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Dealing with an Underperforming Development Team

Roman Pichler

What is Bad Performance? Before I discuss how you can help an underachieving team, let’s briefly explore what good performance looks like, assuming that an agile, Scrum-based process is used. Second, the team participates in continuous discovery and strategizing , and its members regularly help refine the product backlog.

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Maximising Stakeholder Buy-in to Product Strategy and Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

The individuals whose buy-in to strategy and roadmap decisions is crucial are the players: They are interested in your product, as they, for example, will have to market and sell it. Smaller strategy updates and product roadmapping decisions, however, are not as critical. I refer to this group as key stakeholders.

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10 Product Roadmapping Mistakes to Avoid

Roman Pichler

1 The Product Roadmap is a Feature-based Plan. Traditional product roadmaps are usually output-focussed plans that map a list of features, like registration, search, and reporting, onto a timeline. Such a roadmap essentially states when a piece of functionality will be delivered. 2 Roadmap Goals are Features in Disguise.

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A Learning Roadmap for Product People

Roman Pichler

Overview of the Learning Roadmap. Like a modern product roadmap, a learning roadmap states the specific outcomes or benefits you’d like to achieve to become a more competent product person, and it captures them in form of learning goals. To make these ideas more concrete, let’s look at a sample learning roadmap.

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Successful Roadmaps Avoid One Thing: Drift

The Product Coalition

Golden rules for roadmap management. Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” — Mike Tyson I’ve wrestled with weak roadmaps — even some downright disasters. It was something that happened over time, a term I’ve coined ‘roadmap drift’. The roadmap provided no answer. The issue wasn’t the beginning.

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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, Managing the “Shadow Product Team”. Oh, the CEO really wants to do this.

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Building a Strong Product Vision and Strategy: A Roadmap to Success

The Product Coalition

A compelling product vision is a guiding light, providing direction and purpose to the development process. Meanwhile, a robust product strategy lays the roadmap to achieve that vision. It acts as a unifying force, ensuring that all team members share a common understanding of the product’s purpose and direction.

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