The goal-oriented product roadmap is designed for creating products with Lean Startup or Scrum. Use to establish product goals, plan releases, and coordinate the development and launch of products.
Goal & metric-based roadmaps
Creating a roadmap
As a product manager, you know how crucial it is to have a strategic plan in place to guide the evolution of your product over the coming months. A well-crafted product roadmap can set expectations, align stakeholders and development teams, prioritize tasks, and ultimately help you achieve your business objectives. However, too often roadmaps get bogged down in overly detailed features that make it challenging to secure agreement and create alignment. That's where the goal-oriented (GO) product roadmap comes in.
The GO product roadmap combines goals and features to create a goal-oriented plan that is ideally suited for agile, dynamic environments. Unlike traditional roadmaps, the GO product roadmap puts goals at the center of the plan, describing the specific value the product will create and answering the question of why it is worthwhile to continue to invest time, money, and energy in developing the product.
If you're looking for a collaborative whiteboard to use with the GO product roadmap, look no further than Metro Retro. Here's how to use the GO product roadmap in Metro Retro:
The Goal-oriented Product Roadmap helps focus the roadmap on the product - what you're releasing and why. It helps shift the conversation away from dates and features and toward strategic initiatives. By using the GO product roadmap in Metro Retro, you can ensure that your product development stays aligned with your business goals and objectives while keeping your team focused on the most important outcomes.
The GO Roadmap is by Roman Pichler, licensed under Creative Commons CC 4.0 BY-SA license.
A popular activity from the Lean Startup methodology to create a product plan focusing on problems, solutions, metrics, etc.
A 2x2 matrix for prioritizing items by value and effort. Useful for product management and general decision making.