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. Owning your product vision. The biggest mistake people make on roadmaps.

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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. We talk a lot in the book about explaining the “why” of your roadmap. Get your free copy Nov 28th at the Product Roadmaps Relaunched book signing at Workbar.

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?

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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.

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.

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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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

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”.

The “Why” Behind Your Product Roadmap

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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.” You can also link the product roadmap to your objectives.

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.

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.

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. Maps are a fundamental part of our lives therefore, a product roadmap isn’t exactly a new concept. Executive-level product roadmaps. Types of Product Roadmaps.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Answering the “Product Vision” Questions With Something…Visionary

Proficientz – Product Management University

“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 Success: BWP Hosts Lively Roundtable Discussion

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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.

7 Ways of Creating and Sustaining an Agile Product Roadmap

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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

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. Describe your vision and strategy.

What PRD template provides a useful roadmap?

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They (1) create purpose and context for the teams they work with, allowing key stakeholders to feel heard; and (2) clearly communicate the vision.… By 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.

Should Customer Requests or Product Vision Be the Primary Driver of a Roadmap?

ProductCraft Debates

The post Should Customer Requests or Product Vision Be the Primary Driver of a Roadmap? Everyone wants to be Jeff Bezos. Well, maybe not everyone, but most of us can appreciate his success, and chances are we use Amazon products in one way or another almost every day. Bezos’ gospel is all about customer centricity, and because of Amazon’s overwhelming dominance, this idea has permeated every business book, talk, and.

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

The one thing that can make or break your product and team: the vision

The Product Coalition

I’ve realized that people use the words mission, vision and strategy interchangeably. Wanted to jot down some thoughts on my perspectives on this, and the topic of product vision in general - both to solidify my own thinking and in case it can be helpful to anyone reading this.

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.

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?

5 Mistakes You’re Making When Sharing Your Product Roadmap

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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.

The Roadmap Dilemma: When to Grow, When to Learn

Mind the Product

Learning and growing are antagonistic by nature, which is why many companies face the roadmap dilemma. Ways that the Roadmap Dilemma Presents Itself. Deconstructing the Roadmap Dilemma. Both modes often cohabit on a roadmap. Solving (Avoiding) the Roadmap Dilemma.

How to Prioritize a Product Roadmap

Sachin Rekhi

Probably the most frequent question I get from product managers is around how to successfully prioritize a product roadmap. But the reality is crafting a successful product roadmap is far more art than science. Vision obsession. The final lens we apply is vision obsession.

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. Why Agile Teams Need A Product Roadmap.

The best roadmap isn't a big effort

Under10 Playbook

The roadmap has become one of the most commonly requested—yet frequently misunderstood—documents in the product manager’s arsenal. However, for many product managers, the roadmap is an annoyance that must be changed constantly. Dates in roadmaps are an illusion.

Product Roadmaps: Love, Hate (& Hate)

The Product Coalition

If I could pick one thing to kill because of the problems it causes, roadmaps might very well be at the top of the list. And it’s not that I don’t like roadmaps, or at least the principle of a product roadmaps. Communication: A roadmap is a communication device.

7 roadmap templates for creating organization-wide alignment & communication

Roadmunk

Roadmapping isn’t an exercise reserved solely for product teams—or rather, it shouldn’t be. Roadmaps are communication tools and are perfect vehicles for teams of all kinds to share their priorities and goals with the rest of the organization. The product roadmap. The HR roadmap.

Portfolio roadmaps

Under10 Playbook

And that’s why they ask for a roadmap. A portfolio roadmap has become the preferred way to show delivery plans over time. Additionally, 20% of organizations reported relying primarily on tactical product roadmaps as the primary vehicle to align with their company’s business strategy. There are two ways to build a roadmap. Most agile teams reverse-engineer the roadmap from their list of user stories. A roadmap example. Developing your roadmap.

The Alternative to Roadmaps

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” Unfortunately, typical roadmaps do just what the General warned against – they tell the team what to do. In several articles I have highlighted the reasons I see typical product roadmaps as the source of so much waste in product teams. While there is increased recognition of the problems with roadmaps, many people have asked me to say more about the alternative. Roadmaps derive from the old centralized command-and-control model.

Design tips to make your roadmap boardroom-ready

Roadmunk

A roadmap should—and this is going to sound banal—be pretty. Roadmaps are communication tools. We’ve said before that a roadmap isn’t just for you. Below are some tips for creating a roadmap that is boardroom-worthy. Find a frame that fits your roadmap.

TEI 226: Creating product roadmaps, Part 2 – with Bruce McCarthy

Product Innovation Educators

Creating a product vision of the future that’s awesome for everyone. Product roadmaps are frequently used badly, almost as handcuffs for product managers. A year ago we explored roadmaps and how they should be used with Bruce McCarthy. We cover: What a product roadmap is.

Better medium-term product roadmapping with RICE

The Product Coalition

Between short-term roadmapping and long-term expressions of product vision exists a gap in shared understanding. As such, we need a tool that does a better job of accounting for uncertainty than roadmapping. Why are we pretending like we know what we’ll be doing in 6 months?

How to Create a Strategic Portfolio Roadmap

Proficientz – Product Management University

Strategic Portfolio Roadmapping Workshop. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to develop a strategic portfolio roadmap that drives new growth by shifting your inside-out product vision to an outside-in customer vision. Instead of constantly wrangling over competing product visions that no one can ever agree on, you’ll learn how to craft a short and long-term portfolio roadmap that mirrors the vision and business goals of your target customers.

A Strategy Map

Roman Pichler

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. Product Vision and Strategy business model innovation metrics portfolio management product discovery