Product Cafe: What's a good product roadmap?
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There is no replacement for a well-laid product roadmap. In simple words, a product roadmap is a plan of action for how a product or solution will evolve over time. And as with most things in product management, a roadmap is not going to go as per the plan.
But understanding what makes a good product roadmap will help you to create roadmaps that are realistic and achievable, and hence avoid common pitfalls.
Let us help you get to know roadmaps better with some great handpicked resources.
Product Good read 📖
The three most important features of a Great Product Roadmap
What should one keep in mind when building the roadmap, to make sure it is successful on both presentation and merit parts?
📌 Connect the roadmap items to your Product Goals/OKRs
📌 Impact hypothesis ready for each item
📌 Good balance between different types of roadmap items
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What’s trending this week? 🔥
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Curated lists ✨
1. The Art of the Strategic Product Roadmap
For many product people, the roadmap is their first taste of business strategy. This write-up helps you understand the basic principles of a product roadmap and the art of creating one.
Read The Art of the Strategic Product Roadmap
2. Product Roadmaps: Love, Hate (& Hate)
Sometimes the misinterpretation of a roadmap actually causes far more problems than the roadmap sets out to solve. Why is that? And what can we do? This blog covers it all.
Read: Product Roadmaps: Love, Hate (& Hate)
3. How we build our Product Roadmap at Asana
Jackie Bavaro talks about how she built their product roadmap at Asana. The idea was to get the best of both worlds: a clear strategy where everyone can connect the dots from their daily work to the company mission, and a collaborative process where the people closest to the work can influence direction.
Read: How we build our Product Roadmap at Asana
4. How to build a robust product roadmap by Salesforce VP of Product
When designing a product roadmap it is crucial that you keep the vision of the product in mind. After all, you want everything you work on to align with your end goal! In this episode of The Product Podcast, Salesforce VP of Product, Amit Khanna, spills beans on how to make sure that your next roadmap leads you to exactly where you want to be.
Top pick from our collection 🔥
User Segmentation: Do’s and Dont’s
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Other helpful resources 📚
1. Product Roadmap — Five Key Points to Keep in Mind
2. How To Build A Product Roadmap Everyone Understands
3. Product Roadmap: Step by Step guide for Product Manager
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