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.

A Strategy Map

Roman Pichler

The map below shows the strategy tools I find helpful to make effective product strategy decisions. Additionally, you should be able to correctly state the information captured by the product vision and strategy , product roadmap , KPIs , and business model on the map above.

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.

Tying Strategy to Your Product Roadmap

Pragmatic Marketing

We’ve all heard about “strategic” product roadmaps. A roadmap is a plan for your strategy that maps out the direction of your product. A product roadmap isn’t simply a list of features or the backlog. The Benefits of a Strategic Roadmap. By Jim Semick.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

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”.

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.

Align your product roadmap to your company strategy

ProductBoard

While there are many missteps that might explain this product failure, I am sure the team behind the Fire Phone had a fantastic product roadmap. The problem is the Fire Phone’s product roadmap.

Product Strategy, the Missing Link by Nicholas Goubert

Mind the Product

It may be obvious, but defining your strategy, goals, and mission is something we all need to have rooted at the heart of everything we do – but it’s very easy to get pulled in countless different directions while we try to deliver against these.

Establishing an Effective Product Strategy Process

Roman Pichler

Why a Product Strategy Process Matters. In the picture above, the product strategy describes how a visionary, inspirational goal is attained. The product roadmap shows how the product strategy is put into action by stating dates, measurable goals, and selected features.

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

He will discuss working through personas, data types, reporting needs analysis and ultimately how this comes together to form a roadmap for reporting functionality and interface. How to evaluate embedded analytic solutions as strategy to greatly reduce initial and on-going engineering effort. Using personas to define specific reporting requirements and a roadmap that makes sense.

Outcome-driven product roadmap

The Product Coalition

Many organizations struggle with roadmaps, finding them difficult to maintain and hardly ever coming true. They say, a roadmap in its first edition barely resembles what they get in the end. Those not given up the fight, experiment with crossbreeds of the roadmap and the release plan.

10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

Goal-oriented roadmaps focus on goals or objectives like acquiring customers, increasing engagement, and removing technical debt. To help you develop your agile product roadmap, I have created a goal-oriented roadmap template called the GO Product Roadmap. Product Roadma

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. Purpose, Vision, Mission and Strategy.

Outcome-Driven Roadmapping: The Secret to a Focused Product Strategy

ProductPlan

But when it comes to product development and the roadmaps that guide that process, you’re often hard pressed to see the desired outcomes represented. Instead, we often see roadmaps that are chock-full of features and enhancements that don’t mean much in isolation. But shouldn’t the guiding document for the product strategy be more than just a set of ingredients? The problem with feature-driven roadmaps. “Features become a sales strategy.

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

He will discuss working through personas, data types, reporting needs analysis and ultimately how this comes together to form a roadmap for reporting functionality and interface. How to evaluate embedded analytic solutions as strategy to greatly reduce initial and on-going engineering effort.

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. Product roadmaps vary in their format. I prefer to work with goal-oriented roadmaps (also called theme-based roadmaps). Product Roadmap.

Product Roadmap Success: BWP Hosts Lively Roundtable Discussion

bpma ProductHub

By Garima Painuly- One of the constant challenges a product manager faces is creating a focused product roadmap that is aligned with expectations of all stakeholders, and defending that roadmap against distractions. Creating a Focused Product Roadmap.

5 Hacks for Better Product Roadmap Presentations

ProductPlan

As product managers, the product roadmap is at the core of everything we do. The product roadmap is a key point of reference to keep product strategy, business objectives, and execution aligned. Today we look at a few simple tips for product roadmap presentations.

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. Well that’s where the term Roadmap actually comes from.

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

strategies evolve based on market changes. the contact center or adjusting product roadmaps. WFM strategies. New Study Reveals Reliance on Too Few. Data Sources; Organizations Likely Missing. Opportunities to Meet the Real Needs of.

Create your product roadmap in productboard

ProductBoard

We previously wrote about 4 different types of product roadmaps you can use convey your strategy. Now let’s dive more specifically into how you can use productboard to create the roadmap you need to rally everyone around where your product is headed and why.

How Product Marketing Roadmaps Drive Sales | Shifting Market, Shifting Strategy | Agile: We’ve Come Full Circle

Proficientz – Product Management University

This month we explore the value of a product marketing roadmap to sales. It’s not a staple in most B2B organizations but it’s just as important to your near-term revenue as a product roadmap is to your longer-term growth. The Value of a Product Marketing Roadmap: It’s Like Deep-Sea Fishing for Sales. Shifting Markets, Shifting Product Strategy: Three Considerations. The B2B Product Manager Magazine August 2018 is now available.

7 Ways of Creating and Sustaining an Agile Product Roadmap

bpma ProductHub

By Ellen Gottesdiener – Product Roadmaps Are Necessary for Product Success A product roadmap visually depicts how your product will evolve over time to realize your product vision and achieve continual value for your customers and business. (I I define the term product to refer to a software application, system, device, service, or a combination that… Product Management Product Strategy

What is a Product Roadmap?

Gainsight

A product roadmap is a high-level, visual representation of the direction your product offering will take over time. Provide high-level instructions for executing the strategy. Maps are a fundamental part of our lives therefore, a product roadmap isn’t exactly a new concept.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

struggle to integrate analytics into their products, business models, and pricing strategies in a way that meets a range of user. roadmap to deliver new features, but often wait until the last minute to decide how to price these features. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS.

What PRD template provides a useful roadmap?

bpma ProductHub

… Product StrategyBy Daniel Wu’ – An ideal PRD discusses users, shows features in a visual prototype, and includes key hypotheses. Product Requirement Documents (PRDs) are documents product managers use to achieve several important objectives. They (1) create purpose and context for the teams they work with, allowing key stakeholders to feel heard; and (2) clearly communicate the vision.…

Value-Based Product Roadmaps: They Should Mirror a Customer Org Chart (Video)

Proficientz – Product Management University

Value based product roadmaps should be structured like a customer org chart so that the business value of your product investment priorities is clear to executives, senior managers and users. ” Learn How to Create Your Value-Based Roadmaps. Create More Valuable Product Roadmaps.

How to Distinguish Between Your Product Roadmap, Product Strategy, and Product Vision

UserVoice

While you might “own” the product, your product’s vision should be coming from the top of the house. It should be driving everything in your organization, not just product development. Sales, operations, technology… all of it should be working toward a common vision.

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A Roadmap Doesn’t Have to Lead to Broken Promises

Mind the Product

We’d spent weeks perfecting the roadmap presentation for our annual customer conference. It felt like people had overlooked all the greatness of our roadmap and were focused on the (relatively few) changes we’d made along the way. Why Have a Roadmap Conversation With Your Customer?

If You Are Doing Experimentation, Do You Need a Roadmap?

Split

“ We’re agile, so we don’t need a product roadmap. ”. Organizations implementing agile methods often struggle to see how and where a long-term strategy fits in while working under a philosophy built on uncertainty. At first, roadmapping and agile product management seem more different than alike. After all, a roadmap suggests strategic planning and a long-term product vision. Why Agile Teams Need Strategic Product Roadmaps. “In Strategy precedes planning.

Product managers should not build the roadmap. The product team should.

Inside Intercom

When you think of the role and responsibilities of a product manager , two things probably come to mind – prioritization and roadmaps. But should prioritization and roadmaps be the responsibility of product managers alone? Why your product roadmap should be bottom up, not top down.

5 Reasons to Organize Your Roadmap by Themes

ProductPlan

The goal of any roadmap, whether it’s a product roadmap, IT roadmap, or marketing roadmap, is to capture and communicate a high level strategy. But the product roadmap is not where these details should live. Rather, the roadmap should always remain high level and strategic. This is why your first step when roadmapping is determining the most important high-level objectives. In other words, the roadmap’s themes.

Growing up Lean: Lean Strategies for Maturing Products

Mind the Product

– How to use your roadmap to drive experimentation to hit company objectives. I blame the roadmap. Roadmaps aren’t inherently bad… in fact, they can be a remarkably effective tool for communicating product strategy! Result: Lean Product Roadmap.

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?

A Well-Balanced Roadmap: Combining Near-Term Priorities with Long-Term Goals

ProductPlan

Creating a product roadmap containing both sets of plans might result in a document that’s super specific on the left while being fuzzy and amorphous on the right, which might be confusing to some viewers. Why you need a roadmap for short-term plans and a roadmap for long-term plans.

Your Audience’s Real Roadmap Questions

Mironov Consulting

I get pulled into lots of discussions among product managers about the best ways to represent (and then present and present and present) roadmaps or backlogs, especially to internal sales/marketing/support audiences. So I assume that roadmap reviews will surface deeper concerns like….

Treat your Roadmap as a Compass

Ask Benny

How to effectively build and manage your roadmap and your stakeholders’ expectations. The Roadmap Challenge I recently participated in a meetup of very experienced product management leaders arranged by ProductX. We discussed roadmaps and the challenges surrounding them. The major reason for this challenge is that the roadmap is not just a tool for a product manager to properly plan. On top of that, your roadmap is also your commitment to your customers.As

How to Sell Your Boss on Roadmaps Without Timelines

Mind the Product

Can’t get your boss to part ways with a time-based feature roadmap? I wonder what it is about feature roadmaps that is comforting to the C-suite. Feature roadmaps communicate those features you plan to build, even if they’re the wrong ones.

12 Reasons Why You Should Be Product Roadmap Planning!

Hutwork

Product roadmap planning has become a huge success in getting products to market efficiently. Often companies find themselves asking, why roadmap? This brings us to our top 12 reasons for product roadmap planning and why it’s essential. 5—Align products with corporate strategies.