Roadmap Planning

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Krishna Panicker
Krishna Panicker
Airbase VP ProductMarch 8
I wrote this post that covers a high level framework I use, aka Value stacking:  https://medium.com/@TheUpstartGuy/value-stacking-multiplying-product-growth-88230ee4cfc2 I will post a follow up on medium in which I'll deep dive on prioritisation, but there are many frameworks already in use out......Read More
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Krishna Panicker
Krishna Panicker
Airbase VP ProductMarch 8
The answer lies in the breakdown of how the organisation intends to hit it's goals. See this answer for context - https://sharebird.com/h/product-management/q/how-do-you-handle-exec-input-in-the-roadmap-and-convey-a-point-of-view-while-also-accommodating-1 To take an extreme example, if 70% of ......Read More
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Richard Shum
Richard Shum
Splunk Director of Product ManagementJanuary 10
When I prioritize or stack rank a list of items, I typically find it helpful to understand how each item can (a) deliver customer impact and (b) increase engineering happiness. Additionally, I also find it helpful to understand each item's level of (c) feasibility, (d) urgency and (e) effort.  ......Read More
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Krishna Panicker
Krishna Panicker
Airbase VP ProductMarch 8
Without full context, I will assume you are not a start up but rather a profitable business with growing revenue. When considering whether to build, buy or partner (BBP), work with your team to put together a set of principles that are informed by your : * vision and strategy * differentiated......Read More
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Rodrigo Davies
Rodrigo Davies
Asana Product Management Lead, AIOctober 25
We rate our roadmaps and capacity plans by confidence level – so 6 months out is 70% confidence, beyond that is 50% or more. For choosing the right cadence, I think it makes sense to pay attention to the speed of your iteration cycle, your sales cycle length, and how quickly the space you're in i......Read More
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Krishna Panicker
Krishna Panicker
Airbase VP ProductMarch 8
Let's align on terminology first. https://medium.com/productfolio/release-plan-vs-launch-plan-774526d2817b The PMs lead on the Product Roadmap, but the PMMs lead on the GTM / Launch Plan. We package up our features that we want to launch into 3 -4 sizes (small , medium , large launch). Each laun......Read More
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Brandon Green
Brandon Green
Buffer Staff Product ManagerAugust 16
Everywhere! Users themselves, colleagues, market research, competitors, randomly in the shower. Generally, I like to consider each idea seriously and work through a few questions to help decide if they are worth building: 1. What, fundamentally is the problem this idea is meant to solve? How wo......Read More
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Aleks Bass
Aleks Bass
Typeform Vice President Product ManagementSeptember 7
Our product development lifecycle process looks very similar to a double diamond design process but with an adapted approach for our organization. While there are best practices for a product development processes, I've found that there is a decent amount of adaptation and adjustment that needs t......Read More
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Jacqueline Porter
Jacqueline Porter
GitLab Director of Product ManagementMay 17
Both product lifecycles require a strong long-term vision in order to effectively motivate the team and attract users. Without a strong vision, the 0 to 1 product would not be able to focus on goals/exit criteria for launch while the mature product would get stuck in a routine problem-solving app......Read More
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Brandon Green
Brandon Green
Buffer Staff Product ManagerAugust 16
A PM's job is to take in a lot of inputs (including the 3 listed in this question) and articulate a compelling strategy and roadmap around achieving the best outcomes for your business. Within those are assumptions, risks, opportunities, etc. that are worth digging into and questioning, and from ......Read More
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