5 Key Steps to Managing Software Roadmaps
Are you managing a software product roadmap? Sick of having post-it notes, to-do lists and new feature ideas all over the place?
This eBook will guide you through the five key pillars of effectively managing a product roadmap.
When it comes to product development, particularly software development it can be easy to forget the all important strategic review side. You get lost in the excitement about new feature ideas and focusing on current feedback without stepping back and reminding yourself about the original goals and vision for the product.
The main elements to consider when reviewing the strategic direction
for your software or product includes:
We release three versions of our software a year but we always make a point at the start of each year to remind ourselves about our strategic goals for the wider business as well as the product itself. It is important that you stay on track with what you ultimately want to achieve as a business and not get side-tracked with development ideas that don’t add true value.
Keeping an eye on your respective industry and developments is a smart move before entering into another cycle of development. Sometimes there can be big industry changes that impact your customers behaviour and potential risks and threats that pop up through new technologies or Government policy that need to be considered and reviewed.
Having a fresh look at what your competitors are doing in the space can be vital for development success. You want to ensure you are staying ahead of the development process and even if you have similar new features or requirements you want to include it’s a great research project to look at how you would improve on what is already out there.