What Goes Into a Good Product Roadmap? A Guide to Narrowing your Focus.
At Bain Public, we have learned a lot in the many hours and conversations spent mentoring, advising and consulting in product management. Companies that don’t have a simple and clearly defined roadmap are likely to fall into the sorry category of those that have failed to execute their product st... →
Can’t prioritize? Use this 6 Week Process to Generate Your Product Roadmap
Despite the proliferation of tools designed for road mapping, prioritization remains the most difficult part of the product. Without a process for roadmap reinforcement, it just won’t stick. Over the years, as a Product Manager, I established an effective product management process. With it and... →
Be the CRO (Chief Repeating Officer)
The tyranny of the urgent can lead product managers down slippery rabbit holes. These are the ones that set you up to those "unconnected dots" discussions where all you do is puke out frustration. You improvise, make up emotional reasons why certain features will take priority over others. You sa... →
The Product Manager's Guide to Backlog Grooming
Wish lists are a pain. It looks like a small request – at best. It comes top down, it guts your strategy, it unbalances all the hard work you put in prioritising and forces you to make difficult trade-offs. Great news: you need to validate that it’s actually useful and/or important, Less-great... →