Ten (Plus One) Road Maps to Help You Succeed
IN THIS CHAPTER
Looking at the most common road maps product managers use
Understanding how to use road maps with internal and external audiences
Product road maps can be a highly effective tool for a product manager. They help to organize and plan out the future of products, show the team and others how the product will achieve its vision, and serve as a way to communicate with internal and external stakeholders. In this chapter, we present the 11 most commonly used road maps for product managers.
- Share selectively and carefully. After people see something on a road map, they’ll consider it to be a plan of record.
- Never publish or share road maps in PowerPoint format. Use Adobe PDF format and apply passwords so that others can’t change the road map details. If you share road maps in electronic formats across the company using wikis or other storage software, make sure they are marked confidential so that they won’t be shared outside the company.
- Always mark your road maps with “Confidential ...