Some notes on the inspiring presentation on The Art of Building a Roadmap.
PreparationBefore getting started with roadmapping, know your inputs like company goals, product vision and the business model. Especially the business model input is interesting to vot for feature a and not feature b.
- Goal Driven to optimize. Formulated as a problem and not as a solution () or a metric (leads to trial and error approach). Group problems into themes (topics)
Teams that fall i love with a problem have more successful outcomes than teams that fall i love with particular solutions. (Julie Zhuo)
- Persona Driven to focus on a person. Who is this roadmap item for? The secretary? The student? This will bring better decisions, improved understanding and feedback.
- Vision Driven for new features. The author recommends to outline “tent pegs” that define the scope of the feature.