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ProductCamp	
  Melbourne	
  2015
BRING	
  YOUR	
  ROADMAP	
  TO	
  LIFE
AGENDA
Roadmapping vs Roadmap
My roadmapping process
Starting at the top
Brainstorm of ideas
Creating the roadmap
Chris Duncan
Product Manager @ carsales.com.au
Keen photographer
Car nut
Loves beer
@ChrisDuncz
WHO AM I?
ROADMAPPING ROADMAP
VS
Roadmapping is the
use of strategic
planning techniques
to define how you will
achieve your set goa...
MY	
  ROADMAPPING	
  PROCESS
Everyone has their own technique
What works for some, won’t work for all
PREFACE
Source: www.pinkelephant.com
Source: http...
STARTING AT THE TOPSTART
HOW I ROADMAP
STARTING AT THE TOP
Define your goals, targets or objectives
Sets the tone of the roadmap
Break these down to logical grou...
BRAINSTORM OF IDEASBRAINSTORM
HOW I ROADMAP
BRAINSTORM OF IDEAS
Get the right people involved
Group your ideas based upon your goals
Working with your team, try to ro...
CREATING YOUR MAPCREATE
HOW I ROADMAP
CREATING THE ROADMAP
Plot your ideas against ‘horizons’ or logical time
groupings (e.g. current, near term and future)
Bal...
THE RESULT
HOW I ROADMAP
THE RESULT
NEXT STEPS
When presenting your roadmap, explain to
people your process.
Remember that a roadmap should stay flexible.
Con...
ProductCamp	
  Melbourne	
  2015
THANK-­‐YOU
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Bring Your Roadmap to Life - Product Camp Melbourne 2015

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Presented at Product Camp Melbourne 2015, Chris Duncan discusses how he develops product roadmaps as Product Manager at carsales.com.au

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Bring Your Roadmap to Life - Product Camp Melbourne 2015

  1. 1. ProductCamp  Melbourne  2015 BRING  YOUR  ROADMAP  TO  LIFE
  2. 2. AGENDA Roadmapping vs Roadmap My roadmapping process Starting at the top Brainstorm of ideas Creating the roadmap
  3. 3. Chris Duncan Product Manager @ carsales.com.au Keen photographer Car nut Loves beer @ChrisDuncz WHO AM I?
  4. 4. ROADMAPPING ROADMAP VS Roadmapping is the use of strategic planning techniques to define how you will achieve your set goals. A roadmap is the outcome, an artefact that can be used to communicate your plans.
  5. 5. MY  ROADMAPPING  PROCESS
  6. 6. Everyone has their own technique What works for some, won’t work for all PREFACE Source: www.pinkelephant.com Source: http://imageck.com/6068939-supply- chain-road-map.html Source: http://forums.ocworkbench.com/ Source: http:// www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au Source: http://www.chroniclegraphics.com/ solutions/manufacturing.html Source: http://www.erpsoftwareblog.com/2015/03/ dynamics-gp-roadmap-convergence-2015/
  7. 7. STARTING AT THE TOPSTART HOW I ROADMAP
  8. 8. STARTING AT THE TOP Define your goals, targets or objectives Sets the tone of the roadmap Break these down to logical groups suited to your product or organisation
  9. 9. BRAINSTORM OF IDEASBRAINSTORM HOW I ROADMAP
  10. 10. BRAINSTORM OF IDEAS Get the right people involved Group your ideas based upon your goals Working with your team, try to roughly estimate the size / complexity of each idea
  11. 11. CREATING YOUR MAPCREATE HOW I ROADMAP
  12. 12. CREATING THE ROADMAP Plot your ideas against ‘horizons’ or logical time groupings (e.g. current, near term and future) Balance your initiatives by the your goals and targets Think about what you can eliminate
  13. 13. THE RESULT HOW I ROADMAP
  14. 14. THE RESULT
  15. 15. NEXT STEPS When presenting your roadmap, explain to people your process. Remember that a roadmap should stay flexible. Continuously brainstorm ideas as new information becomes available, making sure to stay true to your goals. Communicate, communicate, communicate As initiatives are completed, communicate the result. Keep everyone in the loop on how you are tracking towards your goals.
  16. 16. ProductCamp  Melbourne  2015 THANK-­‐YOU

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