Managing roadmaps

What is a product roadmap?

A product roadmap is a high-level, strategic view of the future of your product. It offers everyone in an organization and outside a shared understanding of what you are building and why helping you to stay focused on delivering value to customers.

What is the difference between a roadmap and a project plan?

Project plans are more elaborate, tactical documents that provide a step-by-step summary of the work to be achieved and how it will be organized. Use these project plans to identify what deliverables need to be created and when they are due.
A roadmap supplies stakeholders with an overview of your product's goals and milestones for achieving them.

For who are roadmaps?

Product roadmaps help communicate high-level product plans to company leadership, partners, and customers. Roadmaps are essential for:

  • current customers
  • potential customers
  • senior management
  • stakeholders
  • partners

Why should you have a roadmap?

  • Communicate the future direction of your product
  • Coordinate cross-functional product teams around a common goal
  • Provide a quick understanding of the plans
  • Provide a structured way of development that incorporates goals and strategy

How can you manage roadmaps in ProductLift?

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Last updated: Jun 2, 2022