Our Powerful Roadmaps technique takes a risk-based approach to create a roadmap that is more than a static sequence of desired features and instead based on creating a dynamic and responsive roadmap to the changing demands of your customers, organization and business environment.
A good roadmap is dynamic and provides opportunities to change directions. The objective is to deliver the highest value in the most effective way. Think of our service like the maps application on your phone. Through our knowledge and experience, the client can learn of obstacles up ahead and decide to take a different path. We may also recommend additional routes and stops along the way, creating opportunities to add value while meeting the primary objective.
Meet with all key stakeholders to align on the prime objective of the engagement. Work with participants to define desired outcomes of the roadmap. Converge on success criteria and have a clear understanding of the path forward.
We will identify the significant features that the solution will need to achieve its objective. We organize these into a high-level solution architecture, creating an understanding of each major component or system's responsibilities in the process.
Now we identify all known assumptions and risks. We prioritize them according to the impact on your success and the probability of them occurring, creating a powerful guide on where to focus first.
With the high-level solution in mind, we identify mitigating actions for our known risks among the desired features. For those risks that are still unaddressed, we design new or modify existing features using well-defined patterns.
The visualized roadmap further cements the alignment between all stakeholders and opens the opportunity for further discovery. The roadmap is not linear. At every junction in the roadmap, your options and decision criteria are clear.
You will need to keep your roadmap up to date to include any new discoveries and answer questions as they arise. Your roadmap is continuously evolving to consider the changing needs of the market, customers and teams.