A Product Roadmap is a list of key delivery focus areas. It mainly answers two questions :
A Product roadmap must not be confused with a Project Plan. A roadmap communicates a clear vision of a product – the direction we want to take.
The roadmap’s core intent is to capture the value of the product that is to be delivered to the customer. It is also crucial not to view roadmaps as feature lists to be sized and estimated – aka product backlogs. Though a good roadmap does eventually lead to a Product Backlog.
The above picture illustrates the link between a Product Roadmap and a Project Release Plan.
The primary ingredients of a good Product roadmap are :
In this blog we would like to put forth these 10 best practices around effective product roadmap creation which has worked for us in our Agile consulting engagements.
What are some of the things that work for you while drafting a product roadmap? We would love to hear your feedback on the above best practices. Please reach out to us at “firstname.lastname@example.org” for any support in your agile transformation journey.
Agile Consultant, Benzne