What you’ll learn in this chapter
Why to share internally
Why to share externally
Risks of sharing
Whether to develop multiple roadmaps
How to present your roadmap to stakeholders
Every stakeholder will benefit from a view into what’s coming, and an opportunity to contribute
One of the chief functions of a product roadmap is to get everyone excited about the future. To accomplish that, you have to tell the story.
By now you know a product roadmap is not a release plan, nor a backlog, nor a list of features. The components we’ve presented give you all the raw materials in place to develop a good roadmap
If you have been following this book chapter by chapter, you now have all the raw materials in place to develop a good roadmap. This chapter will walk you through the process of sharing and presenting it. Once you’ve shared the first cut of your roadmap, as with most iterative processes you will probably need to revisit and revise parts of it, so we’ll also cover what to expect from that step.