Join Teg Grenager for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Product Management: Building a Product Roadmap.
- Congratulations on having completed this course. You should be well prepared to build your first product roadmap. You now know how to articulate your strategy and milestones, estimate scope, and ultimately schedule them into a roadmap that implements your product strategy. So what's next? We suggest the following three steps. - First, following the concepts in Chapter Two, start by spending some time with your customers. Make sure you deeply understand their needs and how they think about your product. Then figure out who your key product stakeholders are and schedule a strategy meeting with them.
Use this time to get everyone aligned around your product strategy. - Next, using the process described in Chapter Three, build your first roadmap and share it with your company. Identify the product milestones that will best implement your strategy and scope them with your product development leader, and put them into a realistic schedule. Get your stakeholders together again to review, modify, and ultimately approve your product roadmap. Then share it out with the rest of your company and, if appropriate, your customers and partners.
- Finally, remember that the product roadmap is a living document. Keep your roadmap relevant by reviewing the market and customer assumptions that it's based on and initiate a process to update it when you think it's necessary. - In the end, it's not producing a pretty or elegant roadmap that counts, it's aligning your team around it. So now it's time for you to get to work. Good luck!
This course shows how to build a product roadmap for your business—and gain critical stakeholder buy-in. See examples of what roadmaps might look like, and spend time learning the tools and techniques necessary to map the projects for your specific organization. Instructors Teg Grenager and Eldad Persky help you create strong, dynamic roadmaps that will ensure your team is working on the right projects at the right time.
- What is a product roadmap?
- Roadmaps in agile organizations
- Selecting stakeholders
- Researching customers
- Identifying milestones
- Estimating effort
- Maintaining the roadmap