How do I create a Powerpoint Product Roadmap quickly?

Here's a step by step guide to creating your Powerpoint Product Roadmap for team planing, and communications


  1. List your “Workstreams”.
  2. Decide the timeframe.
  3. Set out the “work units” in each workstream.
  4. Decide the key deliverables & milestones.
  5. Draw it on 1 side of paper.
  6. Create it in Powerpoint.

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The Powerpoint Roadmap is an essential tool in every Project Manager and Product Manager’s toolbox.

Massive Gantt Charts become unweildy. WBS diagrams too complex.

So – the Roadmap format can communicate your plans, key milestones and status “at a glance”.

Example Powerpoint Product Roadmap Template

Free Powerpoint Product Roadmap Template

The Process

With all of these steps, bear in mind that you must keep the document un-cluttered; the idea is that your stakeholders can take in the overall message in 2-3 minutes. Keep it simple!

  1. List your “Workstreams” – what are the project teams, or streams of activity, that make up your Project/Product?
  2. Decide the timeframe – what is the length of time most useful for your comms, and most useful to get your message across?
  3. Set out the “work units” in each workstream – what are the large project units, of at least 1 month, that make up your workstreams?
  4. Decide the key deliverables & milestones – what are the most important deliverables or “project moments” that you need to focus people on?
  5. Include any key messages, using infographics or colour coding – what are the status, positive, or indeed warning messages you want to communicate?
  6. Select a template – which of the templates below will save you time in creating a stunning Powerpoint Roadmap format?

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