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Product Managers need Roadmaps – get used to it.

The Innovation Roadmap Template (Powerpoint)

One thing you must know is that Product Managers need Roadmaps. If you find a product manager without a Roadmap, you can bet they are working on one.

Why do Product Managers need Roadmaps?

Product managers, project managers, executives, business owners, and others, will often ask for a “roadmap“. A “Product Roadmap” shows the direction and mapping of the future of the product, and clearly communicates the activities and milestones that are planned along the way.

Product Managers need Roadmaps because they must show plans and strategy to investors and stakeholders, in a simple format.

It is essential that the template you use shows the Product plans at a glance; this is the advantage with the roadmap format – i.e. you do not have to digest complicated Gantt charts.

Properties of a Product Roadmap:

  1. One side of paper.
  2. Includes a timeline to show plans over time.
  3. Simple format. You are able to complete reading it within 5 minutes.
  4. Shows key projects and workstreams.
  5. Shows key risks.
  6. Communicates the important deliveries and milestones.

To clearly present a product roadmap, a specialist type of template is required.

Specialist Product Roadmap Templates

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Business Roadmap with SWOT Analysis

We’ve added a Business Roadmap, which features a Business Plan Timeline, and a SWOT analysis.

Business Roadmap Template Features

Timeline for your Business Roadmap

The Business Roadmap Template, featuring a SWOT analysis

Outline the activities on your Business Plan with this Timeline section.

Features

  • Activities bars
  • Milestone markers
  • Output markers

Workstreams

  1. Marketing & Sales
  2. Product
  3. Business Support
  4. Finance

This Business Roadmap Template has a SWOT analysis section

SWOT analysis alongside your Business Plan

Show your key stakeholders and investors that you have the bases covered, and are making the most of your Business opportunities.

  1. Strengths
  2. Weaknesses
  3. Opportunities
  4. Threats

Download the Business Roadmap Template today

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How to create a Transition Plan for your organisation

Visio Transition Plan Template - manage your cultural change

A Transition Plan is used to manage the change from an existing organisational configuration to a new configuration.

So – your organisation may need to go through a Transition to implement the new arrangement.

We have created this Transition Plan Template in response to a series of requests for a Timeline template to assist with Change Management.

A screenshot of the Transition Plan Template
This Transition Plan Template will assist you with your Transition Timeline

We have arranged this template into the following areas.

Team and Personnel Changes

It’s likely that you will have to change how people and teams are arranged.

New processes

There could be some business process re-engineering to be rolled-out.

Relocation

You may have to move locations, or start an off-shore supplier relationship.

How to plan the Transition

In all change situations, there is a gap between the planned new arrangement and where you are right now – a Transition is required.

OurĀ Transition Plan Template will provide a solid communications and planning tool for your transition.

Features of this Template

  1. Timeline with draggable milestones.
  2. Event markers in each workstream.
  3. Management workstream (to show coordination activities in the transition project).
  4. Communications Workstream (announcements, comms).
  5. HR Workstream (transition HR issues management).
  6. Relocation Workstream.
  7. IT Workstream (PC and telecomms).

View the Transition Plan Template.