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 ».

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!

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

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. [.]

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

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?

Revive Your Product Roadmap

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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

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 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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Product roadmaps vs data – Jeremy Levy on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Making your roadmap work hard for you is one of the critical skills of a Product Manager. Find out how Jeremy Levy, CEO of Indicative, leverages customer data to inform his product roadmap. Podcast Product Roadmap The Product Experience Podcasts Product Roadmapping

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 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.

Why roadmaps don’t matter (that much) by Stephen Culligan

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank Buenos Aires talk, Stephen Culligan, Head of Product at Prommt and former Product Manager at Pivotal Labs discusses how we can build better roadmaps by focusing on the bigger picture and pivoting our attention to strategy and vision. [.] Product Roadmap ProductTank

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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Building a product roadmap to avoid potholes down the road

Mind the Product

Product roadmaps: love 'em or hate 'em, you probably spend a lot of time on them. Here are some roadmap tips to get your project off and running. [.] Read more » The post Building a product roadmap to avoid potholes down the road appeared first on Mind the Product.

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

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?"

SUNDAY REWIND: How bad ideas get on the product roadmap

Mind the Product

How do we all get to that point where we have doubts against multiple items on the product roadmap, and what can we do to mitigate it? Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: How bad ideas get on the product roadmap appeared first on Mind the Product. Product Roadmap Sunday Rewind

Startup Roadmaps and Prioritisation, by Ahmed El-Sharkasy

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, Ahmed El-Sharkasy – CEO and Co-Founder at Knowledge Officer – offers exceptional insights on product roadmapping and prioritisation. The post Startup Roadmaps and Prioritisation, by Ahmed El-Sharkasy appeared first on Mind the Product.

Roadmaps Are Dead. Long Live Roadmaps! – Janna Bastow on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

When you have questions about roadmaps, it pays to talk to someone who has spent way too much of her life thinking about them. Janna Bastow – co-founder of both Mind the Product and ProdPad – has been trying to fix the problems of roadmaps for most of her professional life.

Lessons learned in building product roadmaps by Jen Taylor

Mind the Product

Building product roadmaps to convey product direction is for teams as well as customers, but there are no universal rules on how to jump-start or get there. Read more » The post Lessons learned in building product roadmaps by Jen Taylor appeared first on Mind the Product.

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 to get the most value out of your product roadmap

Mind the Product

In this blog post, Paul van den Broek, Product Manager at Coosto, explains why product roadmaps are an essential tool for Product Managers and how you can get the most value out of it. [.] Guest Post Product Roadmap

How to lead your product – Part 2: Problems and roadmaps

Mind the Product

Kate Cladis discusses how to lead your product by keeping calm and using roadmaps. [.] Read more » The post How to lead your product – Part 2: Problems and roadmaps appeared first on Mind the Product. Guest Post Product Leadership Product Roadmap

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.

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. Whether people think the roadmaps themselves are bad, or think they are good tools that are simply misunderstood or misused, it is pretty clear that there is something wrong with roadmaps. What a Roadmap Isn’t. A roadmap can be many things.

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.