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.

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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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.

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.

Managing Product Feedback at Scale

As with all things related to customers, there’s an art and science to effectively dealing with each of their ideas. With so many voices competing for attention, you need a means of effectively dealing with all of the data that will come your way. This practical 26-page eBook provides product managers with the strategies needed to deal with the common pitfalls that come with opening up the inevitable floodgate of data that comes with asking your customers and internal stakeholders for their input. In this eBook, we’ll show you: • How to gather, prioritize, and select the best ideas from your customers and stakeholders, • How to make internal feedback more effective and inclusive, • How to make more strategic product roadmap decisions based on data, not opinions, • How to set expectations for new development both internally and externally. Get your free copy now!

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?

Roadmaps: Break the rules without breaking the principles

Emily Tate

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

Roadmapping Isn’t Just for Product Managers Anymore

ProductPlan

You will find several product management techniques useful during this transformation, such as roadmapping. Once considered the domain of product managers, roadmaps are useful in various contexts. Why IT departments use roadmaps. How to use roadmaps and backlogs together.

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.

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

Managing Product Feedback at Scale

This practical 26-page eBook provides product managers with the strategies needed to deal with the common pitfalls that come with opening up the inevitable floodgate of data that comes with asking your customers and internal stakeholders for their input.

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

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.

Let’s talk about product roadmaps — The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Lily and Randy in this special episode, take a trip down memory lane to have a chat about the best Roadmap insights they've heard from a range of product episodes on the podcast over the past year. Podcast Product Roadmap The Product Experience Podcasts roadmaps

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 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.

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.

Roadmapping Frameworks: How to Set Goals for Growth

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Product roadmapping frameworks work in a very similar way. Recap: What are Product Roadmaps? A product roadmap is a holistic visual document that outlines your product’s growth path. Product roadmaps are a good way for organizations to prepare for the future.

SUNDAY REWIND: Product roadmaps in five easy pieces

Mind the Product

This week’s Sunday Rewind takes us back to a 2018 post from product leader Scott Colfer that digs into five elements that make up a good roadmap. Scott says his product roadmaps often [.] Product Roadmap Product Roadmapping Sunday Rewind

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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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?"

Marketing Roadmap: The Product Marketing Manager Guide to Success

Userpilot

How do you design a marketing roadmap that structures your project and keeps your team organized through the marketing lifecycle? This article dives into what a marketing roadmap is and how you can build yours effectively. What is a marketing roadmap? Marketing strategy roadmap.

Placing product bets on your roadmap by Indicative

Mind the Product

In this digital breakout session sponsored by Indicative at #mtpcon London 2022, Esmeralda Martinez, Head of Product at Indicative by mParticle discussed placing bets and taking smart calculated risks on your product roadmap. [.] Product Analytics Product Roadmap Product Strategy Bet

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.

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.

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.

3 Key Takeaways from the Webinar: Creating Strategic Alignment Through the Standardization of Your Product Roadmap

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The key is the standardization of the product roadmap. Stacey explained they needed a visual roadmap that their leadership team and stakeholders could easily digest. Standardizing their roadmapping system helped the Inmar product teams overcome this challenge.

Conduct Better Roadmap Communication with Shared Legends

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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.

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

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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.

Benefits of Roadmap Metrics

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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.

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.

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

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

A New Approach to Roadmapping

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How to communicate product roadmaps across teams and departments with agility and clarity. product and portfolio roadmap Product Development PRM eBook

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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. [.]

How Leveraging Data Creates Efficient Product Roadmaps

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

In this webinar, Hannah Chaplin, Principal Product Marketing and Steve Cheshire, Product Manager will demonstrate how to use product data to inform your roadmap and evaluate the true business value of feature additions.

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.

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.

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

Inform Your Product Roadmap and Prioritize Your Backlog with Customer Feedback Data

Apptentive

In this video , Melanie Fox, Product Manager at Apptentive and Lu Reed, Senior Product Manager, share a practical demonstration of how to use customer feedback to validate and support product roadmap decisions. Prioritize backlogged feature requests within your product roadmap.

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.