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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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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. Similarly, product roadmaps can offer transparency and clarity into where we’re going and how we want to get there.

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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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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. This makes the product roadmap more susceptible to change and it increases the effort to update it.

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The Essential Guide to Analytic Applications

Read more on: How embedded analytics is transforming product roadmaps How to add value to your software with predictive analytics Common mistakes to avoid when presenting data Download the white paper to learn about the essential guide to analytic applications.

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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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Unconscious biases – how do they impact the product roadmap?

Mind the Product

Roadmaps play a crucial role in aligning product teams, maintaining focus on goals, and effectively communicating with stakeholders. However, the fluid nature of business means that product roadmaps are not impervious to change. Read more » The post Unconscious biases – how do they impact the product roadmap?

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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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Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

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Cracking the Code to Product Team Success: Data, Empathy, and Extraordinary Communication

Speaker: Donna Shaw - Senior Product Manager & Eric Frierson - Director of Innovation for Public and School Libraries

Nonetheless, by leveraging foresight and valuable insights, you can cultivate a thriving product management team that works together harmoniously to craft customer-centric products.