Deliver more effectively using flow-based road mapping

If you’d like an alternative to typical, quarter-by-quarter, schedule oriented road mapping (and all the associated waste) then this session is for you. Matt Barcomb will introduce a Cadenced Flow approach to flow-based road mapping.

He will first cover how to layout and execute a road map based on models that better fit software planning as well as how to transform your existing plans. Next, using options thinking to frame work will be explored and how to use starting and stopping triggers for options, reducing the need of blind budgeting or project practices. Finally, Matt will wrap up by touching on a few key metrics that will let you monitor and evaluate your new road map.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

1. Flow-based road-mapping

- Better model for planning in uncertainty
- Starting structure for a flow-based roadmap/portfolio

- Adapting to your context

2. Applying Options Thinking

- Introducing a loose framing approach

- Information value of options

- Using options to create an investment-style portfolio

3. Key Metrics

- Roadmap churn

- Cycle/Lead time

- Probabilistic forecasting

Learning Outcome

Participants should leaving understanding how to setup and start using a flow-based roadmap. They should also be able to explain the reasons why it is better than traditional planning methods in terms of what problems it solves.

Additionally, attendees will be able to use options framing to progressively elaborate and plan work as well as understand key concepts to blending the mix of options available into a true product portfolio.

Lastly, folks will be given 3 process health metrics which can be used to demonstrate the value and any improvements made using flow-based road-mapping.

Target Audience

Anyone involved in or impacted by traditional product roadmap or portfolio planning...and would like to improve it.

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