Ask 10 people what a product roadmap is and you will get 10 different answers! This little artifact is an often misunderstood component of product development, but an incredibly important one to get right. Creating a great one is part art and part science. In this session we will talk through the real purpose of a roadmap and how it can be used to get the most out of your project and team. We'll unpack the key steps in the process and shed more light on the tools and frameworks that can be used to ensure a successful roadmapping effort. If all goes well we'll even get a chance to practice a bit so we can see what it means to actually translate this stuff into real-life scenarios.
About C. Todd Lombardo
C. Todd is a leader who wears many hats, all at once: Author, designer, scientist, professor, and visualizer. After originally beginning his career in science, C. Todd shifted his focus to product and design, ultimately innovating, designing, and managing products for countless companies large and small. A teacher and speaker at heart, he frequently speaks at conferences and has directed five TEDx events in two countries. C. Todd serves as Adjunct Faculty at IE Business School in Madrid, and co-authored the book "Design Sprint," published by O'Reilly. Not only is he a chemistry Ph.D. dropout, but he also founded ProductCamp Boston. Those two facts may or may not be related.