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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. Such a roadmap essentially states when a piece of functionality will be delivered. 2 Roadmap Goals are Features in Disguise.

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Building an experimentation roadmap at scale

Mind the Product

It also provides more guidance for professionals looking to effectively build an experimentation roadmap. Read more » The post Building an experimentation roadmap at scale appeared first on Mind the Product. In this article, he has pulled together key takeaways on on Hypothesis Validation and Experimentation at Scale.

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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. To make these ideas more concrete, let’s look at a sample learning roadmap.

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Ask Teresa: My Leaders Still Want Roadmaps with Timelines—What Should I Do?

Product Talk

Question: How do you respond to requests for date-based roadmaps? To provide a bit more context, one CDH community member was being drawn into theoretical debates about date-based roadmaps. First, I’d like to address some of the shortcomings of date-based roadmaps. At best, creating a date-based roadmap is a waste of time.

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How AI Can Help You Build Better Products: 10 Tools To Save You Time

AI can help with research, feedback management, user engagement, and roadmapping. AI is everywhere: from self-driving cars to text generation, to creating images and music. So, how can product managers use AI to save time and build better products? With AI, product managers can work faster and smarter.

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Going beyond the Now-Next-Later roadmap with Phil Hornby

Mind the Product

Product coach Phil Hornby gave an insightful presentation on roadmaps at ProductTank Cologne earlier this year, analysing different types of roadmaps and offering advice on what they should contain. Read more » The post Going beyond the Now-Next-Later roadmap with Phil Hornby appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Roadmaps: Break the rules without breaking the principles

Mind the Product

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

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The Complete Guide to Managing User Feedback

Discover ways of consistently gathering user feedback, prioritizing ideas, planning your roadmap, and closing the feedback loop. It can help you not only build the right features, but also avoid wasting time and resources. This guide sheds the light on all that and more.

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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. He'll share insights into what he, as an executive, looks for in a roadmap and presentation.

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

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Technical Project Manager, iFixIt

When adding projects to a roadmap, the question of outsourcing or doing work “in house” is always a consideration. Timeline of the project in the roadmap. It's time to get SMART about what you do in-house! Measurement rules to monitor cost and success with enough time to adjust. Alignment with your purpose and vision.

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How Leveraging Data Creates Efficient Product Roadmaps

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

Without product usage data and user feedback guiding your product roadmap, product managers and engineers end up wasting money, time, and effort building what they think stakeholders want, rather than what they know they need. Product roadmaps must focus on the "now" and allow feedback to inform the "later."

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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

In this interactive session, Hannah and Rebecca will share their experience of building product roadmaps that align with company goals while also ensuring that customers are truly heard. You will come away having learned: A framework to follow which will help you evaluate and improve your Product Roadmap.

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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?". April 21, 2020 11AM PDT, 2PM EST, 7PM GMT.

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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. This leads us to three obvious conclusions: You need multiple roadmaps. Roadmaps are guesses, and will often be “wrong”. The better you can manage expectations related to being “wrong," the better for everyone.

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How to Scale a Data Literacy Program at Your Organization

Speaker: Megan Brown, Director, Data Literacy at Starbucks; Mariska Veenhof-Bulten, Business Intelligence Lead at; and Jennifer Wheeler, Director, IT Data and Analytics at Cardinal Health

Join data & analytics leaders from Starbucks, Cardinal Health, and for a webinar panel discussion on scaling data literacy skills across your organization with a clear strategy, a pragmatic roadmap, and executive buy-in.