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My product owner wants me to show him a product roadmap based on what will be released quarterly, right now all planning is done on a week by week basis which seems to be working well but is not giving him an idea of what we are trying to achieve long term. I have explored the following options:

  • Gaant
  • Release burn up charts

I am not satisfied with any, since they are too detailed or not visual enough.

What tools do you use to represent this?

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Similar experience here, and I finally decided to maintain two documents:

  • One Micro plan using gantt to schedule tasks for the next week (so reviewed weekly)
  • One Macro roadmap with a simple spreadsheet document in order to have an overview of the release on a monthly/quarterly basis of each modules, which looks like this: Roadmap
  • How did you create that ? – bobo2000 Jan 25 '17 at 9:02
  • That's just a spreadsheet used graphically. Not usually recommended but it served my purpose. – Luc Pavot Jan 26 '17 at 6:58
  • Did you build it? Do you find that the product roadmap often changes – bobo2000 Jan 26 '17 at 11:28
  • Yes we did, this overall roadmap doesn't change much, sometimes we need to re-calibrate and extends the work on a module of one month but that's it. The micro plan using a gantt chart is the one changing weekly depending of the progress on each task. – Luc Pavot Jan 27 '17 at 5:56
  • Has your stakeholder found having a product roadmap in that format helpful? – bobo2000 Jan 27 '17 at 17:50
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My recommendation would be to create a Goal Orientated Roadmap as detailed here by Roman Pichler.

However, I made some changes to mine and it has been received pretty well. I have attached a copy of the final design below.

Obviously you can customise your own headings but the most useful boxes are typically the Features, Stakeholders and Milestones since they align to who is getting what and roughly when.

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