Agile Road Mapping and Forecasting – how to make princess and ugly go together
Presentation Summary – abstract
Product roadmaps in ‘classic’ product management are useful to communicate a strategic plan for your product; however the concepts of Agile and Road Mapping seem to be mutually exclusive; and yet in agile product development environments, our stakeholders, and specifically, clients and executives demand a committed roadmap! How do we reconcile the two?
Further questions that arise: Why do we need roadmaps in agile at all? What are the best practices for creating and maintaining agile roadmaps? What are signs of anti-agile roadmaps?
In this collaborative presentation we work together to:
1. Explore the Agile/Roadmap grid
2. Discuss challenges and discover key concepts;
3. Focus on best practices and recognize anti-patterns;
4. Identify how to make our product roadmaps, agile.
If time permits we review a case study of a whole team long term forecasting process and road mapping
Identify the challenges of creating a roadmap in an agile product development environment;
Learn nine agile road mapping best practices
Categorize roadmap anti patterns and
Commit to actions you could take to overcome them