SaaS Product Roadmaps: Achieving Your Product Vision

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by Paul Ressler – Everything is progressing well with your SaaS product; you have your product vision and you have product market fit. One important next step is a product roadmap. Product roadmaps, done well, can be a great tool to help advance… Product StrategyWhat are the next steps to achieve success for your SaaS product?

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Podcast: Roadmaps, OKRs, Vision and Prioritisation with Bruce McCarthy

Mind the Product

Bruce McCarthy was the president of the Boston Product Management Association, is the founder of consultancy Product Culture and co-wrote the book on roadmapping, Product Roadmaps Relaunched. He joined us live at the Mind the Product Leadership Forum to chat about how he builds his own roadmaps, prioritisation, product vision, OKRs and quite a bit more. Owning your product vision. The biggest mistake people make on roadmaps. Roadmaps vs release plans.

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Who Owns the Product Roadmap? How to use Insight and Influence to Guide Product Direction

Mind the Product

The post Who Owns the Product Roadmap? Product Roadmap Product Roadmapping Product Vision roadmap Roadmapping Startup startup product management Team Alignment

What Makes a Good Product Roadmap?

Mind the Product

Roadmap creation is one of the primary jobs of a product manager, and probably the one that causes them the most difficulty. There are many books, blogs, conference talks, and training programmes on what makes a good roadmap, and people make careers out of being roadmapping experts.

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.

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?

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Product Roadmap First Principles

The Product Coalition

It’s Product Roadmap Building Time Again! The end of 2020 is nearing and it’s product roadmap building time again?—?at To make that process as worthwhile as possible, adhering to the following seven product roadmap first principles has proven beneficial in my experience.

A Rearview Mirror for Your Product Roadmap

bpma ProductHub

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.

Product Roadmap Prioritization — You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

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

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. Sales, operations, technology… all of it should be working toward a common vision. So, if the vision isn’t the responsibility of the product team, what is? It should be driving everything in your organization, not just product development. Let’s use a hypothetical example — a space travel. Source. Product Management Product Management Process

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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. 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.

Vision vs. Strategy

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In recent articles on keys to product success and the alternative to roadmaps I have highlighted that if you want the benefits of product team empowerment and autonomy, then you need to provide each team with the necessary context in which to make good decisions. I’ve explained that the context typically needs to be the product vision, and a specific set of outcome-based objectives for each team (OKR’s are an effective way to do that). Product Vision. Overview.

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Why is a Vision Crucial to Your Product?

The Product Coalition

Photo: Pixabay/Vision We dream of various things. A vision is intended to capture these aspects in a few sentences and briefly describe how the final product should look like and what it should do. To create the vision, I suggest using The Product Vision Board.

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.

Chapter 12/17?—?How to Develop Product Roadmap?

The Product Coalition

How to Develop Product Roadmap? To lay out and document your strategy, you need to develop a Product Roadmap. Product Roadmap?—?What What Product Roadmap is a guiding strategic document?—? How to Develop Product Roadmap? product-roadmap roadmaps product-management

Funding your Roadmap

The Product Coalition

Funding your Product Roadmap How do you ask for funding as you scale your product & team You have a product roadmap (annual / multi-year) in front of you, crafted by you after months of deliberation, discussions, conversations, stakeholder and leadership feedback and reviews.

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.

Is Your Product Vision Moving People in the Right Direction?

The Product Coalition

A meaningful, motivating product vision enables teams to advance to a purpose-driven mindset. Because Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is a nightmare Not exactly a Japanese proverb , but close enough. A better future depends on vision and action. Not just any vision will do. You need a product vision that is meaningful and motivating. Why do product leaders need a meaningful, motivating product vision?

ONE THING Contest! Product Vision MadLibs

Product Culture

A fun way to develop your product vision is to hold a MadLibs game. A final vision might be something like this example from my book, Product Roadmaps Relaunched : “We help perfect American lawns by perfecting water delivery” Contest: explain your own product vision in this formula.

How to Define a Clear IoT Vision

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

In this episode of the IoT Product Leadership podcast, we discuss how to define a clear IoT vision. Todd are experienced Product Leaders and co-authors of the book: Product Roadmaps Relaunched, which […]. The post How to Define a Clear IoT Vision appeared first on Daniel Elizalde. Today I have not one, but two incredible Product experts in the show. My guests are Bruce McCarthy and C. Todd Lombardo. Bruce and C.

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. Align diverse teams around product vision.

Product Manager Tools?—?The roadmap

The Product Coalition

How should you go about communicating the vision for your product, and do you really need a specialist tool to do it. roadmaps product software-development product-management product-manager

10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

Whenever you are faced with an agile, dynamic environment—be it that your product is young and is experiencing significant change or that the market is dynamic with new competitors or technologies introducing change, you should work with a goal-oriented product roadmap, sometimes also referred to as theme-based. Goal-oriented roadmaps focus on goals or objectives like acquiring customers, increasing engagement, and removing technical debt. 8 Make your Roadmap Measurable.

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”. Product roadmaps are overloaded with significance and are a source of uncertainty among product managers. If you’re only going to read one thing: Product Roadmaps Relaunched.

The Roadmap Battle Royale

The Product Coalition

NAVIGATING THE NATURAL TENSION AMONG STAKEHOLDERS This is the first in a series on product roadmaps. The first post describes why roadmaps matter and who relies upon them. The roadmap is much more than a directive document that tells teams what to do by when.

Product Roadmaps you can actually follow

The Product Coalition

Get real about roadmaps and plans Beyond Gantt Charts and releases If this was 40 years ago and you were doing a cross-country road trip from the American east coast to the west coast, you’ld probably have a roadmap. How does your product roadmap compare?

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 an inspiring product vision statement

Cacoo

This is where a product vision statement comes in handy. A product vision is a roadmap. Product vision statements are important, and it’d be a huge mistake to set off on your journey without one. What is a product vision statement? Really great vision statements.

The “Why” Behind Your Product Roadmap

bpma ProductHub

By Don Stoddard – In the very best companies, roadmaps support key objectives with very specific measures impacting the business. Roadmaps are great at showing a direction, but they often don’t tell the story of “why.” The vast majority of product roadmaps move the product in a positive direction, but desired results are only achieved if there is clarity around where it is taking you, and why. You can also link the product roadmap to your objectives.

Answering the “Product Vision” Questions With Something…Visionary

Proficientz

“What’s on our strategic roadmap?” What’s our product vision?” If you’re the head of products or strategy in a B2B organization, you’re constantly fielding the “product vision and strategic roadmap” questions. A different approach to answering these questions will help you articulate a vision that energizes everyone and simplifies the execution of your product, marketing and sales plans.

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Product Roadmap Essentials

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By Boston Women in Product – The product roadmap frames every task and is the lifeblood of delivering a successful product. Boston Women in Product has been considering the importance of mastering the product roadmap as a critical responsibility of the product manager. Imagine if you could engage industry experts in an informative dialog to gain valuable insights in helping you craft and master your own roadmaps. A roadmap is fuel to the fire in our bellies.

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. It all misleads into believing that the product roadmap is just some mumbo jumbo that has little in common with real business problems. Those not given up the fight, experiment with crossbreeds of the roadmap and the release plan.

5 Tips to Creating a Meaningful Product Roadmap

The Product Coalition

As any PM knows, the creation of a product roadmap is no small task. The roadmap needs to convey not only your long term product vision… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-development product-roadmap stakeholder-management agile product-management

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.

Developing A Product Vision and Strategy

Actuation Consulting

Today we will look at two of the most important: the Product Vision and Product Strategy documents. Defining a Product Vision Document. The Product Vision document looks into the future. Your Product Strategy document explains what high-level actions will need to take place in order for your product to live up to the anticipated deliverables in the Product Vision document. Three Things Product Vision and Strategy Should Provide.