If product roadmaps should show dates is a controversial question. Some people have passionately argued that dates should be banned from roadmaps; others claim that they are useful. This article discusses the pros and cons of using dates on product roadmaps to help you decide which option is right for you.
Product roadmaps are an important product management tool. But applying them effectively can be challenging. Roadmaps are too often focused on features, and product managers spend too much time getting the stakeholders to agree on when which features will be developed. This post introduces a new product roadmap template: the GO product roadmap, a goal-oriented roadmap that combines goals and features in a novel way.
This blog post discusses what an agile product roadmap is. It covers the information such a roadmap should contain, the benefits it provides, when it makes sense to employ a roadmap, how the product roadmap and the product backlog relate, and who should own the product roadmap.
Determining the release date and budget before development starts can be tricky particularly for new or young products where the product backlog contents are not known upfront. This blog post discusses the use of a measurable release goal and collaborative workshop to determine the launch date and the budget before the first sprint starts.