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How to Sell Your Boss on Roadmaps Without Timelines

I wonder what it is about feature roadmaps that is comforting to the C-suite. Is it the false sense of security that you’re setting yourself up to deliver a list of features based on untested assumptions and educated guesses? Is it the delusion that locking your organisation into a plan a year in advance equals […]

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The Cosmic Background Radiation of the Internet

Fourteen billion years ago the universe was immensely hot, dense plasma. Then, as the universe expanded after the Big Bang, the gases within it cooled. When these gases reached a temperature of around 2,700°C (billions of years before galaxies existed) protons and electrons were able to combine into hydrogen atoms, releasing energy in all directions […]

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Third-Party Software Integration: Best Practice, Perils and Pitfalls

Product management teams often ask themselves if third-party integration is right for their software product roadmap. The thinking is that you should integrate with products such as Salesforce and Slack, because you never would want to try to build those sorts of products by yourselves. Because of this, look through product management job descriptions and you’ll […]

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Janna Bastow shares her product management toolkit at ProductTank Oslo

The Day-To-Day Product Management Toolkit

In this talk from ProductTank Oslo, Janna Bastow focused on practical advice: What tools should you use as a product manager, and how do you use them? As a product manager you have different areas that all need their own set of tools, such as design, customer success, analytics, product and overall efficiency. Good tools will […]

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Janna Bastow speaking at ProductTank June

Video: Guide to Roadmapping

Product fanatic Janna Bastow guides us through Roadmapping in this video from ProductTank June. Roadmaps are an excellent tool to communicate the direction your team will be heading in order to fulfil the product vision. As Co-Founder of both ProdPad and Mind the Product, Janna has plenty of experience creating and using these roadmaps to […]

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Experiments in roadmapping at GOV.UK

Roadmaps can be a powerful tool to communicate the vision for a product’s development, unite teams of makers around common goals and let stakeholders know (roughly) when they can expect the improvements they care about. That’s why everyone loves a good roadmap. But getting them right is hard. Roadmaps are born of all sorts of […]

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Flexible Product Roadmap

Why Your Roadmap Should Be Flexible

I talk to a shocking number of Product Managers on a regular basis who are exasperated at their company’s approach to roadmapping. Some companies refuse outright to have a roadmap, instead opting to put to paper only what they can commit to in the next few sprints – ie. a release plan or project plan. […]

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Ask A Product Manager: Effective Product Roadmaps

My question is what have you used to create and maintain the roadmap, and in your experience are there any good resources like sites or books where I could really learn more? I’ve done searches and find lots of very high-level visuals, but I’m not sure that that is the correct way or whether it […]

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