProductPlan Helps Standardize Your Roadmaps

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Many teams fail to understand the importance of a roadmap. They fail to understand how it can help to standardize roadmaps to align your team. There are more features to build, more roadmaps to maintain, and more stakeholders to satisfy. Streamline Your Product Roadmap.

Who Owns the Product Roadmap? How to use Insight and Influence to Guide Product Direction

Mind the Product

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The Art of Alignment: Balancing External & Internal Communications

Speaker: Vivek Bedi

There are a thousand moving parts to creating a product roadmap - particularly one that everyone can reference and use. Therefore, the development of an effective roadmap relies upon the ability to answer the question, "What is a roadmap, and what is it really going to be used for?"

Effective Product Roadmaps

Melissa Perri

Product Roadmaps, in general, are confusing. 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? Even the most experienced Product Managers still don’t have them fully figured out.

Product Roadmap

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The post Product Roadmap appeared first on eProduct. Product Management Software Product Management Templates Product Management Tools Product Strategy Backlog 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. Whether people think the roadmaps themselves are bad, or think they are good tools that are simply misunderstood or misused, it is pretty clear that there is something wrong with roadmaps. What a Roadmap Isn’t. A roadmap can be many things.

Conduct Better Roadmap Communication with Shared Legends

ProductPlan

You may have experienced issues when combining more than one roadmap into a single view. We’ve added a new Shared Legends feature to the ProductPlan roadmap app. I spoke with hundreds of roadmap users at large organizations.

Get S.M.A.R.T. with your Roadmap

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Technical Project Manager, iFixIt

In this presentation, Miles Robinson will walk through the 5 SMART considerations, providing small tools at each step to help evaluate whether there is more value in doing something yourself or hiring out to others. Each of the tools can be used in isolation or together, and they all help to bring clarity and structure to the data you will need to make the best use of your time, money and people.

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.

Product roadmap pragmatism

Street Smart Product Manager

One of the chief ways we do this is by crafting a coherent product roadmap. Watch this webinar I participated in with Product Management Today in which I talk about: The importance of having a product roadmap Pragmatic strategies […]. Product Management Product Roadmap

Roadmapping with an IMPACT Mindset

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But if there’s one part of product management that needs IMPACT more than anywhere else, it’s roadmapping. Roadmaps set the tone for the coming months and years. Most product teams don’t set out to create lackluster roadmaps, but they’re often dealt a sub-par opening hand.

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. the simple roadmap by David Webb 1.

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.

Analytics are the key to optimizing the product roadmap

Mind the Product

Read more » The post Analytics are the key to optimizing the product roadmap appeared first on Mind the Product. Product Analytics Product Roadmap AnalyticsYou’ve built an early version of your product, and it works. You have early adopters that really like what you are doing.

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.

Outcome Roadmaps

The Product Coalition

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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.

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!

The building blocks of excellent product roadmaps

ProductBoard

This piece is an excerpt from “Charting your course: The building blocks of excellent product roadmaps.” ” For more insights and how-tos on roadmapping, download the full ebook. Product Management roadmapping product roadmap roadmap

Public Product Roadmap? Yes, please!

The Product Coalition

Check out these Product Companies and their Public Roadmaps Photo by Tim Mossholder from Pexels Are you considering making your roadmap public? Or perhaps you constantly have customers asking about what’s coming up, where things are on the roadmap, etc. Public Product Roadmap?

SaaS Product Roadmaps: Achieving Your Product Vision

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One important next step is a product roadmap. Product roadmaps, done well, can be a great tool to help advance… Product Strategyby Paul Ressler – Everything is progressing well with your SaaS product; you have your product vision and you have product market fit. What are the next steps to achieve success for your SaaS product?

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Effective Product Roadmaps

Melissa Perri

Product Roadmaps, in general, are confusing. 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. Think back, before Google Maps, to what a real roadmap was- those things with tiny, tiny city names and thousands of squiggly lines.

How to Use a Semantic Layer to Scale Data & Analytics Across Your Organization

Download this guide for practical advice on using a semantic layer to improve data literacy and scale self-service analytics. The guide includes a checklist, an assessment, industry-specific use cases, and a data & analytics maturity model and roadmap.