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. Figure 1: A Sample Learning Roadmap.

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.

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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.

7 Different Product Roadmap Formats

The Product Coalition

There are many different types of roadmaps and different formats that roadmaps can take. roadmaps product-owner product-management agile startupContinue reading on Product Coalition ».

It's Alive! Bringing Your Product Roadmap Back From the Dead

Speaker: Lisa Mo Wagner, Product Management Coach, Writer, Speaker and WomenTech Ambassador

In this webinar, Lisa Wagner, Product Management Coach, will teach you how to create an effective outcome and data-driven roadmap that allows you to implement customer feedback in a timely manner.

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!). 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

Revive Your Product Roadmap

Apptentive

And your product roadmap is likely bearing the load. Do you think your product roadmap is running on fumes from too much change, or decaying from not enough focus? Then Revive Your Product Roadmap is the next thing you should read. Product Management Product Roadmap

Digital Transformation Roadmap

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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?

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. 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.

Omnichannel is Multichannel 2.0

Multichannel and omnichannel marketing are not the same. Many organizations are striving for omnichannel, but it can be a daunting journey—unless you have a map. Download your copy of the ultimate omnichannel guide today!

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.

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.

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. 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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Why Is a Product Roadmap Necessary?

Gocious Blog

product and portfolio roadmap PRMManufacturing a product from scratch takes strategic planning, purposeful timing, and effective communication across all departments, from product development and engineering to sales, marketing, and even finance.

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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.

Nailing the final phase of your product roadmap

Mind the Product

Nail the final phase of your product roadmap by understanding the process and preparation involved in a product launch. Read more » The post Nailing the final phase of your product roadmap appeared first on Mind the Product. Guest Post Product Roadmap

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.

Why Car Roadmaps Are Not the Same as Product Roadmaps, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

Several of my clients have various roadmap problems. They want a single product roadmap to serve all these purposes: Focus the team's work for this specific product for the short term. Yet, many of my clients want this ideal integrated roadmap. Integrated Roadmaps Do Exist.

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.

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?"

Roadmaps: Break the rules without breaking the principles

Mind the Product

We all know roadmaps shouldn’t be timelines with lists of features. If you can’t win the battle on roadmap structure, you can at least stay true to the principles of a flexible roadmap. [.] Product Roadmap

Consider Innovation and Personas When You Create Roadmaps, Part 5

Johanna Rothman

We use product roadmaps to see where we want to go and the options we might take to get there. Yet, so many of our roadmaps offer only a single and certain destination. Instead of certainty, let's consider options in our roadmap—at least for certain personas.

Perfecting product roadmaps with Janna Bastow

Mind the Product

In this Ask Me Anything (AMA) session for members, ProdPad CEO, and Mind the Product co-founder, Janna Bastow, joins Emily Tate, to answer all of your questions on perfecting product roadmaps. [.] Product Roadmap AMA Prioritised Members' Content

Mistakes to avoid while creating a product roadmap

Mind the Product

As a product manager when you put so much effort into creating a product roadmap, seeing it fail due to common mistakes can be heartbreaking. Let’s go through the common pitfalls which you can avoid while creating a product roadmap to ensure it is going to serve the intended purpose. [.]

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.

How Gocious Goes Beyond Product Roadmap Management

Gocious Blog

Historically, manufacturers and software development companies have coordinated this kind of product development using a product roadmap. However, while traditional product roadmap management software can be helpful, it’s also limited. product and portfolio roadmap PRM

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The Right Roadmap for The Right Purpose?—?Five Different Roadmap Types

The Product Coalition

This article examines five different types of roadmaps used to make a product a success, each with a different purpose. strategy roadmaps product-management management agile

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

SUNDAY REWIND: Roadmaps are Dead! Long Live Roadmaps! by C. Todd Lombardo

Mind the Product

As our Roadmapping focus week draws to a close, we have decided to close on this epic #mtpcon San Francisco talk where C. Todd Lombardo takes on a topic that is emotional to most of us as product managers – the product roadmap. [.] Long Live Roadmaps!

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.

How To Build a Customer-Facing Roadmap That Communicates Your Product Vision

ProductPlan

Through this effort, we created a very exciting and strategic annual roadmap. And what better way to do that than a customer-facing roadmap? Why we built a customer-facing roadmap. In fact, customer interviews play a key role in what gets prioritized and put on our roadmap.

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

5 Crucial Steps to Building a Clear Product Roadmap

Gocious Blog

Product roadmaps are a great way to keep track of your company's progress towards designing, building, and releasing new products to the market. A product roadmap creates a space where you can set goals, track performance, and make decisions for future development.

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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.

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.

5 Ways ProductPlan Helps Standardize Your Roadmaps

ProductPlan

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.

Taming the roadmap circus by Maarten Dalmijn

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon London+EMEA session, Maarten Dalmijn, then Head of Product at Rodeo, provides insight into what product managers can do differently during the roadmapping process to avoid turning the process into a circus. Product Management Skills Video #mtpcon 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.

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.

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!