So you’ve got this brilliant idea or concept that solves a real world problem. You have completed your executive summary, business model canvas and you’re wondering where to begin on execution. Alternately, your business launched its product or services. You’ve got a few customers that you have converted to paid customers. A few quarters have passed by and you see that your business is plateauing without an up curve. In both the cases, working on a good and comprehensive product roadmap will prove to be a good place to start.
A product roadmap is a document that will address Why? How? When? What? Questions for your business, product or services. This article hopes to highlight some of the key components that you or your product manager should be be thinking about. So you can create a product roadmap that will work effectively for your product. At the end of this, you can download a roadmap template that was used by Slack and another outcome based roadmap.