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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What is Product Vision?

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Product Vision or Product Vision Statement is the long-term goal for a product includes the long-term mission and the motivation behind its creation, along with why it’s important. Product visions, ultimately, serve as the guideposts for the development of the products.

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. The post What Makes a Good Product Roadmap? Product Roadmap Product Management Skills Product Vision

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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”.

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

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.

How to Define a Clear IoT Vision

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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.

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.

Why product managers absolutely need to socialize product vision

Innovatemap

Whether you’ve been handed a new product vision to execute or you have an idea of your own, it’s also your job to socialize your product vision and gain buy-in from internal stakeholders. Read more on how to evaluate if your product roadmap aligns with your business goals here.

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.

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?

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.” 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.

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.

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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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. You take a step back to make sure it’s aligned with your company OKRs and product vision. However, this article is not about how to create that perfect roadmap.

Influencing the Product Roadmap

Pragmatic Marketing

Sangita Sarkar , Zynga’s director of product marketing, recently participated in an AMA on influencing the product roadmap via Sharebird , a place to see how people at top companies do product marketing.

Influencing the Product Roadmap

Pragmatic Marketing

Sangita Sarkar , Zynga’s director of product marketing, recently participated in an AMA on influencing the product roadmap via Sharebird , a place to see how people at top companies do product marketing.

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.

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. Without thoughtful leadership around them, it may not be in product manager’s gift to achieve a “good” roadmap. I would define a good roadmap as one that the team understands and feels ownership over. Purpose, Vision, Mission and Strategy.

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

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?

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-managerContinue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

Free Your Product Roadmap and Ditch the Timeline

Mind the Product

I recently tweeted about timeline roadmaps saying they had to go. I tried a couple of searches while I was testing, including one of my favourites: search for “product roadmap” under the Images tab (whether in Google or Ecosia), and you’ll get a bunch of timelines. When I saw the results I thought it was worth saying on Twitter what I’ve said before: the timeline roadmap simply has to go (said Twitter thread caught fire!). Frequently-Asked Product Roadmapping Questions.

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.

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.

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. And so at any given moment, you could open up your roadmap, and tell me where you were at that moment, where you were headed, and your informed belief about when you might get there. Your software product roadmap or project plan should do the same for you.

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. It is ideally a galvanizing document to drive vision, bring teams into alignment and commitment, and lead them and your customers to your future, promised destination. Battleground The product roadmap.

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.

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. The discussion topics were inspired by a blog post from Fresh Tilled Soil on Building a Product Roadmap. Boston Women in Product (BWP) hosted “Product Roadmaps: A Roundtable Discussion” on March 28th, 2017. Creating a Focused Product Roadmap.

Treat your Roadmap as a Compass

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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.

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. Cody Simms of Techstars is convinced that everyone already knows that feature roadmaps are nothing more than a comfort blanket: “Whether you are a CEO, board member, investor, or employee…EVERYONE knows that the roadmaps that are published in these documents are a joke.