Joe Regenstein, CPA, FPAC

What I Learned About Product Roadmaps

Product Roadmap A product roadmap is a high level visual summary that maps out the vision and direction of your offering over time. A roadmap communicates the why and what behind what you’re building.

Questions that may help elicit requirements from stakeholders:

Data to be collected for each requirement:

To estimate the size of each requirement implement a consistent measure such as t-shirt size (S,M,L,XL). These estimates will undoubtedly change so set the expectations of stakeholders.

Important to flag risks early to allow counter measures to be developed or canceling of project early on with minimal costs.

To prioritize requirement determine which ones align with goal and eliminate those that are out of scope. One methodology is MoSCoW:

Graph requirements based on value vs complexity or value vs effort:

In addition, using SWOT (Strength, weakness, opportunity and threat) analysis or RICE scoring model (Reach, impact, confidence and effort)

Purpose of the product roadmap:

To organize the product roadmap:

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