Product Vision: Speak Language People Will Understand

The Product Coalition

It’ll describe some points divided as follows: Setting the product vision Getting people onboard (stakeholder management) to make it happen How to talk with other areas to get to this vision Why is setting a Product Vision important? Alice Product Manager”- Without Product Vision, any direction will be taken. Defining and documenting a product vision will help you and the people around you understand how to move closer to the product and company vision.

Why a product roadmap is necessary to socialize your product vision

Innovatemap

Some choices are long-standing and are reflected in the product vision, some play into the foundation of a product strategy, and many more reside in the plan to pull it off – the roadmap. A roadmap often includes a visual representation of the plan over time.

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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. But first, let’s talk about Roadmaps in general, and how they got us on the wrong track to begin with. Think back, before Google Maps, to what a real roadmap was- those things with tiny, tiny city names and thousands of squiggly lines.

How To Create Kick-Ass Product Roadmaps (Spoiler Alert: There are 3 types of Roadmaps)

The Product Coalition

3 Different Types of Roadmaps Every PM Needs to Master Roadmapping is not easy. Every company demands different types of Roadmaps, and every PM has their own flavour. Here is a step by step process to create roadmaps so you can influence anyone in your company like a true Jedi. So what is Product Roadmap? A product roadmap is a tool used by PM’s to communicate the what and the why of a product. Your roadmap is used across the whole product lifecycle.

The Roadmap Dilemma: When to Grow, When to Learn

Mind the Product

You remove frictions in UX, you scale your product, and you scale your teams. Learning and growing are antagonistic by nature, which is why many companies face the roadmap dilemma. Ways that the Roadmap Dilemma Presents Itself. In growth mode, you’re obsessed with reducing UX frictions, no matter how much time or effort it takes. Deconstructing the Roadmap Dilemma. Both modes often cohabit on a roadmap. Solving (Avoiding) the Roadmap Dilemma.

5 Roadmap Templates for SaaS Businesses

ProductPlan

Roadmaps are a unique tool for creating and maintaining stakeholder alignment, resource planning, and budgeting purposes. Roadmaps can help reign in the chaos that might erupt when there are fewer barriers between coders and consumers. 5 Roadmap Templates for SaaS Businesses.

How To Create A Convincing Product Vision To Guide Your Team

UX Studio

Working on a product without a decent product vision resembles going into the street with eyes closed. This article will show how a product vision should look, how to create it and communicate it to all stakeholders in play. What is Product Vision? Product vision imagines a product direction in the long-term. Typically, product vision defines two to five years’ time or even more – depending on the industry and the product life cycle. Product vision board.

5 Mistakes You’re Making When Sharing Your Product Roadmap

ProductPlan

One of the few times a product manager really gets to take center stage and show the fruits of their labor is when they’re presenting the product roadmap. Roadmap presentations are the culmination of weeks, months, or possibly years of work. They sum up your entire vision for the product in a single visual, which represents the go-forward plans for developers, testers, marketers, salespeople, etc. Ignoring what’s NOT on the roadmap.

Why product roadmaps are so important

The Product Coalition

I want to address such topics here and show how product roadmaps can help the team collaboratively gather the pieces of work and have a view of long term desired outcomes that afterwards are going to be broken down into sprints, not the other way round. Just like airplane instruments, a good roadmap must tell you if you’ve already reached cruise altitude or if you still need to boost your product’s engagement, for example. As I said before, your roadmap is not set on stone.

What Does the Agile Roadmapping Process Look Like in Practice?

ProductPlan

In today’s article, we’ll discuss the agile roadmapping process. We’ll start by reviewing the objectives of roadmaps and planning for agile teams, then share some special considerations for agile roadmaps. From there, we’ll walk you through the agile roadmapping process step by step. Why Agile Teams Need A Product Roadmap. What purposes do product roadmaps serve for agile teams? An agile roadmap is a critical communication tool.

“Everyone has a part to play” Interview with Naomi Williams, UX Researcher at William Hill

Userzoom

UX at William Hill is all about understanding the psychology behind customer decisions and designing products that enhance their experience. ” Recently we chatted to Naomi Williams , an experienced UX Researcher at William Hill, to discuss how the online betting and gambling company puts user research and testing into practice, as well as the organisational set-up of UX and its business impact. How did you end up in your current UX role at William Hill?

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Establishing an Effective Product Strategy Process

Roman Pichler

An effective product strategy process should ensure that a valid product strategy and an actionable product roadmap are always available—that a shared and valid approach to achieving product success is available at anytime, as the picture below illustrates. The product roadmap shows how the product strategy is put into action by stating dates, measurable goals, and selected features. Why a Product Strategy Process Matters.

How to Get Roadmap Buy-in: Tell a Good Story

UserVoice

Rallying the team around a cohesive vision is one of the unique benefits that a great story can offer. A common understanding of the product story allows a team to incubate a shared vision. This vision turns into passion, and people with both passion and vision are more likely to produce products that others want to use. says UX expert Sarah Doody. Numbers are great—when the black ones get bigger and the red ones get smaller, it’s always a good thing.

What is Product Roadmap Software and Why You Need It?

Hutwork

A product roadmap is a guide that lets you communicate your vision for your product’s future. Some roadmaps show short-term visions of a product, while others show the life cycle of a product over a longer time. This is where a product roadmap software comes in handy. But there is a solution to help you create a customized product roadmap that captures everything about your product from inception to launch— roadmap software. Roadmaps

What does the agile roadmapping process look like in practice?

The Product Coalition

Eisenhower Why agile teams need a product roadmap There are many discussions out there on both the importance of, and lack of importance of agile product roadmaps. I am a firm believer that an agile product roadmap is an important document for all agile teams. So, before we dive into the “how” of creating agile product roadmaps, a quick review. What purposes do product roadmaps serve for agile teams? An agile product roadmap serves as a navigational tool.

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. Short-term roadmaps have different objectives than long-term ones, which is why it makes sense to split them up. Short-term roadmaps may not be guaranteed.

Why product managers need to know UX

The Product Coalition

UX and product management have broadly the same goals?—?to They benefit from learning the UX mindset, introducing UX techniques directly into their workflow and influencing others in their organisation to adopt UX as an integral process. UX is essential for product managers. The product manager has a hugely important role in setting the strategy and roadmap for a company’s products. The whole team need to be brought into this vision.”

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Zignaly – How UX studio Redesigned a Crypto Trading Platform

StudioTeam

Prior to contacting UX studio , Zignaly had detected certain frictions in its customers’ first experiences with the product, which resulted in a suboptimal activation rate. On our side, we had one UX designer and one UX researcher, the latter of which also taking on the role of project manager. They understood the reasoning behind each design decision and brought their vision and market knowledge to the conversation, resulting in a fruitful strategic partnership.

Product Discovery Tips

Roman Pichler

I find it helpful to form a product discovery team that consists of: Development team members: user experience (UX) designer, developer, tester; Key stakeholders , for example, people from marketing, sales, and support; A ScrumMaster or agile coach. Having said that, it’s ok to address key UX and technology risks and evaluate important user interaction and architecture options as part of the discovery work. The UX designer, developer, tester should work on the development team.

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The Typology of Design Sprints

Mind the Product

In this talk from ProductTank San Francisco, Kai Haley (Lead of Design Relations and the Google Sprint Master Academy) and Burgan Shealy (UX Design Lead at Google) share insights into what are the different types of design sprints, and various ways they can be crafted to meet a team’s goals and needs.

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3 Useful UX Workshops to Get Your Team on the Same Page

UX Studio

UX professionals are not lone fighters, but actually mediators between users, business managers and developers. A UX workshop can help you gather the team and brainstorm to make better decisions. In a UX workshop, we share research results with the participants and let them come up with their own conclusions. You can read about the UX research methods we use in a previous blog post. Get everybody on the same page with a UX workshop.

Louis Rosenfeld on how UX design can close the gaps between people

Inside Intercom

UX designer are creating worlds, and people live in those worlds. I am someone who started as a librarian and then became an information architect and then became a UX person and then became a publisher and then became a conference producer and podcaster. We started off as a company that published books for UX people, and we continue to do that. In the mid-2000s, I decided we needed a UX-focused publishing house, so I started Rosenfeld Media.

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What’s the best way for product managers to align with UX teams?

AlphaHQ

On paper, product managers and UX teams should happily work together. However, getting along with UX professionals can pose challenges for product managers. Product managers sometimes feel that UX teams are muscling in on product management territory, or that the product is being derailed by airy design concepts that fail to take business or technical needs into account. Tips for working with UX teams. Let UX teams in on product management knowledge.

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Design expert Jared Spool on teaching UX to the next generation

Inside Intercom

?. While it might be obvious that there’s usually a team of people collaborating on the vision and creation of good design, this truth applies just as much to the end user – there’ll be more than one person on the receiving end. A few years ago, he joined Intercom co-founder Des Traynor on this podcast and set out the vision behind Center Centre. Jared points to “experience visions” as a fantastic tool to help guide the decision-making process.

5 Tips to Get Stakeholders to Like—Even Love—Your Product Roadmap

UserTesting

Would you ever walk into a stakeholder meeting to present your roadmap without first gathering customer data to support your strategy and vision? As product and UX professionals, you’re … The post 5 Tips to Get Stakeholders to Like—Even Love—Your Product Roadmap appeared first on UserTesting Blog. Today’s guest post comes from Jim Semick, founder of ProductPlan. Enjoy!

What Goes Into a Good Product Roadmap? A Guide to Narrowing your Focus.

Bain Public

Companies that don’t have a simple and clearly defined roadmap are likely to fall into the sorry category of those that have failed to execute their product strategy, or worse, those that never even had one in the first place. Founders or C-suite executives assume that the vision described in a business plan, pitch deck or through a patented prototype, will ensure competitive success. A well-understood product roadmap aligns behavior within the business.

What’s the best way for product managers to align with UX teams?

AlphaHQ

On paper, product managers and UX teams should happily work together. However, getting along with UX professionals can pose challenges for product managers. Product managers sometimes feel that UX teams are muscling in on product management territory, or that the product is being derailed by airy design concepts that fail to take business or technical needs into account. Tips for working with UX teams. Let UX teams in on product management knowledge.

What’s the best way for product managers to align with UX teams?

AlphaHQ

On paper, product managers and UX teams should happily work together. However, getting along with UX professionals can pose challenges for product managers. Product managers sometimes feel that UX teams are muscling in on product management territory, or that the product is being derailed by airy design concepts that fail to take business or technical needs into account. Tips for working with UX teams. Let UX teams in on product management knowledge.

Third-Party Software Integration: Best Practice, Perils and Pitfalls

Mind the Product

Product management teams often ask themselves if third-party integration is right for their software product roadmap. Senior/director integration positions are usually expected to own a product roadmap strategy. Q: How has the team at ProdPad used its product roadmap to communicate integrations to customers and prospects? We put it on the roadmap to see if anyone cared, sort of as a test to see if anyone would be interested before we actually started building anything.

5 Tips to Get Stakeholders to Like—Even Love—Your Product Roadmap

UserTesting

Would you ever walk into a stakeholder meeting to present your roadmap without first gathering customer data to support your strategy and vision? As product and UX professionals, you’re … The post 5 Tips to Get Stakeholders to Like—Even Love—Your Product Roadmap appeared first on UserTesting Blog. Today’s guest post comes from Jim Semick, founder of ProductPlan. Enjoy!

Can’t prioritize? Use this 6 Week Process to Generate Your Product Roadmap

Bain Public

Without a process for roadmap reinforcement, it just won’t stick. With it and backed with strong strategy and leadership I helped develop roadmaps that aligned influential individuals and companies. I focused it on understanding the current state, identifying strategic opportunities, defining requirements, creating a vision of the future, and defining a staged plan to evolve the customer experience. Week 6, Roadmap prioritization. Originally published on UX Planet

Prioritization: How to get rid of Those Pesky Bugs?

Mind the Product

How should I manage my roadmap?” “Do Any time that your team spends fixing a bug is time that is not spent working on the next thing up on your roadmap. Then I prioritize my roadmap work. And most importantly, it is hard to motivate a team whose work doesn’t feel like it is actively contributing to the product vision. Bugs can get in the way of that, but so can building the wrong thing, or bad UX, or making inaccessible products.

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How JustGiving Crowdfunding Went From an Idea to £100m in Five Years

Mind the Product

Initially JustGiving supported only registered charities on its website, but the founders’ vision was to support all good causes. From there we put together a basic roadmap and started writing user stories. The initial vision was to. This vision gave us something to aim for. We tracked these metrics month-on-month to see how they were moving, and our quarterly roadmap sessions were based on the ideas people had to move a specific lever.

Driving Growth vs Building Core Value by Roan Lavery

Mind the Product

New features, improving performance and addressing UX issues can’t be ignored in order to please the loudest voice in the room. You can do this by articulating a vision, a set of user needs, the jobs to be done and the features that enable all of these. This isn’t an automatic changing of the roadmap, but it generates a conversation about how best to fix the problem that engages the whole organisation.

Paradoxes of Product Management

The Product Coalition

Building short-term gains, like revenue, stability, etc are often necessary steps to take before being able to tackle that long-term vision. Just because you can put together a fantastic roadmap means nothing if you cannot influence others to adopt it and execute it.

Importance of A Holistic Product Function in A Startup

The Product Coalition

In short, this is the team that drives the Product Roadmap of the company, managing the Product Releases according to customer expectations and businesss goals. Product Roadmap Based on the Product Strategy, a quarterly and an annual product roadmap is made for the company by the PM.

Top 10 Product Guest Posts of 2017

Mind the Product

They describe the nature of the products we create and reflect a company’s beliefs, values, and overall vision of the product. How bad Ideas get on the Roadmap. Responsibility for defining the roadmap may officially rest with the product team, but there are others in the organization who can directly influence it. As usual the evergreen product management headaches of Agile, roadmapping, stakeholder management, and prioritisation dominated the discourse in 2017.

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A Brief Guide to Product Discovery

Roman Pichler

What kind of user experience (UX) should the product give rise to? This includes discovering the right UX design and functionality and making the right technical decisions. What is Product Discovery?

A radical idea: We are all building products

Radical Product

Photo by Kaleb Nimz on Unsplash whether we realize it or not Earlier this week I presented Radical Product, the global movement that’s building vision-driven products , at UX Fest, organized by Fresh Tilled Soil. Preparing for UX Fest got us to articulate why Radical Product, which started as a free and open source toolkit for articulating your product vision, has quickly grown into a full-blown global movement and product strategy methodology.

The tools we use: Challenging dogma in the design process

Inside Intercom

In a recent talk at UX London , I discussed some lessons learned while growing the design team at Intercom, reflecting on the technology industry’s obsession with tools, and pointed out how our sense of tools as objects or apps blinds us to the reality that the processes we adopt and develop are also, in effect, tools. At a high level we have a cascading set of structures that we use to define what we want to achieve at a company level (mission, vision, strategy, programs).