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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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Roadmap Templates

Business Roadmap Template

Business Documents UK are experts in Roadmap Template formats – our consultants have been leading in this space since 2005.

What is a “Roadmap” Format?

We have a good article here, on “how to create your project roadmap“.

Some of our Powerpoint Roadmap Templates

Some of our Visio Roadmap Templates

Why use Roadmap Templates?

You should use a Roadmap Templates for:-

  1. communicating a project, portfolio or programme roadmap
  2. outlining your high level plans
  3. communicating a project scope, division of effort, and timline within the space of a few minutes
  4. communicating with groups of project managers
  5. to clearly communicate a programme roadmap
  6. when gantt chart plans are too complex to understand in a short space of time
  7. communicating with people with short attention spans
  8. when your normal project plan formats gets too cluttered for your liking

Get at least 30% discount on our best selling roadmap templates when you buy them in a “bundle”.

The Roadmap Template format is used widely in “Agile Project Management”.