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.

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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.

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. A roadmap can be many things.

The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

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

August Roundup: Roadmaps, Product/Market Fit, Team Culture and More!

Mind the Product

We covered product/market fit, team culture, careers, diversity, roadmapping and more. The post August Roundup: Roadmaps, Product/Market Fit, Team Culture and More! General Diversity Product Roadmapping Product/Market Fit roadmap Team Culture

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. The post What Makes a Good Product Roadmap? Product Roadmap Product Management Skills Product Vision

Product Roadmaps in Five Easy Pieces

Mind the Product

so my investor said that I need a product manager to do our product roadmap?”. When I worked as a product management consultant clients would often talk about “needing a product roadmap ASAP”. In reality, asking for a product roadmap was shorthand for “please help me with my strategy”.

Chapter 12/17?—?How to Develop Product Roadmap?

The Product Coalition

How to Develop Product Roadmap? To lay out and document your strategy, you need to develop a Product Roadmap. Product Roadmap?—?What What Product Roadmap is a guiding strategic document?—? How to Develop Product Roadmap? product-roadmap roadmaps product-management

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.

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.

Creating Consistency Within the Chaos of Roadmapping by Rohini Pandhi

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Rohini Pandhi, Product Manager at Square , shares her thoughts on roadmapping and its role in the product process. This process will eventually create habits that can drive the roadmapping process at different time horizons. This provides a more focused view of the roadmap. Finally, the lowest level of the roadmapping process focuses on tasks. Roadmapping is a process, not a destination and aligns everyone around common goals.

Product Management 101: Roadmapping

ProductCraft

The roadmap is one of the most important “living documents” a product team has. What is a product roadmap? A product roadmap is a visual summary of a product’s direction to facilitate. Perspectives PM 101 PM Role Product Manager 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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5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

new features to your roadmap now so you. your roadmap now so you don’t have to scramble down the road. analytics on your roadmap now to ensure you’re not. Updating your application’s dashboards and reporting features. may feel optional—until suddenly it’s not.

Outcome Roadmaps

The Product Coalition

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

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.

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. He joined us live at the Mind the Product Leadership Forum to chat about how he builds his own roadmaps, prioritisation, product vision, OKRs and quite a bit more. A really good roadmap is a story about the future – and why it’s going to be awesome for everyone involved.

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Designing an AI Driven Product Roadmap

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by Charu Manglani – Artificial Intelligence (AI) has invaded nearly every sphere of our lives. It is the hidden force of math suggesting the best route on google maps or what to watch on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. AI is like a wizard that behind the scenes automates our most tedious tasks and makes… Product Strategy

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.

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 Release Schedule vs. Roadmap

Proficientz

Is there a difference between a product release schedule and a product roadmap? In recent years, product release schedule and product roadmap have become synonymous. A product roadmap on the other hand is just the opposite. Product roadmaps generally cover a specified time period such as a few quarters or a year. As far as content goes, product roadmaps are more focused on the WHAT & WHY versus the HOW.

The “Why” Behind Your Product Roadmap

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By Don Stoddard – In the very best companies, roadmaps support key objectives with very specific measures impacting the business. Roadmaps are great at showing a direction, but they often don’t tell the story of “why.” The vast majority of product roadmaps move the product in a positive direction, but desired results are only achieved if there is clarity around where it is taking you, and why. You can also link the product roadmap to your objectives.

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. ” The product roadmap helps do that. The post Creating a product roadmap is easy appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager. Product Management Product Roadmap Product Manager product roadmap roadmapAs product managers, we’re expected to set the direction of our products.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

roadmap to deliver new features, but often wait until the last minute to decide how to price these features. toward consensus and your product roadmaps toward monetization. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS.

The Product Roadmap and the Release Plan

Roman Pichler

What is a Product Roadmap? A product roadmap communicates how a product is likely to evolve across several major releases. Unlike the release plan, it is a product plan that looks beyond an individual project or release: It describes the journey you want to take your product on over the next 12 months or so—much like a roadmap helps you plan a road trip. Product roadmaps vary in their format. The third row is the most important part of the GO roadmap.

Getting the Most Out of Product Roadmaps

ProductCraft

At their best, product roadmaps provide a visual representation of a company’s strategy and align engineering, marketing, sales, support, and the C-suite around a shared document. Read more » The post Getting the Most Out of Product Roadmaps appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

Product Roadmap Essentials

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By Boston Women in Product – The product roadmap frames every task and is the lifeblood of delivering a successful product. Boston Women in Product has been considering the importance of mastering the product roadmap as a critical responsibility of the product manager. Imagine if you could engage industry experts in an informative dialog to gain valuable insights in helping you craft and master your own roadmaps. A roadmap is fuel to the fire in our bellies.

7 Product Roadmap Tools to Kickstart 2020

Userpilot

Roadmapping is a crucial part of every product manager’s role, but it’s safe to say a lot of PMs don’t particularly enjoy it. Luckily, there are some excellent product roadmap tools out there to help make it more bearable. The product roadmap tools we’re going to look at are: Wrike.

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?"

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. However, this article is not about how to create that perfect roadmap. I’m going to talk a bit about how to get those funding dollars in order to make your roadmap a reality.

Influencing the Product Roadmap

Pragmatic Marketing

Sangita Sarkar , Zynga’s director of product marketing, recently participated in an AMA on influencing the product roadmap via Sharebird , a place to see how people at top companies do product marketing.

Influencing the Product Roadmap

Pragmatic Marketing

Sangita Sarkar , Zynga’s director of product marketing, recently participated in an AMA on influencing the product roadmap via Sharebird , a place to see how people at top companies do product marketing.

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. I believe the actions of a product leader all too often are the root cause of a “bad” roadmap. Without thoughtful leadership around them, it may not be in product manager’s gift to achieve a “good” roadmap. I would define a good roadmap as one that the team understands and feels ownership over. A Product Leader’s Role in Roadmapping.

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 bad Ideas get on the Roadmap

Mind the Product

The only part of it that ever made me cringe was when a question about the product roadmap caught me flat-footed: “Why is this on the roadmap?”. “Oh, It’s been on the roadmap for a while, but I’m not sure we’ll actually get to it…”. “Oh, So how do we all get to that point where we have caveats against multiple items on the product roadmap – and more importantly what do we do to mitigate it?

PM Mixtapes: Roadmapping

ProductCraft

The Roadmapping playlist is a bit country, but it feels so right. The post PM Mixtapes: Roadmapping appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo. Esoteria NPS Playlist product roadmapping“Yeah, that came out a little country, but every word was right on the money.”

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.

Free Your Product Roadmap and Ditch the Timeline

Mind the Product

I recently tweeted about timeline roadmaps saying they had to go. I tried a couple of searches while I was testing, including one of my favourites: search for “product roadmap” under the Images tab (whether in Google or Ecosia), and you’ll get a bunch of timelines. When I saw the results I thought it was worth saying on Twitter what I’ve said before: the timeline roadmap simply has to go (said Twitter thread caught fire!). Frequently-Asked Product Roadmapping Questions.

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.