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SPONSORED BY
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A MEETUP FOR PRODUCT PEOPLE,
BY PRODUCT PEOPLE
#ProductTank
TWEETS AWAY!
@James_Mayes
ProductTank as a Product
or…
A brief history of Mind The Product
or…
Seven Lessons ...
Follow your users
Give your users a voice
Speak at a ProductTank!
producttank@mindtheproduct.com
Let them record detailed feedback
Write for the blog!
editor@mindtheproduct.com
Keep your users up to date
Weekly newsletter
http://mtp.io/mtpnewsletter
Consider an interactive user group
Keep the conversation going
http://slack.mindtheproduct.com
Listen to feature requests and
discover new sources of revenue
Need a new gig? New hire?
http://jobs.mindtheproduct.com
Reflect your own passion in
the product
Come together
http://mtpcon.com
#ProductTank
TWEETS AWAY!
@James_Mayes
HOW TO
🎆 Kick off 2017 🍾
with a
THEME-BASED
ROADMAP
I’m Janna Bastow
I talk a lot about product management.
Say hi at @simplybastow or janna@prodpad.com!
😃
Hello!
How’s 2016going for you?
I used to do this
Everyone else is doing it...
And it’s partly my fault 😫
What’s wrong with a
timeline roadmap?
🍾
A timeline roadmap is....
… waterfall!
Over planning… or making it up
Release plan != Roadmap
What could possibly go wrong?
🍾 Made up release dates
☠️ Death marches
🍾 Mismanaged expectations
💸 Missed market opportuni...
What’s the new way
of doing it?
😎
Time horizons
Objectives / Themes
Theme based roadmap
“If we had a quarter for every time
someone asked for a Gantt chart,
we’d be rich.
““One of the things we really appreciate about
ProdPad is that there is a strong vision for what is
best practice for Prod...
Getting your boss
on board
💪
Step One
Separate the roadmap
from the release plan
Step Two
Wean them off the
timeline format
Step Three
Construct your counter-
arguments
“This is the only way we can actually be Lean.”
Argument One:
“We’re wasting time and duplicating work.”
Argument Two:
“We don’t even know how big the team will be by
then.”
Argument Three:
“Let’s stop setting unrealistic expectations.”
Argument Four:
“Let’s stop building the wrong things.”
Argument Six:
“Let’s just try it” / “Sure, here’s the roadmap.”
Argument Five:
As product manager, you
communicate the vision,
set priorities and ask the
right questions.
As product manager, you
communicate the vision,
set priorities and ask the
right questions.
You’re NOT a glorified
Gantt c...
Here’s to 2017! 🍾
😃
Thank you!
Any questions?
Let’s do coffee or chat:
@simplybastow // janna@prodpad.com
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Janna Bastow & James Mayes | Theme-based Roadmapping | ProductTank Toronto

We're excited to welcome Janna Bastow and James Mayes from Mind the Product to Toronto for this month's discussion. We'll be discussing how to move to a theme-based roadmap by 2017 and learning more about Mind the Product's global product community.

Janna Bastow is co-founder of ProdPad, product management software that helps product managers build a product roadmap everyone understands and solve problems flexibly. She's also co-founder of Mind the Product, a global community of product managers, and the ProductTank series of meetups. She likes to inspire great product conversations by asking: “What problem are you trying to solve?”

James lives at the intersection of Product, Startupsand Talent. As one of the Co-Founders of Mind The Product, he has specific remit now for partnerships throughout the product world in order to ensure the sustainability of the events. He’s always looking for new ways to add value to the community and while not always being a product person historically, loves the opportunity to experiment! James is a dad, gadget-geek, and frequent flyer.

Thanks to Shopify for hosting us!

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Janna Bastow & James Mayes | Theme-based Roadmapping | ProductTank Toronto

  1. 1. @ProductTankTO | #ProductTank | SPONSORED BY TWEETS AWAY! producttankto.com A MEETUP FOR PRODUCT PEOPLE, BY PRODUCT PEOPLE
  2. 2. #ProductTank TWEETS AWAY! @James_Mayes ProductTank as a Product or… A brief history of Mind The Product or… Seven Lessons in Product
  3. 3. Follow your users
  4. 4. Give your users a voice
  5. 5. Speak at a ProductTank! producttank@mindtheproduct.com
  6. 6. Let them record detailed feedback
  7. 7. Write for the blog! editor@mindtheproduct.com
  8. 8. Keep your users up to date
  9. 9. Weekly newsletter http://mtp.io/mtpnewsletter
  10. 10. Consider an interactive user group
  11. 11. Keep the conversation going http://slack.mindtheproduct.com
  12. 12. Listen to feature requests and discover new sources of revenue
  13. 13. Need a new gig? New hire? http://jobs.mindtheproduct.com
  14. 14. Reflect your own passion in the product
  15. 15. Come together http://mtpcon.com
  16. 16. #ProductTank TWEETS AWAY! @James_Mayes
  17. 17. HOW TO 🎆 Kick off 2017 🍾 with a THEME-BASED ROADMAP
  18. 18. I’m Janna Bastow I talk a lot about product management. Say hi at @simplybastow or janna@prodpad.com! 😃 Hello!
  19. 19. How’s 2016going for you?
  20. 20. I used to do this
  21. 21. Everyone else is doing it...
  22. 22. And it’s partly my fault 😫
  23. 23. What’s wrong with a timeline roadmap? 🍾
  24. 24. A timeline roadmap is....
  25. 25. … waterfall!
  26. 26. Over planning… or making it up
  27. 27. Release plan != Roadmap
  28. 28. What could possibly go wrong? 🍾 Made up release dates ☠️ Death marches 🍾 Mismanaged expectations 💸 Missed market opportunities 💩 Building the wrong thing 😓 Sad product managers
  29. 29. What’s the new way of doing it? 😎
  30. 30. Time horizons
  31. 31. Objectives / Themes
  32. 32. Theme based roadmap
  33. 33. “If we had a quarter for every time someone asked for a Gantt chart, we’d be rich.
  34. 34. ““One of the things we really appreciate about ProdPad is that there is a strong vision for what is best practice for Product Management. There were times for us where we’ve felt a bit uncomfortable about why ProdPad does things the way it does, but having adapted to ProdPad philosophies about theme-based roadmapping etc… we are much better off for it.” × Jason H, a ProdPad customer
  35. 35. Getting your boss on board 💪
  36. 36. Step One Separate the roadmap from the release plan
  37. 37. Step Two Wean them off the timeline format
  38. 38. Step Three Construct your counter- arguments
  39. 39. “This is the only way we can actually be Lean.” Argument One:
  40. 40. “We’re wasting time and duplicating work.” Argument Two:
  41. 41. “We don’t even know how big the team will be by then.” Argument Three:
  42. 42. “Let’s stop setting unrealistic expectations.” Argument Four:
  43. 43. “Let’s stop building the wrong things.” Argument Six:
  44. 44. “Let’s just try it” / “Sure, here’s the roadmap.” Argument Five:
  45. 45. As product manager, you communicate the vision, set priorities and ask the right questions.
  46. 46. As product manager, you communicate the vision, set priorities and ask the right questions. You’re NOT a glorified Gantt chart jockey!
  47. 47. Here’s to 2017! 🍾
  48. 48. 😃 Thank you! Any questions? Let’s do coffee or chat: @simplybastow // janna@prodpad.com

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