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 h...Read More
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What are some of the lenses your look through or principles you apply when prioritizing a roadmap? How are they weighted relative to each other?
Ideas can come from many places. They include customer feedback calls, customer troubleshooting sessions, customer submitted ideas (at Splunk, we have an idea submissi...Read More
How do you balance "must do" work (compliance, maintenance, etc.) with objective/goal oriented work?
Before jumping into the "must do" work, it's best to understand the reason for doing the work. Sometimes the "must do" work is warranted. For example, compliance coul...Read More
Which stakeholders have input into your roadmap, and how to balance giving them influence vs control?
In my mind, several groups of stakeholders often influence the roadmap. They include your customers (both internal and external), your product team (e.g., engineering,...Read More
It's always good to review roadmaps with leadership on an ongoing basis. These touchpoints allow you to keep your leadership informed and give you the opportunity to s...Read More
We’re pivoting our product, and it’s difficult to plan the roadmap too far out. How do we reset expectations on what product communicates?
Say exactly that "We're pivoting our product. There are a lot of unknowns and it's difficult to plan too far out." It's perfectly fine to communicate honestly. If ther...Read More
Who to focus on often depends on the maturity of the product. At the beginning stages of the product, we focus heavily on prospective users. When the product is mature...Read More
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Director of Product Management at Splunk
Knows About Product Management Skills, Product Management Career Path, Product Vision, Product Ro...more