Become a Master of Product Roadmaps
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Become a Master of Product Roadmaps

Agile product roadmaps that get buy-in for your product strategy and help deliver value

About the Book

Here is the focused and direct guide to product roadmaps. The product roadmap guide that you have been looking for. If you have always wanted to utilize product roadmaps, but locating concise and reliable information on the roadmap turned out to be difficult, then keep reading. Product roadmaps that are easy to create are not out of reach. Same with roadmaps that are easy to read, understand, and maintain. Save the hassle of information that sinks most product roadmaps with these ideas.


This eBook is a consolidated list of practices that you can leverage to create great product roadmaps. They will help with your product management efforts greatly, as communicating the product strategy is the first step to getting buy in from stakeholders, and ultimately working through the product lifecycle to develop your products.


Do you finally want to say goodbye to confusing timelines and plans, that are not product roadmaps, and learn what to include in your product roadmap?


Check out this book if you have asked any of these questions

  • How to create a product roadmap?
  • How do I communicate product strategy in a product roadmap?
  • How do I communicate more clearly in a product roadmap?
  • How do I show the direction of updates for the product lifecycle in an Agile roadmap?
  • How do I get more buy in and support for my product strategy?


Avoid some of the pitfalls of more traditional product lifecycle and product management plans by using a more Agile roadmap. It will let your own and manage the work, communicate what needs to be communicated, and not tie up too much effort in the administrative work of communicating product strategy.


Product roadmaps communicate the vision and direction of a product. They translate strategy into higher level work items, combine multiple work streams into a visual depiction of work and priority, and make this information easily digestible to the users and stakeholders. But what all should be included in the roadmap? How about items to avoid? If these are questions you have asked, then look no further. 

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About the Author

TJ Rerob
TJ Rerob

Over a 15 year career, entirely in software development team roles, I have observed and experimented with practices for the teams. I have learned what works and what does not work. I continue to leverage these ideas and help grow teams today.

Over the course of my career, I have worked in large Fortune 500 companies, with massive development teams. Those teams working in Agile, working Waterfall, and working something in between. I have also worked in and experienced the start-up culture. As well as other smaller or medium-sized development teams. There are unique challenges on larger and smaller teams, but there are also universal challenges. The concepts I will bring forth will help regardless of team size.

All experience has shaped my ideas. Shaping them into what works. A lot of trial and error has occurred, but it has shaped the information I use today. This information is born of concept and fundamental discussions with many teams and peers. I have condensed into this cheat-sheet. To give you the no-fluff material, that will provide you with ideas to grow immediately. It is a no BS guide, of concepts and practices, that can really help you grow in your role.

Table of Contents

  • Intro
  • Common Issues With Product Roadmaps
  • Problems With The Roadmap Are Problems Communicating
    • Why Is This A Problem
    • Why a focused and direct roadmap?
  • Before You Can Build A Product Roadmap
    • Here are the Prerequisites to building a Product Roadmap:
    • More On The Need For Vision And Strategy
    • More On The Need To Intake Ideas To Work Them
    • More On Sequencing Work In Priority Order
    • Creating The Work According To Top Goals
    • Organizing Work Into Sprints
    • Another Important Piece Is Visual Display Across Sprints Or Timeframes
  • Steps To Build The Product Roadmap
  • Tips To Help Build A Product Roadmap
    • Focus On Goals And Benefits
    • Understand The Priority Of Work
    • Keep Priority As A Relative Ranking Between Work
    • Show Increments Of Time
    • Show Clear Descriptions Of Work
    • Roll Up Work To High-level Displays On The Roadmap
    • Promote A Direction For The Work
    • Interactions And Communication Is Key
    • Remember To Push Back Or Say No When Appropriate
    • Regularly Adjust And Update The Agile Product Roadmap
  • What Should You Avoid?
    • Don’t Turn The Roadmap Into A GANTT Chart
    • A Roadmap Is Not A Full Project Plan
    • Remember To Keep It As A Priority Based Depiction Of Work
    • Avoid The Clutter Of Information
    • Don’t Leave Out Important Work
    • Other Considerations To Avoid
  • A Practical Example Of A Roadmap
  • Closing
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