Building Powerful Roadmaps
Any organization’s ability to focus on what matters most to their customers is directly related to their ability to get valuable feedback from them. While more and more organizations embrace agile practices during the development of their services, they often lack in how they collect feedback and therefor don’t get the benefits they are after. After all, what is the upside to investing in being able to pivot, if there is no information available to guide the direction of that pivot?
The fact that many roadmaps leave little room for flexibility significantly contributes to this and building powerful roadmaps is a really hard task. How does one get feedback about a house without building it completely? How does one give feedback about a car without being able to drive it around the city for a couple of hours?
This session will provide you with practical techniques on how to build a powerful roadmap for your product or service, one that allows any organization to get valuable feedback from their customers. The session is based on ideas from the draft book Powerful Roadmaps.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
- 3 min: Introduction of the speaker
- 7 min: Exploring challenges with product roadmaps
- 20 min: What is a powerful roadmap, how can we create one?
- 10 min: Wrapping up and closing
- 5 min: Q&A
This session has been provided at the Regional Scrum Gathering in Toronto in 2018 and at Gatineau-Ottawa Agile Tour in 2018, both times with stellar feedback.
Powerful roadmaps allow:
- for real prioritization instead of scheduling
- the customer to help with prioritization
- flexible delivery
- delivery of concrete value at every milestone
- the biggest risks to be addressed early in the project
- to get additional value from the risk management process
product managers, team leads, architects, business analysts, project managers
Prerequisites for Attendees
Have an high level idea of how product development is done
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