Is a product roadmap appropriate for an early-stage company? Learn the answer to that question and understand when roadmaps are appropriate and when they aren't.
- There are times when you can't and shouldn't…even try to build a product roadmap.…Picture Christopher Columbus in the days…leading up to his voyage from Spain…to search for a western route to the Orient.…Imagine asking him for an estimate…of what he was going to bring back and when.…It would be a fool's errand,…because his intention was to explore…a completely unknown territory.…And, of course, he'd be learning along the way…and making decisions in response to what he had learned.…When you're developing a very early-stage product,…when you're exploring a new market,…a new customer and product,…it would be foolish to try to plan out…what you're going to develop far into the future.…
In the very early stages of the product,…the team doesn't have a product strategy.…They don't know enough about the market…to form a coherent, well-founded strategy.…Instead, they probably have ideas…about some unmet customer needs and a possible way…to meet those needs to create business value.…In this case, the purpose of product development…
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