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How to Build a Healthy Product Roadmap: Foundational Principles

tl;dr version of https://medium.com/nodesdigital/how-to-build-a-healthy-product-roadmap-foundational-principles-bb094d66d6b3

“…many roadmaps somehow end up being the enemy of the product, the user and the business. This injustice usually occurs when roadmaps are confused with backlogs

…Backlogs are purely output-focussed. They are concrete, prioritised plans of what needs to be done. Your backlog includes detailed, actionable tasks assigned to the right people.

…the roadmap should be a melting pot of ideas. It should be a place where teams test and learn to identify worthwhile (and not-so-worthwhile) ideas.

…Treating an idea on the roadmap like it’s in a backlog prevents a product team being able to learn, adapt and iterate.

…Treating an idea on the roadmap like it’s in a backlog prevents a product team being able to learn, adapt and iterate.