Posted By Tench Forbes
Publication Date: April 12, 2013
Abstract: This post provides some tools for developing product roadmaps as a preparation for the April Event in which Ellen Gottesdiener will present Product Roadmaps: Collaborating to Discover and Deliver Value
Category: Product Design & Development & Launch
As mentioned by BPMA contributor and EBG Consulting, Inc. Principal, Ellen Gottesdiener, creating a product roadmap is a collaborative process that aligns an organization so it will provide the right products to the market at the right time. When done properly, the product roadmap will not only define how a product evolves over time, but will also give a framework for decision making by all the company functions.
Ivan Chalif, the The Productologist, provides some useful tools for developing product roadmaps in the Ask a Good Product Manager website . These including Excel templates and instructions for their use. Ivan also provides some real world experiences that illustrate the importance and process of developing a product roadmap. The well known Product Management consulting firm 280Group also offers a free set of product marketing/roadmap template on their website.
If you want to better learn how to use these tools, and acquire additional knowledge about collaborative Product Roadmap development, you should attend the April BPMA event. Ellen Gottesdiener will present a comprehensive program about collaboration to create compelling product roadmaps. The monthly BPMA events have been well attended, with lively Q&A sessions.