Collaborative product roadmaps are hard to build — and harder still to carry out. In fast-moving environments, product development teams can get lost in the gap that exists between product vision, product backlogs, and task boards.
But there is a solution. The right set of collaboration frameworks can bridge the gap and deliver market-driven product roadmaps that incorporate inputs from diverse groups in the organization.
We’ve pulled together some of our favorite tools, frameworks, and presentations below to help you make great roadmaps.
Most product roadmaps are terrible. A lot of time and energy is spent creating and maintaining them, but as most product managers know, they are pretty much obsolete after about three to four weeks. To address these issues, let us share our collaborative roadmapping process with you.
An opportunity backlog is a prioritized set of customer problems for the product development team to explore. It is a placeholder for ideas that have not been fully vetted by the product team before they are placed in a typical roadmap.
We share three templates that offer three levels of complexity to suit your needs. The most advanced version includes tracking for the Roadmap as well as Assumptions, Decision Tradeoffs, and ongoing Questions.
Carlton Nettleton is the Chief Product Owner at Applied Frameworks, a management consulting firm, and co-creator of Online Education at Applied Frameworks. Carlton has over eighteen years of industry experience working with clients to improve quality, increase productivity, build great teams and launch new products using Agile software development practices and techniques.
Today, Carlton’s focus is directed at mentoring and supporting Scrum and Agile practitioners who work in less than ideal conditions. He shares his energy and enthusiasm with our learners so they can achieve their personal and professional goals. Carlton is fluent in both English and Spanish, has written a short book on Scrum and has been Certified Scrum Trainer® since 2012. Read Full Bio